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10.4: Run a Dashboard widget without installing it System 10.4
Did you know that you can run a widget without permanently installing it?

After downloading (from Apple's site or others) and expanding a widget, a double-click launches the widget installer. A dialog then appears with two options: Cancel and Install. Click Cancel, and nothing happens; click Install, and the widget is moved to your user's Library/Widgets folder, ready for use in Dashboard.

However, if you hold Command and Option when the dialog is onscreen, the Install button will change to Run, allowing you to only run the widget. Select this, and it opens in the Dashboard layer, but it's not moved to your Widgets folder. Ta-da!
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10.4: Run a Dashboard widget without installing it
Authored by: unforeseen:X11 on Jul 06, '06 02:34:24PM

Really useful when developing your own widgets which you don't want to have within Library/Widgets. Is around since at last 10.4.2, though...

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10.4: Run a Dashboard widget without installing it
Authored by: ework on Jul 07, '06 06:45:34PM

This is a really nice hint. I always wondered how to do that.



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