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Mac: Apple confirms the disappearance of the Dashboard

Apple

Posted: June 14 2019
Updated: June 13, 2019

by Steve

That’s it, it’s the end! If you are a regular user of a Mac, Macbook, Macbook Air or Macbook Pro, you are undoubtedly familiar with the dashboard, this small virtual desktop on which many tools (widgets) are accessible with a single click. So, you could access your calculator, your sticky notes, the clock, your contacts, the stock market, the weather … In short, everything you use occasionally, gathered in one place!

Such occasional use that Apple seems to have decided to part with the Dashboard in the coming months. Already disappeared for the first time in the beta of macOS Catalina, it’s now official: the apple brand doesn’t want it anymore. In release notes for WebKit (the rendering engine used by Safari), Apple confirms the “removal of Dashboard support”. In other words, the disappearance of the mini-office in Catalina was not a bug.

Since OS X Yosemite, the function was disabled by default anyway. But it is possible, even with macOS Mojave, to access it if desired. In short, Apple seems to want to end an era. Hopefully, in addition to this disappearance, the firm is preparing a replacement worthy of the name and just as striking.