Dashboard KickStart
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Eliminates long Dashboard startup sequence (was Dashboard Start).   Free
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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
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.8 or later



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Dashboard KickStar... User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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burypromote

+19
Sonnendeck commented on 05 Jan 2014
Welcome back!
[Version 3.3]


burypromote

+3

hubby reviewed on 27 Nov 2011
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!
[Version 3.2.1]


burypromote
+1

+38
Vitaly commented on 12 Aug 2011
in system prefs the option activate after sleep does not stay unchecked
[Version 3.2.1]

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burypromote

+216
Jimw replied on 18 Aug 2011
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.
burypromote

+19
Sonnendeck replied on 18 Aug 2011
Yes, I have the same problem!
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Macboy85 reviewed on 05 Jul 2011
not bad.cool stuff
[Version 3.2]


burypromote

+51

Winco reviewed on 30 Jun 2011
Great solution. I don't have an issue being a System Pref either. It's free. Stop complaining.
[Version 3.2]


burypromote
+1

+20

Fking reviewed on 30 Jun 2011
simple, useful app. don't mind it as a system pref (i RARELY visit sys prefs anyway!)
[Version 3.2]


burypromote

+41
strider72 commented on 04 Jan 2009
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....
[Version 3.0]


burypromote
+2

+15
asmeurer commented on 06 Oct 2008
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.
[Version 2.4]


burypromote
+1

+11
rezzoCL commented on 16 Aug 2008
Awesome useful utility. A+
[Version 2.4]


burypromote
+1

+32
francola commented on 20 Mar 2008
Locks up spaces for me :(
[Version 2.3]


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Eggi_from_Hamburg rated on 25 Oct 2011

[Version 3.2.1]


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License:Free
Date:04 Jan 2014
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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.


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