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Curt

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #50 on: September 19, 2007, 05:12:04 PM »
@ Dirhael, you simply HAVE to tell how you made this "teaser", wow, it is looking good!

desktopdonationcoderprevu0.pngWhats on your desktop?

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #51 on: September 19, 2007, 05:19:37 PM »
@ Dirhael, you simply HAVE to tell how you made this "teaser", wow, it is looking good!
 (see attachment in previous post)

Sure, what I've used is a tiny freeware application called Rumshot.

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I think the project is abandoned by now, but it works just fine in both XP and Vista so it doesn't really matter. It even got a built-in "take screenshot and upload to FTP" function which is nice :)
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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #52 on: September 28, 2007, 10:19:04 PM »
Here is my desktop pretty basic
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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #53 on: September 29, 2007, 12:16:44 AM »
Put this image on the left monitor, and this image on the right monitor, and then put the default icons, firefox and thunderbird icons on my desktop with the silver xp taskbar autohiding, and you will have my freshly installed windows desktop.
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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #54 on: September 29, 2007, 04:04:24 AM »
Put this image on the left monitor,

Interesting "image", but maybe not the one you were thinking about?...:

ThisImage1.gifWhats on your desktop?

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #55 on: September 29, 2007, 04:32:23 AM »
look ma, no icons!
i also prefer using my own photos as wallpapers since kinda hard to get dual-screen wallpapers i like

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Whats on your desktop?


« Last Edit: September 29, 2007, 04:34:55 AM by gjehle »

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #56 on: September 29, 2007, 05:07:45 AM »
look ma, no icons!
i also prefer using my own photos as wallpapers since kinda hard to get dual-screen wallpapers i like

looking nice...
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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #57 on: September 29, 2007, 09:12:21 AM »
Curt, copy the links that nite_monkey posted and paste them in another tab or window. This way you'll avoid the hotlinking protection :)

*Lashiec downloads the first wallpaper...* :Thmbsup:

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #58 on: September 29, 2007, 11:35:12 AM »
Curt, copy the links that nite_monkey posted and paste them in another tab or window. This way you'll avoid the hotlinking protection

"hotlink protection" - ohh, there are so many things to consider, aren't there.

- Thanks, Lashiec!
« Last Edit: September 29, 2007, 11:45:35 AM by Curt »

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #59 on: September 29, 2007, 11:45:01 AM »
Heres mine.  I am experimenting with the combined dual monitor setup.  Its nice to be able to have one wallpaper for the whole desktop, but I dont like how dialogs that pop up centered are split between the displays, anyone know how to fix that?

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #60 on: September 29, 2007, 11:58:31 AM »
I dont like how dialogs that pop up centered are split between the displays, anyone know how to fix that?
Hey if You find a way to fix that, let me know, I would like to know.
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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #61 on: September 29, 2007, 12:19:37 PM »
I dont like how dialogs that pop up centered are split between the displays, anyone know how to fix that?
Hey if You find a way to fix that, let me know, I would like to know.

works fine for me on linux ;-)
it's called 'hinting' and also takes care of windows you resize to full-screen only are full-screen on one of the displays
for me it's done using xinerama (X.Org builtin), as to how windows does it, no clue. ;-)

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #62 on: September 29, 2007, 12:34:52 PM »
Depends on your graphics card(s) - ATI have a utility that is supposed to sort that out (its called hyper.... something or other I forget). Don't know about nVidia.

I'm sure there must be a utility out there!

How about http://www.gis.usu.e...u/unix/monitors.html for nVidia?

Or use a Matrox adapter instead of multiple cards or dual head cards. I think MAtrox do a 3 monitor version too. This manages popup windows automatically.
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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #63 on: September 29, 2007, 12:42:50 PM »
Depends on your graphics card(s) - ATI have a utility that is supposed to sort that out (its called hyper.... something or other I forget).

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #64 on: September 29, 2007, 12:44:12 PM »
That's the one

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #65 on: September 30, 2007, 07:34:33 AM »
@ Dirhael, you simply HAVE to tell how you made this "teaser", wow, it is looking good!
 (see attachment in previous post)

Sure, what I've used is a tiny freeware application called Rumshot.

