Why is the dashboard so slow?

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

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    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

    Intell

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    #2
    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

    Drew017

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    #3
    ... 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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