Poll: Dashboard should be....

Dashboard should be....

  • Kept.... I use it often

    Votes: 30 68.2%
  • Probably kept.... I guess many folks still find it useful

    Votes: 1 2.3%
  • Kept or gone.... I don't give a hoot.

    Votes: 4 9.1%
  • Probably gone..... I guess few find it useful these days

    Votes: 1 2.3%
  • Gone.... I reckon it is a useless waste of space

    Votes: 8 18.2%

  • Total voters
    44

Micky Do

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Seems Dashboard is to be dropped from MacOS Catalina.... What do ya'll think?

Disappointing, I reckon. I use it frequently to

- Check exchange rates
- Convert weights and measures
- Check the time in different parts of the world
- Check computer status in iStats
- Listen to BBC radio stations on-line
- Check weather forecast for several days ahead
- Put the computer to sleep after I turn in with iTunes or radio playing.
- And more.

Checked out using Notifications as an alternative, but found it lacking...... Could live without Dashboard if the functionality could be found in Notifications or elsewhere that is easily accessed.
 

Micky Do

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I guess I'll go to my grave with Mojave.
My desktop, an early 2009 Mac mini will go to its grave with El Capitan. I use Dashboard on it almost every day, sometimes multiple times.

My use pattern for the MacBook Air I bought last year is quite different. It is running Mojave. I mainly use it for work and I'll concede that I seldom use Dashboard on the Air.

In short, Dashboard's usefulness varies with situation, but it certainly remains relevant and useful for a good few folks
 
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Micky Do

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Looks like widgets are coming back with Big Sur.

Widgets are what I like about Dashboard. If my faves are easily accessible in Control Centre, I'll be OK about living without Dashboard........

My MacBook Air, currently running Mojave (mainly because of Dashboard), will likely get the update to Big Sur.

As for the 2009 Mac Mini, currently in storage, it won't be an option. By the time I do get to being in a situation to set up a desktop again, a new Mac Mini could well be the way to go.
 
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Wowfunhappy

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They're not, and they're also constrained to a little portion of the screen. They can't be full rearranged, you can't add multiple copies of the same widget, etc etc.

It's definitely a system designed for iOS.
 
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