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  1. #1

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    Aug 22, 2008
    Dashboard widgets donít connect to the internet

    Iím not able to use widgets that connect to the internet to get their information (like Weather, Stocks or Currency converter) for a few weeks now.

    In currency converter, I just get the error message ďData unavailableĒ, Stocksí error message is ďError retrieving chartĒ, though itís trying to ďretrieve dataĒ all the time. The weather widget even doesnít find any towns while already added weather widgets only have a pulsing ďįĒ-sign in the upper right corner instead of showing the townís weather.

    The problem existed in 10.5 as well as in 10.6, but I canít remember the last operating systemís number without this problem. My system is an iMac7,1 with Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.2. Everything else needing a connection to the internet works fine.

    I hope that I described my problem in a comprehensible English and that anyone can help me.

    Best wishes!

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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
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    Give this a shot - move your dashboard preference files to the desktop, log out and back in

    It's located at your Users / your user / Library / Preferences / and the dashboard.client.plist
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  3. #3

    Member Since
    Aug 22, 2008
    Hello bobtomay, this perfectly worked for me. I already deleted those two files, but I only restarted the Dock (killall Dock) afterwards instead of logging out and back in.
    Thank you so much! :-)

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Nov 14, 2009
    Hi, I'm having the same problem but when I moved those files to the desktop and logged out then back in (and then even restarted) it didn't solve the problem -- only removed everything from my dashboard and reverted back to the default of just one weather, the clock, the calendar, and the calculator. My weather widget has my city but just the pulsing circle in the corner and no data. When I try to change the city to something else, it just says "Validating..." forever. Any help? Thanks in advance.

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