Enable Widgets in Mac OS X EI Capitan

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You're watching VisiHow. In the previous tutorial, we enabled the split-screen mode. In this tutorial, we're going to demonstrate how to turn on the widgets or the dashboard in Mac OS X El Capitan. If you're used to previous version of the Mac OS operating system, you may have become accustomed to having the Widgets available. You'll note that in El Capitan, by default, they are turned off.

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Steps

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    To turn widgets on, click "System Preferences"
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    Then, click "Mission Control"
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    Click the "Dashboard" drop-down menu
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    Click "Off", "As Space", or "As Overlay"
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    Let's click "As Space". Mission Control will make dashboard as a desktop space: when you swipe to the right with three fingers, the desktop will reveal the widgets (dashboard).
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    Click the "Dashboard" drop-down menu again
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    Click "As Overlay"
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    Then, you can press "F12" to reveal widgets on top of the screen on which you're currently. A lot of the functionality in widgets is duplicated within the enhanced Spotlight search, but Spotlight search enhanced features are not available in all of the countries. So, widgets are an important aspect of the operating system for some of us.
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This is how you turn widgets on. This has been a video tutorial on how to turn on widgets in Mac OS X El Capitan. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the space below. Thank you for watching VisiHow!

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