Help! I deleted Dashboard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tutenstein, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. tutenstein macrumors member

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    Hello,
    I'm a Mac newbie, and I stupidly Trashed the Dashboard icon. I was trying to delete a Widget.
    When I press F12, the Dashboard Widgets, Calc, Weather, and Time Clock come up, but don't stay up.
    Do I really need the Dashboard Icon then?
    Eitherway, is using the OS X installation disc, and choosing reinstall Applications, the only way to get it back?

    Sorry if this has been posted, I did a search, but need more help.

    Thanks.
     
  2. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Hi, not sure if this will work or not (I'm not too familiar w/ Dashboard etc.):

    Open up a new Finder window>Applications>Dashboard try draggin the icon back into the Dock.


    Will it work now?
     
  3. tutenstein thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply, but, I dragged the Dashboard Icon to the Trash from the Applications folder...and emptied the Trash:(
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Then you can get a program called Pacifist to extract just Dashboard.app from the Tiger disk, and save yourself a complete (archive and) install. :)
     
  5. tutenstein thread starter macrumors member

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    Someone suggested that, in another post I had submitted.
    I tried it, but coudn't get it to work. I will try again.
    When I try again, i guess I have to open up the Folder that says Mac OS X, and not Additional Software/Apps.
    I think that was the problem I had.
     
  6. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    the app is only 76kb.

    pm me if you want a copy
     
  7. mrichmon macrumors 6502a

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    You will probably need to place the dashboard app into your Applications folder and then reboot since I suspect it registers as a service.

    Have you tried pressing F12 to activate the dashboard? The dashboard "application" is just calling to services that are buried in the /System and /Library folders.
     
  8. tutenstein thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the offer, but before checking back on this forum for more replys, I purchased it!

    It worked great. I tried if before, but couldn't get it to work.

    Thanks again.
     
  9. weiming macrumors newbie

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    Deleted Dashboard

    Hi, I deleted the Dashboard program on my iBook (OS 10.4.11). Could you send me a copy? Thanks!

    weiming

    My email address: weiming@mit.edu
     
  10. shlauncha macrumors member

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    heh. I guess it's safe to assume you are not in their computer science program. :p
     
  11. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    wow revived after 2 years....impressive sorta
     
  12. twistedlegato macrumors 65816

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    2 years.....The guy's banned now, so that's not going to work.:p
     

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