I know a lot of people who love the Dashboard in OS X. There are a bazillion widgets that can be installed, some people rely on them a lot. Personally I don’t use Dashboard at all. So why have it sitting there eating up memory?
How To Disable the Dashboard in OS X
1. Open Terminal
defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean YES
3. Hit the Return key
4. Next we have to restart the Dock, since Dashboard belongs to the Dock so to speak.
5. In Terminal type:
Essentially killall Dock tells Dock to restart itself. It then sees Dashboard is no longer needed and excludes it from startup.
To reverse the process and get the Dashboard backup and running
1. Open Terminal and type:
defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean NO
2. Once again restart the Dock by typing: