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10.4: Fix the Business widget's Address Book feature System 10.4
Tiger only hintBusiness widgetThe OS X 10.4.4 update breaks the Business widget, a.k.a. the Yellow Pages search widget that's included with Tiger. Specifically, the little plus sign that should appear next to each search result, as seen at right, is missing. When you click the plus sign, you're asked if you'd like to add the selected entry to your Address Book, which is quite useful.

The bad news is that a few key files are missing from the Business widget's package contents. The good news is that you can copy these same files from the "People" widget's package contents.

First, quit the People and Business widgets if they're running. Then in the Finder, simply navigate to the People widget in /Library/Widgets, control-click on it and choose Show Package Contents from the pop-up menu. Open the Images folder, and copy these files (hit Command-C with all of them selected):
  • add_onclick.png
  • add_onmouseover.png
  • add.png
Then navigate to the Business widget in the same /Library/Widgets directory, control-click and choose Show Package Contents, open the Image folder, and paste (Command-V) the files.

Voila! When you open the Business widget the next time, you'll find that the plus sign is back, making it easy to once again add found businesses to your Address Book.

[robg adds: I confirmed this problem on two separate machines. I tested this solution by making a copy of the Business widget in my user's Library/Widgets folder, and then modifying the copy. This way, the original wasn't modified -- just in case something went wrong (even though this is a very simple fix).]
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10.4: Fix the Business widget's Address Book feature
Authored by: vgz on Jan 23, '06 08:11:09AM

Nice hint, though my business widget had the images already. How widespread is this problem? I'll check w/ some of my friends later to see if they have the same issue and show them how to correct it. I'm curious if there is something causing the issue on some people's computers since I didn't have it on mine, which might rule out a problem w/ the 10.4.4 update's file.

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10.4: Fix the Business widget's Address Book feature
Authored by: stevec on Jan 23, '06 08:34:30AM

OK all you widget hackers ot there anyone come up with a hack to get rid of the awful default map web site that Apple uses and replace it with google maps? It's not just a simple link and beyond my skills



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10.4: Fix the Business widget's Address Book feature
Authored by: rusto on Jan 23, '06 08:42:05AM
Did you miss this hint last week?

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10.4: Fix the Business widget's Address Book feature
Authored by: unforeseen:X11 on Jan 23, '06 09:36:41AM

No need to quit the two Widgets if you do this. And if you`re finished copying the Files, click the Business-Widget and hit APPLE + R to refresh it. There you go.

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10.4: Fix the Business widget's Address Book feature
Authored by: chrisw357 on Jan 23, '06 12:16:08PM

Note to the oringinal author: Are you absolutely sure command-c (and v) works on files in the Finder?? My experience says not, not to mention I just tried it on your recommendation.

It may not be a widespread problem, but I sure had it. I still have to thank the author profusely for finding this out.

I've found the easiest way to do this is to have both widget package contents windows open, command-select all three files in the People widget's Images folder, then option-drag (which changes move to copy) them to the Business widget's Images folder. I guess I'm just being picky, though.



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10.4: Fix the Business widget's Address Book feature
Authored by: toolrox on Jan 23, '06 04:55:12PM

I am having problems with my Business widget all together ever since the 10.4.4 update. I cannot open it at all ever since i downloaded the update. But i tried following this to hopefully correct the issue, and found out, i don't even have an "Images" folder inside the Contents folder of the Business widget. I am unable to create a new folder.

At first i wasn't able to Copy and Paste the 3 items from the People>Contents>Images folder to the Business>Contens (No Images folder), so i just Option clicked and dragged it over. I am still unable to open it. Thanks to anyone who can help me on this!



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10.4: Fix the Business widget's Address Book feature
Authored by: wscody on Jan 26, '06 08:51:40AM

Actually the command-c and command-v part of this hint was inserted by Rob. However, this DOES work (or, SHOULD work). You should be able to copy and past Finder items all day. Something is amiss in your system, methinks.



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10.4: Fix the Business widget's Address Book feature
Authored by: TC_ on Mar 10, '06 04:30:43AM

Cmd-V didn't work for me at first, either. But that's because the owner of /Library/Widgets and /Library/Widgets/Images was system, and admin had only read privileges. Even drag and drop won't work in that case! (Authentication won't do any good if you don't have write privileges.) Changes admin's privileges to read/write in the Finder or in Terminal and you will be able to copy.

Great hint. MacOSXHints saves me yet again!



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