Apple is working on revamping the entire ecosystem by adding new features and also removing the irrelevant features. We’ve seen the same with iOS 13 where Apple added a system-wide dark mode for the devices to save the battery and reduce eye strain. Also, the company discontinued the iTunes store, which became irrelevant and useless after diversification with Music, TV, and Podcasts apps. Now, the company has decided to remove the Dashboard feature from MacOS Catalina. The developers who have access to MacOS Catalina Developer Preview version claimed that Apple had removed the feature from Beta version of the MacOS Catalina.
The developers who have access to the developer version of MacOS Catalina are not able to find the Dashboard feature anywhere in the operating system. Also, the terminal command to activate the function is not working as the leading software feature is removed entirely from the system. The functionality is also missing from the launchpad, from where the users can search for the installed applications to run. Apple had not shared any details about the removal of this feature at WWDC 2019 when the company announced and showed the demo of MacOS Catalina to the community.
As this is the developer version of MacOS Catalina and not the public release version, the feature might come back in the next update for the developers. As the developer version of the operating system is meant to test the new features and fix the issues, the feature might come back after a brief period if Apple has no intention of removing it permanently. Otherwise, we have to say Goodbye to one of the best features in MacOS which was introduced back in 2004 with OS X Tiger. Apple has not answered on this topic when asked by the tech experts.