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Author Topic: Grey desktop - how to?  (Read 2761 times)

tsaint

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Grey desktop - how to?
« on: November 20, 2008, 05:30:32 PM »
When I am about to shut down my computer, the desktop ie all things on it including shortcuts, images etc, fade to grey. Is there a simple way of having the desktop always greyscale?
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Re: Grey desktop - how to?
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2008, 07:54:40 PM »
Why? :huh:

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Re: Grey desktop - how to?
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2008, 09:41:23 PM »
goto the display settings (ati- catalyst control center\ nvidia- nvidia control panel) and goto the color settings, and in the ati panel there is an option to change the saturation, which will make it grayscale if you put it all the way to the left. I can't remember what all is in the nvidia control panel, because when I was using a nvidia card I almost never used the control panel

But I too am curious as to why you want to do this.
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Re: Grey desktop - how to?
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2008, 11:11:33 PM »
thanks for the replies, but perhaps I didn't make myself clear enough...
I don't want to be in a permanent greyscale world, so all apps and graphics are greyscale.. I just want everything on the desktop to be greyscale - wallpaper, icons and shortcuts on the desktop, all grey, just like it looks when you're about to shut down. Any running apps I want in their full, glorious colours.

    My nvidia control panel doesn't have a saturation control, apart from one for tv/video which isn't relevant.
Finally, the why... because I've small images scattered over my desktop thanks to "John's background Switcher" and I've noticed I like the desktop when its all desaturated.

 
goto the display settings (ati- catalyst control center\ nvidia- nvidia control panel) and goto the color settings, and in the ati panel there is an option to change the saturation, which will make it grayscale if you put it all the way to the left. I can't remember what all is in the nvidia control panel, because when I was using a nvidia card I almost never used the control panel

But I too am curious as to why you want to do this.

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Re: Grey desktop - how to?
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2008, 02:41:13 AM »
not the same:
DONE: Dim rest of desktop/windows, except for focused window

I'm not sure what it's called though on Skrommel's page - Ghoster or DimInactice
I wonder could he do a "grey" version ...
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Re: Grey desktop - how to?
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2008, 04:22:27 AM »
thanks Tomos, that was an interesting read. Suggests I should try an ahk script myself to take a screenshot, change it to grayscale and then use it.
Else there might be stardock's windows blinds...the paid version allows for color desaturation