Widget-to-Desktop
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Run Dashboard widgets on your desktop.   Free
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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
Version 4.0:
    Interface understanding enhancement Complete new build
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later with full version of Automator.

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iSpike commented on 23 May 2007
Nice tip Jahwarrior, that's useful, I like running a couple widgets on the desktop from time to time.
[Version 3.1]


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lnr1 commented on 16 Apr 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!
[Version 3.1]


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tim27 commented on 15 Apr 2007
Will this make widgets actually sit on the desktop, or do they still "hover" above all apps?
[Version 3.1]


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Nymphe commented on 15 Apr 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.
[Version 3.1]


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RobK tipped on 14 Apr 2007
This is not new. Running Widgets on the Desktop is officially sanctioned by Apple when developing widgets. You just need to turn on the DEVMODE for Widgets.

See http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20050422172929402

Rob
[Version 3.0]


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Tice commented on 12 Apr 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
[Version 3.0]


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Alan commented on 12 Apr 2007
read the manual, followed the instructions, didn't work

???
[Version 3.0]


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Hoop2125 reviewed on 04 Apr 2007
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.
[Version 2.0]

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philsh replied on 11 Apr 2007
Totally agree with the need for it to be able to hide behind other running apps on the desktop. Otherwise, works great!
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musubana had trouble on 16 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?
[Version 3.1]


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amalgamated inc had trouble on 11 Apr 2007
sounds like a brilliant idea. didn't work for me though... when pressing F12 and dragging the selected widget... nothing happened. ? Was just dragging it around the dashboard. pmoshay at gmail dot com
[Version 3.0]



stanlee904 rated on 29 Jan 2013

[Version 4.0]


Downloads:19,250
Version Downloads:12,709
Type:Multimedia Design : Icons
License:Free
Date:18 Oct 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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