Now that Unsanity has released the first beta of their Leopard-compatible version of Application Enhancer, I could at last put together the first Leopard-compatible version of my DesktopSweeper (an APE Module that allows to hide—and show again—the Finder's Desktop icons). The first beta of it has been released privately a couple of days ago to testers, and I'm happy to report that so far everything has been working perfectly. So I'm now releasing the same beta to the public.
Here's what's new in this version:
- Compatible with Leopard and Tiger (Panther is no longer supported).
- Installs Application Enhancer 2.5b1.
- Installs (optionally) SmartCrashReports 1.5b2.
Download: DesktopSweeper 1.4b1 (1.7MB)
1. Expand the archive;
2. launch the Installer;
3. follow the instructions;
4. log out and back in, or quit (not force-quit) and re-launch the Finder (easy from Activity Monitor):
5. Launch System Preferences, click on Application Enhancer, then on DesktopSweeper to set your preferences.
See the tooltips for quick help, or click on the Information tab for the readme.
Note that if Unsanity's Application Enhancer isn't present, the installer will offer you to install it (it's required). In this case you'll need to enter an admin password (because Application Enhancer goes to /Library/Frameworks and /Library/PreferencesPanes).
Similarly, if SmartCrashReports isn't installed, you'll have the choice to install it or not. It is not required, but in case of a crash caused by DesktopSweeper, it would allow you to send me the crash log from Apple's Crash Reporter. SmartCrashReports must be installed at /Library/InputManagers, so an admin password may be requested from you.
Please let me know if you encounter any problem, difficulty, typo, whatever... or if you don't.