Disabling the Mac OSX Dashboard
I never liked the idea of widgets in Windows and I don’t intend to start liking them when I’m using OSX. In OSX widgets are kept separate from the desktop and only appear when you press fn+f12, to me this defeats the purpose of having widgets in the first place.
So I hear you ask, why not disable it? That’s exact what I did and here is how. To disable the dashboard, open up your terminal and type:
defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean YES
Then type the command below to push the change into effect.
To get back the dashboard just change YES to NO.
defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean NO