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Did I imagine this?

I'm sure I seen it, at least I think I've seen it, where a widget appears actually on the desktop rather than dashboard.

In particular the one I've seen (I think it must be a widget) is where the album artwork appears on the desktop of the current song playing in iTunes.

Is such a thing possible? Does anyone know what this widget/thingy is or where I can download it if it's not a widget?

If it is a widget is it possible to put any widgets on the desktop, if so how and are there any negative effects on system performance/stability?
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Either developer mode or Amnesty Singles.
The nice thing about Amnesty Singles is that the Dashboard process doesn't keep running as it does with the dev mode hack.
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bring up dashboard, bring up that little widget bar thingy, click and drag the widget u want, and press F12 (or w/e makes ur dashboard go away) while still holding the widget and it should go on ur desktop...it will only stay there until the next time u bring up dashboard, unless of course u download "ToggleWidgetOnTop", a free app that lets u permanently keep widgets on ur desktop

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Narf's correct, as of 10.4.5, I believe, you can simply drag them from the Dashboard to the desktop.

No app necessary.

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Narf's correct, as of 10.4.5, I believe, you can simply drag them from the Dashboard to the desktop.

No app necessary.
This works, but I find the widget on the desktop disappears if I go into dashboard again, or if the screensaver invokes.

I don't really want to download another application just to keep a widget on the desktop; I'd rather have an option on the widget itself.

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To get a widget off of the Dashboard and onto your desktop, just do the following:

- Activate Dashboard by pressing F12 (or whatever key you've assigned to Dashboard).
- Begin dragging the widget.
- Press F12 again, before letting go of the mouse button and drop the widget wherever you want.

You can repeat this for as many widgets as you like.

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Widget keeps popping up as I did not command or do anything. Is there a way to keep this happening. It does drive me crazy. I am sure there is a setting that I need to set so I can manually command to have the widget come up (F12 button)
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