11 May 2014

How to Disable the Dashboard in Mac OS X

Dashboard feature was first introduced by Apple in version 10.4, in which there are a number of widgets for example calendar, weather and tracker that allows users to set the device applications.

Although it is provided to make it easier, but the dashboard feature was not liked by many Mac users so much effort was made to disable the dashboard.

If you're one of them, here's how to disable dashboard in Mac OS X that you can try.

How to Disable the Dashboard in Mac OS X

1. First, click System Preferences -> Mission Control, and then uncheck the option "Show Dashboard as a Space".

2. The above step is unfortunately not disable dashboard in full, but enough to reduce the intensity of the interference and you can still use this feature if desired.

3. To disable dashboard in full, perform the following steps. Open a terminal and copy and paste the following command code.

defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean YES && killall Dock

4. To re-activate the dashboard, copy the following code to the terminal command.

defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean NO && killall Dock

That was a way to disable the dashboard in Mac OS X, good luck and hopefully useful.