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Last post Author Topic: Whats on your desktop?  (Read 87711 times)

Lashiec

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2007, 07:15:51 PM »
Wait, wait, wait, are you telling me that you arranged all the icons in your desktop in a heart-shaped menu? Groovy! :P

So, although a hint of my desktop was published in another thread (a tough guy and some hilarious looking thugs blocked part of it), let's publish the latest version. It's still WIP, most of the icons will head for Recycle Bin Village, some software is not running as I have to configure something here and there and the desktop theme will change. The background also changes in every boot, thanks to Wallpaper Master.

Capture-1.jpgWhats on your desktop?
« Last Edit: September 01, 2007, 07:19:16 PM by Lashiec »

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2007, 08:17:15 PM »
Is Zlyl Zhang one of your, ahem, friend?

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2007, 09:54:17 PM »
Is Zlyl Zhang one of your, ahem, friend?

It's Zhang Ziyi. My favorite Chinese actress.

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2007, 10:12:31 PM »
Oh... Sorry. Yes : 2046, Crouching Tiger...
I can never remember actor/tress.
So...I see. That's why she looked familiar.  ;)

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2007, 10:34:12 PM »
Is Zlyl Zhang one of your, ahem, friend?

Oh, yeah, I'm a great friend of her. I took that photo one night she came to visit me ;D

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2007, 10:45:39 PM »
Is Zlyl Zhang one of your, ahem, friend?

Oh, yeah, I'm a great friend of her. I took that photo one night she came to visit me ;D

Can I be your friend too then?

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2007, 10:52:29 PM »
Sure thing! :Thmbsup:

But less talk about beautiful and distant girls and more desktop posts! :P

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2007, 11:03:44 PM »
Here's mine at the moment. It's still a work-in-progress, but I think I'm heading in the right direction :)
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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2007, 07:12:58 AM »
@ Dirhael - your desktop is high class!  :up:

Would tell which apps are behind the various buttons and effects, please?  :tellme:

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #34 on: September 02, 2007, 07:33:49 AM »
Would you believe mine is the classic blue screen with only four icons on it?

Stop laughing. Please stop.  :o

I have four icons on my classic blue desktop as well! Actually, as soon as I post this I'm removing two of the icons because I've just realised that I NEVER use them, so I'll be down to Recycle Bin and YourUninstaller.
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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #35 on: September 02, 2007, 08:39:48 AM »
@ Dirhael - your desktop is high class!  :up:

Would tell which apps are behind the various buttons and effects, please?  :tellme:

Thanks! :)

As you requested, here's a breakdown of the components that make up my desktop:

1. The visual style is a modified version of the default Vista Aero theme. I just didn't like the start "orb" so I used Restorator 2007 to edit it. I didn't start out with a unmodified theme though, I used this editied version as a base. The reason for this is that this mod have modified the taskbar to a reasonable size, instead of the oversized fat thing Microsoft shipped. As for using custom themes, you can either patch the dll files that's responsible for the visual styles (free), or if you'd like something non-permanent you could check out TuneUp Utilities 2007 (commercial).

2. The cover art etc. in the lower left corner is the excellent freeware application CD Art Display (works with most players). As for the looks for it, I'm using the Celluloid Enthusiast skin.

3. The dock I'm using is Stardocks Objectdock (free and commercial "+" version available), along with my own dock icons (just a quick PS job using the "Trajan Pro" font) and the Konfabulator Glass background theme (don't remember where I got it from, so I've uploaded it to one of my servers).

4. The playback controls in the upper right is True Launch Bar (highly recommended!) with the Media Control Plugin and a skin called "Come Out". Once again, I don't recall where I got the skin so I've uploaded that to my server as well :)

5. The wallpaper is a beautiful vector called "Facing Life" (yes, it's Adriana Lima :-*) by someone calling himself "snir" over at deviantart.

