4 Replies Latest reply: May 6, 2012 12:44 AM by hibhaven
hibhaven Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Before I formatted and reinstalled Lion on my MBP, I could get the Dashboard widgest to come on top of my Desktop in a translucent manner, minus the brown circles as background. This would allow me to view the widgets as well as whatever I files/apps I am working on. After reinstalling Lion, I am unable to trace the setting to make this happen. Can someone pls help?

 

Thanks in advance.


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.7), MB intel Core2Duo,320GB HDD,4GB RAM
  • 1. Re: Dashboard widgets to overlay on Desktop
    captfred Level 7 Level 7 (26,235 points)

    Go to System Preferences > Mission Control > uncheck "Show dasdboard as a space"

  • 2. Re: Dashboard widgets to overlay on Desktop
    hibhaven Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks so much Capt Fred:). Quick follow up question. Whats the benefit of using the Dashboard as a separate Space item?

  • 3. Re: Dashboard widgets to overlay on Desktop
    captfred Level 7 Level 7 (26,235 points)

    Just a way to make it consistent with other desktops in Mission control.  You won't see it there if it's not a space.

    Also you can reach it with a swish on the trackpad.  The dashboard hot key has been replaced with Launchpad on new keyboards as well.

  • 4. Re: Dashboard widgets to overlay on Desktop
    hibhaven Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just a personal thought on this. Coming from Apple, I find the additions of Mission Control, Launchpad and this Dashboard (as Space) pretty worthless. I mean, in the past I had already configured hot spots on corners of my screen to access MC etc in a convenient way (Dragging the pointer to the corners is anyday more convenient and faster than looking for an icon and clicking it). To me, MC and LP are just additional fancy ways to do an existing thing in a more laborious way. (Or probably I am missing out something big time).