Show Desktop
Show Desktop
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Show Desktop free download for Mac

Show Desktop for Mac2.0

21 November 2018

Hide all apps and go to Finder via the Dock.

What is Show Desktop for Mac

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.

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ReneCervantes9277
ReneCervantes9277
Nov 29 2018
2.0
5.0
Nov 29 2018
5.0
Version: 2.0
Excellent feature that is not present natively on the Mac. With the new upgrade now it works flawlessly.
Rjmorita
Rjmorita
Nov 21 2018
2.0
4.5
Nov 21 2018
4.5
Version: 2.0
It works.
Wts
Wts
May 3 2014
1.6.4
3.0
May 3 2014
3.0
Version: 1.6.4
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.
Jden
Jden
Jan 28 2011
1.6.4
3.5
Jan 28 2011
3.5
Version: 1.6.4
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.
Guest
Guest
Feb 1 2009
1.6.4
0.0
Feb 1 2009
0.0
Version: 1.6.4
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
Dalahast
Dalahast
Jul 7 2007
1.6.4
0.0
Jul 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.4
Mighty Mouse + Exposé renders this tool obsolete.
mac
mac
Jun 25 2007
1.6.4
5.0
Jun 25 2007
5.0
Version: 1.6.4
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.
Guest
Guest
Jan 21 2005
1.6.3
5.0
Jan 21 2005
5.0
Version: 1.6.3
Great! Finally all the "Command+H" stuff is in the past!
Guest
Guest
Jan 18 2005
1.6.3
5.0
Jan 18 2005
5.0
Version: 1.6.3
strange, it doesnt really work, when I click it oppened application dissapears for a second and appears again, is tyhis a bug or what.
Guest
Guest
Mar 12 2004
1.6.3
5.0
Mar 12 2004
5.0
Version: 1.6.3
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.
Guest
Guest
Feb 9 2004
1.6.3
0.0
Feb 9 2004
0.0
Version: 1.6.3
Why don't you just command-option click desktop?
Guest
Guest
Feb 9 2004
1.6.3
5.0
Feb 9 2004
5.0
Version: 1.6.3
Thanks! This is great for notebook users when you don't have a multi button mouse connected. A lot easier than trying to to use complicated Exposé commands, which always require the use of the fn unless you wanna occupy an important key like shift or control.
Guest
Guest
Feb 9 2004
1.6.3
5.0
Feb 9 2004
5.0
Version: 1.6.3
Showdesktop is better than exposé regarding the feature HIDE, why it hides the windows open and not only place them on the sides of the screen, it lacks a feature however: the possibility to assign a key to use the program
Guest
Guest
Feb 9 2004
1.6.3
5.0
Feb 9 2004
5.0
Version: 1.6.3
Doesn't Expose do this already? In fact, I think it does a few things more. But hey, if you wanna put it out, have at it. Just seems unnecessary to me.
Changwei
Changwei
Dec 20 2003
1.6.2
5.0
Dec 20 2003
5.0
Version: 1.6.2
This is a very very useful application. And I love it. It's simple and convenient!
Guest
Guest
Nov 4 2003
1.6.2
5.0
Nov 4 2003
5.0
Version: 1.6.2
Very useful for those like me who dont't feel the need to do the " cmd-opt-click the finder icon " .
Guest
Guest
Nov 2 2003
1.6.2
5.0
Nov 2 2003
5.0
Version: 1.6.2
Works great. I've missed this feature since switching from Windoze. Thanks!
Guest
Guest
Nov 2 2003
1.6.2
5.0
Nov 2 2003
5.0
Version: 1.6.2
Why did you make this app? A simple Apple keystroke do the same thing… I am curious to know why you're loosing time with this wired idea? Hey ! Why not make one app that delete every thing that is in the trash? Or another one that shut down the computer? Cheer!
Guest
Guest
Nov 2 2003
1.6.2
5.0
Nov 2 2003
5.0
Version: 1.6.2
What's the point of this thing? cmnd-opt click the Finder icon in the dock does the samn damn thing.
Guest
Guest
Nov 2 2003
1.6.2
5.0
Nov 2 2003
5.0
Version: 1.6.2
Yes - I was just thinking about expose but until I get round to Panther, this does the job nicely
Guest
Guest
Nov 2 2003
1.6.2
5.0
Nov 2 2003
5.0
Version: 1.6.2
hehe, this is needless with exposé in panther :)
Guest
Guest
Apr 25 2003
1.6.1
5.0
Apr 25 2003
5.0
Version: 1.6.1
[Apple] + [H] is fine, but not having to do it five or six times is nice. Save me a few minutes every day. Maybe there is a short-cut key I do not know about, but I wish it were a feature in Show Desktop. Suggestion: [Apple] + [E]
Guest
Guest
Apr 18 2003
1.6.1
5.0
Apr 18 2003
5.0
Version: 1.6.1
Love this program. My only problem is that since updating it stays in front when I boot up. The older version would let the finder become the front application. Now I have to click the desktop to get the finder up and put show desktop in the background.
Guest
Guest
Apr 17 2003
1.6.1
5.0
Apr 17 2003
5.0
Version: 1.6.1
The menu bar icon looks yucky but this is a great program - os x should really do this out of the box (hide *everything* vs. hide others).
Philipbeck
Philipbeck
Apr 17 2003
1.6.1
4.8
Apr 17 2003
4.8
Version: 1.6.1
Indispensible! A great app. Thanks !!
Guest
Guest
Mar 13 2003
1.6
0.0
Mar 13 2003
0.0
Version: 1.6
It's nice handy program. Thanks!!
Guest
Guest
Mar 13 2003
1.6
5.0
Mar 13 2003
5.0
Version: 1.6
Pretty pointless idea, as command+option clicking any app/window will hide other apps. This app is little more than clutter.
Guest
Guest
Feb 12 2003
1.5
5.0
Feb 12 2003
5.0
Version: 1.5
Ive used this since 1.3, have been using 1.3.1 with jaguar for some time with the only issue being some icon wierdness that deleting my system caches rectified. version 1.5 can only make things better. As for what this app does, it may not suit your workflow, but if it does it's extremely good at doing it's thing
Guest
Guest
Oct 3 2002
1.3.1
5.0
Oct 3 2002
5.0
Version: 1.3.1
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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4.5
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later

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