1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 31, 2012 4:58 AM by bobwild
PaulM22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Fairly often I find myself launching DASHBOARD accidentally through some mouse movement or swipe.  It's very distracting.  Similarly, I also accidentally "zoom in" through some mouse movement or swipe.  Is there anyway to disable these actions?  (I would not miss Dashboard at all.... find it of little value.)

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1)
  • bobwild Level 4 Level 4 (1,600 points)

    I just did that. I removed my last dashboard widget a couple of weeks ago.


    Open terminal and enter the two commands to change the default for dashboard and killall dock will restart the Dock which controls the Dashboard window.


    Get rid of dashboard:

    defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean YES

    killall Dock


    If you ever want to put the Dashboard back:

    defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean NO

    killall Dock


    Message was edited by: bob wild