Dashboard is actually a user-interface feature that was first introduced by Apple during its release of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.

These allow the access to show that the “widgets” of all kinds to time, weather, stock prices, phone numbers, and all the necessary data to.

At the same time with the Tiger operating system , Apple included widgets that were capable of doing all sorts of things, such as a calculator, language translator, dictionary, address book, calendar, unit converter, and iTunes controller.

In addition to these bundled widgets, hundreds of widgets are available by third parties that allow users to play games, to check traffic conditions, and to check scores of sports, etc.

To access the widgets of the Dashboard you have to click the Dashboard application icon , or simply simply press a keyboard shortcut (F12 which is by default).

If you click a plus ” + ” icon which is located in the lower-left hand corner of the screen then it provides the user a list of all installed widgets.

If you click widgets or drag them into the desktop, then they become active. To close them, you have to click on their close box individually.

If you press the keyboard shortcut (F12) then it disappears immediately, it is for as long as the user needs it.


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