Dashboard KickStart
Dashboard KickStart
3.3
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Dashboard KickStart for Mac3.3

04 January 2014

Eliminates long Dashboard startup sequence (was Dashboard Start).

What is Dashboard KickStart for Mac

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 to use it for the 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 in Dashboard KickStart

Version 3.3:

Note: This product is not compatible with macOS Yosemite and later.

  • 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
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Sonnendeck
Sonnendeck
Jan 5 2014
3.3
0.0
Jan 5 2014
0.0
Version: 3.3
Welcome back!
hubby
hubby
Nov 27 2011
3.2.1
2.5
Nov 27 2011
2.5
Version: 3.2.1
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!
Vitaly
Vitaly
Aug 12 2011
3.2.1
0.0
Aug 12 2011
0.0
Version: 3.2.1
in system prefs the option activate after sleep does not stay unchecked
Macboy85
Macboy85
Jul 5 2011
3.2
3.5
Jul 5 2011
3.5
Version: 3.2
not bad.cool stuff
Winco
Winco
Jul 1 2011
3.2
5.0
Jul 1 2011
5.0
Version: 3.2
Great solution. I don't have an issue being a System Pref either. It's free. Stop complaining.
Fking
Fking
Jun 30 2011
3.2
5.0
Jun 30 2011
5.0
Version: 3.2
simple, useful app. don't mind it as a system pref (i RARELY visit sys prefs anyway!)
Strider72
Strider72
Jan 4 2009
3.0
0.0
Jan 4 2009
0.0
Version: 3.0
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....
asmeurer-2
asmeurer-2
Oct 7 2008
2.4
0.0
Oct 7 2008
0.0
Version: 2.4
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.
jppereztr
jppereztr
Aug 17 2008
2.4
0.0
Aug 17 2008
0.0
Version: 2.4
Awesome useful utility. A+
Francola
Francola
Mar 20 2008
2.3
0.0
Mar 20 2008
0.0
Version: 2.3
Locks up spaces for me :(
Nealnt
Nealnt
Nov 4 2007
2.3
0.0
Nov 4 2007
0.0
Version: 2.3
Version 2.3 works on Leopard with one problem. It leaves expose activated.
Guest
Guest
Jan 10 2007
2.1
5.0
Jan 10 2007
5.0
Version: 2.1
Works like a charm on my G3 iMac! I've hated the upgrade to Tiger because Dashboard is so slow to start when I use it the first time, and this solved the problem. To the person who complained about it staying open in memory watching the dock, you can turn off that behavior by selecting "Quit after first activation." Please read the directions before posting sloppy, mean reviews.
Macuser25
Macuser25
Aug 11 2006
2.1
5.0
Aug 11 2006
5.0
Version: 2.1
I think this a really cool addition to Mac OS, it does what it says and doesn't hang up log in time or slow down dashboard. I like it, and works on both mac platforms, PPC and intel based.
Bdlatimer
Bdlatimer
Jan 30 2006
2.1
1.5
Jan 30 2006
1.5
Version: 2.1
Sorry, but this is a really really BAD implementation. Instead of doing its thing and getting out of the way, this app remains in memory, constantly listening for changes to the Dock. In addition, it is distributed in the form of a .pkg, for NO reason - it would be more easily distributed as a drag-install. Not to mention, the ownership & permissions on the app (which is installed to "/Applications/Utilities/") are INCORRECTLY set to "755, 501:501", when they should be "775 root:admin". Again, this is simply a really really BAD implementation, which should not be used by anyone. A better solution is the much-smaller, much-more-correct "DashboardStarter" - see
Guest
Guest
Nov 8 2005
2.0
5.0
Nov 8 2005
5.0
Version: 2.0
Positively, absolutely great app!!! Dashboard used to be reaaallyyy sllooww to access, but not anymore. To the folks at Apple, take heed of this app!
Guest
Guest
Nov 7 2005
2.0
5.0
Nov 7 2005
5.0
Version: 2.0
Now can you make it invisible? I keep seeing the preferences dialog window everytime I log in...
Guest
Guest
Nov 6 2005
2.0
5.0
Nov 6 2005
5.0
Version: 2.0
A very good idea executed flawlessly.
Guest
Guest
Nov 5 2005
1.0
5.0
Nov 5 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0
Wonderful - saves me having to do the Dashboard-2-step (open and close) every time I login. Apple should have built the damn thing right in the first place, but this'll do very nicely until they get around to fixing Dashboard's launch-time.
Guest
Guest
Oct 19 2005
1.0
5.0
Oct 19 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0
Does what it says it does - which is something that Apple should have done in the first place. Kudos to the developer!
Guest
Guest
Oct 12 2005
1.0
5.0
Oct 12 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0
Brilliant! This solves one of the things that has really bugged me about the Dashboard - waiting for the widgets to load when I need them quickly. Thank you!
Guest
Guest
Oct 3 2005
1.0
5.0
Oct 3 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0
awesome stuff, been waiting for something like this for ages, flawless so far
Guest
Guest
Oct 3 2005
1.0
5.0
Oct 3 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0
A simple but very welcome app. This complements the functionality of Dashboard.
Guest
Guest
Oct 2 2005
1.0
5.0
Oct 2 2005
5.0
Version: 1.0
A simple, but excellent app! Thanks! :D
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  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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