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    Angry Dashboard Plays Advertisements
    Sometimes when I activate the dashboard, audio advertiesements like you would hear on the radio begin to play. These advertisements stop when I exit the dashboard, but will begin again when I reopen it. The ads do not play every time I open the dashboard. I have taken any widgets that i downloaded from the internet off, and the problem persists.

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    It sounds like you are using Web Clips—the widgets you make in Safari that display Web pages—and that one of the Web pages has ads. Unfortunately, I'm not aware of any way to entirely mute Web Clips, so you might just have to find which page has the ads and remove that Web Clip. There's more information about Web Clips in Safari's Help; just open it and search for Web Clip widget.

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    try opening Terminal and typing "killall Dock"

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    Nope, nabl no web clips at this time. And deus_ex_machina why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrickjdietz View Post
    Nope, nabl no web clips at this time. And deus_ex_machina why?
    That will quit and restart the dock like you do with an application.

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    but what does the dock have to do with the dashboard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrickjdietz View Post
    but what does the dock have to do with the dashboard?
    Dashboard has links to the Dock, hence resetting the Dock. It's a step towards this solution:
    Memory Leaks with Dashboard Widgets : Blog Different

    enjoy.

    P.S. - you never mentioned whether or not you actually tried it.

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    I reset the dock, and completely deleted widgets i had downloaded. maybe they were causing the ads even if not in use? thank you, it seems to have solved the problem.

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