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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.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.8 or later

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Sonnendeck Member IconComment+36
Sonnendeck
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Welcome back!

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Version 3.3
hubby Member IconReview+4
hubby
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The dashboard remains open after a kickstart - I thought it was supposed to open and then close the dashboard. And the option to activate after sleep is not stable.
Also - the developer is not responsive!

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Version 3.2.1
Vitaly Member IconComment+55
Vitaly
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in system prefs the option activate after sleep does not stay unchecked

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Version 3.2.1
Jimw
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On my it does not get along well with Mission Control either. When using hot corners or hovering over the dock it will suddenly and randomly do its thing. It was so annoying I finally removed it.

Sonnendeck
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Yes, I have the same problem!

Macboy85 Member IconReview+0
Macboy85
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not bad.cool stuff

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Version 3.2
Winco Member IconReview+87
Winco
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Great solution. I don't have an issue being a System Pref either. It's free. Stop complaining.

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Version 3.2
Fking Member IconReview+32
Fking
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simple, useful app. don't mind it as a system pref (i RARELY visit sys prefs anyway!)

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Version 3.2
strider72 Member IconComment+72
strider72
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A shame the author chose to make this a Preference Pane in version 3-- it adds clutter to an already crowded screen, rather than just giving me a simple app that I can have run on login. I'll stick to v2 for now, thanks....

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Version 3.0
 asmeurer Member IconComment+25
asmeurer
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Copy this into Script Editor and save as an Application:

do shell script "open /Applications/Dashboard.app/;open /Applications/Expose.app/;open /Applications/Expose.app/"

Then set it to open at login.

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Version 2.4
rezzoCL Member IconComment+14
rezzoCL
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Awesome useful utility. A+

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Version 2.4
francola Member IconComment+35
francola
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Locks up spaces for me :(

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Version 2.3
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Eggi_from_Hamburg
Version 3.2.1
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Downloads 29,311
Version Downloads 499
License Free
Date 04 Jan 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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