Using Widgets and Dashboard with Mavericks

macOS and Mac Apps
Hello all, I am having difficulty using the Dashboard in Mavericks. Whenever I get into it and hit CTRL-Option-f2 twice I get the dashboard menu, and then I can select a widget. After that, VoiceOver keeps saying "Busy," and I can't ghet anywhere with ANY widget at all. I am using the latest version of Mavericks. Thanks for any help Andrea



Submitted by mehgcap on Friday, February 7, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Sorry, I'm not seeing that behavior here. I only have the default five widgets, but I can switch between them just fine. A couple things to check/try:

  • Restart your Mac. I know it seems obvious, but a quick restart might fix it.
  • Is it just one widget? That is, can you go to other ones with no problem, or is the problem happening for all of them?
  • How many do you have? It might be worth removing a few, just to see if Voiceover is somehow dealing with too much. I doubt this is the problem, but I'm just trying to think of everything. :)

Submitted by Ekaj on Friday, February 7, 2014

I don't seem to be experiencing that problem either. I haven't used the Dashboard that much yet, but at least most of it seems to be pretty accessible.