Widget-to-Desktop
Widget-to-Desktop
4.0

5.0

Widget-to-Desktop free download for Mac

Widget-to-Desktop

4.0
18 October 2007

Run Dashboard widgets on your desktop.

Overview

Widget-to-Desktop is an Automator action that allows you to run Dashboard widgets right on your desktop. Once installed, you move a widget around in Dashboard and hold the Dashboard htkey. It will spawn it on your desktop.

You can actually do this by entering a command in the Terminal, but Widget-to-Desktop makes it easy. Please read the manual before you begin using this app.

What's new in Widget-to-Desktop

Version 4.0:
    Interface understanding enhancement Complete new build

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13 Widget-to-Desktop Reviews

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Hoop2125
04 April 2007

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THIS ROCKS! read the simple instructions but, This ROCKS! The only thing that could be improved is whether it floats on top of applications like it does now or hides behind applications. Besides that did I say this rocks? Well it does.
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Version 2.0
Drhjarntvatt
17 July 2007
Jahwarrior you are right. Exept there are some widgets that are a bit rpoblematic. This app or the terminal command is just ignoring the trouble and making the startups for the dashboard easier
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Version 3.1
Ispike
23 May 2007
Nice tip Jahwarrior, that's useful, I like running a couple widgets on the desktop from time to time.
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Version 3.1
Musubana
17 May 2007
Widget-to-Desktop doesn't cooperate very well with Virtual Dashboard (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/22751/virtual-dashboard). When I switch from one dashboard to another, the W-t-D function vanishes, and I have to launch W-t-D again. Could you fix this somehow?
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Version 3.1
Lnr1
17 April 2007
You Dont need to actually use the terminal to allow this. You just open dashboard with F12. Click the + button to add a new instance of the widget. While holding the mouse button down hit F12 again and well, what-do-ya-know. Done!
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Version 3.1
Drhjarntvatt
16 April 2007
The widgets float because its an important part of them i tried to delete that code and the widget broke. If anyone got an idea how to solve this plz tell me, don't complain if you have no answer
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Version 3.1
Tim27
16 April 2007
Will this make widgets actually sit on the desktop, or do they still "hover" above all apps?
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Version 3.1
nymphe
15 April 2007
I think its a good solution for those, who really don't want to use terminal. Actually I think that, such an option should be included within the os X. thanks to the dev.
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Version 3.1
Drhjarntvatt
15 April 2007
Please read old posts before posting! Quote: "I also know that this is very old but there are ppl who don't want to mess With the Terminal. Thats why i made this app, that also saves time, because you dont have to type anything."
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Version 3.0
Drhjarntvatt
12 April 2007
The F12 button is not always the hotkey for dashboard. On laptops it's F11 for example, because the F12 key ejects cds. The shortcut may be turned off to. To check that go to Sytem Preferences, Keyboard and Shortcuts. Check what shortcut the Dashboard has or if it's unactive. There is no reason for this not to work. I also know that this is very old but there are ppl who don't want to mess With the Terminal. Thats why i made this app, that also saves time, because you dont have to type anything.
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Version 3.0
Tice
12 April 2007
Actually this is so old ... http://blog.tice.de/beitrag.php?file=2006_08_23_0807 (German instructions without an app) ... (and just a shells script): defaults write com.apple.dashboard devmode YES
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Version 3.0
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later

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