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There are a few dashboard widget that are useful even when not going in Dashboard. For example, SVN Notifier sends a Growl notification when commits are made to a repository you want to watch. Or, Delivery Status does the same for status update on tracked packages.

The thing is when I log into OS X, those status updates won't happen until the first time I actually enter into Dashboard, so it looks like they are not initialized at startup. How to fix this?

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Dashboard KickStart

Alternatively, save the following Applescript as an application and set it to open at login.

ignoring application responses
   tell application "Dashboard"
   end tell
   tell application "Expose"
   end tell
end ignoring
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