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Clip the Mickey Mouse iPod nano watch face to Dashboard Apps
The new iPod nano Web page on Apple.com features a delightful, photorealistic Mickey Mouse watch face, one of the new clock faces available on the new nanos. Since the Web page for the new nanos is rendered in HTML5, you can ‘clip' this clock into the Dashboard on your Mac, and enjoy it long after Apple replaces the page in the future.
  • In Safari, open the iPod iPod nano page.
  • Right-click or Control-click on a white area of the page in Safari, and choose "Open in Dashboard" from the contextual menu.
  • When the white Dashboard selection box appears, hover over the Mickey Mouse face and click once. Resizing drag handles appear on the bounding box for the Dashboard selection.
  • Use your mouse to drag a selection box around the Mickey Mouse watch face, including a little white area around each corner.
  • Click the "Add" button at the top of the Safari window to confirm the selection, and the watch face opens in Dashboard.
The incredibly detailed and realistic movement of the second hands, and even the minute hands, make this a perfect Dashboard clock for any Disney lover. The watch face will even follow the time zone settings of your Mac to show the correct time and date wherever you are.

[crarko adds: HTML5 is a wonderful thing. This worked fine and gave me a chuckle.]
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Clip the Mickey Mouse iPod nano watch face to Dashboard
Authored by: Serpent_Guard on Oct 10, '11 08:26:45AM

"..and enjoy it long after Apple replaces the page in the future."

Don't clipped web pages get updated with current content (the whole point of clipped pages), and thus when they replace the nano page the clock face will go away?



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Clip the Mickey Mouse iPod nano watch face to Dashboard
Authored by: whshep on Oct 10, '11 09:19:40AM

Uh... it's crooked!



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Clip the Mickey Mouse iPod nano watch face to Dashboard
Authored by: dustin5 on Oct 10, '11 09:26:39AM

This was the first thing I noticed about all the new product announcement-related pages. I was telling everybody, "Look at the Mickey watch, it's actually the right time and date! See!?! How cool is that?!". Nobody else in my office was as excited about it as me. Glad somebody else out there realized its awesomeness.



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Where's ehe CM ?!
Authored by: ygor on Oct 10, '11 10:01:18AM

My contextual menu does not have a "Open in Dashboard"
(Mac OS X 10.7.1 and Safari 5.1)

Edited on Oct 10, '11 10:01:56AM by ygor



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Where's ehe CM ?!
Authored by: derekJAB on Oct 10, '11 10:40:12AM

You have to ensure you don't actually select one of the images first. Try reloading the page and then control clicking in some whitespace.



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Where's ehe CM ?!
Authored by: ygor on Oct 10, '11 11:33:54AM

I got it. Took some random clicking here and there, but I got it. Nice tip.
Thanks for the response.



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Where's ehe CM ?!
Authored by: zane on Oct 14, '11 02:37:11AM
File -> Open In Dashboard will save you from having to random clicking. You can also View -> Customize Toolbar… and add an Open In Dashboard button to your toolbar.

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Clip the Mickey Mouse iPod nano watch face to Dashboard
Authored by: kygail on Oct 10, '11 01:48:39PM

Awesome and easy hint. THANKS!



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One more thing...
Authored by: lar3ry on Oct 10, '11 03:14:13PM

Unfortunately, Apple's latest Mac OS X (Lion) has disabled the "defaults" command that used to enable Dashboard Developer Mode. (I even tried using the latest version of TinkerTool to enable it... without success...)



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One more thing...
Authored by: llee on Oct 11, '11 06:44:44AM

Use TinkerTool for Lion to get developer mode back. It works for me. Maybe the version you used wasn't what you needed.

Edited on Oct 11, '11 06:46:45AM by llee



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One more thing...
Authored by: lar3ry on Oct 11, '11 11:30:40AM

I'm at the latest revision of TinkerTool, at least that's what "Check for Updates" says. I can deactivate dashboard, enable dashboard, and disable and enable developer mode, but in none of those scenarios can I drag Mickey or any other widget from the dashboard while hitting F12 to close Dashboard.

Edited on Oct 11, '11 11:33:33AM by lar3ry



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Clip the Mickey Mouse iPod nano watch face to Dashboard
Authored by: kiwiiano on Oct 11, '11 02:55:11AM

I doubt that it will survive if Apple change the page. I noticed it had to refresh when I restarted Dashboard and if it's anything like the several other home-made widgets I have that do the same thing, it will be sensitive to the original web site's activities.
Enjoy it while you can.



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Clip the Mickey Mouse iPod nano watch face to Dashboard
Authored by: StrawHousePig on Oct 11, '11 07:25:54AM

Incredibly, web clips still do not work with a style sheet defined. (Safari 5.0.5)



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Clip the Mickey Mouse iPod nano watch face to Dashboard
Authored by: emale on Oct 11, '11 08:50:16AM

If you care that this website will change in future time just open it in Safari, save as webarchive somewhere on your harddisk, then open the webarchive in Safari and THEN open the Micky Mouse clock in Dashboard.
Alternatively "Open in Dashboard" is also available via menu "File" or the scissors-Button in your Safari toolbar, if you encouter problems with the context menu.

The trick would be to rotate the clock so that it's in a straight line. On Apple's page it's rotated by 6.5 degrees. Unfortunately the Safari webarchive gives no chance to change the page content. Tried the software from here http://homepage.mac.com/gweston/macware/waf.zip to split the Webarchive back to several files but then the page as well as the clock get broken...



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Clip the Mickey Mouse iPod nano watch face to Dashboard
Authored by: dezzie on Oct 11, '11 11:26:22PM

When I open the web archive, Open in Dashboard is greyed out



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Clip the Mickey Mouse iPod nano watch face to Dashboard
Authored by: emale on Oct 11, '11 11:42:44PM

Not here (Safari 5.0.5).



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