If you’ve recently upgraded your Mac to OSX Snow Leopard (10.6) you may be one of the many people complaining that your desktop widgets are no longer working. Thankfully there is an easy solution.

With the Finder, browse to your home user folder (the one with the little house icon) then go to the Library folder and then the Preferences folder. Find the file called ‘com.apple.dashboard.plist’ and Trash it (right-click and choose ‘Move to Trash’).

Now restart your Mac and they should all be working perfectly.

Note: this will restore your dashboard widgets to their default state so you will have to re-add any new widgets and settings.

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