I think I know exactly what you mean - XBMC > Settings > Programs > General : Use Custom Dashboard Path - Dashboard?
If so I've had that pointing at my MS dash on all my machines to no apparent effect for years. I#ve never been certain what that was for. If all it was is not knowing that a right stick click would enable it I'm going to slap myself.
Yay! I'm almost glad to say it doesn't work!
Right clicking just brings up the XBMC Shutdown bar as normal - no MS dash. Restart just brings up my main UnleashX dash and Shutdown does just that. I've tried using another .xbe for the MS dash, the one in my Backup folder rather than the post softmod renamed one, msdash.xbe, and still no joy.
The thing is in the main menu Programs > programs my v.4.4 AID installed XBMC by default lists two odd "programs" not shown by any other dash app list:- MS Dash (Modchip or Virtual C) and MS Dash (Softmod). You'd have thought they were shortcuts as the file size shown is 0.2kB and 0.1kB respectively. But if you A click on either - nothing. I've just tried click the right thumbstick over them too - again only the shutdown menu appears.
Could it be an issue with the version I'm using: XBMC 9.04-SVN (Dec. 2008) - if so no way to fix it until I get broadband?