Hocus Focus Automatically Hides your Inactive Windows

Hocus Focus Automatically Hides your Inactive Windows

Hocus Focus is little menu bar utility for Mac that helps you keep your Desktop clutter free by hiding the inactive windows automatically. Hocus Focus keeps an eye on all open windows on your Mac and if there are any inactive windows in the background that haven’t gained your attention for a set period of time, it automatically hides them for you.

In a way, Hocus Focus does what Marco’s Quitter app does, but in a much more elegant way. With only the windows you’re currently working on active and visible in front of you, it’s easy to focus and concentrate on getting things done. I’ve had a habit of hitting ⌘ + H on every app that I temporarily want to set aside, and Hocus Focus does that for me, automatically.

You can specify the time after which apps are hidden. For example, you may want to hide your Finder windows after 30 seconds of inactivity. On the other hand, Safari might need to be hidden after 5 minutes of inactivity. The app lets you set timeouts for each app individually. Don’t want to hide an app at all? You can drag the slider all the way to the left. There’s also an option to ‘Hide apps when focus is lost by default’ as well. For advanced users, Hocus Focus offers the creation of Profiles. You can create profiles for different kinds of work, so your apps timeout at different intervals.


Hocus Focus is available for Free on the website and the developer @measuredweighed is accepting donations to support its continued development.

Preshit Deorukhkar is the former Editor-in-Chief of Beautiful Pixels. He is now a Freelance Consultant, Principal at iXyr Media & SharpShutter Media. You can reach him on Twitter @preshit