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An intuitive program that helps you fill in your screen with a user-defined color, set the transparency level, and assign hotkeys

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Dropcloth is a lightweight Windows application built specifically for helping users fill in their desktop and all running utilities with a solid color. It comes in handy when you need to focus only on a specific tool or take screenshots.

You can clear all documents, tools, folders, or other files from your screen and apply a user-defined color by performing a simple double-click on the program’s icon. By default, it colors your desktop in black.

The configuration panel can be opened from the system tray area and gives you the possibility to enter the HEX value of the background color, show the program in the taskbar, and enable the Focus mode for making the utility display the active application on the solid color.

Other notable characteristic worth mentioning are represented by the possibility to set the transparency level for the selected color, and assign hotkeys for a better control over the entire process.

You may also take advantage of Windows hotkeys for accessing you actual desktop (Win + D) and minimizing all windows, including Dropcloth (Win + M).

During our testing we have noticed that Dropcloth applies the changes to your desktop very quickly, and no errors showed up throughout the entire process.

As it would be expected from such a small utility, it remains light on system resources, so it doesn’t hamper the overall performance of the computer, nor interfere with other programs’ functionality.

To sum things up, Dropcloth offers a simple software solution when it comes to helping you fill in your screen with a solid color. It can be easily configured and installed by all types of users, regardless of their experience level.

Dropcloth was reviewed by Ana Marculescu
Last updated on January 16th, 2014
Dropcloth - The Dropcloth Settings window will allow you to enter the hex value of the background color and to set a custom hotkey do bring Dropcloth on top whenever you'll want.Dropcloth - A clear desktop blanked out by Dropcloth using the default hex value for the background overlay and a 100% opacity so that no icons sitting on the desktop can be seen.

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