Reader R. Gordon Hershey offers what he terms a vexing question. He writes:
Is there any way to move a widget ‘up’ to the Desktop? I have a widget that I plan to use extensively, but it is more than a hassle to have to “flash” into and out of Dashboard every time I put something through the widget! Is there any help for this?
There is. It’s Mesa Dynamics’ $10
Amnesty Singles. This is a drag-and-drop utility that converts Dashboard widgets into standalone applications. Just locate the widget you want to work with and drag it into Amnesty Singles’ window to convert it to an application.
You’ll find Apple’s widgets at /Library/Widgets and widgets associated with your user account can be located at
Couldn’t be easier.