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10.4: Make the Apple Remote Desktop 3 widget larger Apps
I use the Apple Remote Desktop 3 Dashboard widget to check the condition of my servers and users without having to spark up ARD. But I find the screen-size displayed in the widget is too small.

I discovered I could increase the screen size by doing the following:
  1. Control-click on /Library/Widgets/Remote Desktop.wdgt, and choose Show Package Contents.
  2. In the Contents folder, open info.plist with a text editor (currently I use Text Wrangler).
  3. Change the value of the Height key from 227 to something larger. I used 558.
  4. Change the value of the Width key from 490 to something larger. I used 980.
  5. Save the changes and close the file.
  6. Use Dashboard to close and reopen the widget.
The ARD display within the widget is now double the size and far more useful than in its small form.
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10.4: Make the Apple Remote Desktop 3 widget larger
Authored by: osxpounder on Jul 27, '06 02:00:13PM

Nice tip. While we're on the topic of modifying widgets, I once used a similar process to modify the Google Image Search widget's awful green background into a translucent, dark blue.



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10.4: Make the Apple Remote Desktop 3 widget larger
Authored by: schulty on Jul 21, '07 01:08:52PM

The way that actually works is to edit /Library/Widgets/Remote Desktop.wdgt/RemoteDesktop.css and change the style sheet to a resolution that works for you.

For example:

.ardplugin {
	position:absolute;
	top:0px;
	left:0px;
	width:640px;
	height:480px;
}

In this case it is for a computer with a 4:3 display resolution ratio.



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10.4: Make the Apple Remote Desktop 3 widget larger
Authored by: morespace54 on Jul 23, '07 01:47:07PM

great tip! thanks!!!



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