Let all of your desktop breathe !
Hide your multiple displays desktop icons with a single click !
- Multiple Displays support
- Use shortcut to hide your desktop icons
- Use desktop wallpaper, solid color or custom image as background
- Mission Control layer is overridden by default, No flickering!
- Single click to hide/unhide, Right-click for menu. (Enable from Preferences).
"HiddenMe Hides all Your Mac Desktop Icons in One Click" - Lifehacker
"a button to hide all the clutter with a single click." - Business Insider
Ratings and Reviews
Doesn’t Stretch out your Wallpaper *Updated*
So called “Pro” version doesn’t stretch out your existing wallpaper. My resolution was 2560x1440 which much more common now and my wallpaper’s dimensions are 3840x2160 so it should have no problems. The first thing that you see when you launch this “Pro” app is a warning say it doesn’t guarantee that wallpapers can be used. While I have no problem believing that to be the case in every single circumstance, I just have a feeling that this developers technical wizardry and aptitude for developing efficient algorithms falls short.
This has been corrected! Well done! You see, I knew you could do it after a good spanking review!!!
Hides but does not unhide
Bought the app for the simple task of hiding desktop icons. When I used it it seemed to work fine initially. After a few uses, it would not unhide my icons.
I figured no problem, it’s just an app, so I quit the app, still no desktop icons. I proceeded to check the contents my “Desktop” folder, and it was empty. Where were my documents? Apparently the app uses a command that tells the OS not to create a Desktop, which makes the “Desktop” folder invisible, but not in the traditional way of adding a “.” to the folder name. Instead the attributes of the Desktop folder and all items in it are are set to a hidden state. Again the app appears to use an OS feature, but in my experience there are problems using this technique.
Still trying to get my desktop folder and files back, I tried a terminal command to reverse the process and go back to creating a desktop. The terminal command also failed to restore my “hidden” icons. I then restarted in safe mode. STILL no luck. I could locate my desktop items, but the folder was still invisible. Tried running terminal command in safe mode without success.
Bottom line, I ended up having to restore my “Desktop” folder from a TimeMachine backup. Quite the scare as my most important documents were on my Desktop. Considering the troubles I had, I cannot recommend this app. I am going with another app that uses a more primitive approach of just obscuring the desktop icons with an overlay window. Simpler, but effective.
It’s good for the most part
I absolutely love how this app hides all my desktop clutter, but there is one issue I have with it. When it’s on and I switch from one desktop to another, the background briefly flickers from on background to the image that the rotation is currently on. The description for this app says “No flickering!” and so I thought it was talking about the issue I’m experiencing, but either it’s a lie or I was mistaken about what it was referring to. A clarification on that or an update fix would be pretty nice.
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- Requires macOS 10.11 or later.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.