How to Disable Dashboard in OS X Mavericks?

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I have no idea who finds OS X Dashboard as an useful tool. There is a easy way to permanently turn in off by typing just few lines in terminal. Follow this article to get rid of this clutter application from your Mavericks.

Disable Dashboard

Open terminal application of your choice and paste the following line:

defaults write mcx-disabled -boolean true
Reload Dock

Now type:

 killall Doc

Once the Dock reloads, Dashboard should be disabled and no more accessible.

Can I undo these changes?

Sure, just repeat the first step, but change true to false and then Dashboard will re-appear.

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Published in: macOS
Last Revision: October 30, 2022

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