Dashboard Wont Work

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mikey-, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. Mikey- macrumors regular

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    #1
    When I open my dashboard nothing works, I cant write on my sticky's, the information on iStat Pro, weather, clocks, stocks and all other widgets don't show.

    I am connected to the internet so the information should be updating, I've deleted the widgets off my dashboard and re-added them but it still wont work.

    Any ideas on whats up and how I can fix this?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Mikey- thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. K3mp macrumors 6502

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    #3
    How long have you had your computer? have you edited any system files like changed the dock or icons?
     
  4. Mikey- thread starter macrumors regular

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    #4
    I've had my iMac since December '07 and yes I recently changed the dock.
     
  5. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    Dashboard is a subset of the Dock...so modifying the dock could have affected it.

    have you restarted the dock?

    Type

    killall dock

    in terminal.
     
  6. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    #6
    Only make sure you actually enter

    killall Dock

    in the terminal. Capitalization does count in terminal commands (as you will see if you enter killall dock). ;)

    BTW- Restart will effectively do that too, but the terminal command is handy if you want to see changes to the dock in between restarts.
     

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