Dashboard widget not validating
I had the same problem recently with any city on "El capitan".
I modified the Widget code and now it seems to work always.Kind of funny, but the Stocks app works fine on the i Phone, and it allows sorting..figure. That ancient 2006 Macworld article is worthless for the issue raised here.And beware suggestions elsewhere to download the istock 3rd party widgit. The stock widget would accept symbols correctly on our Macs running Snow Leopard (OSX 10.6) and Lion (OSX 10.7), but not on older systems (G4 desktop and laptop). In any event, thanks so much for your help...best,-john I know this thread started pretty long ago, but in case anybody still needs it, I found what I think is a simpler solution.Your first post may take a while to show up, as it is moderated. If you are comfortable getting your hands a little dirty, you can fix this problem yourself manually using just the Finder and Text Edit.
There is always a risk that something may go wrong. One of them is called and it's just a simple text file, with an unusual extension on its name. *Editing the code:* 8) Close to the top, you'll see several lines that look like this: , 9) Replace the stock symbols and company names with the companies you prefer, leaving the quotation marks and other code intact. 10) If you wish to add any symbols, copy and paste in an extra line of the code, between the other tags. 12) Move the original unchanged widget from your Widgets folder, putting it somewhere else for safekeeping. My favorite part of using a Mac is getting everything just right! Great suggestion on the i Stocks widget...thanks BD.