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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #100 on: October 26, 2007, 06:26:08 PM »
Been changing my desktop a bit again, so here's how it looks now :)

http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/6962/desktop4dcpreviewue6.png
Whats on your desktop?

(Click to full view)
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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #101 on: October 26, 2007, 07:11:20 PM »
Got the "winter blues"?

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #102 on: October 26, 2007, 08:38:55 PM »
Here's mine. Plain and simple. (see attachment in previous post)

What did the cat die of? Curiosity!
I was number 21 to try to check out the >>size: 0 KB<< picture file...   :-[

- or was icekin really that smart: "plain and simple" = blank  ??   :-\

 ;D


30times.gif

"30", and still counting... :P



Been changing my desktop a bit again, so here's how it looks now

Edit: Wow, Dirhael,  you really got something  when it comes to wallpapers!   :-*
« Last Edit: October 26, 2007, 08:44:46 PM by Curt »

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #103 on: October 28, 2007, 01:35:07 AM »
Dirhael, can I know where you get your wallpapers? If you make then yourself, are they available for download? :Thmbsup:

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #104 on: October 28, 2007, 09:14:21 AM »
@Carol: Well, I suppose you could say that. I don't much like the winter, so having a little summer on my desktop helps a little :D

@Curt: Hehe, what can I say... I like pretty things ;)

@icekin: I make the occational wallpaper myself, but most of them are collected from all over the web. My "Wallpapers" folder is now well over 3 GB and contains more than 7000 images... I do have a small wallpaper site up and running though. It's just something I set up for users of another forum I visit, so that we could exchange our wallpapers. I don't really mention it much outside of that forum, but if you'd like to see if there's something you'd like there, the url is: http://gallery.thesecondscreen.com/
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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #105 on: October 28, 2007, 11:49:39 AM »
Dirhael, I think iceskin was referring to the image on the desktop that you posted. I don't think he'll find it on your forum considering there's no actual wallpapers there! (unless I'm missing something so obvious I can't see it ;) )

Please post the link to the author or site of the image. Thanks.
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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #106 on: October 28, 2007, 12:06:41 PM »
Dirhael, I think iceskin was referring to the image on the desktop that you posted. I don't think he'll find it on your forum considering there's no actual wallpapers there! (unless I'm missing something so obvious I can't see it ;) )

Please post the link to the author or site of the image. Thanks.

The large "Gallery" link at the top of the page wasn't obvious enough? :P

If you just want this specific image, I got if from here..
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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #107 on: October 28, 2007, 01:16:48 PM »
heheh, like I said! The colour of the menu bar at the top is dark like my Firefox toolbar so I didn't even see it there! hahaha  ;D
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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #108 on: October 28, 2007, 02:33:28 PM »
The large "Gallery" link at the top of the page wasn't obvious enough? :P
Interestingly, i also didn't find that link, i understood you meant that the photos were on the forum itself.

Anyways, VERY good material there, Dirhael! I think you should make a post here on the forum showing afew images of the great wallpapers in that site, i bet people would love to get new wallpapers! (i know i do :P)

*jgpaiva* runs to get a new wallpaper

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #109 on: October 28, 2007, 02:49:08 PM »
Here's my desktop.

Ralf's Desktop.jpg

Yes, I have a few icons. :-)

It's spread across 4 monitors, resolution 5120x1024 (nVidia NVS 440 quad-head video card). 

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #110 on: October 28, 2007, 02:55:11 PM »
Now that isn't fair - can't you see me turning green !

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #111 on: October 28, 2007, 02:56:24 PM »
lovely.

care to say what you use the four screens for - always nosey, i mean nice to know what DC'ers use their machine for.

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #112 on: October 28, 2007, 03:06:06 PM »
What can I say?  I saw Swordfish and can't remember the rest of the movie after that scene with the multi-monitor workstation.  :-)

care to say what you use the four screens for - always nosey, i mean nice to know what DC'ers use their machine for.

Monitor 1: Static quick-launch shortcuts and toolbars, mostly.  Often I'll watch movies or TV full-screen on this one while I toil.  If I'm working from a customer's email, I'll often leave the document up here for reference.

Monitors 2 & 3: Primary workspace.

Monitor 4: Gadgets and timers, Process Explorer here nearly 100% of the time.  Also, spillover from monitor #3 if I've got a LOT of crap open.

Here's what it looks like on a typical day:
Ralf's Crowded Desktop.jpg
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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #113 on: October 28, 2007, 03:13:44 PM »
thank you.

i was imagining you to be more a 'minority report' fan, wafting your arms around in front of that great wide expanse of wallpaper.  :D

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #114 on: October 28, 2007, 03:47:59 PM »
Why is it, Ralf, that you insist on playing Eve to my Adam? My wife, whose alter-ego in this little analogy I'll leave to your imagination, will go ballisitic and cast me from the family home if I go out and buy a secondary (Note: not a tertiary or quaternary, but a lowly SECONDARY) monitor. Yet there you are, with your four monitor setup, parading it in front of me, saying "Go on. You know you want to".

You're killing me... :mrgreen:
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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #115 on: October 28, 2007, 03:58:00 PM »
I finally go around to putting two video cards in my box. I had pulled the old one out when I put the new one in, but just recently realized I could have just left it in there. So just last weekend I put it back in. I currently have three monitors connected and the fourth will be connected as soon as I get around to physically moving it over and connecting it. how do I use them? pretty much like Ralf.

