Apple’s Dashboard is removed from macOS Catalina, 😤.
The Dashboard RIP
I used Dashboard a lot, it is a quite useful tool to me, 😭.
The thing is i lost my F12 global hotkey too
Before Catalina, i use F12 as the hotkey to toggle Dashboard.
And after updated to Catalina, with Dashboard removed, you can not
reset F12 hotkey in System Preferences anymore; you can not assign
F12 in other apps or settings neither.
Restart is required after the plist editing to make it work.
If you have Xcode installed, enter the following command in Terminal:
That will open the hotkeys plist file in Xcode, you can then edit it
In my case, i want to disable F12 used for Dashboard, so i change
enabled key value to NO under 62 and 63 (62, 63 is the hotkey related
You could try enter the following commands in Terminal:
defaults write com.apple.symbolichotkeys AppleSymbolicHotKeys -dict-add 62 '<dict><key>enabled</key><false/></dict>'
defaults write com.apple.symbolichotkeys AppleSymbolicHotKeys -dict-add 63 '<dict><key>enabled</key><false/></dict>'
If F12 is not your Dashboard hotkey
please check the following links to get more information:
what do the parameter values in AppleSymbolicHotKeys plist dict represent?
Defaults & symbolichotkeys in Mac OS X
Note: you should restart macOS after edited the plist, otherwise it will not work and may change back if you change other shortcuts in System Preferences