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2008-11-27

Hiding the Finder's desktop

Scenario: You are making a screencast but don't want the Finder's icons to show up in the background. A slightly awkward solution is to use the Finder's preferences to hide icons for external media etc. and to move all files in the Desktop folder somewhere else. Luckily, TinkerTool provides us with a simpler solution (or rather, with easy access to something that Apple has already built into the Finder):Once the option “Disable Desktop features” has been checked and the Finder has been relaunched, the Desktop is completely free of any Finder artifacts. And it is just as easy to switch the Finder back on.

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