Hidden widget in Dashboard - how to force quit it?

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  1. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    I have a hidden widget playing a stream that I used for E3. I used the "Open in Dashboard" feature, closed the widget, but it's playing somewhere. I tried deactivating and reactivating Dashboard via Terminal, but that didn't work. Any suggestions?
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    If you click the dashboard button, then click the + in the bottom left corner then click manage widgets. That shows all the widgets which are on your mac and you should be able to get rid of them.
     
  3. p0intblank thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I tried that, no luck. The widget is actually running in the background somewhere and the music won't stop. It's actually kind of weird.
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Open Activity Monitor, it shows all running processes. You can then quit it from there.
     
  5. p0intblank thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I tried quitting in Activity Monitor, as well. The music in the hidden widget stops playing, but then as soon as Dashboard starts up again, the music begins playing. I can't seem to figure this out!

    Edit: Got it! I unchecked and checked "Web Clip" in the widget manager within Dashboard. Thanks for the help!
     

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