The Official Desktop Parade Thread

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The Official Desktop Parade Thread

Post by wildweasel » Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:02

I first begin with the Official Desktop Parade Rules:
  • Keep your image sizes to a reasonable level. Upload your screens to ImageShack and add the thumbnails to your post.
  • If you need a free image program to save your image, use IrfanView.
  • Minimize your windows and press PrintScreen, then in IrfanView, press Paste to work with the screenshot.
Without further ado...here is the results of my latest desktop refurbishment, courtesy of Stardock Object Desktop:
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Of particular note:
  • I removed the Windows taskbar.
  • The tabs at the top (including System Tray) are part of ObjectDock.
  • The dock at the right acts similar to the one in Mac OS X - which is also part of Object Dock, and replaces the taskbar buttons and QuickLaunch toolbar in functionality.
  • The bar at the bottom (though it's long since moved to the top, and the tabs at the bottom) is SysMetrix, in CandyGlass1024. This functionally replaces the system clock, but also gives me the added benefit of a system resource monitor and a Winamp remote control, among others.
  • My icon set is LaST Cobalt, for Stardock IconPackager.
  • As of the screenshot, I was running the iSkin theme for WindowBlinds 4 - I have since renovated to the DogmaX theme.
  • The cursor is AniChrome for CursorXP.
  • I found the background on Fark a year ago.

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Post by Bashe » Wed Oct 12, 2005 2:38

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Favorite Iron Maiden album art, so it fits. (Also, OMFG 666KB!~!@!#1`)

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Post by BioHazard » Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:46

Why people are so interested in other people's desktops is beyond me...

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Post by Graf Zahl » Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:14

I'm wondering more how one can work with something like that. It hurts my eyes if they constantly have to process such an amount of information. I keep my desktop simple.

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Post by Bashe » Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:54

BioHazard wrote:Why people are so interested in other people's desktops is beyond me...
Curiosity...(if you say killed the cat I'm going to body slam you :P)

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Post by Cutmanmike » Thu Oct 13, 2005 14:29

Bashe wrote:
BioHazard wrote:Why people are so interested in other people's desktops is beyond me...
Curiosity...(if you say killed the cat I'm going to body slam you :P)
Killed the cat...

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Post by Paul » Thu Oct 13, 2005 14:54

Graf Zahl wrote:I'm wondering more how one can work with something like that. It hurts my eyes if they constantly have to process such an amount of information. I keep my desktop simple.
Pretty much agree.

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Post by Apothem » Thu Oct 13, 2005 15:57

If you hate that... Then you'd hate to use my computer... I usually have 2x as many icons as i have on there currently, but right now i cleaned it up a little.

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Post by Jodwin » Thu Oct 13, 2005 16:33

I think that sharing desktop screenshots is fun, for no specific reason. :P

My deskie:
http://www.cheeseportal.net/desktop.jpg

Edit:
All icons either deleted/hidden
Background ripped from the show by myself

The less stuff on the bg, the more I like. :wink:

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Post by wildweasel » Thu Oct 13, 2005 17:35

I like looking at others' desktops because I can help people optimize them for better usage, or learn tricks from others' desktops.

On that note...Jodwin, how did you hide the Recycle Bin icon? I can't figure it out (Windows XP SP1).

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Post by solarsnowfall » Thu Oct 13, 2005 20:48

@Apothem, I use that same default Windows backdrop.

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Post by Jodwin » Fri Oct 14, 2005 4:25

wildweasel wrote:I like looking at others' desktops because I can help people optimize them for better usage, or learn tricks from others' desktops.

On that note...Jodwin, how did you hide the Recycle Bin icon? I can't figure it out (Windows XP SP1).
Right click on desktop --> Arrange icons --> uncheck "Show desktop icons". :wink:

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Post by wildweasel » Fri Oct 14, 2005 7:00

I guess that's a new feature for SP2 or something (or else it was in the initial release and was axed) - I can't find it. Crap.

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Post by Nuxius » Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:29

Well I have SP1 and that feature is there.

WindowBlinds probably moved it somewhere else.

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