Update: I've taken the approach shown in this article and turned it into a much more robust Mac OS X app, which I'm selling for a whopping $0.99.
Follow this link for a free trial of my "Mac OS X Hide Your Desktop Icons" application.
I wrote a very small "Java on Mac OS X" application that I'd like to share here today. This one is a little different, so let me explain the problem.
I've found that using Mac OS X is different from using Windows, in that with Mac applications, I almost never use them in full-screen mode. Typically they occupy 1/2 or 2/3 of my over screen, and then I have to see my Mac Desktop behind the application window. I actually prefer everything about this approach except for one thing: My Desktop is usually very cluttered, and I don't like to see that clutter while I'm working.