DesktopSweeper
DesktopSweeper
1.3

5.0

DesktopSweeper free download for Mac

DesktopSweeper for Mac1.3

18 June 2006

Hotkey to hide/show your desktop icons.

What is DesktopSweeper for Mac

DesktopSweeper is a freeware APE Module (the equivalent of Unsanity's Haxies) that provides ways to control whether or not Desktop icons are displayed. This can be done with a configurable hotkey, or automatically, when the Finder comes to the front and/or leaves it.

DesktopSweeper doesn't work by covering the Desktop so your desktop background is not affected at all, even if you use an application that displays animated (or screensaver'ed) backgrounds. .

What's new in DesktopSweeper

Version 1.3:
  • Universal Binary (runs on both PPC and Intel based Macs).
  • Added ways to enable separately Display and Hide automatically.
  • Added an option to prevent the Finder to come to the front when clicking on the Desktop while icons are hidden.
  • Reworded most tooltips in the prefs pane.
  • Fixed a bug where the hidden state could get reversed for icons that were partially offscreen.
  • Added support and optional installation of SmartCrashReports.
  • Now comes with Unsanity's Application Enhancer 2.0 and Installer 3.6.1.

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le-macinfo
le-macinfo
Jan 17 2008
1.3
0.0
Jan 17 2008
0.0
Version: 1.3
I hope we will see a new version of APE working on Leopard soon, so we can get DesktopSweeper running there too! I think, still no other "hide-icons-on-desktop" comes close to it, neither in simplicity nor in speed.
Fvdg
Fvdg
Jan 17 2007
1.3
0.0
Jan 17 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Does not work when more than one display is connected...
Dana-Sutton
Dana-Sutton
Jun 18 2006
1.3
0.0
Jun 18 2006
0.0
Version: 1.3
Nifty. Only problem: when it installed APE 2.0, it failed to delete APE 1.5, I had to do that manually (hiss boo)
Atgmac
Atgmac
Jun 16 2006
1.2
5.0
Jun 16 2006
5.0
Version: 1.2
I love this app. I use it for screenshots, presentations and just to view my desktop.
Curtis-Lemansky
Curtis-Lemansky
Mar 27 2006
1.2
0.0
Mar 27 2006
0.0
Version: 1.2
I really love this app enhancer, great work. I get super messy on my desktop and it's nice to just have my wallpaper showing through. One feature I'd like to request is.. the seperation of Display and Hide in Automatic Mode, so they can be selected individually. Then I would be able to display my icons only with my hotkey, but always have it then hide my icons when I leave the finder.
Guest
Guest
May 29 2005
1.2
5.0
May 29 2005
5.0
Version: 1.2
Great! I really HATE a cluttered desktop, now I can have files that I need quickly on my desktop but hide them with a key command! Thanks!
asmeurer-1
asmeurer-1
May 24 2005
1.1
5.0
May 24 2005
5.0
Version: 1.1
Combined with Exposé, this makes seeing my desktop picture a simple swipe of my hand. Couldn't be better!
Guest
Guest
Nov 13 2004
1.1
0.0
Nov 13 2004
0.0
Version: 1.1
Great program. Excellent for hiding icons before a presentation! Thanks.
Guest
Guest
Mar 27 2004
1.0
5.0
Mar 27 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0
Great little function to have. Comes in handy. Thanks!
Guest
Guest
Mar 6 2004
1.0
5.0
Mar 6 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0
Works as advertised. Nice thank you.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
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