How to disable dashboard in Mac OS X

mac os x, macMac OS X has a dashboard where you can add dashboard widget on it. If you do not use dashboard in ur Mac, you can disable the dashboard to save up some memory. Once the dashboard is disabled, dashboard will not show if you press on the dashboard shortcut key.BTW, the dashboard widgets include clock, weather, stock market, rss reader and etc.

To disable the Dashboard in Mac OS X, follow the steps below:-


  • Start your Terminal
  • Enter the command below to disable the dashboard:-
    $ defaults write mcx-disabled -boolean YES 
    $ killall Dock 
  • If you want to turn on the dashboard again, you enter the command below:-
    $ defaults write mcx-disabled -boolean NO 
    $ killall Dock 

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