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Dashboard issues

by suecheat33 / November 2, 2009 2:29 AM PST

Help please. I have a new mac OS 10.6.1, and the dashboard doesn't work. It opens, but the widgets aren't working.
Any ideas as to how to fix this?

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Which Widgets?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 2, 2009 6:11 AM PST
In reply to: Dashboard issues

Most of the widgets require Internet Access.

The clock and the calendar should function without.

Do they?

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dashboard issues
by suecheat33 / November 2, 2009 8:47 AM PST
In reply to: Which Widgets?

I have solid internet access. The clock works, but not the calendar.

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Widgets
by Dan Filice / November 3, 2009 3:34 AM PST
In reply to: dashboard issues

Once you have your Widgets open, click the "X" in the lower-left corner. A button called "Manage Widgets" should open, giving you a window showing all of your Widgets. Each Widget requires a check mark in it's box, otherwise it won't operate. Uncheck them if you don't want to see them when the Widget window appears.

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I was wondering,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 3, 2009 9:01 AM PST
In reply to: dashboard issues

not withstanding Dan's post, do you mean that you have no widgets when you open the dashboard or that the widgets that do appear, do not work?

If it is the former, try dragging a few onto the desktop after clicking on the + sign.

If the latter, which widget appear and then not work?

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I have widgets but they don't work
by suecheat33 / November 4, 2009 1:34 AM PST
In reply to: I was wondering,

Sorry, yes I have widgets, but the only widget that is working is the clock. I have a caculator, ski report, time machine back-up-tracker,address book, and some other random ones, that are frozen. Some stay black.

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Widgets do not work
by Dillyew / June 25, 2010 3:04 AM PDT

I have the same problem, with Snow Leopard if that is the problem! Thesaurus, dictionary, date and currency conversions all work, but WordsWorth, Tile Game, Weather and World Clock do not. I have tried clicking the italic 'i' in bottom right corner to flip it to set preferences, but nothing happens on any, the 'i' just blinks!

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try downloading a new version of
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 25, 2010 6:21 AM PDT
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the offending widgets

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