Hide Your Desktop and Desktop Icons - Free


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"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.

1) Hiding desktop icons - Before Hyde

First, here's what a Mac OS X system normally looks like when you're working in an app like a text editor:

A test editor on a normal Mac OS X desktop.

That probably looks pretty normal -- but that's only because you haven't seen Hyde yet.

2) How to hide Mac desktop icons - Start Hyde

Next, we start up Hyde, just like any other Mac application:

Hide your Desktop and Desktop Icons with Hyde

3) Desktop icons are hidden

After starting Hyde and switching back to the same editor, here's what your environment looks like now:

The same text editor with a Desktop Curtain background.

As you can see that's a big change. Hiding your desktop makes for a much better working environment:

  • No distractions.
  • No background "noise".
  • Just you, and the task at hand.

Be careful though: Hyde is productive -- and addictive. If you have to work on a different Mac system that doesn't have Hyde installed, you'll realize how much you miss it!

See the Hyde "Hide desktop icons" video

Ready to learn more about Hyde? If so, we've put this "Hide desktop icons" YouTube video together to help demonstrate Hyde's features and benefits:

The Hyde "Hide your desktop and desktop icons" YouTube video

Hyde pricing? It's free!

Want more good news? Not only will Hyde hide your desktop icons, it's also FREE. Just use the Download link in the upper-right corner to download it.

Hide desktop icons - system requirements

Hyde is written with Java 1.5, and will run on Mac OS X 10.5 ("Leopard" ™) and 10.6 ("Snow Leopard" ™) computer systems.