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    Hi all

    Is there such a little program or widget that i can keep on my desktop to alert me when i have new mail.
    The widgets for dashboard are good but i need it on my desktop.

    Thanks

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    I'm pretty sure Mail alerts you with sounds, messages, etc. Also It will show a little red number next to its icon in the dock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twdawson
    Hi all

    Is there such a little program or widget that i can keep on my desktop to alert me when i have new mail.
    The widgets for dashboard are good but i need it on my desktop.

    Thanks

    I use Growl for that exact need... It works perfectly!! It gives a small discreet pop-up that says who the new mail is from, and a bit of the message...

    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/15979

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    Quote Originally Posted by twdawson
    Hi all

    Is there such a little program or widget that i can keep on my desktop to alert me when i have new mail.
    The widgets for dashboard are good but i need it on my desktop.

    Thanks
    Just as an aside, you can put any widget you like on the desktop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pulse-8
    Just as an aside, you can put any widget you like on the desktop.
    How do you put widgets on the desktop in tiger???.

    I was going to set mail to launch when my mac starts but it will not hide upon startup.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by twdawson
    How do you put widgets on the desktop in tiger???.

    I was going to set mail to launch when my mac starts but it will not hide upon startup.
    I believe you have to enable the developer mode to get them on the desktop but I can't remember how.

    However, the mail not hiding problem seems to be a common problem. Check this thread for a simple solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelstumpf
    I believe you have to enable the developer mode to get them on the desktop but I can't remember how.
    I thought it'd be complex to do but it's dead easy....just hit the F12 key to bring on the Dashboard Widgets, then click on and hold any widget and move it from side to side slightly then as you're doing this, hit the F12 key again...magic!!

    To return a widget to where it belongs just click and hold and wiggle it then hit the F12 key as you are doing that then when Dashboard springs open just release the widget back into the wild.

    >EDIT< Follow these links first:

    http://www.dashboardwidgets.com/sho...ls.php?wid=1065
    http://www.askdavetaylor.com/dashbo..._x_desktop.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pulse-8
    I thought it'd be complex to do but it's dead easy....just hit the F12 key to bring on the Dashboard Widgets, then click on and hold any widget and move it from side to side slightly then as you're doing this, hit the F12 key again...magic!!

    To return a widget to where it belongs just click and hold and wiggle it then hit the F12 key as you are doing that then when Dashboard springs open just release the widget back into the wild.
    Yea, but you have to enable the developer's mode before you can do that. Once you are in dev. mode you can "drag" the widget to the desktop.

    http://www.dashboardwidgets.com/show...s.php?wid=1065
    http://www.askdavetaylor.com/dashboa...x_desktop.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelstumpf
    Yea, but you have to enable the developer's mode before you can do that. Once you are in dev. mode you can "drag" the widget to the desktop.

    http://www.dashboardwidgets.com/show...s.php?wid=1065
    http://www.askdavetaylor.com/dashboa...x_desktop.html
    My bad, I completely forgot that part 'cos I was so happy that I'd finally learnt how to do it....I wanted to tell everybody....

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    This method of using the dev mode for the widgets on the desktop is good, but one big problem is that they get in the way of everything and they look terrible on top of front row.
    Probably just gonna use Konfabulator for now and you never know Leopard might have something interesting regarding widgets.

    Thanks

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