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Allows you to enable and disable Dashboard in Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.
PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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tiscover reviewed on 01 Aug 2006
Very usefull tool to turn off/on Tigers Dashboard...
[Version 1.0]


Anonymous reviewed on 28 Sep 2005
No problems so far with the app. This is just the thing I was looking for: it doesn't stay open if you do something with it, it toggles the dock, just like the name says. Way to go developer!
[Version 1.0]


Anonymous reviewed on 14 Aug 2005
Just what i was looking for.
[Version 1.0]


sandifop commented on 14 Aug 2005
The Dashboard eats huge resources; one can really see the difference have a G3 or sub 1hz G4. One you have invoked Dashboard, the app will continue to make calls on your system resources even if you leave the Dashboard environment. This is a problem with widget browsers.

This software is one of 2 easy solutions and I thank the author.
[Version 1.0]


Anonymous reviewed on 13 Aug 2005
I always wondered if it was possible to "turn off"/"quit" Dashboard but I'm not really sure why I'd want to. I'm not sure why I'd want to toggle it on and off either. I'm not trying to bash this program...just trying to figure out if I'm missing something here.
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 13 Aug 2005
Dashboard takes up memory when it's running, and if you don't use it, you can free up that memory for other apps. That is why this app is useful, if not completely original. There are other apps that can turn off Dashboard, or you can turn it off via the command line.
Anonymous commented on 14 Aug 2005
And just in case you're geek enough to want to use the command line:

To disable dashboard:
defaults write mcx-disabled -boolean YES;killall Dock

to turn it back on:
defaults write mcx-disabled -boolean NO
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Version Downloads:2,449
Type:Utilities : System
Date:13 Aug 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
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Allows you to enable and disable Dashboard in Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.

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