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AppleScript to hide your messy desktop icons during presentations for Mac OS X.
display dialog "Desktop icons visible or hidden?" buttons {"Visible", "Hidden"} with icon 2 with title "Switch to presentation mode" default button 1
set switch to button returned of result
if switch is "Hidden" then
do shell script "defaults write com.apple.finder CreateDesktop -bool FALSE;killall Finder"
else
do shell script "defaults delete com.apple.finder CreateDesktop;killall Finder"
end if
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commented Jun 25, 2019

I have created an Automator App for the same use case.
You can try it here https://www.geekdashboard.com/show-hide-desktop-icons-on-mac/

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