Drag A Dashboard Widget Onto OS X Desktop

defaults write com.apple.dashboard devmode YES
Enables widgets to be placed onto the desktop. Click and hold the widget and press F12 to drag it onto the desktop. Repeat the process again to drag a widget back onto the dashboard. You may need to log off or restart for it to take effect.

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By: rpavlick
2010-03-30 22:50:27

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