Desktopple 1.1 - Hide your desktop. Instantly.

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003


    Category: 3rd Party Software
    Link: Desktopple 1.1 - Hide your desktop. Instantly.
    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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  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    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
  3. Deepdale macrumors 68000


    May 4, 2005
    New York
    Works every time and no shareware fee required. :)
  4. gbruner macrumors member


    Jun 16, 2004
    Sandy, UT
    I don't quite understand the purpose of this... To hide what you're doing when someone walks up?
  5. Lau Guest

    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.
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    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.
  7. Yvan256 macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2004
    You can put folders in the dock?! :eek:

    You learn something new everyday, I guess.
  8. Lau Guest

    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 >
  9. tag macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2005
    PA, US
    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.
  10. StokeLee macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2005
    Stoke-on-Trent. Midlands, UK
    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.
  11. Fiveos22 macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2003
    The target audience for this is the 80% of the internetters that surf for teh pr0n from their dorm I need to elaborate further?

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