How to Resize macOS Web Clip Widgets

OS X 10.5 (Leopard) introduced an interesting new feature called “Web Clips”. Web Clips are sections of web pages that are turned into Dashboard widgets. While they can be quite a useful feature, one of the drawbacks is that resizing them, particularly to be smaller, isn’t as straight forward as you might expect. This tutorial will guide you in shrinking Web Clip widgets to suit your needs.

Please note: Web Clips are a part of the Dashboard, which is no longer included in macOS starting with Catalina (10.15). This guide only applies to Macs running Mac OS X Tiger (10.4) to macOS Mojave (10.14).

  1. While creating your web clip, you’ll notice that no matter how much you try, the horizontal and vertical dimensions are limited.
  2. web clip limited dimensions

  3. So your resulting web clip may contain info/text that you don’t particularly want included.
  4. web clip with excess info

  5. Hover your mouse over the widget, and select the i button.
  6. web clip with i showing

  7. Click the Edit button.
  8. edit a web clip widget

  9. In the bottom right corner you’ll see a re-sizer. Click and drag until you’re happy with the results.
  10. resize a web clip widget

  11. Click the Done button.
  12. properly sized web clip widget click done

  13. And now you have a properly sized web clip widget.
  14. properly sized web clip widget

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