If I've forgotten anything, let me know and I'll update my post!
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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #36 on: September 02, 2007, 09:35:12 AM »
Wow; Dirhael, this surely must have taken you quite some time to do!

I don't think I will be able to reproduce it at my desktop, because I am using Earth Watcher which is not a common wallpaper, but places itself on top of the actual wallpaper from Webshots - (so I would expect it to hide some buttons as well, but I have not yet tried this, so I really don't know - we will se later on) - :


GIF, 256 colours, 374KB:
wall2.gifWhats on your desktop?
« Last Edit: September 02, 2007, 10:11:53 AM by Curt »

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #37 on: September 02, 2007, 09:35:21 AM »
@Curt

If you like Dirhael's dock icons, download Reflections CAPS by ~styrizo to create your own (Preview Here). Alternatively, check out Reflections Vol. I , Reflections Vol. II , and Reflections Vol. III.

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #38 on: September 02, 2007, 09:37:53 AM »
Wow! Curt, that webshot is AMAZING. Do you know what cave it is? Beautiful  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #39 on: September 02, 2007, 10:01:40 AM »
Yes, it is beautiful. I think it is so beautiful that I am trying not to see it too often (but only during startup), in order not to get so fed up that I wouldn't appreciate it anymore - if you know what I mean?

I cannot give you the widescreen version, because Webshots then will force me to let it replace the one I have, but here is Shafts of Light, Arizona, 1600x1200:

ph57912.wb1.jpgWhats on your desktop?

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #40 on: September 02, 2007, 10:16:17 AM »
WOW...thats awesome! I live in Arizona so I should go see that one day- weird how you live in a place and know nothing about it ;D

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #41 on: September 02, 2007, 10:25:54 AM »
Yes, I know what you mean, Brandon. My kid sister grew up here in Copenhagen, when I was raised in the other end of the country. When I joined my Copenhagen part of the family as an young adult, I immediately started to explore the "big" city, and very soon I knew more about it than she did, though she had fifteen years in advance.

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #42 on: September 02, 2007, 10:33:00 AM »
Thanks Curt! Yes, I've had similar experiences... my wife knows my hometown, where we have settled, better than I do and I grew to know hers better than she does. Funny how familiarity can breed not so much contempt as indifference or complacency.
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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #43 on: September 02, 2007, 11:04:12 AM »
Reflections CAPS by ~styrizo

Thanks, Phil, for taking the time to supply these links. I should say that I really like the look of these text icons, but I don't think I am going to use them myself, because I remember pictures, places and stuff, but it is seldom that I can remember a name.

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #44 on: September 02, 2007, 04:19:56 PM »
Here's my desktop. I use LiteStep for shell and that's of course LaunchBar Commander you see at the top of the screen :)

myLSdesktop.jpgWhats on your desktop?

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #45 on: September 03, 2007, 10:44:10 AM »
@ TucknDar, can you please tell what program / technique you used to blur this small part of your picture?

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #46 on: September 04, 2007, 09:25:37 AM »
You could use ScreenShot Captor ;)

Oh and while I am here - I currently have a Simpsons Movie desktop image (the one of Home being speared on a fork by a demolition ball). Not that I can see him too much because of all the clutter that needs tidying up.

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #47 on: September 04, 2007, 12:06:38 PM »
You could use ScreenShot Captor

I will be able to do the same trick with my FastStone Capture 5.7 within the next couple of weeks, says Andrew from FastStone.

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This meatball really should be "forked" by a demolition ball...:
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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #48 on: September 04, 2007, 12:08:37 PM »
You could use ScreenShot Captor ;)
Yup, that's what use :)

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #49 on: September 19, 2007, 04:59:09 PM »
Changed my desktop slightly since my last post as I installed XP alongside Vista…again. I like Vista but some things just works better in XP so dual-booting is still necessary and I suspect this will continue for quite some time. Oh well, it just gives me an excuse to install even more applications :D

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Whats on your desktop?
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