Good photo-displaying dashboard widget?

johnnyjibbs

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Sep 18, 2003
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Hey, does anyone know a good dashboard widget for simply displaying a picture or photo. I want to see my girlfriend at the touch of the F12 key!

A quick search on the Apple downloads website didn't reveal anything...

Cheers.. :)
 

steelfist

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one widget that i use is called "desk photo". it has 3 themes, and it works great for me.
 

Abstract

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Just make a photo album of all your gf's photos in iPhoto and set your desktop to use photos from that album for the background wallpaper. You can make it pick a photo randomly from that album every 5 minutes so that your desktop photo changes often.
 

johnnyjibbs

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Thanks for the replies. I am aware of the lovely rotating desktop feature of Mac OS X. I use it already, although I prefer to put landscape shots as my background picture as portraits are too much of a distraction! (And often dark in colour).
 

TJBall

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Feb 4, 2013
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Widgets not working in OSX 10.8.2 Mountain Lion?

Lovely widgets but I couldn't figure out why they weren't responding to the images I was dropping on them.

If anyone else encounters this problem I found opening the image in the browser first then dragging it from there gets these widgets behaving the way they should.

I also found modernmoments to be the best one!
 

jacg

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Jan 16, 2003
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And now Safari can't help?

Since all the image viewing stopped working in Dashboard a few OSes ago, I've been using Safari to 'Open in Dashboard' screenshots that I wanted to have quick access to, no matter what Desktop I was viewing. Worked great, until I tried to update some today.

In OS 10.10.2 the images are centred in Safari and when I crop them (which still works automatically) and select Open in Dashboard they open up incorrectly cropped, usually only getting a corner if I am lucky!

Any ideas?

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If anyone else encounters this problem I found opening the image in the browser first then dragging it from there gets these widgets behaving the way they should.
Thanks for this solution to getting the widgets working again, if not fixing Safari!
 

frannbug

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And now Safari can't help?

Since all the image viewing stopped working in Dashboard a few OSes ago, I've been using Safari to 'Open in Dashboard' screenshots that I wanted to have quick access to, no matter what Desktop I was viewing. Worked great, until I tried to update some today.

In OS 10.10.2 the images are centred in Safari and when I crop them (which still works automatically) and select Open in Dashboard they open up incorrectly cropped, usually only getting a corner if I am lucky!

Any ideas?

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Well I realise this is now 2018, 15 years on!
But the 'Save to Dashboard' is still an option in Safari - and mine auto-selects the image I've opened in Safari - and then displays only a quarter of it in Dashboard.
A shame, because it's the ideal place to save documents you need to consult frequently. Something that could also handle live updates in this day and age would be wonderful, especially since I've seen evidence that people used to show, for example, a spreadsheet file hidden in the package (and Numbers no longer seems to work from a package so that can't be replicated) - and updating whenever someone updated the original file.


Thanks for this solution to getting the widgets working again, if not fixing Safari!
 

Adam Berkey

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Feb 1, 2019
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I was able to capture my web content from Safari by fitting the window to the content that I wanted displayed only, then dragging the Safari window as far to the left and top of the desktop as possible. Then when I selected with area for the widget, I started at the very top left corner of the screen (above the Apple menu icon) and dragged to about the same distance from the bottom of the content for the widget that the safari window was from the very top of the screen.

There seems to be a bug in the capture window activated in relation to the 0,0 pixel on the desktop assigned as actually 0,0 in the Safari window.

I'm using OS X Mojave (14.2) in Standard (light) mode...
 

jacg

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Jan 16, 2003
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I was able to capture my web content from Safari by fitting the window to the content that I wanted displayed only, then dragging the Safari window as far to the left and top of the desktop as possible. Then when I selected with area for the widget, I started at the very top left corner of the screen (above the Apple menu icon) and dragged to about the same distance from the bottom of the content for the widget that the safari window was from the very top of the screen.

There seems to be a bug in the capture window activated in relation to the 0,0 pixel on the desktop assigned as actually 0,0 in the Safari window.

I'm using OS X Mojave (14.2) in Standard (light) mode...
Trying this allowed me to capture the top left corner of my image, but it was absurdly magnified and only showed a tiny portion of the whole image. I'm using ScreenFloat as an alternative now. I wish apple could build that functionality into Dashboard. It's been bugged like this for several versions of MacOS (despite my reports).
 
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