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Hello! I previously used some apps that helped hide the visibility of the macOS desktop but wanted to take on creating an Alfred workflow that would do the work for me. All of the existing workflows I found relied on typing out commands to explicitly state if you wanted to show or hide the desktop icons. I think that's silly. Instead, this workflow first looks up whether the desktop is currently hidden, and then uses that data to do the opposite. No typing out explicit commands, just use the same keyboard shortcut to toggle the desktop on and off. Easy peasy. The recommended mapping is: command + . This hot key doesn’t conflict with system defaults and also logically mirrors the hot key for showing and hiding hidden files in the Finder (command + shift + .) The hotkey can easily be set by editing the workflow in the Alfred preferences UI. Grab it from Github or Packal. https://github.com/andrew-boyd/alfred-hide-desktop-toggle http://www.packal.org/workflow/hide-desktop-toggle Hope you enjoy!
I have many hotkeys attached to an application where the hotkey will toggle visibility on and off. I love this and far better having a "toggle" than two separate hotkeys. Recently, however, I wanted to have a hotkey display all of my Messaging apps and keep the lovely "toggle" functionality. Sadly it kinda breaks. Right now I have two applications for messaging (Franz and Messages): When I hit the hotkey with everything hidden, all apps appear (this is desired) One of the two receives focus and when I hit the hotkey again the one with focus hides itself but the first remains (this is not desired) Is there any way to have my toggle dream come alive? Maybe I need to do some AppleScript (something I'm completely unfamiliar with)?