Each widget follows some basic conventions for controlling its position, size, settings, and so on, the mechanics of which are covered here in this section.
Adding and Removing Widgets¶
To start adding widgets, click the button in the Dashboard controls area of the breadcrumb bar to display the list of available widgets. See Dashboard Controls in the Breadcrumb Bar.
Inside the Available Widgets panel, click on the name of a widget to add it to the Dashboard (See Available Widgets List). The dashboard will reload with the new widget displayed in one of its columns.
To close and remove a widget from the Dashboard, click the button in its title bar, as seen in Figure Widget Title Bar, then click in the dashboard controls.
Widgets can be rearranged and moved between columns. To move a widget, click and drag its title bar (Figure Widget Title Bar), move the mouse to the desired position, and then release. As the widget is moved it will “snap” into its new position, so the new location may be previewed before releasing the mouse button. After positioning a widget, click in the dashboard controls (Dashboard Controls in the Breadcrumb Bar).
To minimize a widget so it hides its content and only shows up as its title bar, click the button in its title bar, as seen in Figure Widget Title Bar. To restore the widget to its normal display, click the button. After changing the widget status, click in the dashboard controls (Dashboard Controls in the Breadcrumb Bar).
Changing Widget Settings¶
Some widgets have customizable settings that control how their content is displayed or updated. If a widget has settings, the button will show up in its title bar as seen in Figure Widget Title Bar. Click that button and the settings for the widget will appear. Once the settings have been adjusted, click the Save button inside of the widget settings panel.