In no particular order...

1) Documentation / Reference Materials
2) communications -- email, IM, IRC, etc
3&4) IDE and tools plus the application I am working on itself while debugging.

I'll be 5120x1024 as well.

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #116 on: October 28, 2007, 04:21:46 PM »

What did the cat die of? Curiosity!
I was number 21 to try to check out the >>size: 0 KB<< picture file...   :-[

- or was icekin really that smart: "plain and simple" = blank  ??   :-\

I should really read replies to my posts more often  :-\ But you wouldn't be too far from the truth. I always used to have a plain black desktop. Its only very recently that I have started using wallpapers, and even then I typically go for minimalistic ones that avoid excessive colors and gradients.

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #117 on: October 28, 2007, 04:38:30 PM »
Well, the number of clicks were worthful. That wallpaper is very funny ;D

Hmmm, interesting site the one of yours, Dirhael. Particularly the NSFW section... :D (love your avatar there hehe)

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #118 on: October 28, 2007, 05:18:25 PM »
Why is it, Ralf, that you insist on playing Eve to my Adam? My wife, whose alter-ego in this little analogy I'll leave to your imagination, will go ballisitic and cast me from the family home if I go out and buy a secondary (Note: not a tertiary or quaternary, but a lowly SECONDARY) monitor. Yet there you are, with your four monitor setup, parading it in front of me, saying "Go on. You know you want to".

Hey, Christmas is coming and TigerDirect is having a sale:
http://www.tigerdire...998&Sku=V18-1794

Tell your wife I said it's okay.  :-)

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #119 on: October 28, 2007, 06:46:59 PM »
@Curt: Hehe, what can I say... I like pretty things ...(...)... if you'd like to see if there's something you'd like there, the url is: http://gallery.thesecondscreen.com/

I have no idea what / who Penny-Arcadians is / are, but now I am a member!

- never the less I am not able to view any full sized pictures!???
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Quote from: Firefox
The image cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.
Quote from: Internet Explorwer 7
The program cannot display this page

The Second Screen sure have some nice wall papers,  :-*
but to me they have so far been thumb nails only.

The large "Gallery" link at the top of the page wasn't obvious enough?

- I found the gallery, but no full sized pictures. What am I missing?


I had no problems viewing your screenshots in "Guide: Visual Styles".

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #120 on: October 28, 2007, 06:55:26 PM »
Why is it, Ralf, that you insist on playing Eve to my Adam? My wife, whose alter-ego in this little analogy I'll leave to your imagination, will go ballisitic and cast me from the family home if I go out and buy a secondary (Note: not a tertiary or quaternary, but a lowly SECONDARY) monitor. Yet there you are, with your four monitor setup, parading it in front of me, saying "Go on. You know you want to".

Hey, Christmas is coming and TigerDirect is having a sale:
http://www.tigerdire...998&Sku=V18-1794

Tell your wife I said it's okay.  :-)

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #121 on: October 28, 2007, 07:28:38 PM »
@Curt: Hehe, what can I say... I like pretty things ...(...)... if you'd like to see if there's something you'd like there, the url is: http://gallery.thesecondscreen.com/

I have no idea what / who Penny-Arcadians is / are, but now I am a member!

- never the less I am not able to view any full sized pictures!???
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Quote from: Firefox
The image cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.
Quote from: Internet Explorwer 7
The program cannot display this page

The Second Screen sure have some nice wall papers,  :-*
but to me they have so far been thumb nails only.

The large "Gallery" link at the top of the page wasn't obvious enough?

- I found the gallery, but no full sized pictures. What am I missing?


I had no problems viewing your screenshots in "Guide: Visual Styles".

Wait, what? Never heard of such a problem with the gallery before... I don't really see how that is even possible, as am really just passing the image straight to your browser, so the problem is not on the server side...though, is it possible that you are running some security software that messes with the headers somehow...?

In any case, I rewrote the part responsible for passing the fullsized image to your browser and also changed the header somewhat, so please try again :)

EDIT: Oh and "Penny-Arcadians" are members of the Penny Arcade forums :)
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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #122 on: October 29, 2007, 02:44:27 PM »
Thanks for trying, Dirhael. Sadly it didn't improve anything in my end of the line. Maybe I some time ago told some program not to accept web redirections - I am not sure. I have no problem downloading all sorts of pictures from elsewhere! Second Screen is added to Trusted. But you are storing all these pictures somewhere else, arn't you? I think you are, because Aaron's WebVacuum found thumbs only, at the 2'nd Screen site. If so, can you supply the store's address?

2ndFF.gifWhats on your desktop?
2ndIE7.gifWhats on your desktop?
2ndMax1.6.gifWhats on your desktop?

I've just spend an hour at Penny Arcade's forum's Wallpaper section. You have some gifted guys in the crowd. After some time I also found a few things that I liked.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2007, 02:51:26 PM by Curt »

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #123 on: October 31, 2007, 08:59:45 AM »
Strange... I just don't get why the images won't show up for you. It really shouldn't be possible for it to fail, at least server-side. That said, I added an alternative "Download" link to the gallery today so you could try using that instead :)
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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #124 on: October 31, 2007, 09:30:52 AM »
Forgot to mention: a GREAT source for free wallpapers is DeviantArt:
http://browse.devian...er=9&alltime=yes

This is one of the few sites I've been able to find multi-monitor wallpapers that don't suck.