Is it possible to force the WP dashboard to show 3 columns at all times?

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Yes it is. Paste this code in your theme's functions.php file.

// Change dashboard widget width
function change_dashboard_column_width() {
@media only screen and (min-width: 500px) {
    #dashboard-widgets .postbox-container {
        width:33.3% !important;

To force 2 columns, change the width to 50%. For 4 columns, change it to 25%.

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