Removing Dashboard apps

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  1. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a

    bjb.butler

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    Hello World

    Hey I just added a weather app from the weather channel to my dashboard, and I no longer want the one that came with Leopard. How do I get rid of it?

    thanks
     
  2. I'm 5 ft 8 macrumors regular

    I'm 5 ft 8

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    Open Dashboard
    Click on + sign @ bottom left hand corner of screen
    This should insert X's beside everything in your Dashboard
    Click on the one's that you want removed.
    That's it.
     
  3. soberbrain macrumors 65816

    soberbrain

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    Click the "+" button on the lower left and then "x" will appear on all your widgets.

    Click the "x" on the weather widget you don't want.
     
  4. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -bjb.butler

    You can turn them off, or remove them entirely.

    To turn them off...

    1. Invoke Dashboard
    2. Click the rounded cross in the lower left hand corner - it rolls up the screen exposing a panel of widgets beneath
    3. Notice that all active widget now have an "X" at their upper-left corner
    4. Click it and away it goes.

    To remove the app - or widget...

    1. Open [Home]:Library:Widgets
    2. Locate the widget in question
    3. Trash it.
     
  5. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    For future reference, things like this are easily found in the "Help" function in the Finder too. Can often save time over posting a question and waiting for replies. In this case just entering "removing dashboard widgets" in the help search function returned the following procedure:

    "Removing Dashboard widgets
    You can remove a widget from your computer if you installed it yourself. You can’t remove widgets that came with Mac OS X from your computer, but you can remove them from the widget bar.

    To remove a widget:

    1. Press the F12 key to open Dashboard.
    2. Click the Open (+) button to open the widget bar.
    3. Click Manage Widgets.
    4. To remove a widget from the widget bar, deselect its name in the list.
    5. To remove a widget you installed yourself, click its Remove (-) button, and click OK."
     
  6. redmeister macrumors 6502

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    gotta love the mac community for being so helpful. haha all your write-ups are much more detailed than what i was going to write! ;)
     
  7. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -sickmacdoc

    Actually, you can remove the installed widgets using the technique I mentioned above, but they're stored in the system-wide directory:

    {HDDNAME}:Library:Widgets
     
  8. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Glad to hear that, but as I noted I was just quoting the Apple Help page-- guess you better let Apple know that they need to update their stuff! :D:D I thought that sounded pretty weird too actually!
     
  9. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    For what it's worth, if you want a simple GUI app to remove widgets among other things, Google search for "Appcleaner."
     

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