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A Service to hide/show the Desktop
Authored by: Mackly on Aug 05, '10 08:29:21AM

Isn't that why Apple introduced Spaces? When the desktop gets too cluttered just switch to a new space.



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A Service to hide/show the Desktop
Authored by: robertcoogan on Aug 05, '10 09:08:47AM

Good point! I don't know why the writer of the hint doesn't just do that. Why go to all the trouble of writing an Automator action?



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A Service to hide/show the Desktop
Authored by: mantrid on Aug 05, '10 09:24:13AM

All spaces share the same desktop and switching spaces won't make icons on the desktop go away.

This hint turns off the display of the icons on the "Desktop". The "Desktop" background will still be shown, but none of the icons, leading to a much cleaner appearance if your desktop is cluttered. You can still get at your files through a regular Finder window.



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A Service to hide/show the Desktop
Authored by: MichaelJ80 on Aug 05, '10 10:54:44PM

I appreciate the input. I struggle with a cluttered desktop more than I care to admit. I will try this and attempt to do a better job of staying on top of it.

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Michael J Hunter



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