That would be really unfortunate. I have my MBP 16 on a stand next to my 27” monitor, and use it mostly for Messages. It has its own Space, and I was planning on putting widgets on it. I don’t want widgets on my main monitor because I want to focus on the task I’m doing (that’s why I have separate Spaces). Thanks for the heads-up.
From the macOS Sonoma review by John Voorhees (emphasis mine):
What you can’t do with widgets on the Mac is overlap them or stack them the way you can on the iPhone or iPad. I feel like I have plenty of room to place widgets on the Studio Display’s 27” screen without stacking, but that limitation will undoubtedly be a problem for some 13” MacBook Air users (myself included), especially if you’re used to being able to assign different widgets to multiple Home Screens on a similarly-sized 12.9” iPad Pro. That’s because you can’t place a unique set of widgets per Space on a Mac. So, if you were hoping to create different sets of widgets and assign them to project or task-specific Spaces, you’re out of luck, which is a shame and something I’d love to see Apple address in a future update.
Not only can’t we place widgets in a certain Space They’re not interactive? I tried to scroll the Reminders widget to see more than three and it wouldn’t do it. And, they’re grey when another window has Focus?
Apple, seriously, please:
*Let us place widgets on a certain Space
Make the widgets interactive. My Pixel phone had that years ago, and my lightning-fast MBP can’t?
*Give us the option to stop them from being grayed-out when another window has focus
EDITED: In System Settings > Desktop and Dock > Widgets section, I turned on Show Widgets on Desktop and Show Widgets in Stage Manager. In that same section, I set the Widget Style to Full Color. I placed the widgets on my MBP, which sits next to my 27" external monitor. They have stayed in that Space. They are now always bright, not greyed out, even when I’m using another window in that same Space.
The settings for Widgets are included in the “Desktop and Dock” settings and allow you to select Automatic which changes style depending on focus or permanent Grey or Colored.
In order to scroll you have to click the scroll bars(I haven’t tried this).
Yes, but it may be because I’m using an external monitor. I have eight Desktops, and MacOS automatically assigned my MBP’s monitor to a Desktop 9 that doesn’t appear in Mission Control. I put my widgets on my MBP’s monitor. When I disconnect the external monitor, Desktop 9 is gone and I don’t see the widgets at all. When I reconnect it, they’re back on Desktop 9. So it looks like it’s a situation that only works if you’re using an external monitor and you put the widgets on the Mac and not the external monitor.
I have my MBP up on a stand as a second monitor (photo posted yesterday on this thread). I mostly use this for Messages and when I need to put a window there because it won’t fit on my main monitor due to other windows already in use. So I figured this would be a good place to put some widgets to glance at during the workday. These are my settings: