Comment on Stop Dashboard Widget

Awesome. While the dashboard and all the widgets take up relatively little resources, I have self-updating ones and process-hogging ones that also self-update. I love having them, but they choose the WORST times to update (usually in the midst of a big online battle. Thank you, Murphy).

This really is (IMO) the best solution for killing the dashboard. It's still available on command, but click a button, and it goes away completely.