How to make a dashboard widget stick?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mpcoder, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. mpcoder macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2009
    Does anyone know if it is possible to make the iStat widget (or any other widget) stick on the desktop without having to go to the dashboard?
  2. terriblyjordan macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2009
    Racine WI
    You will have to put dashboard in developer mode. You can do this with an app called secrets. Hopes this helps a little.
  3. u49aa2 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2008
    Between Heaven and Hell
    i don't think you can. However, you can download the application version of similar programs (e.g. coconut) and then use system preference to open them at login.
  4. ihabime macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2005
    You certainly can, as the previous reply noted you just need to turn on developer mode.

    Open up terminal and type "defaults write devmode YES", then log out.

    You can then drag any widget out of dashboard and onto the desktop.

    Check out the full hint here on MacOSXHints.
  5. mpcoder thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2009
    Thank you for your replies. I'll give it a shot :)

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