I recently discovered a very nice XM gadget for Windows Vista, but wondered if a Mac OS X equivalent existed. Well, Google showed me the way to Tim Glenn’s XM Dashboard widget. It’s not as polished as the Vista gadget, but works fine in streaming music via your online XM account without going through a web browser… once you learn to work around Apple’s Dashboard. I prefer my widgets front and center (see Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo), not buried behind my desktop. To drag a widget to the front:
- Launch Terminal
- Type defaults write com.apple.dashboard devmode YES
- Log out, Log in
- Launch Dashboard
- Click on widget and start dragging, do not release the mouse button
- Hit F12
Tim, if you’re taking requests: Please shrink the whole interface by 1/4th – 1/3rd, lighten the black background, stop the artist name from blinking, smooth the title scrolling, and for the love of you-know-who give me a disconnect button. Thank you!