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MacBytes
Jan 27, 2006, 09:31 PM
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Category: 3rd Party Software
Link: Desktopple 1.1 - Hide your desktop. Instantly. (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20060127223107)
Description:: Desktopple is a simple menu bar item that allows you to toggle the desktop icons on and off. Version 1.1 includes new options like keeping the desktop background, opening at startup, and toggling with hotkeys.

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angelwatt
Jan 28, 2006, 07:51 AM
Well the link didn't work for me currently, but from reading the headline it doesn't ound like something I need. I can already hide my desktopin an instant, I simply close the lid on my iBook :D

Deepdale
Jan 28, 2006, 08:15 AM
... I can already hide my desktop in an instant, I simply close the lid on my iBook.

Works every time and no shareware fee required. :)

gbruner
Jan 28, 2006, 02:18 PM
Well the link didn't work for me currently, but from reading the headline it doesn't ound like something I need. I can already hide my desktopin an instant, I simply close the lid on my iBook :D
Cute:)
I don't quite understand the purpose of this... To hide what you're doing when someone walks up?

Lau
Jan 28, 2006, 02:26 PM
Maybe it's so you can have a load of files all over your desktop, then hide them so it looks tidy, but access them instantly like Dashboard or whatever. It's a bit like the way I use Stickies.

In my opinion though, you should keep your desktop tidy. :D And why not just have a "Temporary" folder that you chuck everything in and put it in the dock? I can imagine it might be useful for some people though. It depends on the way you work.

WildCowboy
Jan 28, 2006, 02:26 PM
Neat little app...not sure how much I'll use it, but it seems like it would be nice for clearing off the desktop when hooking up to a projector.

Yvan256
Jan 28, 2006, 02:39 PM
In my opinion though, you should keep your desktop tidy. :D And why not just have a "Temporary" folder that you chuck everything in and put it in the dock? I can imagine it might be useful for some people though. It depends on the way you work.

You can put folders in the dock?! :eek:

You learn something new everyday, I guess.

Lau
Jan 28, 2006, 03:09 PM
You can put folders in the dock?! :eek:

You learn something new everyday, I guess.

Yeah, took me a while as well! They go next to the trash can. You can also put single documents for quick access there. <She says, ignoring the New Year fitness plan she put there for easy access :p >

tag
Jan 28, 2006, 03:11 PM
This is a pretty neat app, though for some odd reason when using certain background wallpapers, it wraps the image oddly as if its tiling the image instead of stretching it.

StokeLee
Jan 28, 2006, 03:35 PM
The only problem i have with this program, is that if you use expose, and show desktop, if you have already used the program to show the temporary desktop, then show desktop takes that out too, and your left with the original desktop photo. (Ill try and translate that later :confused: )

Which for me happens alot if my mouse slips down to the hot corner i use.

Fiveos22
Jan 28, 2006, 09:18 PM
Cute:)
I don't quite understand the purpose of this... To hide what you're doing when someone walks up?

The target audience for this is the 80% of the internetters that surf for teh pr0n from their dorm room...do I need to elaborate further?