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Bye Bye Dashboard allows you to remove the Dashboard. Tests show that the Dashboard uses a siginificant amount of CPU power even when not in use. It has also shown to use a large amount of Internet bandwith. Also in a corporate environment the Dashboard could be come a distraction to employees. Thus Bye Bye Dashboard was made.

The Dashboard is in no way an essential part of OS X, it is simply another application built into OS X. Disabling the Dashboard is in no way a permanent operation. Bye Bye Dashboard also works the other way. It can easily enable the Dashboard in seconds. This is rather useful if you want to have the more...

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Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Danp Member IconComment+0
Danp
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Is this still available? Download and more information links are broken.

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Version 2.0
fragmore Member IconComment+1
fragmore
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Putting it back is as easy as deleting it, Aristotle.

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Version 2.0
fragmore Member IconComment+1
fragmore
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I just moved the Dashboard app to the trash and deleted it.

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Version 2.0
macnerd1984
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Congratulations on that one, Einstein. If at some point in the future you might decide it's useful then have fun re-installing.

Mechamania
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Yeah, well, Dashboard is worthless and a CPU hog, Brainiac, and so I don't know how anyone could have fun using it, let alone re-installing it, which would be a useless move, anyway.

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MadMacMad
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oh Man...
thnk you very much for this....
i use it on my Pismo Powerbook & it gives me more Memory & CPU Power back....
thxx Dude

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Version 2.0
tonygoulding Member IconReview+1
tonygoulding
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Running on a 2GHz iMac G5 with 10.4.5. No problems whatsoever.

Would like to have it silently DISABLE dashboard upon login, but it's not scriptable :-(

But it does what it says, so great!

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Version 1.0
Michael Williams (Developer)
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If you would like I can make a version that when opened it will disable the dashbaord and then exit. That way you can then just chuck in in StartUp item's folder. If you want get really technical then you can use a program (I can't remember what's it's called) that will hide the application icon from the dock so no one notices.

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Revelation22.12
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Downloaded it. Ran it. Eliminated it (Dashboard, that is).

Works like it was described. Running it reset the dock, then prevented Dashboard from activating.

Running B/W G3 (upgraded to G4) with 10.4.4.

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Version 1.0
iTech Member IconComment+0
iTech
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Didn't work for me neither. Not that it dissapeared or anything, it just didn't result in any sort of a change.

I'll post my results with pictures on : http://itech.webwarp.net

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Version 1.0
Michael Williams (Developer)
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Hello.

I have noticed that sometimes the program doesn't work first time. Try restarting your computer and then running it. Just keep running it till the dashboard goes away. It will work after awhile.

I'm not sure what causes this but I think it's something to do with the apple side of things.

Panmaster Member IconComment+0
Panmaster
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Nice utility.
It works for me on my iBook 12" with tiger.

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Version 1.0
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Version 2.0
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Downloads 27,918
Version Downloads 16,161
License Free
Date 01 Aug 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free