The Ultimate Guide for switching from a PC to a Mac
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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Dashboard KickStart!

A great tip submitted by Dries Bonte: Dashboard KickStart! Adding the Dashboard to the list of applications that launch on start up makes it always ready to use, but it has the disadvantage of opening the dashboard on start up. By using the application called Dashboard KickStart, it will ensure that the dashboard is always ready to use. You can get this freeware here on MacUpdate.


Blogger Unknown said...

god bless you! this app rocks.

May 11, 2008 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger SH said...

How do you set up other applications to launch at startup? Like Mail or NetNewsWire?

May 11, 2008 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Fantastic! I used to use Dashboard Ignition under Tiger, but since upgrading to Leopard it hasn't worked so this is great news!

May 11, 2008 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger Lewis said...

To set up other applications to launch at startup, go to system preferences>accounts>login items.

May 11, 2008 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger Doc John said...

Another way to get an app to launch at startup is to right-click on the app's icon in the dock. When the menu appears, one of the choices is "Open at Login". Just click on that and you're all set. If you decide you don't want it to launch at startup after all, just do the same thing again.

May 12, 2008 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Kali said...

Hi MacGeek! Thanks for the tip. Slow Dashboard is a nuisance.
As a newbie, I am a bit confused about installation. I double-clicked the dmg file to install and that seems fine, but am I now doomed to have the disk image perched on my desktop forever? Would you do a tip on options for installing files, or link to such information when you post handy little apps like this, please? It would be so helpful for newcomers like me.

May 12, 2008 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger Lodge said...

Hey Kali. Once you've successfully installed the application, you can safely eject the disk image (by dragging it int. the trash) and deleting the dmg file. It's the same with any other installation.

May 12, 2008 at 11:04 PM  

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