What is it they say? The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away. The lords that run Apple shocked Mac users last year by removing access to a highly used function. Gone in Mac OS X Lion was the user Library folder. It was still there, but Apple decided it needed to be hidden from Mac users.
Likewise, Apple doesn’t make it easy to view invisible files. Or, to toggle the Desktop view. These and another function are perfectly visible and easy to use with the app Desktopability. It brings back what Apple took away in Lion and Mountain Lion, and adds a few additional functions you’ll enjoy using because they’re merely a click away in the Mac’s overcrowded Menubar.
Click the Desktopability Menubar icon and here’s what you get.
From the Menubar one click displays the Mac’s Dekstop without the clutter of all the apps on your Mac’s screen. Another click will toggle file visibility (or, invisibility). It other words, it makes invisible files visible.
Likewise, there’s a toggle for Hide or Display User Library. Apple prefers that users avoid the user Library in Lion and Mountain Lion, but Desktopability makes it easy to find and use.
Oddly, there’s a selection in the Menubar menu to Force Empty Trash (an option which exists in the Finder’s menu, too, but Desktopability makes it available from the Menubar in every app).
This is a useful app made even more so because of the low price. Desktopability is free.