Name: Desktop Ghost Pro
Release Date: July 10, 2016
Developer: Writes for All Inc.
MAS Rating: 4+
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.10 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Web Site: https://apptyrant.com/desktop-ghost-pro/
Mac App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/desktop-ghost-pro/id1110825277?mt=12
Desktop Ghost Pro allows you to easily hide and show all files on your messy desktop.
-Instantly hide and show all files on your desktop.
-Optionally run Desktop Ghost Pro as a menubar extra application for easy access.
-Hide/Show your desktop items from the standard window or the menubar.
-Easily set Desktop Ghost Pro to run when you log in to your Mac (optional feature, disabled by default).
-Items dragged onto the desktop after a hide operation can be seen (unless you press the hide button again).
-Use Global Hotkeys to show and hide everything on your desktop without using the mouse.
-Get to files on your desktop even when they are hidden via the new "View Desktop Contents" button.
-Right click the desktop in Finder and show and hide files using the new Desktop Ghost Pro Finder Sync extension (to use this feature, you must enable the Finder Sync extension in System Preferences).
-Specify files to exclude from participating in show and hide operations. You may wish to use this feature if you use third party applications that add hidden files to your desktop that you always want to remain hidden. Simply go to Preferences to add or remove files to exclude.
Please note that I cannot respond to customer reviews on the Mac App Store. If you need support, please contact me here: https://apptyrant.com/contact/ and I'll be glad to assist.
For your convenience, you can find answers to some support questions below:
1) I opened Desktop Ghost Pro for the first time and it is asking me for permission to access my desktop. Why?
If you downloaded Desktop Ghost Pro from the Mac App Store, this is necessary because Mac applications on the Mac App Store are required to be sandboxed. For the app to be able to access your desktop, you need to give the app explicit permission. Don’t worry, you only have to grant Desktop Ghost Pro access the first time you open the application.
2) When I hide the desktop, does Desktop Ghost Pro actually move my files somewhere else?
No. Desktop Ghost Pro does not ever move your files. The application simply hides your files. And when you want to see the files on your desktop again, the application simply shows them to you.
3) I tried hiding my desktop, but it “doesn’t work." Why?
If hiding your files doesn’t work for you, please check to ensure you are not using any applications that “Show Hidden files" to you or enable hidden System Preferences.
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What's New in Version 1.5:
-Added a "View Desktop Contents" button to main window. Now you can view files on your desktop even when they are hidden in a separate window.
-You can now right click the desktop in Finder and show and hide files using the new Desktop Ghost Pro Finder Sync extension (to use this feature, you must enable the Finder Sync extension in System Preferences).
-You can open Desktop Ghost Pro's preferences window when running the app as a menubar application; you no longer have to open the main window first.
-You can tell Desktop Ghost Pro to exclude files that are on your desktop from participating in show and hide file operations.
-The icon image in the menubar is now larger.