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Adding More Widgets (Monitoring More Cities)

So now you’re monitoring one city, but what if you want to add another (maybe an international city, like Milan, Italy)? Luckily, you can monitor as many cities as you have space left on your screen (you can transform your computer into one big weather monitoring station, if you like). To monitor more cities, press F4 on your keyboard (F12 on older keyboards) and click the Open (+) button that appears in the bottom-left corner of your screen. This brings up the Widget Bar, with all the widgets that come with Mac OS X Leopard (and it’s also where you’ll access any free widgets you download from the Web). They’re displayed in alphabetical order, and the widget you want is called Weather, so you’re going to have to scroll over to the right to reach the Ws. You’ll see a little arrow on the far right, and each time you click it, it scrolls you over to the next set of widgets, so go ahead and click this arrow once or twice until you see the Weather widget appear. Now just click once on it, and it will appear onscreen, with a little ripple effect around it so you see right where it was added. You’ll configure this Weather widget just like you did the previous one (by clicking on the little “i” button). You can add as many of this Weather widget as you’d like—just keep clicking on that Weather widget in the Widget Bar, and it’ll keep adding them. By the way, if you prefer, rather than just clicking, you can drag-and-drop widgets from the Widget Bar right out onto your desktop. It doesn’t change anything; it’s just more fun. When you’re done adding widgets, press the Close (X) button (where the Open button used to be in the bottom-left corner) to hide the Widget Bar.

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