Camouflage

Version: 1.25 || Release Date: 2009-09-01 || License: Freeware Developer: Karsten | App Owner: karsten

Do you have way too many items on your desktop? Do you hate cleaning up that mess? Camouflage is the right utility for you. It hides all the icons and leaves nothing but the pure wallpaper

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@stopsineman could you drop me a mail with the details so i could reproduce the problem here too? i'm using 2 screens myself and it always worked flawless here.
Karsten

The only problem with this app is that it doesn't continue hiding icons when you switch to a new monitor configuration.

To be clear, it's not when you change resolutions. It's when you actually plug in a new monitor. If the icons are hidden when you switch monitors, they're revealed when the new monitor comes up. You have to click `Show Icons` again.

the only problem I've had with this app is that as I have my desktop wallpaper change every five minutes, this app stops the fading transition and instead just makes them instantly change.

maybe you've enabled wallpaper cycling. Please make also sure you use the latest version. if you still got problems, maybe you should contact me by mail.
Karsten

Lovely little tool for adding clarity&focus for the working enviroment - BUT seems to steal ca. 20% of CPU all the time when desktop icons are hidden (not the camouflage.app itself, but WindowServer which appears/disappears the very instanst you switch the icon hiding on/off). Using SnowLeopard here, if that makes a difference.

So I switched to DeskShade instead, no CPU hits so far with that...

I used to use <a href="http://osx.iusethis.com/app/backdrop">Backdrop</a> but now use Camouflage instead, because I frequently hit cmd-option-H to hide all others apps. Problem is, it hides Backdrop as well, revealing my desktop icons. No good! This doesn't happen with Camouflage, so it gets my vote.

I just leave Camouflage on all the time and open a Finder window if I need something on my Desktop. I love a clean look.

For this job, isolator is also quite nice: eg: it can cover the desktop with black, with an certain percentage of transparency.

well the ram usage depends on the images that you are using. I tried to keep the memory usage low, but if you're using huge pictures and using a huge monitor this will reflect in the memory usage.

Awesome app, but tends to use a ton of RAM (100+ MB)

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