Unable to open Dashboard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by CalvinC329, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. CalvinC329 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I can't open Dashboard by pressing the Dashboard key (for me it's F4) OR by pressing the Dashboard app on my Dock.

    I have no idea what happened, please help.

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    #2
    Have you logged out or restarted your computer?

    You could try "killall Dock" in Terminal to see if that will allow you to respawn the process as well.
     
  3. CalvinC329 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've restarted before (system update)
    And also, Terminal doesn't work (I mean the killall Dock thing)

    I'm really not sure what happened to Dashboard.
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    im assuming you removed Dashboard from the Dock. add it back by dragging it from Applications and check if you can show Dashboard by clicking its Dock icon.

    the keyboard shortcut could of been cleared. to re-add one open System Preferences and open Exposé and Spaces and then make sure besides "Hide and Show" for Dashboard under the Exposé tab a keyboard shortcut has been allocated.
     
  5. CalvinC329 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, Dashboard has always been in my Dock. Clicking it (just like clicking iTunes, or w.e to start it) makes nothing happen.

    I tried the Expose method, indeed it was on F12, but when I put it back to F4 (my normal Dashboard key), and pressed F4, nothing happened.
     
  6. killfoot macrumors newbie

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    I'm having this very same problem. Ideas, anyone?
     
  7. killfoot macrumors newbie

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    Oh, nevermind. Problem solved. This is what I did:

    I removed the preference file for the Dashboard.

    In the terminal I used this command:

    rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dashboard.plist




    Not sure what happened, but this fixed it.
     

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