widgit location

How does one put the 3-D widgit to the center of the object like a hat. I want the widgit to be centered to an object so I do not have to look for it when I want to move that object?

probably your object origin got uncentered in edit mode. just go into object mode and reset the origin to geometry. there’s a button in edit buttons i think.

I got the 3-D widgit to be in the center of my object, but the little yellow dot is still away from the object, and when I rotate the object it rotates wide.

the dot is your origin. you should be able to recenter it either from your toolshelf or edit buttons. i am still kind of sketchy on 2.5+ versions, so i cannot recall the exact location of the button.

T key then origin . Did not know that.