   Program: Download from Fileforum
   Theme pack: Download from Shellscape

I think the project is abandoned by now, but it works just fine in both XP and Vista so it doesn't really matter. It even got a built-in "take screenshot and upload to FTP" function which is nice :)

thanks for your hint.
your iamge looks really good!! :Thmbsup:
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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #66 on: September 30, 2007, 08:51:27 AM »
I dont like how dialogs that pop up centered are split between the displays, anyone know how to fix that?
How exactly are you splitting monitor signal?

If windows identifies your system as having 2 monitors, the taskbar should only be on the first mon and all windows would appear centered on the first monitor.

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #67 on: September 30, 2007, 03:23:24 PM »
I dont like how dialogs that pop up centered are split between the displays, anyone know how to fix that?
How exactly are you splitting monitor signal?

If windows identifies your system as having 2 monitors, the taskbar should only be on the first mon and all windows would appear centered on the first monitor.

I am using an nVidia Geforce 7800GT video card with two dvi connectors.  The nVidia software lets you choose several modes, two of which are dualview which works the way you mentioned, and the other is span.  This is the one I am playing around with, the monitors are combined into one single wide desktop.  The problem I am finding with this is centered dialogs go to the center of the virtual display, half on each monitor.  So far, haven't found a solution to this issue yet.

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #68 on: October 01, 2007, 01:47:08 PM »
I see, tekzel!
What i don't understand, tekzel, is what are the advantages of using the "span" mode.

Here's a solution:
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Use DialogMove, which moves the new dialogs that come up to your mouse position ;)
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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #69 on: October 01, 2007, 01:55:43 PM »
I use Dialog Move and is happy with it. No need to be a shame  :up: - the only problem I have found is that some info windows which really shouldn't move, also are moving.

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #70 on: October 01, 2007, 03:23:48 PM »
I use Dialog Move and is happy with it. No need to be a shame  :up: - the only problem I have found is that some info windows which really shouldn't move, also are moving.
I'm glad you like it, curt!
If you find any window that shouldn't have been moved, just press F11, and it won't be moved next time ;)

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #71 on: October 01, 2007, 03:37:25 PM »
Here's a solution:
<shaaaaameless plug>
Use DialogMove, which moves the new dialogs that come up to your mouse position ;)
</shameless plug>

What I don't get is why a shameless plug for DialogMove, and not for GridMove.  Wouldn't that work well for something like that too, or do I not understand well what it does?  I don't have a two monitor setup, so I can't try these fancy different things.

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #72 on: October 01, 2007, 03:41:56 PM »
What I don't get is why a shameless plug for DialogMove, and not for GridMove. 
EhEh... You're right, a shameless plug for gridmove would also be suitable :)
The difference is that with dialogmove, the used doesn't have to do a thing, the program moves the window automagically, whereas with gridmove you have to press a hotkey for the window to move. Also, DialogMove doesn't resize the window, while gridmove does.
Still, thanks for the publicity :D

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #73 on: October 01, 2007, 04:36:51 PM »
...  I don't have a two monitor setup, so I can't try these fancy different things.

FYI: DialogMove is not one of those fancy things,
it is very suitable for any single monitor as well.

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Re: Whats on your desktop?
« Reply #74 on: October 01, 2007, 07:03:13 PM »
I see, tekzel!
What i don't understand, tekzel, is what are the advantages of using the "span" mode.

Well, after having spent a few days with it, I have decided the advantages don't really outweigh the disadvantages.  The main one, is aesthetic... having a single desktop wallpaper that covers both monitors seamlessly.  You could site having a longer task bar, thus allowing more app icons, but if that is an issue you could just increase the height of it.

The disadvantages for me though, are numerous.  I didn't like dialog placement, on DualView setups dialogs pop in the center of the active or primary screen, not split between them.  I decided I prefer my task bar to be on on monitor only, not spanned across both.  Well, I guess that is mostly it.  Anyway, I am back to DualView now, and will stay with that config.  Here is an updated image of my desktop with my new skin I really dig: (click image for full size view)

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Whats on your desktop?