Show Desktop
Show Desktop
2.0

4.8

Show Desktop free download for Mac

Show Desktop

2.0
21 November 2018

Hide all apps and go to Finder via the Dock.

Overview

Show Desktop can hide all apps and show the desktop when clicked on in the Dock. Shift-clicking on the icon will show all apps. It also offers several Finder options such as: minimizing Finder windows, opening a new Finder window, and hiding the Finder.

What's new in Show Desktop

Version 2.0:
  • Added close all Finder windows preference.
  • New stand alone menu bar application for menu mode.
  • All new icons, including a dark mode icon.
  • Full support for macOS 10.14, including dark mode.
  • New automatic update feature to stay up to date.
  • Modernized codebase, now 64 bit.
  • Sandboxed to support modern macOS security.
  • Now requires macOS 10.12 and higher.

28 Show Desktop Reviews

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Anonymous
03 October 2002

Most helpful

i used this for months in the menu and it was great. then one day it stopped working and i tired it in the dock. in the dock it was just swapping minimized windows with open... not quite the idea. i happened to wipe my hd and reinstall and it's just fine now
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Version 1.3.1
ReneCervantes9277
29 November 2018
Excellent feature that is not present natively on the Mac. With the new upgrade now it works flawlessly.
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Version 2.0
Rjmorita
21 November 2018
It works.
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Version 2.0
Wts
03 May 2014
Does not do the job i expected. I have several documents including all my firewired hard drives on the desktop. Well they were all still there when I called on Show Desktop to clear the desktop.
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Version 1.6.4
Jden
28 January 2011
Good, but should and needs a short cut. I like Expose but it doesnt hide the apps. But this does, but needs to be done in a more elegant way. I dont want it in my menubar or dock. I want a teackpad gesture or a shortcut.
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Version 1.6.4
mswfujowdffyc
01 February 2009
this thing messed up my mac i cant clikc on certain windows or move them around they just refuse to b clicked they are not unresponsive or anything helppp i keep the app closed and it still does this to me it started to happen right after i started using this
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Version 1.6.4
Dalahast
07 July 2007
Mighty Mouse + Exposé renders this tool obsolete.
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Version 1.6.4
mac-34
25 June 2007
great little app. been using it for a good while now. note, i'm more of a mouse user than keyboard, hence, can't be bothered to use command+option+desktop feature.
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Version 1.6.4
Anonymous
21 January 2005
Great! Finally all the "Command+H" stuff is in the past!
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Version 1.6.3
Anonymous
18 January 2005
strange, it doesnt really work, when I click it oppened application dissapears for a second and appears again, is tyhis a bug or what.
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Version 1.6.3
Anonymous
12 March 2004
Show Desktop is the Jaguar's Expose. For us Jaguar users, this is an Expose equivalent. One click of the menu bar icon and you get your desktop. Unbeatable. Thanks.
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Version 1.6.3
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
10 May 2005
I agree. Use Panther's Exposé. It's much faster.
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Version 1.6.3
Free

4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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