6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 15, 2009 3:12 AM by Rob in NZ
smitty195 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
I am trying to install Adobe Flash Player 10 on my MacBook Pro. However, the installation does not take place because I continue receiving an error that says I must "Close Dashboard Client". What does that mean, and how do I accomplish that? I searched here in the forums and found nothing regarding this topic.

I should also note that I am not only asking this question for myself, but for two other people who are running into the same error message when trying to do the installation. The other computers involved are a MacBook Pro identical to mine, and a brand new iMac. Thanks for any assistance!

MacBook Pro 15 inch 2.4 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Airport Express
  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,280 points)
    Hey there,
    You can kill the dashboard client by going to the Activity Monitor which is located in Applications -> Utilities Folder. Highlight the dashboard client and click Quit Process. Hope this helps

    B-rock
  • smitty195 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Outstanding! I just did that, and everything worked beautifully. Thank you very much!!!
  • peleohawaii Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi All-

    Thanks for the info on how to close the dashboard client - I too was attempting to install Adobe. I will preface my next dilemma by saying that I am not computer savvy at all. OK, so while I now have Adobe, I have no idea what happened to my dock and/or how to get it back. I know it's not just "hidden" and I can't seem to figure out how to get it back in action. Any help is really appreciated!!
  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (44,745 points)
    Hi peleolhawaii;

    Posting your question on the bottom a thread that is marked as solved it not the best way to get it noticed. I would suggest instead that you start your own thread.

    Allan
    tiger
  • Lauren Claus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I tried to quit the process...actually in the Activity Monitor I have 5 "DasboardClients" and none of them will quit once I quit them (or even force quit them) they keep popping back up. Any suggestions?
  • Rob in NZ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Lauren Claus wrote:
    I tried to quit the process...actually in the Activity Monitor I have 5 "DasboardClients" and none of them will quit once I quit them (or even force quit them) they keep popping back up. Any suggestions?


    I had the same problem. Went to System Preferences/Accounts, and under My Account/Login Items I deleted Safari and Dashboard apps with "-" button to stop them opening automatically on start-up. Then restarted Mac with Safari and Dashboard closed, and then activated Adobe app from "Downloads" folder without going to Safari again. Worked for me.