How to Add a Dashboard to the Dock

by Brendan O'Brien

The Mac OS X operating system features a Dock, where icons associated with applications that you use on a regular basis can reside. The Dock sits above all windows along the edge of your desktop, giving you quick access to these applications. One of the applications that you may want to have access to is your Dashboard, which is a set of small widgets that you have installed on your Mac.

Click the "Hard Drive" icon on your desktop.

Click "Applications" in the "Hard Drive" window that appears. It may be in the left column or in the set of folders that appears. This depends on how you have your view constructed on your Mac.

Click and hold the Dashboard application icon. Drag it to your Dock. Release your mouse button. The icon appears on the Dock. Click on it to launch your Dashboard. Click on it again to shut down your Dashboard.

About the Author

Brendan O'Brien is a professional journalist in Milwaukee, Wis. He has worked for several news organizations, newspapers such as the "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" and trade magazines during his career of more than 15 years. He is currently a freelance writer who works for several publications.

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