Adding widgets to the Desktop

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Android300zx, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Android300zx macrumors regular

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    I did Google searches and there were different methods on doing this but I believe they worked in prior versions of Mac OS.

    I have iStatPro and was wondering if it were possible to add it to the desktop.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    In order to get widgets on the desktop, you must go in to System Preferences and uncheck "Show Dashboard as a space". Then, enable Dashboard developer mode with
    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.dashboard devmode YES
    and
    Code:
    killall Dock
    Then go to Dashboard, click and hold the widget, then press the Dashboard keyboard button to return to the desktop.
     
  3. Android300zx thread starter macrumors regular

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    Where is "Show Dashboard as a space"? I see catagories when I click on System Preferences. I'm running Lion by the way. Thanks for the help though bro.

    ***** Edit *****

    I found it under Mission Control. Thanks bro.
     
  4. mProwler macrumors newbie

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