trying to install adobe flash player and it says..

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by laauureenn, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. laauureenn macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2009
    i'm new to macs and i'm trying to install adobe flash player and it says that i need to close the Dashboard Client to continue. how do i do this?
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Open a Terminal window (/Applications/ and type:

    sudo killall DashboardClient

    Alternatively, you can just restart your computer. DashboardClient doesn't launch until you activate Dashboard for the first time.
  3. krisgreen65 macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2008
    Hey BlueRevolution,

    Thanks for the tip about not opening Dashboard before you install it. It's been fully installed on my machine now.

    And I'm thankful for the MacRumors forums - nobody on the Adobe official bug site could care less! Someone has been waiting since October for a fix to this problem!

    Thanks again.

  4. LCooper588 macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2009
    I feel silly asking this, but how do you open a terminal window?
  5. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

    May 5, 2008
    Mainland Europe
    Applications > Utilities > Terminal.

    If you don't know where stuff is, open the finder, and type in the name of what you're looking for.

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