A simple but maybe a dumb question about Dashboard widgets.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ozziegn, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. ozziegn macrumors 6502a

    ozziegn

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    How do I uninstall or delete a widget from my Dashboard? I see where you can disable them but that doesn't actually delete them from my computer does it?
     
  2. sammich macrumors 601

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    How are you 'disabling' the widgets? I'm pretty sure (i'm not in front of my mac atm) that in the 'Manage Widgets' widget, there is a red circle with a '-' sign in it. Clicking on that will delete the widget.
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    open dashboard, hit the plus on the bottom left, click on widgets, here you can delete/disable. the check disables, the red minus on the right deletes.

    note: you can't delete the preinstalled ones.
     
  4. ozziegn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for the tip. I installed a downloaded widget that I didn't like so it's gone.
     
  5. motulist macrumors 601

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    An even more convenient way is to simply hold down the option key when you're hovering over a widget, which'll make the (X) close icon appear.
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    that will just close it. still shows up in the bar though when going through them, which disabling gets rid of.
     

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