How to kill Dashboard (Macintosh OSX)

I do not use the Dashboard on my Macbook, however from time to time I start it accidentally and then have it running, and using resources. Here is one way to kill it. I constantly forget how to do this and then have to look it up. As with my last post, now it is here and hopefully easier to look find for me (and maybe others).

To kill the Dashboard, open a Terminal and then run the following commands:

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

NOTE: the second command in this list of commands, will restart the Dock, so dont be alarmed if it disappears for a moment. It will come right back.

j

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About Jayson
Father, mountain biker, Software development manager at a wire service, and also work with the IPTC (iptc.org)

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