Dashboard empty?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by rye9, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. rye9 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2005
    New York (not NYC)
    I updated to 10.7.1 the other day, and I just checked Dashboard today and all of my widgets are no longer there. They're still installed, but nothing is in dashboard. When I try to add them, the ripple effect is also not happening.

    What's wrong with my dashboard and how can I restore it? I have time machine backups if necessary.

    I had some to do things on stickies and would really like to recover them.

    Lion has thus far not been anything impressive; beware anyone considering upgrading. I'd wait another revision or so.
  2. PeterHolbrook macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2009
    Nonsense. Your particular situation is YOUR situation, not Lion's. What has happened to you has happened TO YOU. It's nothing general. Has it occurred to you repairing permissions? This has been known to solve odd OS X problems since early OS X iterations.
  3. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2005
    New York (not NYC)
    And it can very well happen to others. So people should still be wary. And "MY SITUATION" has been less than ideal considering I was escalated to a senior adviser at Apple when Lion failed to install twice; so yes, for me my situation hasn't been ideal.

    Anyways, any help will be appreciated. I did repair permissions; I always do after rebooting my computer... but it didn't' seem to have any effect.
  4. dematthews macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2011
    This happened to me too, sorta. Except I didn't do anything to cause it that I know of. (Mac newbie so I may have but don't know what it was.) I added a widget and was trying to get rid of it and all of a sudden the Dashboard was blank, just the background and the right arrow. Clicking Dashboard from the Finder or hitting F12 just jumped to the blank window.

    Then I just updated to Lion 10.7.1, and now it's back fine.

    - Dave
  5. Simplicated macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    This goes both ways. "Nonsense. Your satisfaction with Lion is YOUR situation, not everyone's." Your response was very constructive and helpful, anyway :D

    Anyway to the OP, try removing the following:

    If the problem persists, try deleting ~/Library/Preferences/allwidget-com.apple.widget.xxxxxxx.plist, too.

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