Desktop Curtain
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Displays temporary desktop picture in front of real one.   Shareware ($5.00)
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Desktop Curtain is a simple tool to hide the clutter on your desktop. It's perfect for teachers, presenters, writers, developers, and anyone else that hates clutter and/or needs to take screenshots with a clean background.
What's New
Version 3.0.1:
  • Fixed a display glitch where some hot keys were displayed with a single "FN" modifier instead of the actual modifier in menus in Mountain Lion.
  • Greatly improved the interaction of the curtain and Spaces/Desktops.
  • Fixed an issue where curtains that show the desktop image didn't always update after changing Spaces/Desktops.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the curtain to vanish when switching Spaces/Desktops. (Hat tip to Randy B. for finding this one.)
  • Improved boss key behavior.
  • Worked around a bug in an Apple API that was causing issues for users of Kuvva.
Version 3.0.1:
  • Fixed a display glitch where some hot keys were displayed with a single "FN" modifier instead of the actual modifier in menus in Mountain Lion.
  • Greatly improved the interaction of the curtain and Spaces/Desktops.
  • Fixed an issue where curtains that show the desktop image didn't always update after changing Spaces/Desktops.
  • Fixed an issue that more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later





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Desktop Curtain User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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burypromote

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F451 commented on 27 Oct 2013
This app is the closest to my favorite and now defunct DeskShade by MacRabbit. If you opt for the MAS versus (the free version you can license both MAS and standard download) then you can change the background from the curtain. Hot keys round this out nicely in regards usability (unlocked version).

Version 3.0.1 is out and the price is now $4.99.
[Version 3.0]


burypromote

+1

Track_40 reviewed on 25 Jan 2011
Awesome! This app is a must-have for me, as I'm often running out to client meetings at the last minute and never seem to have time to clean up my desktop before a presentation. The new v2 of this app is Awesome! Now works on multiple monitors, and has lots of different customization options... all for $1.99??? This app is an absolute steal! RUN dont walk to the Appstore and grab it!
[Version 2.0]


burypromote
+1

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Georgew commented on 11 Mar 2009
Works great, but has view issues. It only activates on the main monitor and is not active on a second monitor. When you are using spaces and you show all of them to, lets say, move a document window from one space to another, you can accidently grab the curtain and it moves. It should stay put in this mode. When activated, it shows the current application documents but hides any others. I want it to hide just the desktop.
[Version 1.1]


burypromote
+1

+5

jangle reviewed on 28 Jan 2008
Indispensable for holding presentations with demos (so the audience doesn't see the mess on your desk) or making pretty screenshots with a background.
[Version 1.0]


burypromote
+2


Anonymous reviewed on 11 Nov 2005
I use this all the time!
My desk is a mess, but it need to be so.
Desktop Curtain hides my desk mess and when I need access to the mess: exposé!
One request: Clicking the curtain make Finder active.
Well, two requests, Dropping files on the curtain -> copy them to desktop..
Thanks for all your great apps!
[Version 1.0]


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+29

Screentom rated on 30 Jul 2012

[Version 3.0]



LucasH rated on 25 Apr 2011

[Version 2.1]


Downloads:1,909
Version Downloads:364
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Shareware
Date:27 Oct 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $5.00
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Desktop Curtain is a simple tool to hide the clutter on your desktop. It's perfect for teachers, presenters, writers, developers, and anyone else that hates clutter and/or needs to take screenshots with a clean background.


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