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#38289 - 01/14/16 10:28 AM Widgets
grelber Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: North of 49th ||
I was trying to find Dashboard in El Capitan (which a colleague had just installed on his Mac) while extolling the utility of certain widgets I have installed in Lion (many of which came with OS X 10.7) and I couldn't find it. My colleague didn't have a clue, never having availed himself of widgets in any previous OS, despite his being extremely tech knowledgeable.

What's the score?! It seems to have disappeared without a trace. Widgets seem to still exist, so how does one install them in more recent OS releases and where might they reside?

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#38290 - 01/14/16 10:56 AM Re: Widgets [Re: grelber]
jchuzi Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
In my El Cap installation, Dashboard resides in /Applications.
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#38292 - 01/14/16 12:37 PM Re: Widgets [Re: jchuzi]
grelber Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: North of 49th ||
Merci. Info duly passed on.

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#38316 - 01/15/16 11:05 AM Re: Widgets [Re: grelber]
Ira L Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
Also note that when widgets are invoked in El Capitan they do not zoom in over the current screen like they did previously. They reside in their own permanent "Dashboard space". This means the screen will slide to the left and display the widgets. Using whatever method you used to call up the widgets (I use a mouse button), do that again and the screen slides back to the current work space.
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#38318 - 01/15/16 11:13 AM Re: Widgets [Re: Ira L]
jchuzi Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Two other ways:

1. Assign a hotkey to Dashboard. You can invoke Dashboard by pressing that key and also dismiss it by pressing the key again.

2. Click the arrow at the right of the screen when you are in Dashboard.
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#38319 - 01/15/16 11:14 AM Re: Widgets [Re: Ira L]
grelber Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: North of 49th ||
As they do in Lion.
(I just couldn't figure out where Dashboard hied off to in later versions.)

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