Why do I get this Dashboard widget error?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by 030108, Mar 3, 2008.


Am I doing something wrong with Dashboard?

  1. yes

  2. no

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  1. 030108 macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2008
    When I use the dashboard widget to listen to music(from last.fm I think) it works fine. HOWEVER, once I make the music widget disappear from the screen I run into a problem when I want to display it again.

    First of all when I click on Dashboard to display the widgets again the music halts and the music widget gets reset. This means I can not get the name of what was playing which, many times, is the reason I tried to redisplay the Dashboard anyway. Secondly I get an error message:

    The application DashboardClient quit unexpectedly. The problem may have been caused by the Flash Player plug-in.

    Mac OS X and other applications are not affected.

    Is there some setting I need to change or am I trying to redisplay the Dashboard widgets the wrong way and that is why the music widget is stopped and reset?

    Is there a log somewhere that shows the names, etc, of the music I have played through the Dashboard widget?
  2. icoffee macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2008
    Sounds like a problem with your widget. You can always look at the logs under About this Mac ->More info->Software->Logs->error and sytem logs. Dashboard should not be crashing.
  3. 030108 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2008
    Apparently this issue was a limitation of the widget. They updated the widget.

    "That’s New in this Version
    - Music keeps running on dashboard reactivation"

    I installed the new version of the widget, 1.1, and now it does not manifest the issue I described when I started this thread.


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