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Show Desktop

The only good pc feature, now on the macintosh

Show Desktop is a small OS X application that will hide all applications and shows the desktop when clicked. It can run in the menu bar or the dock depending on your preference. Furthermore, shift-clicking on the icon will show all applications for quick access. Show Desktop can also be configured with an exclusion list for more precise user control.

Show Desktop Screenshots

screenshot thumbnail Preferences

Configure Show Desktop to work exactly the way you want it to.
screenshot thumbnail Dock Menu

Toggle the visibility of any application from the Dock menu.
screenshot thumbnail Menu Bar Access

Show Desktop can be displayed in the Dock or the menu bar (Show Desktop is on the left).

More Features

Show Desktop hides all applications and minimizes Finder windows for an unobstructed view of your desktop. Unlike Command-Option-Click, Show Desktop also minimizes Finder windows to get them out of your way too.

Show Desktop has an exclusion list so if you don't want your favorite applications hidden, just add it to the list.
Show Desktop is made in Cocoa and supports all the goodies you'd expect in a Mac OS X application. And best of all, Show Desktop is free.

Miscellaneous

View Show Desktop's version history.

System requirements : Mac OS 10.3.9 or higher.