Desktop Ghost Pro allows you to easily hide and show all files on your messy desktop.

-Instantly hide and show all files on your desktop.
-Optionally run Desktop Ghost Pro as a menubar extra application for easy access.
-Hide/Show your desktop items from the standard window or the menubar.
-Easily set Desktop Ghost Pro to run when you log in to your Mac (optional feature, disabled by default).
-Items dragged onto the desktop after a hide operation can be seen (unless you press the hide button again).
-Use Global Hotkeys to show and hide everything on your desktop without using the mouse.
-Get to files on your desktop even when they are hidden via the new "View Desktop Contents" button.
-Right click the desktop in Finder and show and hide files using the new Desktop Ghost Pro Finder Sync extension (to use this feature, you must enable the Finder Sync extension in System Preferences).
-Specify files to exclude from participating in show and hide operations. You may wish to use this feature if you use third party applications that add hidden files to your desktop that you always want to remain hidden. Simply go to Preferences to add or remove files to exclude.

Please note that I cannot respond to customer reviews on the Mac App Store. If you need support, please contact me here: and I'll be glad to assist.

For your convenience, you can find answers to some support questions below:

1) I opened Desktop Ghost Pro for the first time and it is asking me for permission to access my desktop. Why?

If you downloaded Desktop Ghost Pro from the Mac App Store, this is necessary because Mac applications on the Mac App Store are required to be sandboxed. For the app to be able to access your desktop, you need to give the app explicit permission. Don’t worry, you only have to grant Desktop Ghost Pro access the first time you open the application.

2) When I hide the desktop, does Desktop Ghost Pro actually move my files somewhere else?

No. Desktop Ghost Pro does not ever move your files. The application simply hides your files. And when you want to see the files on your desktop again, the application simply shows them to you.

3) I tried hiding my desktop, but it “doesn’t work." Why?

If hiding your files doesn’t work for you, please check to ensure you are not using any applications that “Show Hidden files" to you or enable hidden System Preferences.

What are you waiting for? Get Desktop Ghost Pro now!

What’s New

Version 1.7

-You can now add files to the "Exclude Files" list in Settings via drag and drop.
-Improved performance.
-Updated frameworks.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

PictureShowMan ,

The Setting for “Exclude File” Doesn’t Work

This is a nice, simple application that keeps your desktop clean. But when I went to “Settings / Exclude Files” and tried to get it to ignore certain files on my desktop from its Show & Hide Operations, it wouldn’t let me choose any files. I tried multiple ways to use this preference, but nothing worked. Because of this, I’m giving it just 4 stars.

A recent update has now solved the problem and I’m changing my rating to 5 stars. I’m impressed that the developers issued an update so quickly once they learned of the problem.

Developer Response ,

Great news! Thanks!

BasilFawlry ,

Simple but effective

This is one of those apps that doesn’t do a lot, but what it does it does well. It’s nice to be able to look at my desktop pictures without all the clutter, but know that I have quick access to my desktop icons when needed.

Allen Wold ,


Other desk-top hiders also hide my screensaver and desktop graphics. This leaves them visible. It really does just what I want it to do.


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OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor



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