If you’ve used any mobile platform over the years, you know what a widget is and that it can make your digital life a bit easier.
You can add informative widgets that simply keep you apprised of whatever data you need. You can also add interactive widgets that can work with many of the apps you have installed on your laptop or desktop, including Batteries, Calendar, Clock, Contacts, Drafts, News, Notes, Podcasts, and many more. Many of the widgets also come in different sizes, each of which offers a different level of information to present.
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Of course, not everyone enjoys a good widget. But for those who do, MacOS Sonoma is ready to serve them up. Even better, as you turn your focus to applications, the widgets will slightly fade away, to less likely distract you from what you’re doing.
You can add as many widgets as your desktop will hold to satisfy your craving for information and quick access.
With that said, let’s see how to add widgets to your desktop. The process is quite simple but there is one possible caveat.
How to add your first MacOS Sonoma widget
What you’ll need: The only thing you’ll need for this is a MacOS device (such as a MacBook Pro or iMac) running Sonoma. If you’re laptop or desktop is running a version of MacOS earlier than Sonoma, you will not be able to add widgets, so make sure to run the upgrade.
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Enjoy your widgets.
You should now have a desktop filled (or partially filled) with informative and/or interactive widgets. Remember, if you use Stage Manager, go back and re-enable it.
If, at a later time, you decide you want to remove any one of your widgets, all you have to do is right-click (or two-finger tap) the widget to be removed and select Remove Widget.
And that’s all there is to adding widgets to your MacOS Sonoma desktop. If you work more productively with these little additions, you’ll find Sonoma to be a real boon.