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

    Aug 13, 2009
    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


    Jan 10, 2006
    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

    Aug 13, 2009
    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

    Jun 17, 2009
    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

    Aug 13, 2009
    Don't quit your day job.
  6. whooleytoo macrumors 604


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    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


    Oct 2, 2011
    NYC, Eliz. Bay, NSW, and 'Hell-A'
    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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