DeskCover
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DeskCover solves an unrecognized yet widespread aesthetic error in Mac OS X. On lightly colored or busy desktop pictures, icon names become nearly unreadable. DeskCover inserts a customizable translucent sheet between your icons and the desktop picture. This sheet automatically resizes itself upon launch to fit all desktop icons within the sheet. The color and translucency of the sheet are modifiable from the preferences window, which can be accessed through a menu bar item.
What's New
Version 2.0:
  • [new] Compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" [new] Universal Binary works on Intel computers [new] Fully automatic resizing that works [new] Animations during resize [new] Support for multiple monitors [new] Configurable for any screen edge [new] Fully automatic resizing that works [new] Supports resolution changing
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later



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ver. 2.x:
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Hogaku commented on 09 Dec 2008
Only problem now is that it won't open on my G5 dual 2 tower. Seems like a good idea though. Any suggestions?
[Version 2.0]

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NicWaller (developer) replied on 09 Dec 2008
I would like to get DeskCover working for you. What version of Mac OS X are you running?
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Hogaku replied on 09 Dec 2008
I'm using OSX 10.4.11 on a Dual 2 GHz PowerPC G5
Instead of opening it flashes and disappears.
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NicWaller (developer) replied on 09 Dec 2008
DeskCover 2.0 does automatic updates using the FSEvents API which is only available in Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard".

I've prepared a cut-down version of DeskCover that should work on 10.4 Tiger, but automatic updating has been replaced by a "Resize Now" option in the menu bar. All other 2.0 features are still available. You can download it here.

http://danicsoft.com/projects/deskcover/deskcover-200-tiger.zip

If you have any further questions, please contact me by e-mail at nicwaller@gmail.com.
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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Sep 2004
as far as i can tell, this software title is discontinued. found this on the homepage:

"Goodnight, Danicsoft.

August 17, 2004




Due to personal and professional time commitments, further work at Danicsoft has been indefinitely postponed. I no longer have enough time available to devote to Danicsoft and do it justice.




I apologize for any convenience this may cause you. I know that some of you use Danicsoft software on a regular basis, and I offer my regrets that I will not be providing updates or support any more.




To all those of you who supported Danicsoft while it was active, thank you. To those of you who are first timers, I hope you come back again some day and find us back in business.




If any developers are interested in taking over one or more of my software programs, they are welcome to contact me.




I do have plans to continue working on Danicsoft in the future, bringing bigger and better shareware to my beloved Mac community. I will return. :)




Sincerely,
Nic Waller"

and all other links lead to a 404.


any idea where i can get this...?
[Version 1.2]


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Twister1 reviewed on 25 May 2004
I happen to love this. I helps me organize my desktop and looks cool! It's now easer to find what i need on my desktop. Can't wait until they allow me to put it in other areas but for now it's cool. And much easier and smarter than changing the desktop picture.
[Version 1.2]


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dragondog commented on 11 May 2004
having recently altered my desktop picture to add translucent panels, i understand the potential value of this application. perhaps, providing more options will allow this to be more usable. i suggest allowing multiple panels in both horizontal and vertical orientations. great first effort though.
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 May 2004
Nice idea. I'd like it if it actually worked. However,unless I use "drag mode" it automatically sizes itself to a quarter-inch strip along the right side of the main monitor. Needless to say, none of my icons are in that strip.

Features: two. Does not auto-size & manually re-sizing defeats the purpose, thus the two.

Ease of Use: Easy enough to manually re-size, but I shouldn't have to, thus the four.

Value: does not work as advertised, thus the two.

Stability: Didn't crash while or eat massive CPU chunks whilst testing it, thus the five.
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 May 2004
Nice idea and enhancement. But changing your desktop wallpaper achieves basically the same effect. Doing so, you don't need to run any additional app like this...
[Version 1.2]


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Tuscan69 had trouble on 15 Mar 2010
used to be one of my favorite desktop enhancers until 10.6 found it's way on my harddisk.

deskcover adds it's menubar icon, but it's always invisible on the desktop. only when renaming a file on the desktop, deskcover slides in from the right, and moves back out when name editing is finished.
[Version 2.0]


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Robert Poland had trouble on 13 Sep 2009
Wish it would work with Snow Leopard.
[Version 2.0]


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Downloads:5,572
Version Downloads:2,006
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:09 Dec 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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DeskCover solves an unrecognized yet widespread aesthetic error in Mac OS X. On lightly colored or busy desktop pictures, icon names become nearly unreadable. DeskCover inserts a customizable translucent sheet between your icons and the desktop picture. This sheet automatically resizes itself upon launch to fit all desktop icons within the sheet. The color and translucency of the sheet are modifiable from the preferences window, which can be accessed through a menu bar item.


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