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Widget Manager is a Preference Pane for Mac OS X 10.4 that allows you to inspect, remove, and disable Dashboard Widgets. Widget Manager is a convenient way to manage all the Widgets on your system, including the standard Apple Widgets. Since it handles removing the .wdgt file as well as restarting Dashboard, Widget Manager eliminates Dashboard display issues when you remove a Widget by hand, and is also a great defense against potentially harmful Widgets.

Widget Manager shows you Widget information, such as the version number, so you know when it's time to look for updates. It can also disable Widgets you don't want cluttering more...

What's New

Version 1.4:
  • Added 64bit support for compatibility with Snow Leopard.
  • Removed donate button.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Jedik Member IconComment+9
Jedik
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Best widget manager! But some widgets are incorrectly shown as made by Apple although they are from third parties. Maybe because they're found in the Apple widgets download page...
Keep it up! =)

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Version 1.3
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duf
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Nicely done little prefPane. Very clean. If I may make a suggestion, it would be really useful to be able to group certain widgets together and enable/disable the group using this interface. So I might have an iTunes related group with listening to iTunes, or one for travel, or one for brainstorming. Cheers.

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Version 1.2
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Hector
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Excellent software. Way better than Apple's Widget Manager implementation since this software gives you an easy painless way to turn off the widgets you don't need without trashing them, and Apple's Widget Manager method doesn't exactly disable them and they are still taking RAM. Widget Manager 1.1.1 rocks and it's a must have for everyone.

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Version 1.1.1
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Anonymous
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Far better than 10.4.2's widget manager! Thanks for the great freeware.

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Version 1.1.1
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Anonymous
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Thanks man, but now that Apple came out w/ an "Official" version of this I'm going to use that from now on. Apple should pay you.

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Version 1.1.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Dear Developer,
I wish to thank you for creating your {free} program. It really was very good for a while.
Unfortunately, once I updated to10.4.1, I now an unable to use 90% of the widgets that your program disabled.
It really is a pity, since for a while your program was really useful. I hope you have a solution! Looking forward to your reply.
Thank you
P.S. Dear Mac genies may be you can help?
Thank you

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Version 1.1
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Anonymous
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Not a review, but a comment: the "grayed out" problem is due to updated permissions in 10.4.1. "root" owns the /Library/Widgets folder as well as most of the contents and it's not group writeable.

Adding an authentication / "unlock" to the pref pane would likely solve the problem. For now, one can change the permossions on the folders and files to make the pane active. Note that everythign will be locked again if you repair your permissions.

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Version 1.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Does not work with Tiger 10.4.1. It shows the widgets that are installed but you cannot select an individual one as the whole interface is grayed out.
Worked fine in 10.4.0.

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Version 1.1
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Anonymous
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I found a workaround (no thanks to developer). Did you?

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Upon install ( and before Security Update 2005-06) it seems like a charm. However, what is one to do when you disable a widget, decide later to enable and THE WHOLE INTERFACE IS GRAYED OUT?
Certainly a bug that has caused me big problem

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Version 1.1
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Anonymous
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Great piece of software. Needs some work on the drop function (doesn't promt me for user password, nore ads the widget).

A good aditional option would be to have the widgets on my desktop ONLY on top of the desktop and NOT on top of windows.

A very quick glance can be done with the exposé.

Still... great work !

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Version 1.1
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Downloads 20,923
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Date 11 Jun 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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