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Desktop Curtain

By Many Tricks

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Desktop Curtain is a simple tool to hide the clutter on your desktop, and help you focus on the task at hand. It's perfect for teachers, presenters, writers, developers, and anyone else that hates clutter and/or needs to take screenshots with clean background images.

Why waste time moving files and folders on and off of your desktop when Desktop Curtain can make things look spotless in a jiffy?

Desktop Curtain lets you set images via drag-and-drop or the standard file dialog, and it will remember your 10 most-recently-used images.

You can also control at what "level" the image floats (and hence, how much stuff it covers), and whether it affects all monitors or just one (the same for Spaces, too).

You can use Desktop Curtain to focus only on the frontmost application, too -- or even the frontmost window, to really narrow your focus.

Desktop Curtain also runs in three modes, including a fully-invisible mode perfect for those who take screenshots.oh

What's New in Version 3.0.2

• Modified some interface elements in preparation for upcoming OS X releases.
• Prepared for security changes in future OS X releases.


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Customer Reviews

Great for covering desktop, frontmost app mode is blinky

I picked this up because I have to share my screen pretty frequently and don’t want the audience to see the desktop items I have. For that, I think it will work fine. I agree with an earlier comment though that the screen flash when changing apps in “isloate frontmost app” mode is annoying. This may just be a limitation of the OS— it looks like when you switch apps, the curtain draws itself on top, and then switches back to the frontmost app to bring it back on top and all the context switching leads to the flashing. Would be nice to find a way to do it more fluidly.

Like a lot, would love with one addition

I use this every day. However I would love to have it cycle through wallpapers like the rest of my monitors do. My wallpaper for the still is awesome, no doubt… but I have a lot of them and would like the curtain image cycle through a folder too. It doesn’t need to sync with the Apple wallpaper at all.

Desktop Curtain
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.0.2
  • Size: 4.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later

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