Understanding Dashboard widgets


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Understanding Dashboard widgets

Like earlier versions of the Mac OS, Lion ships with small single-purpose applications called widgets. These widgets run in the OS's Dashboard environment. There are multiple ways to get to the dashboard. You can swipe on your trackpad with three fingers to the left. You can also press the F4 key on many keyboards. If you want, you can go to the Applications folder and then double-click on Dashboard.

And you can also configure a Hot Corner in System Preferences to expose Dashboard. Now by default you are going to see four widgets. It's Calculator, Clock, the Calendar and the Weather widgets. Those widgets that can be configured will have a little I in the corner. For example, here in the Weather widget, and I can configure a new location. I am going to type in a zip code, see what happens, and press Return, and it's Arcata, California.

Click Done, right up there in Humboldt County. That is the weather as we speak. Now flip that back around. I can also include a Lows forecast, cl...

Understanding Dashboard widgets
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Understanding Dashboard widgets provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Christopher Breen as part of the Mac OS X Lion Essential Training

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Business
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Mac OS X
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