Dashboard comes with many widgets already installed. If you’re connected to the Internet, you can download additional widgets. There are also two easy ways to create your own widgets: Web Clips and Dashcode.
Some widgets are linked to larger apps. With the Contacts widget, for example, you can search for a name and address without opening the full Contacts app. Other widgets, such as Weather, provide web-based information without opening a web browser.
- To open Dashboard from your trackpad, swipe right with three or four fingers. To close Dashboard, swipe left.
- To open Dashboard from your keyboard, press the Dashboard key, or press F12 (Fn-F12 on portable keyboards). To close Dashboard, press the key again.