OSX has been plagued by the ridiculous dashboard widgety nonsense since long before I joined the team, but until recently It left me alone and so too I it.
Having finally upgraded to OSX Lion the dashboard really wants to play again. It’s become more front and centre with the arrival of mission control and with that, more of a drain on system resources.
As with all the best finds, a mere one line in Terminal will rid you of these woes by removing the dashboard entirely. Not a god awful widget in sight!
defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean YES
For this to take effect immediately you may also want to run this
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