21 comments

  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 15 days ago

    raise your hand if you don't even know how to bring up the dashboard.

    [raises hand]

    18 points
  • Adam Hayman, 15 days ago

    I never use the dashboard, so it's not a huge deal for me personally. Do you guys still use it for anything?

    5 points
  • Chris Ramone, 15 days ago

    I won't be upgrading because of this. It's just like Apple's move to remove the headphone jack without a viable alternative.

    3 points
    • Renārs VilnisRenārs Vilnis, 15 days ago

      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.

      1 point
    • Emil Edeholt, 15 days ago

      Wow, so interesting. I didn't think anyone used it. What do you use it for?

      3 points
      • Chris Ramone, 15 days ago

        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.

        4 points
        • Emil Edeholt, 15 days ago

          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...

          3 points
          • John PJohn P, 14 days ago

            Always thought it was a huge misstep adding it in the first place, mistaking the extremely short lived widget fad as an actual product.

            0 points
    • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 13 days ago

      Narrator: He upgraded eventually anyway

      0 points
  • Jerry ThompsonJerry Thompson, 15 days ago

    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

    2 points
  • Ktrn DsrsKtrn Dsrs, 15 days ago

    This could have been a neat feature if they kept it under development and made it more easily accessible...

    2 points
  • Fred SimmonsFred Simmons, 15 days ago

    Fine. I can look at my stocks elsewhere. Just don't fuck with Mission Control.

    1 point
  • Nicholas Richardson, 15 days ago

    I have always disabled it. Could never really find a use case for it!

    1 point
  • Marc Nothrop, 13 days ago

    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.

    0 points
  • Peedu TuiskPeedu Tuisk, 11 days ago

    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.

    0 points