Getting my OS X calculator back into the Dashboard
November 26, 2009 1:58 PM Subscribe
In OS X Snow Leopard, my calculator has escaped from the Dashboard and is always on my screen, and always on top. How can I send it back to the Dashboard?
posted by siskin to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It's definitely the Dashboard widget calculator, and not another calculator - it's the same orange design, and definitely not the normal OS X standalone calculator. But, rather than being in the Dashboard, it's on the normal screen! It's been like this for all of today, but not before. I can't remember if I had the calculator on the Dashboard before today, but it's not there now.
ps -A shows three DashboardClient processes running - when I kill them, they restart (but any number displayed in the calculator is reset to 0). The calculator comes back after a reboot, too.
It doesn't appear as an option to Force Quit; when I select it the menu bar remains on the last selected application; displaying and hiding Dashboard with F12 shows and hides my other widgets, but has no effect on the calculator; there's no obvious way of closing it.
How can I get rid of it?