Why is the dashboard so slow?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by slapple, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2008
    It seems like whenever I reboot my 2011 MBP with Mac OS X 10.7.4 and I try to switch to the dashboard, it takes maybe 5 seconds before all the widgets load and become useable. I think the dashboard is also slow to load after I have brought the MBP out of sleep mode.

    The widgets that I have on the dashboard are the calendar, clock, weather, calculator, dictionary, and iStat Pro.
  2. macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    This is how it's been since Dashboard came out with Tiger. This is caused by Dashboard not loading the widgets until used for the first time after a restart, login, or wake up.
  3. macrumors 65816


    May 29, 2011
    East coast, USA
    ... and the more widgets you have, the longer it will take when you first open dashboard for them to load. I usually make it a routine to open dashboard right after I reboot, login etc. so that my widgets can load.

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