Cybersecurity & HCI · Abertay University, Dundee

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Clean Desktop for Screen Recording on MacOS

Owing to the ongoing pandemic, blended learning will be used to teach my modules. As part of this, I will be producing lecture recordings for my students. However, the Desktop on my MacBook is a little messy (read: files everywhere), and that does not looks great on a recording. There is a simple way to hide the contents of the Desktop.

Open Terminal and type:

  • defaults write com.apple.finder CreateDesktop false
  • killAll Finder

Once you have finished your recording and want to show the Desktop files again, repeat the above but switch false for true.

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