Dashboard question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Ladybug, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. Ladybug macrumors 65816


    Apr 13, 2006
    Is there any way to turn off Dashboard altogether? I really never user Dashboard for anything, just seems like a waste of resources. Thanks
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I've been using the first option for some time on my iBook and it works just peachily.... :)
  3. Ladybug thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 13, 2006
    Awe you're an angel..thanks so much Gauchogolfer. Exactly what I was looking for. :)
  4. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    At versiontracker I noticed some people complaining about dock crashes with the disable utility. Someone posted the following reply:

    No need for an application for something that can be done easily from the command line:
    To turn Dashboard off:
    # defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean YES
    To turn Dashboard on:
    # defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean NO
    You have to restart the Dock after making either change for it to take effect:
    # killall Dock

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