Is there an app to temporarily mask the background wallpaper?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Lastmboy, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. Lastmboy macrumors regular

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    Has anyone come across an app that would temporarily change the background to a solid color? I know I can go into system preferences and change it. However, then, when you want it back, you have to go find the photos again (dual displays). I remote connect to my iMac daily, and I haven't yet found a remote connection app that will hide the wallpaper. Teamviewer is supposed to, but the option doesn't work. Logmein doesn't even have the option. Therefore, every time I remote in, I have to keep watching the wallpaper redraw. I just thought there might be something out there that could cover it with a solid color. Then, restore back to my normal wallpaper when I'm done. Make any sense?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    TeamViewer can indeed hide the wallpaper if you elect that option. I use it daily and it works perfectly. What version of TV and what version of Mac OS X are you running?
     
  3. jpmack, Sep 5, 2012
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    Timbuktu Pro has a option in preferences to hide the desktop pic or pattern - been there for years

    Of course, it's not free...
     
  4. Lastmboy thread starter macrumors regular

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    TeamViewer ver 7.0.11359
    OS X 10.8.1

    The option is there and I have it checked, but the wallpaper still shows up. I could have sworn that it worked once or twice when I first set it, but it hasn't worked for several weeks since. I can click it on and off, restart, etc., etc., and the wallpaper still shows up.

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    Thanks. That's one I haven't tried, yet. It appears that they have a trial version, so I'll take a look.
     
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  6. Lastmboy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yup. That does the trick! Many thanks.
     

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