Deleted Dashboard icon on Leopard

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by montycat, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. montycat macrumors 6502

    montycat

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    Hi, my nephew deleted this from the dock. The trash was securely emptied too. Dashboard still works from the mouse and F4. I looked everywhere for Dashboard. Its not in applications where it should be. How do I get this icon back into the dock? I will never let anyone use my Mac unattended again!:mad: MC
     
  2. WillJS macrumors 65816

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    In Leopard, I have the dashboard icon (Dashboard.app) in HD --> Applications.

    If that doesn't work, Spotlight Dashboard.app and click show in finder, then drag to dock.
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    It really should be in the applications folder if it was simply removed from the dock.

    Have you tried searching for Dashboard through spotlight.
     
  4. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Yep .. mine is definitely in the Applications folder
     
  5. montycat thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi, I tried Spotlighting Dashboard.app and get nothing. It must be somewhere if it still opens with F4 and the mouse. I just want the icon back on the Dock. MC
     
  6. SawTooth500 macrumors member

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    You may have to re-install to get it, unless someone will email a copy of the dashboard.app to you.:rolleyes:
     
  7. montycat thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, I guess I put in the #1 grey Tiger disk right? My iMac came with a drop-in Leopard upgrade. Can I choose what app I want to install? Any help to point me in the right direction to fix this will be great.
    MC
     
  8. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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  9. montycat thread starter macrumors 6502

    montycat

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    Holy Smoke!!! It worked:D Its now back on the Dock and in my
    Application folder. How did you do that? Many thanks,
     
  10. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    I'm amazing :cool:
     
  11. SawTooth500 macrumors member

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    Not to mention handy to have around:p
     
  12. gortw4j macrumors newbie

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    I need help! Is it possible for someone to share that same file with me?

    I tried something from "Mac Tips and Tricks" to use Dashboard Widgets on my desktop, and when I followed the commands to stop using it, it killed my dashboard...

    help please, I love my dashboard, and now it's gone...

    Thanks!
     
  13. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    You can use Pacifist to fetch it from your system restore disks.
     

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