Solitaire stuck on desktop

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juantag
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Solitaire stuck on desktop

Post by juantag » Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:27 pm

I had the widget loaded on my dashboard, but suddenly one day, I started up my computer and there it was, on the desktop. I removed it from the dashboard, thinking that might help get rid of it, but no luck. I can move it around, and play games, but I definitely don't want it on the desktop. Any suggestions on how to get rid of it or put it in its place? Thanks.

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Post by gandreas » Sun Oct 21, 2007 12:49 pm

Did you mess with any of the "developer mode" hacks that are out there?

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Post by juantag » Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:45 pm

Never. Don't even know about them.

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Post by gandreas » Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:27 am

Try this - open the Terminal.app and enter this command:

defaults read com.apple.dashboard devmode

If the result is "YES" (as opposed to an error saying that it doesn't exists), do the following command:


defaults write com.apple.dashboard devmode NO

and then log out, and log back in and you should be good.

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Swapping Dashboard programs to Desktop & back....

Post by DarylScott » Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:31 pm

It's not only possible, but it's pretty easy and darn fun!

Ready for the fun now? Press f12 to bring Dashboard up, then drag one of your Dashboard widgets around. While you're still dragging it around (that's critical: keep that mouse button down!) press f12 again.

Poof! Your Dashboard vanishes, but the widget's still visible. Move it to where-ever you want on your screen and it's there, running, fully functional, without the rest of Dashboard around!

You'll notice that it lives above everything else on your screen (at least, I don't know how to push it behind other app windows) so I think you'll have the best results with small widgets that can be tucked into a corner or lined up neatly on an edge.

To move the widget back into the Dashboard world, reverse the trick: begin dragging the widget, then, while still keeping the mouse button down, press f12, then let go of the mouse button. The widget will be restored to its regular Dashboard layer.
This is a really cool little hack that I like a lot!
My thanks to Dave Taylor & William Ayer for his help on this.

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