raise your hand if you don't even know how to bring up the dashboard.
I never use the dashboard, so it's not a huge deal for me personally. Do you guys still use it for anything?
I still use it for quick access to the calculator, but not much else
You can do the math, conversions right in the spotlight.
since this came to spotlight, I haven't used dashboard...
I won't be upgrading because of this. It's just like Apple's move to remove the headphone jack without a viable alternative.
What is your use case for the dashboard? Can't the sidebar just handle the same things?
I have never used the dashboard in my 5 years of mac experience. :/ Personally, don't mind having it go away.
Wow, so interesting. I didn't think anyone used it. What do you use it for?
I've been using it daily since Leopard, in its original form as an overlay for notes (so many notes), dictionary/thesaurus, unit conversion and Safari webpage snippets; rem to em conversions for example. It's insanely useful if you've been a power user since the earlier days. It's muscle memory much like Mission Control, which they've slowly botched in recent versions.
I've been a mac user since 1990 but have never really fallen for dashboard. But that is just a matter of taste of course. Have you tried using something like alfred or quicksilver? Does not replace visual stuff like webpage snippets of course...
Always thought it was a huge misstep adding it in the first place, mistaking the extremely short lived widget fad as an actual product.
Narrator: He upgraded eventually anyway
They must have looked at the abysmal engagement rate over all users. Good riddance. Especially with keyboard-based tools like Alfred which are twice as fast... #LessisMore
They must have looked at the abysmal engagement rate over all users
Hope not because that would mean Apple is collecting the same sort of telemetry that people criticize Windows 10 for.
If you remember you were asked if you want to send anonymous usage stats when you installed macOS. Screenshot: https://derflounder.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/screen-shot-2014-10-16-at-7-08-39-pm1.png?w=480&h=360
Yeah unfortunately, a bit like banner blindness--we're so exposed to it that we don't see 'em anymore. We tend to consent to so many things these days. I always admire people who read them. I know it's the right thing to do, but I'm a bit too lazy for that I guess...
This could have been a neat feature if they kept it under development and made it more easily accessible...
Fine. I can look at my stocks elsewhere. Just don't fuck with Mission Control.
I have always disabled it. Could never really find a use case for it!
It's a pity Dashboard died on the vine, in the early days it was a nice path for designers and tinkerers to get into making apps… another of the DIY paths going away.
…and don't forget it was the early testing ground for the original iPhone design aesthetic and the whole "delicious generation", so actually pretty influential in a lot of ways.
I use it constantly. Top left Hot Corner shortcut opens it as overlay. And it contains a few text-areas where I add notes, weather, quick calendar view of the upcoming events, stocks, and hours in a few select cities of the world that I sometimes do business with.
Apple really squandered its potential imo.