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With Dashboard KickStart (formerly Dashboard Start), you'll always have the Dashboard ready to use the first time you want. Without it you'll have to wait for a complete Dashboard start-up sequence as soon as you are ready use it for a first time, making its quick accessibility rather useless.

This application runs in the background and reacts to the starting or re-starting of the Dock and to waking up from sleep mode. When that happens it initiates the starting of the Dashboard.

What's New

Version 3.3:
  • Added support for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • Fixed setting login item, auto start at start up
  • Fixed persistence of 'Activate after sleep' setting
  • Fixed activation when not using the Dashboard as a space
Note: Version 3.3 of Dashboard KickStart now requires a Mac with a 64-bit Intel processor, running OS X 10.8 or higher.


  • OS X 10.8 or later

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License Free
Date 04 Jan 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
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