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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.

Great idea. One annoying problem.

This app is a really great idea. I love the ability to always have a clean background when working with each app as opposed to always seeing distracting bits of all my other open apps around the one I’m working in. However, this app creates a very annoying flicker every time I toggle between my open apps… and this is something I simply cannot live with. Like most people, I probably switch between apps a thousand times a day, so having to watch my screen flicker a thousand times a day is just a deal-breaker for me. Until this problem is fixed, I’ve had to leave this app switched off. Hopefully this can be corrected soon, and I’ll give it 5 stars!

Desktop Curtain
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated: Aug 11, 2014
  • Version: 3.0.2
  • Size: 4.3 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Many Tricks

Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later

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