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iPhone User Guide

iPhone User Guide

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iCloud Help

iCloud Help

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iCloud

iCloud

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Get quick information with widgets

Get quick information with widgets

Dashboard contains a collection of handy “widgets”: small apps for a wide variety of tasks such as checking stock prices, finding local or global weather information, looking up words in the dictionary, and more. You can use Dashboard to get information and do common tasks quickly. Some widgets are linked to larger apps. With the(…)

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Bring back the Dashboard “ripple”

Bring back the Dashboard “ripple”

In OS X, Dashboard has now been incorporated into Mission Control. The most striking consequence of this is that it is no longer a semi-transparent overlay that fades in over your desktop. Instead, it is now its own Space – the far left one. You can still access it by pressing the Dashboard key on(…)

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Change Image in the Tile Game Widget

Change Image in the Tile Game Widget

Amongst the widgets that come with Mac OS X is the Tile Game. You shift around the tiles to reveal a picture of a snow leopard (or a leopard or a tiger, depending on your version of Mac OS X). If you play the Tile Game often, you might find the image a bit boring.(…)

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Run a widget without installing it

Normally when you download a widget and double-click it, you are presented with a dialog to install the widget. You can either cancel, and exit the installer, or click install, and the widget is moved to you widgets folder (Library/widgets). However, in some situations you don’t want to move the widget. For instance if you(…)

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Dashboard

Dashboard

Not everything you do on your Mac requires a heavy-duty application. For those smaller tasks, Mac OS X features Dashboard, a semi-transparent layer that floats above your desktop at the press of a key, and provides access to several fun and functional, mini applications called widgets. Dashboard even includes widgets for some of your Mac(…)

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Dashboard Tips

Dashboard Tips

Change the Dashboard shelf’s background image:   In 10.4, when you press the ‘+’ symbol in the bottom left corner while Dashboard is active, the Dashboard shelf slides up into view containing all your widgets.The background image used for the shelf can be found here: System/Librar.. /CoreServices… /Dock.app… /Contents/… Resources/perf.png You can replace this image(…)

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Dashboard Guidelines

Dashboard Guidelines

Dashboard Programming Topics:(HTML) (PDF)Explains Dashboard and WebKit technologies used in widgets. Dashboard Reference:(HTML) (PDF)Explains JavaScript, Info.plist, and other objects used within Dashboard. Dashboard Tutorial:(HTML) (PDF)Explains how to develop a Dashboard widget. Debugging Dashboard Widgets:(HTML)TN2139: Dashboard widget troubleshooting techniques, from start to finish. Developing Dashboard Widgets:(HTML)Learn how to create powerful mini-applications quickly and easily.(10.4 Tiger Developer(…)

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