Dashboard Widgets are fun, but they have brought with them several new headaches for Mac users:
- Management - If you use Safari, or you know where Widgets are supposed to be installed, installing and removing Widgets is easy. If you don't, how to manage your Widgets can be a real mystery.
- Security - The first version of Tiger opened a big Widget-shaped security hole in Mac OS X. The 10.4.1 update tries to fix this, but it could have done more.
- Customization - Don't like Dashboard? Want to use Widgets outside of the Dashboard? Want to use a different image for your Widget "shelf"? All of these things are possible, but Apple didn't give you an easy way to do any of them.
Our Widgets Preference Pane for Mac OS X allows you to truly take control of your Widgets by allowing you to:
- See all of your installed Widgets and deactivate, activate or delete any of them.
- Install new Widgets with a simple drag and drop.
- Secure both the System and User Widget folders via Tiger's new Access Control List (ACL) security system.
- Control Safari's "Open Safe Files" function.
- Disable the Dashboard completely.
- Allow Widgets on the Desktop.
- Change the the Dashboard shelf graphic. (We even provide 4 great new graphics to get you started!)
Unlike similar utilities, there's no rebooting required and no logging out and back in. Everything happens immediately, and you control it all from one convenient preference pane. (As an added bonus, a Universal Binary version of the Widgets Preference Pane is included on the disk image.)