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App Specs
File size:
5.97 MB
April 29, 2011
January 9, 2013

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Clean Slate will let you quickly clean up your desktop by hiding all the icons that normally junk it up.

It's useful for taking screenshots, giving presentations, or just plain making your desktop look more organized.

When was the last time you wanted a clean desktop?

Was it when:
you were giving a presentation
you wanted to show your screen to someone
you were recording a screen movie
you wanted less clutter
you were taking a screenshot

If you're like many Mac users, you keep things on the desktop that you use a lot, or that you're working on at the moment, or that you plan to keep around. Over time, these things pile up.

Many of us have lots of icons on our desktop because we use the desktop for lots of things. But when it comes time to show our desktop to others, then we want it to be clean. You can spend precious time cleaning it by hand - filing, renaming and rearranging icons,

Or you can use Clean Slate to quickly hide your desktop icons until you need them again.

Clean Slate offers:
  • Quickly hide the icons on your desktop
  • Good for presentations, screen shots, screen movies & serendipity
  • keyboard shortcut for quick access
  • you choose: show it in the menu bar, in the dock, or neither
  • select any image on your computer using the picture browser: iPhoto, Lightroom and Aperture photos, Documents folder, Pictures folder, or anywhere else
  • drag in pictures from most image programs or from the web
  • no fuss multiple monitor support
  • start at login
  • support for Exposé: your choice: show icons or not
  • Finder integration: double-click to see desktop icons or control-click to see icons in a menu

  • What's New
  • Fixed a bug where quitting Clean Slate would not quit the background and menubar application in cases where the user would expect that it should

  • Clean Slate (com.oldjewel.clean-slate) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/Clean

    Minimum OS version: 10.6

    Copyright: (c)2011, Old Jewel Software