On the Mac you may have noticed the Dashboard, it is the desktop on very left. It allows you to view stocks, time zones etc and can be very useful. However, if you are like me you may never use it and not want Mac OSX to load it every time you start your Mac. In this post I will show you how to disable (and enable) the dashboard.
Open the terminal Applications > Utilities > Terminal.app
Type the following code into your Terminal and this will disable your Dashboard.
In this article I will show you how to get your Mac display showing on your TV through the magic of the Apple TV box.
Connect your Apple TV to your tv and then go to Settings > AirPlay and make sure the option AirPlay is turned ‘On’.
Go to your Mac and go to System Preferences > Displays and at the bottom you should see that there is an option ‘AirPlay Mirroring’. If you click this select box you should see Apple TV, click that label and Voila! You should now see your Mac on your tv.
While you are on your Mac and inside System Preferences > Displays, just below where it says ‘AirPlay Mirroring’ there is a checkbox that says ‘Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available’. If you check this option you will see a new icon in your Mac’s toolbar on the right hand side (image 3).
If you click that icon you will see all the available Apple TV’s in the vicinity of your Mac, click one of the names listed and your Mac will mirror onto that device, thus being displayed onto your tv.
Note: if you are using your tv as your display for productivity purposes then you may see a slight lag in the mouse as it catches up with your movements.