Montag, 6. Oktober 2014

MacOS X: How to disable the dashboard

hi there,

today i want to show you where i first stumbled upon when i got my new macbook. you may also know the trackpad gesture where you swipe with three fingers up and see the desktop or you can swipe to the desktops to the left or right. and the problem is - i see no real use for this dashboard - so let's disable it.

so what you have to do is: open the terminal window and then issue the command

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

and then you have to restart the dock with a

killall Dock

Then it blinks and if you typed it right it works.

Maybe some of you regret now what you have done. to get it back it's also quite easy - it's basically the same command, but instead of a boolean yes, you have to use boolean NO, restart the dock and you are done, so in terminal language:

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

it's here again and you can use all these funky features, which i still think are useless.

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