Basic questions about mighty mouse and Dashboard Widgets

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!
 

Mikebike125

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I ask because it would be advantageous to have a widget remain on the desktop
 

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.
 

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?
 

Mikebike125

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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.
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.