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How to enable the dashboard in OS X El Capitan

  • by Zach (134)
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As someone who uses OS X dashboard widgets often, I was dismayed to find out that Apple has hidden it by default. Thankfully, it's easy to reenable the dashboard in El Capitan. Here's how to do it.


Open Mission Control in System Preferences

Navigate to System Preferences > Mission Control.


Reenable the El Capitan Dashboard

In the Dashboard dropdown, select As Overlay to mimic the original overlay behavior (recommended) or As Space to put the Dashboard into its own space.

Then, close System Preferences.