dashboard keeps popping up randomly

Discussion in 'iMac' started by CultHero, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. CultHero macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2007
    I have 10.7.5 installed on my 20 inch intel imac and the dashboard keeps popping up randomly. Incredibly annoying. I have searched for any dashboard prefernces but cannot seem to find any in my pref folder, I have run disc utility and restarted several times. Changed the batteries in my mouse and turned off hot corners. Problem still persists. VERY frustrating.

    Any suggestions?
  2. CultHero thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2007
    anyone, this is driving me crazy. Making my mac tough to use.
  3. JustMartin macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2012
    Possibly dumb, but have you tried cleaning your keyboard, is there something that could be causing the dashboard key to register a depress?
  4. CultHero thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2007

    thanks for the suggestion, but is completely random. Can happen when nothing is being touched or when it is being used. May do it ten times in a row, may not do it for 5 minutes.
  5. Zedsdead185 macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2006
    Make 100% sure that here are no shortcuts set for dashboard and see what happens. My old mighty mouse used to have very sensitive 'squeeze' buttons, and would always be accidently launching the dashboard.

    Otherwise, some sort of software you have installed may be triggering it. Have you got any special dashboard widgets? Or any app that you that can interact with the dashboard or a widget?
  6. CultHero thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2007
    Ok, I have turned off all access to it from hot corners, keyboard or mouse and will see what happens. It just started after the 10.7.5 update.

    Next step will be resetting PRAM etc.
  7. elfin one workout macrumors newbie

    elfin one workout

    Jul 30, 2018
    I have the same issue. took my iMac to the Apple Store. was told they never of mac doing that.
    could not help me.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 30, 2018 ---
    have the same issue. Apple store denied its happening.
  8. cleev macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2018
    Same issue. New IMac, bought in July, High Sierra. Apple support said it was strange and sent links to articles on Safe Boot, resetting NVRAM/PRAM, and SMC. The latter article does not mention this type of issue. The others I tried and no impact. Doesn't happen often enough to disable Dashboard yet but it is annoying.

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