dashboard keeps popping up randomly

CultHero

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Mar 20, 2007
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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?
 

JustMartin

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

CultHero

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Mar 20, 2007
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Possibly dumb, but have you tried cleaning your keyboard, is there something that could be causing the dashboard key to register a depress?

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.
 

Zedsdead185

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Sep 14, 2006
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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.
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?
 

CultHero

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Mar 20, 2007
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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?
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.
 

elfin one workout

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Jul 30, 2018
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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?
I have the same issue. took my iMac to the Apple Store. was told they never of mac doing that.
could not help me.
[doublepost=1532983998][/doublepost]have the same issue. Apple store denied its happening.
 

cleev

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Sep 1, 2018
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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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