Disable Dashboard?

Discussion in 'OS X' started by roadbloc, Jan 20, 2010.

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    roadbloc

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    #1
    Is it possible to disable the dashboard? I never really use it, and it would be nice just to disable it altogether and use the key for something else.
     
  2. macrumors 601

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    No- I don't believe you can disable it.
     
  3. macrumors 68040

    California

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    #3
    Of course you can. Google around it is a free app, can't remember the name even though it is running on my own Powerbook.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors G3

    roadbloc

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    Well thats a bit rubbish, it does seem to take a fair chunk of RAM. Ahh well. Never mind.
     
  5. macrumors 601

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    What's preventing you from using the F key for something else? Go to System Preferences > Expose and make sure '-' is selected in the Dashboard area. Now reassign the key to whatever you want.

    I suppose you could go to the Applications folder and delete the Dashboard app, then you have a plist file to get rid of also. Anything else? I'm not sure.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors G3

    roadbloc

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  7. macrumors 601

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    Thanks for posting that link.

    I wonder what would happen if I tried the approach I suggested? I use Dashboard, so I'm not gonna be my own guinea pig.
     

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