So why exactly does this "Open in Dashboard" feature still exist in Safari?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by greg400, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. greg400 macrumors 6502

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    No, really. I haven't gotten it to ever work properly any time I tried to use it. Is there still any actual use for this or did Apple just forget about it?
     
  2. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Works for me :confused:

    Its a very useful feature. If you have a certain part of a webpage you regularly get information from its very good. No need to keep firing up safari to view it. Just open Dashboard.
     
  3. greg400 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Maybe it's a problem with Snow Leopard then? Because any time I use it all I get in Dashboard is a white square. I don't recall trying to use it for the 3 years I was using Leopard.
     
  4. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

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    Talking about the Dashboard - why don't the Notes on my iPhone and the Stickies on my Dashboard sync? I know they shouldn't but... they should.
     
  5. greg400 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Don't quit your day job.
     
  6. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Works fine on Snow Leopard here (first time ever trying it actually!). It might depend on the nature of the content you're selecting?
     
  7. unowen macrumors newbie

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    It's now 2014 - is DASHBOARD relevant to begin with?

    I use Mavericks, as well as such 'customisers' as MacPilot & Alfred.

    I've never used, never liked Dashboard & through MacPilot (or you can do it through Terminal), I've disabled Dashboard.

    I also use this little piece of software named Fluid, which serves the purpose of 'Open in Dashboard' (and more) for those few items I do repeatedly access.

    It gives you a tile - which in my case, I keep on my desktop - and click on it when needed.

    These tiles 'open' what for all all purposes, is a browser - but, one which is extremely lightweight and is only just for the page/area I need (i.e., the NY Times).
     

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