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1672 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: May 22, 2009 1:32 PM by Gary K.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2009 11:52 AM (in response to nickdynamite)I have 3 instances of "Dashboard client" running now, and they're using less than 50 MB of RAM. Before I clicked on the Dashboard icon, "Dashboard client" wasn't running at all. This is after a restart of my computer.
Drag the icon out of the dock, disable the key, and you'd be good to go.
But if 50 MB of RAM is that important to you, I suggest getting more ;]
~Lyssa13" White Macbook; 160 GB black iPod Classic ^_^, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iBook G4 1.07 GHz (10.4.11); 3G iPod 15 GB (4.5 years running smooth!)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2009 11:52 AM (in response to nickdynamite)In Terminal...
*defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean YES*
To re-enable it...
*defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean NO*
*killall Dock*iMac G5 (Rev B) ALS - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.6), silver mini, blue mini, silver shuffle
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2009 11:55 AM (in response to nickdynamite)
Is there a quick terminal command to permanently stop the Dashboard from running at all? One that will "remember" between login/outs?
I literally never use it, but keep bumping that dashboard key then it pops up, loads all these widgets, outgoing signals get sent to update the time, some currency thing, the weather and on and on.
Or, if I just disable that hot key and option-close all widgets, is that good enough?
that's plenty good enough. start dashboard, click on the + in the lower left corner of the screen and remove all active widgets. go back to the desktop and deactivate the dashboard shortcuts in system preferences. without any active widgets dashboard will consume infinitesimal amount of RAM and CPU.
I'm a bit of a lunatic when it comes to my RAM I guess, just wondering if I could remove Dashboard.
ThanksMac Pro 3.2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Mac Pro 2.66GHz, powerbook G4 1.5GHz
Currently Being ModeratedMay 15, 2009 6:48 AM (in response to Chris CA)Chris,
Thanks for the terminal command. Where I work, our computers were setup to run dashboard automatically, but I never use it and I find it annoying when I hit the wrong function key and it takes over the desktop. Thanks again for your helpMac Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
I recently bought a Unibody MBP 17 and revisited all the OS X features I had long ago rejected. Dashboard was among them. Upon rediscovering it, I remember why I disabled it: It looks like the Fisher Toys/Gimmick department of OS X.
At the same time, many of my iPhone applications that have the same function of widgets. When I am out and around they are useful, but on a computer I have better uses for my (now gobs) of RAM.MacBook Pro 17" Gloss (unibody), Mac OS X (10.5.7), MacBook Pro 2006 Core Duo; 8 GB iPhone (Gen 1)