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Finished Programs / Re: Monochrome desktop
« on: May 22, 2005, 05:07 AM »
I probably could approximate a monochrome display, but, as far as I can see I would need a third party application to do it.  MS aren't at all flexible when it comes to XP themes.

My topic was driven by the fact that MS actually appear to do a very nice fade to mono, however, with a bit of checking, it looks like they're just grabbing a screen capture and fading that.

I wonder if it's something that could be done in the graphics card instead?

Finished Programs / Re: Monochrome desktop
« on: May 21, 2005, 05:50 PM »
Well, if there was a monochrome theme, Scott's suggestion would be useful.  Then again, if there was a monochrome theme, I wouldn't have started this topic in the first place  ;)

Finished Programs / Re: Monochrome desktop
« on: May 21, 2005, 08:04 AM »
Sounds cool.  It's been on my mind for a while but I must admit, the dim windows request brought it to the fore.

I've just thought of another option that could also be merged with these two ideas.  How about a screensaver that dims / desaturates the desktop so that any active tasks are still visible and can continue to be monitored.

PS:  I wish my programming skills weren't so rusty  :)

Finished Programs / Monochrome desktop
« on: May 21, 2005, 07:54 AM »
I've always liked the way XP fades to black and white when you shutdown.  It would be nice to have a small application that would toggle the entire desktop to monochrome but let you continue working and toggle back to colour the next time it's run.  Alternatively a tray icon or a context menu option would be just as nice.

I know that there are various tools to allow you to create and change XP styles but I'm looking for something simpler I guess.

Any takers?


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