Set Dashboard to Transparently Hover Again, Out of Mission Control in OS X Lion
Don’t like Dashboard much in Mac OS X Lion? If changing Dashboards background wallpaper wasn’t enough for you, you can always return it to the standard transparent hovering state that existed prior to OS X 10.7 Lion. This pulls Dashboard widgets out of their own space in Mission Control and shows widgets directly over the desktop and applications, just like Mac OS X 10.6.
- Open System Preferences
- Click on “Mission Control”
- Uncheck “Show Dashboard as a space”
Now you’ll have to hit the good old F12 button to show the Dashboard instead of swiping left to the containing space with your trackpad. This adjustment is generally best for users who don’t have a trackpad or Magic Mouse, where swiping and gestures have no roll in their workflow anyway.
If you already forgot what it was like in 10.6, this is what it will look like:
Compared to the default in Mac OS X Lion: