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Cheap and RAM-frugal desktop hiding
Authored by: gostcoder on Apr 18, '07 11:04:27AM
Or you could just quit the Finder and save even more RMA. Use the AppleScript:
Tell application "Finder" to quit
Better yet, use TinkerTool and TransparentDock to add the "Quit" menu item to the Finder and the Dock. When you want your desktop back, just click the Finder in the Dock and it will start up again.

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Cheap and RAM-frugal desktop hiding
Authored by: mahakali on Apr 19, '07 02:23:33AM

Agree. If you want to hide your desktop picture and set it to display a certain color, customize your current setting's desktop background color then use this script:

tell application "Finder"
	set desktop picture to alias "path:to:transparent.png"
	quit
end tell

To revert

tell application "Finder"
	activate
	set desktop picture to alias "path:to:original:desktop:picture"
end tell


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Cheap and RAM-frugal desktop hiding
Authored by: mahakali on Apr 19, '07 02:25:37AM

Of course, you need to have a transparent icon (png or gif).



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