Dashboard is an application used for hosting mini-applications known as widgets. Despite the lightweight of theseswidgets, when you hare running dozens of them, they takes a lot of memory, especially on old computers.
Because Apple didn't allow us to quit Dashboard, i create Dashquit, to quit Dashboard in a single click.
Dashquit 3.0 — normal ; confirm before quit ; preferences
To quit Dashboard, just click on the stop button on the widget's left and confirm by pressing the "Yes" button. You can disable the confirmation in the preferences.
When Dashquit is launching, it compute the amount of memory (RAM) that Dashboard is using and display it in the little screen. You can refresh the amount of RAM by clicking the screen or you can enable the timer in the preferences.
Because using a terminal to quit Dashboard is for programmers, Dashquit ally the power of Unix with the simplicity of a widget.
Build for Leopard. Dashquit 3.0 take part of the last technologies, like Dashcode and Webkit, to be smaller1 and powerful.
Because everyone should use it, Dashquit is compatibile with every Mac, no matter they have an intel or a PowerPC G4/G5.
To prevent you from quitting Dashboard accidentally, Dashquit ask you to confirm before quit. You can disable the confirmation in the preferences.
A timer2 update the amount of memory (RAM) that Dashboard is using each minute. You can enable the timer in the preferences.
Because Mac OS X is the user experience, Dashquit use animations to access the preferences or to show the confirmation panel.
“Widget of the month” — Macworld US - Nov 2007 (version 2.1)
You can get Dashquit for free :