Save The CPUs, Kill The Dashboard Once And For All

Listen, the Dashboard is pretty useless for most people, and I’m really tired of jumping too far back from workspace to workspace and landing in the dashboard when I want to land on my first desktop. Here’s how you can kill off Lion’s Dashboard (and re-enable it) if you’re as frustrated with it as I am these days.

Disable Dashboard

  1. Open Terminal.app
  2. Type in: defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean YES;killall Dock
  3. Hit Enter.

The Witch Dashboard is dead.

Re-Enable Dashboard

  1. Open Terminal.app
  2. Type in: defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean NO;killall Dock
  3. Hit Enter.

…And it’s back.

There you have it. If you want to kill it dead, the Dashboard is pretty easy to kill off by copying and pasting the information provided above into Terminal.app.

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