How do you get rid of a widget?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MnMacer, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. MnMacer macrumors newbie

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    Somehow I've got two dictionary widgets that pop up on my dashboard. I'm not very tecno-savvy, obviously, 'cause I can't figure out how to make one of them go away. If anybody has a solution, I will, of course, be very thankful!
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Have you hit the plus sign on the bottom of the screen, then the X on the widget?
     
  3. MnMacer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, DUUUHHHHH!!! Thanks, grapes!
    Now please excuse me. I desperately need to go bang my head against a wall.:eek:
     
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    No problem. Sometimes the simple solution is the correct one. :cool:
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    also, hold the option/alt key when you move the cursor over a widget and the X will show up for you to close it with.
     
  6. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Nice tip. Is that in the Guides? If not, it should be because I've never heard of it.
     
  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    not sure, but i heard about it somewhere on MR, handy indeed, better than having to open up the Dashboard drawer just to close a widget.
     
  8. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    While we are sharing secrets. If you press command and the plus key, the drawer opens and closes. I find that useful. I don't know how known it is.
     
  9. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i haven't heard it mentioned, and than you, i love keyboard shortcuts, so i know i will be using that one too.

    command + Directional keys moves between your pages of widgets in the drawer, but i don't know of any keyboard routes for selecting a widget for use.
     

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