Ever needed to take a screenshot and had to clean all of those icons from your Desktop before you could? Or maybe you needed to make a presentation and had to tidy up before hooking into the projector for the whole audience to see? Perhaps you just want to hide those messy Desktop icons so you can concentrate better on whatever task is at hand. Or, if you’re like us, maybe you just like a squeaky clean work environment. If so, then Desktopple is for you!
Preference Pane Application
All of the Desktopple preferences are conveniently located in the System Preferences. And if your menu bar is crowded, you can easily remove the Desktopple icon and control it with a hotkey or Automator Action.
It’s great that your Mac lets you run multiple applications, but sometimes all those extra windows can be quite distracting. Desktopple can watch you work, and if you haven’t used an application in a specified amount of time, it will hide those apps for you automatically.
Desktopple Pro Widget
The Desktopple Pro widget gives you even more control. A quick trip to the Dashboard lets you start Desktopple Pro, hide the Desktop, and more! Download the Desktopple Pro widget.
Make your workspace your own. Choose to hide your Desktop with your regular Desktop image, a different image, a smooth gradient, or a solid color. The choice is yours!
With Cover Sets, you can easily define several “covers” for your Desktop environment. One for screenshots, say, and another for presentations. Then, you can easily switch from one set to another using the handy menu bar item.
Add applications to the Desktopple AutoHide list, and when you launch those applications, Desktopple will automatically hide your Desktop. What’s more, when you quit those applications, your Desktop automatically fades back into view.
Need to focus on the task at hand? Dim the Menu Bar when you hide the Desktop for a distraction-free workspace. You can dim it with a solid color or have it blend in with the background. Great for Getting Things Done!
When your Desktop is hidden, it’s hard to get to files that you store there. A quick trip to your Desktopple menu will list all the items on your Desktop. Click to open, and keep working.
Got more than one Desktop you need to hide? Not only does Desktopple support multiple screens, but you can configure each screen separately.
Set Desktopple to ignore ExposÃ© and you’ll still keep your Desktop covered, even when ExposÃ©-ing.
Set up a HotKey, and giving yourself a shiny, squeaky-clean Desktop is only a keystroke away.
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