Possible to run an application in dashboard?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pruppert, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. pruppert macrumors 6502


    Jan 30, 2008
    I want to know if it is possible to have an application run in dashboard.

    Mainly I'd like to try this out for the Pandora One application. I was running the flash player from Pandora.com in dashboard using a Safari webclip; however this was sucking up 30% of CPU usage even when the player was idle (ie., paused). This was causing my heat fans to run way too often. The Pandora One application (which runs via Adobe Air) only uses 10% CPU when running on the desktop. So I was wanting to see how much CPU it would suck up if I could somehow run it in dashboard. Anyone know how to do this?

    P.S. - It looks like there was a Pandora widget a while back but it seems that it is no longer supported.
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    widgets only, i'm afraid

    if they dumped it, you're out of luck, unless you're a programmer...
  3. boston04and07 macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2008
    I also have Pandora One and would love to run it in the dashboard! I mean, it has the look and feel of a widget, and doesn't really make sense sitting on the desktop.

    However, I just discovered something new with their Air application a few days ago - and this may seem painfully obvious, but, I never noticed that there was a minimize button in the window. I guess because they're on the opposite side for Mac users, I just never looked there. Anyways, when you hit the Windows-style minimize button, it doesn't minimize it to the dock - instead it hides the main window, but still allows the notifications to pop up on song changes. (When you hide it normally, both the notifications and main window are hidden). So now I just do that, and use the dock icon to rate and skip songs. Don't know if this kind of thing is what you were looking for but hope it helps!

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