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Dashboard Killer

We’d be lying if we told you we didn’t like the Dashboard and the multitude of widgets that it uses. The problem is if your Dashboard looks anything like ours (read way too many widgets to count) quite a bit of system memory is used to run those widgets.
Well, many people’s first thought is to close the application to reclaim that memory. Guess what? You can’t quit the Dashboard! Well, not in the conventional sense anyway. Here are two ways to kill the Dashboard application, one easy and one geeky.
1    There are a couple applications on the market that let you kill the Dashboard application. A simple one is called Disable Dashboard Utility (do a search on It’s really two small applications; one to deactivate and one to enable the Dashboard.
2    If you’re an uber Unix geek you can also kill the Dashboard by opening up the terminal and typing the following commands:
To turn Dashboard off type:
Defaults write mcx-disabled -boolean YES
To turn Dashboard back on type:
Defaults write mcx-disabled -boolean NO
3    For either of these commands to take effect you have to restart the Dock by typing: killall Dock