How to Disable Dashboard and Notification Center in Mac OSX

Mavericks has bought plenty of good stuff to Mac OSX. Some of the features we really like are the new calender app as well as the ability to open tabs in finder and add tags. However, the basic layout remains pretty much like that of OSX 10.8. And if you are familiar with that, you know that a simple four finger pinch opens the Dashboard as well as the desktop preview of the apps running on your Mac. Similarly when you are on your Desktop a simple click on the list like icon from MenuBar opens the Notification Center.


However, it is not necessary that everyone uses these two features of Mac OSX. In fact to a very large extent they do nothing apart from hog precious resources from your device. it is indeed possible to disable both the dashboard as well as the Notification Center. All you need to do is type in the following codes into the Terminal Window and Finder will restart on it’s own to reveal the changes. So, here is what you need to type to be able to hide Dashboard and Notification Center.

To Hide Dashboard the following should be typed in Terminal without Quotes:

“defaults write mcx-disabled -boolean YES killall Dock”

To re-enable dashboard type the following without Quotes:

“defaults write mcx-disabled -boolean NO killall Dock”

To Hide Notification Center, type the following without Quotes:

“launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/” “killall NotificationCenter”

To enable Notification Center, type the following without Quotes:

“launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/”

We hope these little tricks would help your Mac perform tasks a bit more efficiently.

Via: Addictive Tips

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