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Hyde, free, coming soon alvin August 3, 2010 - 12:02am

In the next few weeks I'll be releasing my "Hyde" software application for free. The name "Hyde" comes from the phrase, "Hide Your Desktop", and this simple app does what it says: It hides your desktop and desktop icons, so you don't have to see them any more.

As just one example of how Hyde works, here's an image I just took of my desktop, showing Hyde as the dark area in the background, and the Amazon Kindle e-reader in the foreground:

How to hide your desktop icons (Mac OS X)

Mac OS X FAQ: How can I hide my desktop and desktop icons?

As we all know, our Mac OS X desktop can get a little cluttered from time to time, and it sure would be nice to be able to hide that clutter. As I Googled "hide desktop icons" and "mac hide desktop icons", I realized there weren't any good solutions out there for this problem, so I decided to create my own. This led to the creation of a Mac OS X application I named "Hyde".

"Hyde" - Hide Your Desktop


Need to focus on your work? Hide your desktop!

Go from this:

A test editor on a normal Mac OS X desktop.

to this:

Hide Your Desktop and Desktop Icons - Free


Hyde is now free!
Tell your friends, tell your family. :)


"Hyde" is a simple application for Mac OS X (™) systems that does one thing, and does it well: It hides your desktop and desktop icons so you can focus on your foreground application.

This is best demonstrated visually.