Desktop Curtain 4+

Cover your (desktop) clutter

Many Tricks

    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings
    • $4.99



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.

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

Version 3.1.3

• Fixed support for macOS 10.9 Mavericks.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

DancinJason ,

Just what I've been looking for...

When I'm writing, reading or thinking about something I really want to hide everything but the singular app (and usually app window) that I'm interacting with. But I don't want to make it fullscreen and mess with the scaling of things and what not. This app does just what I have been wanting by allowing me to quickly and easily hide everything - desktop icons, other windows, etc., but mainly the desktop icons since they cannot be easily hidden and restored.

This app really helps me focus and remove clutter from my vision.

The only fault I'd share, and it's quite minor, is there is a flicker when changing windows, desktops, and other window related things. But since that is a "cosmetic" problem and not something that happens when I'm focusing my attention on a window, I didn't reduce my rating for this minor glitch.

I'm generally impressed with the work from Many Tricks. Thank you for your contributions.

Dapertutto ,

Very useful for presentations - please keep updating

I use this app to cover my desktop for presentations and it does a great job. Simple yet feature rich. I also use it to hide my desktop clutter so I can concentrate when I work. My only concern is that the app hasn’t been updated for some time. As long as they remain invested in maintaining and improving the app, I think it’s well worth the price.

PianoBench ,

Enormously Useful!

I make public presentations all the time. Desktop Curtain is the most important tool that I have for running my presentations cleanly. All of the junk on my computer stays nicely hidden from the audience.

Desktop Curtain also keeps my working environment under control, removing clutter from my workspace. I could not be more thrilled to have this little application!

App Privacy

The developer, Many Tricks, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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