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10.4: Toggle Dashboard from the menu bar with Butler Apps
As you know, Dashboard can be toggled from the Dock, Desktop, with a hot key, etc....

What isn't published yet is how to toggle Dashboard from the menu bar, as seen at right. If you want to do this, it is quite easy. You will need to first download Butler (donationware) and install it. Once Butler is installed, go to the Configuration panel. In the Configuration Panel, you will notice several categories, such as Hidden, Menu Bar (Left), Menu Bar (Natural), etc. Simply drag and drop the Dashboardoard icon from the Applications folder to one of the Menu Bar sections. When you do this, you will immediately notice Dashboard in the Menu Bar.

You will now be able to toggle Dashboard from the Menu Bar. My preference is to place it right next to Spotlight. If you control click on the Dashboard icon in the menu bar, it will bring up a menu to show the Dashboard application in the Finder.

[robg adds: This is but one of the reasons I love Butler -- you can easily place pretty much any icon you'd like in the menubar...]
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10.4: Toggle Dashboard from the menu bar with Butler
Authored by: SpankyG4mac on Jul 20, '06 09:18:11AM

Ummmmm just to let you know Rob, the URL is not working, the first URL in your sentance for BUTLER.



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10.4: Toggle Dashboard from the menu bar with Butler
Authored by: RussellK on Jul 20, '06 12:08:45PM

...and the link to Butler in the POW Hall of Fame table is pointing to a page for Another Launcher instead of Butler.



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Another Launcher = Butler
Authored by: lavar78 on Jul 20, '06 12:26:21PM

Another Launcher was the previous name for Butler.



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Another Launcher = Butler
Authored by: RussellK on Jul 20, '06 01:47:13PM

Yes...I see that now. But in the Table the listing for Butler is tagged as "New" so it didn't occur to me that the link was pointing to an old/outdated page...



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10.4: Toggle Dashboard from the menu bar with Butler
Authored by: SpankyG4mac on Jul 20, '06 08:04:52PM
Ok, here is the right URL for Butler www.petermaurer.de/nasi.php?section=butler

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10.4: Toggle Dashboard from the menu bar with Butler
Authored by: outofcontrol on Jul 24, '06 07:27:28AM

This is great. Thanks!



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