Bye Bye Dashboard
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Easily and painlessly remove the Dashboard.   Free
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  • Bye Bye Dashboard has been discontinued
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    Kermit Soft
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
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Danp commented on 24 Sep 2009
Is this still available? Download and more information links are broken.
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fragmore commented on 21 May 2007
Putting it back is as easy as deleting it, Aristotle.
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fragmore commented on 01 Aug 2006
I just moved the Dashboard app to the trash and deleted it.
[Version 2.0]

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macnerd1984 replied on 21 May 2007
Congratulations on that one, Einstein. If at some point in the future you might decide it's useful then have fun re-installing.
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Mechamania replied on 29 Oct 2012
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 reviewed on 01 Aug 2006
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
[Version 2.0]


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tonygoulding reviewed on 23 Mar 2006
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!
[Version 1.0]

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Michael Williams (developer) replied on 01 Aug 2006
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 reviewed on 23 Mar 2006
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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iTech commented on 23 Mar 2006
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
[Version 1.0]

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Michael Williams (developer) replied on 23 Jul 2006
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.
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Panmaster commented on 22 Mar 2006
Nice utility.
It works for me on my iBook 12" with tiger.
[Version 1.0]


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ramsestejeda rated on 25 Sep 2011

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Version Downloads:15,453
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:01 Aug 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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 Dashboard disabled but still have the ability to use it when you desire it.

I hope you like Bye Bye Dashboard, and if you have any comments or feedback please email me


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