Nobody likes to see a mess, especially a Desktop covered with files and folders and a background image which could cause retina burn if you stare at it. If the old adage ‘Out of sight, out of mind‘ means anything, here’s the best way to hide what’s on the Mac’s Desktop so you can’t see it. Oh, and there are benefits beyond losing visual clutter.
What’s Behind The Curtain?
This not-quite Mac freebie app is called Desktop Curtain. That’s a perfect name for a Mac utility which does one thing and does it very, very well. It hides the Mac’s cluttered Desktop behind a curtain. But it’s a magical curtain. Not only does it hide the clutter on the Desktop, the curtain can be changed.
Desktop Curtain can display a very appropriate curtain in whatever color you choose, but it can display a single photo of your choice, as well as a background color.
Other than hiding the mess, Desktop Curtain is a good way to use your Mac in a presentation without having to display the Desktop clutter to all viewers.
Change the curtain’s color with a click.
Or, setup Desktop Curtain to display a specific Desktop photo but without all the clutter of files and folders on the real Desktop.
All you will see is the selected image or photo and not disks, files, photos, or folders. Settings are straightforward and usage requires no learning curve other than selecting a background image (still, one click can change the image).
Desktop Curtain comes with three basic modes. It’s a standalone application. It’s a Menubar icon. Or, just run it in the background and use the contextual menu to invoke. There’s a lot more going on in Desktop Curtain, but you can download a trial version to see if you like it before you buy it.