macOS High Sierra

Create a Web Clip widget

You can make a portion of your favorite webpage into a Web Clip widget and add it to Dashboard. When the webpage’s content is updated, your Web Clip widget is also updated. When you click a Web Clip widget in Dashboard, the webpage you used to create it opens.

Before you begin, make sure Dashboard is turned on in Mission Control preferences.

  1. Open Safari, then go to the webpage you want to make into a widget.

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  2. Choose File > Open in Dashboard.

  3. Move the highlighted rectangle to the portion of the webpage you want to make into a widget, then click the rectangle.

  4. Adjust the widget outline as needed.

    To reposition the highlighted portion, drag it. To resize it, drag the circular handles on its edges.

  5. Click Add in the banner along the top of the page.

    Dashboard appears and loads your Web Clip.

  6. To customize the widget, move the pointer over its lower-right corner, then click the Info button .

    You can change these options:

    • Theme: Choose a look for the widget.

    • Only play audio in Dashboard: If your widget is a sound clip, select this checkbox if you want the sound to stop playing when you close Dashboard.

    • Edit: To resize the widget or reposition the content, click Edit. Drag the content around to reposition it, then drag the Web Clip’s lower-right corner to resize it.

A Web Clip widget remains in Dashboard until you remove it. If you remove a Web Clip widget, the only way to get it back is to create it again.

You can create as many Web Clip widgets as you want.