Dashboard in Mojave

Brad9893

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Can anyone see if Dashboard is still present? Dashboard is a 32-bit app, so I wouldn't be surprised to hear that it has finally been removed. The chances of Apple converting it to 64-bit are practically zero.
 

Cougarcat

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Whew. I am always scared it's going to die.

What they need to do is get rid of the bad Notification Center widget UI, and create a new Widget UI that is more like Dashboard. Otherwise it will likely die next year when everything is 64-bit.
 
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AdeFowler

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Yep, still there. Every release I pray for a completely new and modernised Dashboard, it's such a good feature...
I love it as well... use it on a daily basis. Maybe next year, iOS apps will run in an updated version. I can certainly think of a few apps on my phone that would be great to have in a dashboard style overlay.
 

casperes1996

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Something I found out last time I said something similar; Dashboard isn't actually 32-bit. Dashboard is both 64-bit and 32-bit. If you have any 32-bit widgets, a 32-bit version of Dashboard is spawned inside a 64-bit Dashboard, to deal with the 32-bit widgets. Otherwise, it runs as 64-bit
 

Brad9893

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Something I found out last time I said something similar; Dashboard isn't actually 32-bit. Dashboard is both 64-bit and 32-bit. If you have any 32-bit widgets, a 32-bit version of Dashboard is spawned inside a 64-bit Dashboard, to deal with the 32-bit widgets. Otherwise, it runs as 64-bit
Wow, you are right! I have multiple Dashboard processes running, and out of the four present, only one is 64-bit. I can't believe that I've missed that 64-bit process all of these years. I guess it was camouflaged in between the three 32-bit Dashboard processes. Is there any easy way to tell which widgets are 32-bit?

Edit: Never mind! I got the information from Activity Monitor. (Click on the process, select the "Information button, then "Open Files and Ports".) Sadly iStat Pro is a 32-bit offender, and that has long since been deprecated.
 
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casperes1996

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Edit: Never mind! I got the information from Activity Monitor. (Click on the process, select the "Information button, then "Open Files and Ports".) Sadly iStat Pro is a 32-bit offender, and that has long since been deprecated.

That's the one I use too! iStat menus is the hot deal, but I prefer having it in Dashboard If I'm honest.
iStat Pro is acting out a bit under Mojave right now though. It works perfectly fine (aside from the CPU graph), but around it it draws a white border that's rather big. I'll attach a screen grab. Screenshot 2018-06-05 at 03.02.33.png
 
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jacg

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After Apple started breaking drag and drop most of my dashboard uses stopped working. I wish they would fix it. It was very useful to have a layer of information at a touch.
 

abhigenie92

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It is not there for me! It was there before in High Sierra. What's your version of beta? Mine is 18A314k.
 

Painter2002

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Wow, you are right! I have multiple Dashboard processes running, and out of the four present, only one is 64-bit. I can't believe that I've missed that 64-bit process all of these years. I guess it was camouflaged in between the three 32-bit Dashboard processes. Is there any easy way to tell which widgets are 32-bit?

Edit: Never mind! I got the information from Activity Monitor. (Click on the process, select the "Information button, then "Open Files and Ports".) Sadly iStat Pro is a 32-bit offender, and that has long since been deprecated.
Do you know if iStat menus (I don’t have the iStat Pro) is 32 or 64 bit? I’d hate to see that one go if it is.
 

thingstoponder

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I find it stunning that they still haven't killed it. It's buggy and some of the included widgets don't even work. It's very un-Apple like to leave a legacy feature there especially when it's so old and dated looking.
 

gokart mozart

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I just updated to the latest version of the macOS that is macOS Mojave. And I can't find the Dashboard. Where do I go and enable it?
I simply clicked on Dashboard in my Applications folder and now it's working the same as it ever has.
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How do I get dashboard apps onto my desktop in Mojave? 2017 macbook pro.
I don't think Dashboard Widgets ever natively functioned on the desktop itself. If you want the Dashboard back you can just click on it in your Applications folder. That worked for me, at least.
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They did tho, it's called Notification Center
Too bad it sucks in comparison. Yes, the Dashboard is mored dated looking, but it boasts more functionality when the widgets are actually maintained/supported.

Sticky Notes till I die!
 

cool11

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I use the widget 'screenshot plus', for so many years.
For the first time, it seems to be useless in mojave. Maybe it is a widgets problem(not updated for years), but it played well even on high sierra.

I know that mojave has its own screenshot utility now.
But I do not find it so handy. It uses only png and so on.
Do you have any suggestion for a screenshot widget that functions well in mojave?
 

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