I have built an Alfred Workflow to hide/show Desktop content which can be useful to people who have to make screencasts.
As some of you may point out, Screenflow has a “hide desktop icons” command but I found out that it gets restored when you do “show desktop” which is something I tend to do a lot.
I sure wouldn’t have to do it during a recording to access something which I have already hidden, but I am obsessive beyond reason so I decided to give this a go.
This is based on a
defaults write command which disables the creation of the desktop layer without interfering with the items stored at ~Desktop or any metadata associated (position on screen, tags and so on).
To trigger it you need to have Alfred 3.4.x and once installed you can just invoke it with “unclutter”.
The bash script will set the
defaults for Finder and notify you using the Large Type output
Not sure it works on multiple screens setups but it should… just work
Anyone daring to test it?
Not even sure it can be of any use to anyone, but I thought I’d share it.
let me know