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Macatea's Birthday Widget for Dashboard in Mac OS X

Our birthday widget uses a database containing birthdays of 578 scientists, engineers, and inventors. It's a free download.

System requirements: Mac OS 10.4.x with Dashboard.

TodaysBday Widget
24 Mar
Georgius Agricola
German mineralogist
24 Mar 1494–21 Nov 1555

Alternatively, view our RSS Birthday Feed by clicking on this button:

RSS Feed

Widget Installation: (Exactly what happens depends on your browser and the version of OS 10.4 being used.)

  1. Click the link (above) to download the widget as a zip file (176 KB).
  2. If the download completes and the zip file opens automatically, presenting you with a dialog box for installation, then click on the "install" button and you're done.
  3. If the download completes and the file TodaysBday.zip appears on your desktop, double-click on the zip-file icon. This will create a file named TodaysBday.wdgt.
  1. If a dialog box appears for installation, click on the "install" button and you're done.
  2. If no dialog box appears and you do not see the file TodaysBday.wdgt on your desktop, then it was probably automatically installed into Dashboard. Open Dashboard and see if the TodaysBday icon appears in the widget bar.
  3. If no dialog box appears but the file TodaysBday.wdgt is on your desktop, double-click on it.
    1. If a dialog box appears for installation, click on the "install" button and you're done.
    2. If no dialog box appears for installation, but Dashboard opens, then close Dashboard. Manually drag the file TodaysBday.wdgt from your desktop to the directory [your userid]/Library/Widgets/. Next, open Dashboard and click on the TodaysBday icon that appears in the widget bar. (To get the icon to appear, you may have to cycle the widget bar through all its icons.) Finally, you're done.
Versions of Todays Birthday Widget
Release Date Version Number Comment
13 Oct 06 1.0 Original release
02 Nov 06 1.1 Enlarged spacing for date to prevent line wrap in some browsers; corrected misspelling of R. B. Bernstein's name