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Widget Cleanup

Widget CleanupDo you have Widget issues? Do you check the Apple site for fresh new Widgets all the time? If you’ve gotten carried away you might want to take a look at just how many Widgets you’ve downloaded.

The Dashboard has a handy utility for managing Widgets. And guess what? It’s a Widget. But if you’ve gone trolling for Widgets on some less-traveled roads, you might have some Widgets that won’t play by the rules. Murphy can help you deal with them too.

Watch the screencast and see how to get your Dash cleaned up.

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Widgets in the Desktop Dimension

Smart FolderYes, it’s true. You can keep Widgets on your Desktop. Give Murph a couple minutes and it’s done. You just put your Mac in devmode, a magic state where dreams really do come true. Murphy will show you how.

Once you’re in devmode you can simply drag Widgets from their floating home to your Desktop where they’ll be visible without engaging the Dashboard.

If you’re looking for even more fun with your Widgets check out Amnesty Widget Browser. You can rotate your Widgets, change their scale, change their opacity – and more. Still on Panther? The Widget Browser can help.

There’s even a Widget for turning devmode on and off, appropriately named DevMode Widget. Why mess with the Terminal when you can use a Widget?

Remember, the Terminal is not a toy.

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Wake Your Mac From a PC

Wake Your MacOr wake your Mac from a Mac. Or wake your PC from that very same Mac… get the idea.

This Snippet features a command line tool and, as always, step by step animated instructions.

We’re all going to need tools like this soon. The family wants to watch something on the new iTV, but the G5 upstairs is snoozing away. Wake it up!

If you want to wake your Mac from another Mac look no further than the WakeOnLan Widget.

But if you need to wake up some Macs (or PCs) from a PC, take a look at what Murphy has to offer. Click Watch Now below.

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