Does anyone use Dashboard frequently without tons of crashes?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Phrasikleia, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

    Phrasikleia

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    I have only stock widgets loaded into Dashboard, but they've been crashing since I first got my Mac six months ago. 10.5.5 has done nothing to improve the situation. They crash about every sixth launch or so. I don't have any third party widgets loaded. Is this the case for everyone? I've tried repairing permissions; that didn't help.
     
  2. zephead macrumors 68000

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    That's definitely not normal. I've been using Dashboard with plenty of widgets (stock and 3rd party) open ever since I got my MacBook and I haven't had any recurring widget crashes.
     
  3. Phrasikleia thread starter macrumors 601

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    Any ideas about what might be causing the problem?
     
  4. Aea macrumors 6502a

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    I use stock + a few custom widgets and I've never had it crash on me, this is probably a silly solution but try removing and then adding your widgets back to the dashboard, might be a config setting that got messed up somewhere :)
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Even the financial widgets are crashing! :eek:



    I've never had a widget crash on me, or a system crash due to a widget. I look at my widgets around 10 times per day.

    Are these 3rd party widgets downloaded from the net, or are they web clippings? Maybe you can get a web clipping of a really good stock website, and clip that site to make your own widget.
     

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