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Thursday, January 31, 2019

How To Enable Dashboard in macOS Mojave

macOS Dashboard

For some inexplicable reason, Apple decided to disable Dashboard by default in macOS Mojave, and it’s nothing short of a travesty. Thankfully, turning it back on is a simple affair. Here’s how to go about restoring Dashboard to its rightful glory.

For those unfamiliar with Dashboard, it’s a collection of widgets that has been around ever since Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger shipped many years ago. Dashboard lets you select widgets you can easily access without interfering with other apps, or having to launch any apps to do a simple task. Calculators, sticky notes, easy access to the weather, and more were perfect uses for Dashboard. Think of how widgets work on iOS, and you’ve got the right idea.

We’re not sure why, but Apple has left Dashboard to languish, completely disabling it in macOS Mojave. That’s a real shame because we often find ourselves wanting to do a quick calculation, for example. Opening the Calculator isn’t difficult, but there’s no need if you have a calculator a key press away.

Dashboard is great if your workflow from previous versions of macOS relies on it, so here’s how to get it back.

Enabling Dashboard on macOS Mojave

To start things off, click the Apple logo at the top of the screen and select “System Preferences.”

Click Apple logo, click System Preferences

With System Preferences open, click “Mission Control.”

Click Mission Control

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