View Full Version : Can I completely remove Dashboard?

03-07-2006, 10:15 AM
Is there a way to completely remove Dashboard from the system for all users?
I don't want it on the system at all.

03-07-2006, 10:44 AM
I would think you could just remove /Applications/Dashboard.app? Don't you?

03-07-2006, 10:46 AM
I tried that but it still opens. I searched the HD for any dashboard reference and removed them also. It still opens.

03-07-2006, 10:59 AM
And you restarted after removing it? ;)

It's loaded into RAM and always running, so a restart (logout (maybe)) has to be performed.

03-07-2006, 11:38 AM
I think there has been at least one article on the main macosxhints about this.

03-07-2006, 12:26 PM
I couldn't find anything relating to removing the dashboard 'engine', perhaps my search was skewed and didn't hit on the right result..

I still use Konfab.. and find it more useful than Dashboard, mainly due to when I don't want it running - I can quit with one action, with dashboard each widget needs to be closed individually (a pain in the orson!).

03-07-2006, 12:26 PM
Deleted Dashboard from apps folder and rebooted. It still opens. I triple checked to make sure it was gone and emptied the trash.
I searched the board on this topic but only found ways to remove widgets or use system pref to disable it from the mouse button.
I need to completely remove it.

03-07-2006, 04:51 PM
How about disabling it?

Why do you want to completely remove it?

I've disabled it and use Yahoo! Widget (formerly Konfabulator)

03-07-2006, 10:54 PM
Dashboard is part of the Dock, I believe. I don't think it can be "removed", though if you disable the keyboard shortcut there's no way you'd accidentally activate it.