With the new web clip button in Safari, you can turn any page into a Dashboard Widget on your mac. This feature gets 2 big thumbs up from me. Pictured above and highlighted in yellow is the web clip button in Safari. Why is this so cool? It means no more opening up Safari (or […]
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How To: Turn Webpages into Dashboard Widgets Using Safari and the Web Clip Button

With the new web clip button in Safari, you can turn any page into a Dashboard Widget on your mac. This feature gets 2 big thumbs up from me.

The Webclip Button in Safari

Pictured above and highlighted in yellow is the web clip button in Safari.

Why is this so cool?

It means no more opening up Safari (or whatever browser you happen to use) to load up your favorite website. Now, thanks to this cool new addition all you need to do is open up your Dashboard Widgets to see what’s new. Your widgets pop up, and BAM right in your face is the current, real-time version of your favorite webpage. It’s a real time saver.

Pictured below is a quick step-by-step to help you get started.

1. Open Safari and browse to one of your favorite sites that you check regularly. Click the ‘Web Clip’ button.

How to use the Webclip feature: Step 1

2. Now, click the area of the page you would like to store in your dashboard. Safari automatically highlights ‘chunks’ of the page for you. Don’t worry about that, you can adjust the size and location of the area in the next step.

 How to use the Webclip Feature: Step 2

3. Adjust the size of the area by using the handles around the outer edge, and the location of the area by clicking and dragging.

How to use the Webclip Feature: Step 3 

4. Click the ‘Add’ button at the top right, and you’re done! Safari automatically creates a widget out of your selection and stuffs it right inside your dashboard. Now, all you need to do is open your dashboard at any time to see what’s new at your favorite site!

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