Auto Hide Desktop Icons is a free software that automatically hides all the icons from your desktop, so that you can finally enjoy the animated wallpaper that you have installed on your desktop. You can bring back all the desktop icons by just clicking anywhere on the desktop.
Auto Hide Desktop Icons has quite a simple interface. It comes with a timer that can be configured in seconds to hide the desktop icons. Apart from that, you can configure how you want to bring back the desktop icons.
Once you install Auto Hide Desktop Icons, it shows up in system tray. Just double click on that icon to change any settings. You can also set this freeware to start when Windows starts, so you won’t have to start it automatically.
I think Auto Hide Desktop Icons is quite a neat concept, and probably this is something that should have been available in Windows itself, in the same manner as auto hide taskbar option is available.