Basic questions about mighty mouse and Dashboard Widgets

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mikebike125, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Mikebike125 macrumors 6502

    Mikebike125

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    My first question has to do with the mighty mouse. I want to know if the two side buttons are individual and can be programmed to do separate things or do they do the same thing?

    Dashboard and Widgets.
    Can I have a widget open without Dashboard being open? Does DB have to be open to see any widgets?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mikebike125 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mikebike125

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    I ask because it would be advantageous to have a widget remain on the desktop
     
  3. Sean Dempsey macrumors 68000

    Sean Dempsey

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    side buttons are the same button.

    there are a few ways to get the widgets to stay on the desktop. I haven't done it, but I've read here plenty of times. Do a search for "desktop widget" and such and you'll find a cornucopia of results.
     
  4. gameguy3001 macrumors member

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    You'll need to find a program that can turn on "Developer Mode". I had a widget (i think it was called dash it) that turned it on. I believe the Onyx does it as well.
     
  5. Mikebike125 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mikebike125

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    So as far as widgets are concerned, they just typically stay within the Dashboard and you just turn them all on or all off with the Dashboard. Correct?
     
  6. gameguy3001 macrumors member

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    Correct. By default, they are only in the dashboard
     
  7. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    You might want to take a look at Amnesty's programs. They can put widgets onto your desktop should you really want to.
     
  8. Mikebike125 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mikebike125

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    This being my first mac and all, I would think that there would be somewidgets like the weather and stock market for example that you would want to keep on your desktop at all times...... It is a good feature I think.
     

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