What is Dashboard?

Dashboard creates a particular layer in the Mac OS X operating method for running mini-applications named widgets. Confining widgets to a specific region prevents them from wreaking havoc on or otherwise accessing places of the operating system that are off-limits to unauthorized users.

In details technology, a dashboard is a user interface that, somewhat resembling an automobile’s dashboard, organizes and presents data in a way that is effortless to study. However, a laptop dashboard is much more likely to be interactive than an automobile dashboard (unless it is also pc-primarily based). To some extent, most graphical user interfaces (GUIs) resemble a dashboard. Even so, some solution developers consciously employ this metaphor (and at times the term) so that the user instantly recognizes the similarity.

How to open the Apple Mac OS Dashboard

The Apple Mac OS Dashboard can be accessed using any of the methods beneath.

Swipe 3 fingers up on the touchpad or press F3 to open Mission Manage and then open Dashboard.

Open Launchpad through the Dock or by pressing F4 and then click Dashboard.

Whilst in the Finder swipe two or far more fingers from proper to left.

With Mac OS X v10.six and earlier the Dashboard could be open through the Dashboard icon in the Dock.

Dashboard supplies access to numerous enjoyable and functional, mini applications referred to as widgets. OS X involves widgets for some of your preferred Mac apps, like Contacts and Calendar. These widgets give you fast access to your contacts and events with no obtaining to open up an app. You can add much more widgets to Dashboard, and even create your own.


To activate a widget, just select it. For example, once you click the Dictionary widget, you’re ready to variety a word in its search field. Click the Stickies widget to sort a note or two.