DashboardStarter
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Brings up Dashboard and closes it right away.   Free
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Dashboard is a great addition to Tiger. Unfortunately it takes several seconds to load and refresh the widgets the first time you bring up Dashboard. DashboardStarter is a small application that brings up Dashboard and closes it right away. Drag the app to your login items and have Dashboard load the widgets in the background.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later






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Dorkypants commented on 14 Dec 2009
Crashes on my Snow Leopard (10.6.2) system with a bad memory access
[Version 1.0]


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andrehiray reviewed on 28 Feb 2006
Very, Very Good!
Simple and works!!!
[Version 1.0]


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bdlatimer reviewed on 29 Jan 2006
Excellent implementation, excellent distribution method - in all, a utility which should have been built-in to Dashboard as it shipped with Mac OS X.

As opposed to the similar "Dashboard Kickstart", this app does its thing then gets out of the way - which is the "right" way of implementing the desired behavior.

Kudos to the developer on a job very well-done.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Aug 2005
I'm so glad someone created this. This app works excellently for me. Thanks.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Aug 2005
I was very excited to see this widget, but I downloaded it and placed it in my login folder as the instructions said, but to no avail. I am still waiting the 8-9 seconds the first time I launch my dashboard. ??? Anyone?
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 23 Aug 2005
This app works brilliantly for me. When you say you put it in the Login Items folder, do you mean that you created a folder and physically placed the file in it? or have you added DashboardStarter to Login Items in your System PreferencesLogin? The app should be in your Applications folder. Keep trying. The end of aggravating wait time is worth it!
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sdt33 replied on 13 Aug 2006
Choose Apple menu > System Preferences and click Accounts.

Click Login Items and then click Add (+).

Select an application, document, or server volume and click Add.

Click the Hide checkbox next to an item if you don't want a window for the item to open.
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Downloads:6,440
Version Downloads:4,792
Type:Home Personal : Personal Finance
License:Free
Date:10 Aug 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Dashboard is a great addition to Tiger. Unfortunately it takes several seconds to load and refresh the widgets the first time you bring up Dashboard. DashboardStarter is a small application that brings up Dashboard and closes it right away. Drag the app to your login items and have Dashboard load the widgets in the background.


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