How to Delete Dashboard Widgets ?

Mac OS X Dashboard widgets are a great way to perform quick tasks that pertain to everything from calculators to calendars to finding new movies. Still, the convenience of using Dashboard widgets has its price: Dashboard widgets are RAM and power hungry, and the more widgets you have loaded, the more RAM and power the Dashboard consumes. In this lesson, we will learn how to remove under- and unused Dashboard widgets in Mac OS X 10.4/10.5/10.6 !
  1. Press "F12" on your Mac's keyboard to engage the Dashboard and bring all of the currently loaded widgets to the foreground on your computer screen.
  2. In the bottom-left corner of your computer screen, find a "+" surrounded by a circle. Clicking this icon will open the "Dashboard Editor." Click the "Dashboard Editor" icon once.
  3. After clicking the "Dashboard Editor," look for a row of all of the currently loaded Dashboard widgets that will pop up at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Once the Dashboard widgets are visible on the bottom of your screen, notice that the loaded widgets in your main screen all have an "X" surrounded by a circle icon in the upper-left corner of the widget. To disable the widget, simply click on the icon, and the widget will unload from the Dashboard. Click closed as many widgets as you wish to unload from the Dashboard. Depress your "F12" key or click on the desktop to close the Dashboard.