No matter what I do the dashboard is devoid of widgets. There is no (+) button for the widget bar. It doesn't matter if I use the dashboard icon in the dock, the actice screen corner, or the keyboard shortcut. I can log into the mac as another user and the dashboard works fine. I am new to mac and I am afraid of trying to reinstall anything for fear of wiping all the settings and files already on the machine. This is a macbook pro, mac OS X v10.4.11 , 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo, 2GM SDRAM. The account I am using has administrative rights as well. I am at a loss. I tried looking on mac's web site but could only find help for adding and removing widgets. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.