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kanga11 Level 1 (0 points)

I am using OSX 10.5.8 and would like to add the gmail widget (blue stamp design with a picture of a queen on it) to my bottom dock.

 

Does anyone know how to do this?

 

It appears on the screen when I right click my mouse (along with other widgets), but I can't drag it down to the dock.  It will move, but just sits on top of the dock and doesn't 'squeeze' itself in.

 

Thank you for your help.  It would just make it easier to see, if it was in the dock, visible all the time.

 

Susan


iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), MS Office 2004
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,207 points)

    Hi again,

     

    You can drag /Applications/Dashboard.app to the dock if you wish for one, or you can drag a .wdgt file to the right side of the Dock between Applications & Trash...

     

    In Finder>Go Menu>Goto Folder, paste this in...

     

    ~/Library/Widgets

     

    click OK & look gor a google or mail widgit ending in .wdgt

  • kanga11 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dear BD,

     

    Hi.  Thank you again for your help.

     

    I tried it, but I couldn't find any mail widgets in my Applications section on the HD.

     

    I have the gmail widget (stamp with a picture of a queen on it) on the screen (perhaps this is called the Dashboard - it only appears when I right click my mouse and includes other widgets like weather, conversions, etc.), but can't drag it into the Dock.  There must be a simple way.  On my Dock, I already have Finder, Mail, Safari, ITunes, Address Book, I-Cal, IPhoto, etc. and just want to add the gmail widget, so that I can always see whether or not a new mail has come in, like I can with the other Mac Mail widget (stamp with a bird on it).

     

    Best regards,

     

    Susan

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,207 points)

    I couldn't find any mail widgets in my Applications section on the HD.

    It's not in Applcations at all, it's in yor user's Lirary folder.

  • kanga11 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks BD.

     

    I looked up my Library folder and in the Widgets section, there was no mail widget.  All I have is:

     

    Address Book

    Business

    Calculator

    Dictionary

    ESPN

    Flight Tracker

    Google

    iCal.wdgt

    iTunes

    Movies

    People

    Ski Report

    Stickies

    Stocks

    Tile Game

    Translation

    Unit Converter

    Weather

    Web Clip

    World Clock

     

    Is there any way that I can add the gmail widget to my Library and then drag it out from there?  Probably a stupid thought.

     

    Sorry to bother you on your weekend.

     

    Best regards,

     

    Susan

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,207 points)

    Do you have a link to what you downloade, I onlt find these...

     

    http://osxmactips.blogspot.com/2009/04/gmail-dashboard-widgets.html

     

    Did you ever use Find any File to search for .wgdt ?

  • kanga11 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dear BD,

     

    Thanks for those recommendations.  I found the widget in the Manage Widgets area.

     

    I will give your suggestions a try.

     

    Best regards,

     

    Susan

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,207 points)

    Great... good luck!

  • kanga11 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks BD.

     

    I will give it a go tonight.  A few things to do this afternoon. 

     

    Thanks for your help, as always.

     

    Susan

  • kanga11 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dear BD,

     

    Thanks for your suggestions.  I searched for a widget on various download sites, but the problem is finding a widget which will move into the Dock.  There are quite a few widgets out there, but apparently no G-MAIL widgets which will move into the Dock.  Many widgets will only appear on the Dashboard.

     

    As I said, the one I downloaded was a blue one in the shape of a stamp, with a photo of a queen on it.  Are you able to download it and move it to your Dock?  If not, I think I will have to give up on this one.  Not a big problem anyway, but it would be convenient.

     

    Thank you for all your help anyway.

     

    Susan

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,207 points)

    Well, do you have link to th widget that won't go to the Dock?

     

    And may I ask, why you want to use a widget?

  • kanga11 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dear BD,

     

    Thank you for your mail.  The g-mail widget which I am talking about can be found at the following:

     

    http://email.about.com/od/gmailmailcheckers/gr/gmail_checker_w.htm

     

    I wanted to use a widget in the Dock, as I could immediately tell whether any g-mail had come in and would not have to check on the dashboard.  That is the only reason.  Not really a problem, just convenient.

     

    Susan

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,207 points)

    Hmm, www.scue.co.uk isn't loading right now.

       The servers that run www.scue.co.uk are having some trouble.

  • dianeoforegon Level 5 (4,685 points)

    I wanted to use a widget in the Dock, as I could immediately tell whether any g-mail had come in and would not have to check on the dashboard.

     

    I like MailTab Pro for Gmail. It sits in the Menu bar and turns red when I receive an email. Easy to click on icon to view your messages. It's $1.99

     

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mailtab-pro-for-gmail/id430252530?mt=12&ign-mpt= uo%3D4

  • kanga11 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your suggestion Diane.

     

    Unfortunately MailTab Pro for Gmail runs on OSX 10.6.8 and my system is 10.5.8.

     

    Too bad I can't use it - it looked good.

     

    Susan

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