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10.4: Remove the Dashboard icon from the Dock Desktop
Tiger only hintIf like me, you don't want the Dashboard icon in the dock, click and hold on it select the new 'Remove from Dock' option. You can still use the F12 key to pull up your Dashboard, so no functionality has been lost.

[robg adds: You can also just drag and drop the icon off of the dock, as in previous OS X releases. This was one of the first things I did; I'm glad Apple put an icon there for the new users, but I'm also glad they made it easily removable. Yes, this is a simple hint, but I warned you all that I'd be running some relatively basic stuff just to make sure the knowledge was out there...]
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10.4: Remove the Dashboard icon from the Dock
Authored by: the_webmaestro on May 03, '05 10:51:13AM
I have no problem with you adding even the simplest of hints--even if they're 'all over the web'. For one thing I don't surf 'all over the web' (although I frequent the occasional Mac site now and again...). I'd prefer if MacOSXHints.com hosted all the hints anyway, so I have one place I can go to search.

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10.4: Remove the Dashboard icon from the Dock
Authored by: sbieniek on May 03, '05 11:46:53AM

If they don't know how to remove an icon from the dock will they actually be able to get on the internet and seek out help as to how to accomplish this task?



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10.4: Remove the Dashboard icon from the Dock
Authored by: restiffbard on May 03, '05 12:19:58PM

You might be amazed at what some people are capable of doing while not being able to tie their shoes. :)



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10.4: Remove the Dashboard icon from the Dock
Authored by: flakaddict on May 08, '05 02:55:09PM

Before I go removing this, is there a way to put it back if I decide I like it better in the Dock? Command-clicking the Dashboard icon launches it instead of showing me where it's located in the Finder.



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10.4: Remove the Dashboard icon from the Dock
Authored by: pehowell on May 08, '05 04:43:03PM

If you ever need to add it to the dock, Dashboard is in the Applications folder. Just drag it back to the dock.



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10.4: Remove the Dashboard icon from the Dock
Authored by: flakaddict on May 10, '05 06:50:49PM

Ohh thank you. Not sure how I missed that one.

Reminds me of the time I forgot the computer was not plugged in... ;)



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10.4: Remove the Dashboard icon from the Dock
Authored by: ccsccs7 on Jun 07, '05 01:07:46AM

I just found this out on my own today. Accidentlay double-tapped and locked and dragged it off while trying to hit another icon in the Dock.

I was wondering how to get rid of it. I was thinking in terms of preferences or hacks. I just assumed that all running programs must stay in the Dock. lol



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Me2
Authored by: Ishtiaque on Aug 06, '05 09:24:33AM

It's a bit embarassing for a 'power user' who has had been attached to a mac of one model or another for over a decade, but despite the fact it was the 'simplest of hints', I hadn't even thought to drag the icon off :) lol



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10.4: Remove the Dashboard icon from the Dock
Authored by: Balperro on Oct 07, '05 09:47:38AM

Hi,
I am a fresh new user of a mac. I come from windows xp and while clicking buttons here and there with my new mac, I dragged the dashboard icon from the dock and put it on the trash. Then, I cleared the trash.
Is there a way to bring back my dashboard and my widgets?
Thanks.



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10.4: Remove the Dashboard icon from the Dock
Authored by: derekhed on Oct 07, '05 10:16:54AM

Do you still have the Dashboard program listed in your Applications folder? If so, just drag it over the dock, and when the other icons make room for it, let go of your mouse button and it will stay in the dock. You'll notice that placement has to be above the small line that divides your dock.
HTH



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10.4: Remove the Dashboard icon from the Dock
Authored by: Balperro on Oct 11, '05 04:49:47AM

Hi HTH,

I don't have it any longer on the applications folder.

Thanks for your help.



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