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Authored by: ubi on Aug 01, '05 09:14:25PM
I think it does save some real RAM, even if you don't (accidentally) start Dashboard by hitting F12 or a hot corner. I made the following bash aliases for convenience:

alias dashoff='defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean YES ; \
sleep 2 ; killall Dock ; echo Dashboard disabled.'

alias dashon='defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean NO ; \
sleep 2 ; killall Dock ; echo Dashboard enabled.'

alias dashstat='if (( `defaults read com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled` )) ; \
then echo Dashboard is disabled. ; \
else echo Dashboard is enabled. ; fi'

I have 7 widgets running, with 112 of 640 MB RAM free. When I execute 'dashoff', I now have 153 MB free. After 'dashon', I have 151 MB free. So a couple of megs got eaten just now, even before hitting F12 to see the widgets.

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