Camouflage 1 is depricated and will not be updated anymore!

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Camouflage. Show your desktop

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.

Difference to Version 2

Version 1.25 Version 2.0
Mac OS X Support 10.4 - 10.6 1) 10.6+
Fade when Wallpaper changes
Bugs that wouldn't be fixed 2 2) 0 3)
Support an Indie Developer

1) - Camouflage 1.25 will run on MacOS X 10.7, too. But it will render Mission Control unusable.

2) - Known bugs:

  • Random Crash - Camouflage will randomly crash when you enable Wallpaper Cycling
  • Menus Gray out - When you close the Preferences window, while the hotkey selection field is still blue, all windows will be grayed out. You have to use Activity from /Applications/Utilities/ in order to Quit Camouflage.

3) - Of course there're bugs in version 2, but i'm trying to fix them as soon as possible


  • Camouflage supports Hotkeys to show/hide the icons, but this usage is not recommended (Camouflage is made to hide your desktop 24/7)
  • Instead of using Hotkeys try the following: Camouflage opens a Finder window whenever you double-click on the Desktop
  • If you were looking for Camouflage you probably have a messy desktop, so you should put this window in list-view to have a much better overview over the tons of files
  • If this is too much work for you (like it is to me), there is an option to open the Desktop window on a single click

Key Features

  • perfect system-integration: change your wallpaper and Camouflage will show the change instantly.
  • works with multiple monitors: attach new monitors and the icons will instantly be hidden.
  • drag & drop: drag files on the desktop and they will be copied onto your real desktop.
  • finder integration: click the desktop and Finder will be activated and opens or selects a separate desktop window. (You can disable this with the Popup Desktop option of the menu. To still open a window, press the option-key while clicking the desktop, or by double-clicking on the desktop)
  • Support for Path Finder
  • ability to show and hide the icons (available in status item menu)
  • works with desktop managers
  • ability to 'click through' Camouflage to get the normal Desktop-Context menu (Use with caution, you may select a file and don't notice it. You may only want to use that feature if you are using FinderPop)

Thanks to Howard Pinsky at Iceflow Studios for this nice little demo on Camouflage!