try this,I'm new to mac to but this helped me,i know its hard to to drag widget but try corners of widget which helps.1. Open System Preferences. 2. Click on Mission Control. 3. Deselect Show Dashboard as a space. 4. In Terminal, enter the command "sudo defaults write com.apple.dashboard demode YES 5. Exit terminal. 6. Logout of Lion. 7. Log back into Lion. 8. Open Dashboard (I do it by hitting F12). 9. Select the widget you want on the desktop and, while dragging it, hit F12 again. That closes Dashboard and places the widget onto the desktop.