Wallpaper of the Week (Maldivian Sunset)

Wallpaper of the Week

Rich purples, pink and orange highlight a lone outcrop of rock with a single tree.

 Sunset in the Maldives, ocean with long outcrop and tree.

Available resolutions: click the Download Now! button and your monitor resolution is automatically detected and an image optimized for your computer is loaded.

Maldivian Sunset


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by Thomas Weybrew (not verified) on 21. May 2011 - 17:35  (72445)

Where is the "Download Now!" button?

by Anupam on 21. May 2011 - 18:24  (72447)

Follow the link in the article.

by Dryden (not verified) on 21. May 2011 - 18:40  (72448)

Please stop sending me these kind of mails...
I subscribed for the newsletter just for the apps, if you keep sending me this garbage, I'll be forced to unsubscribe.

Just the other day you asked why people wher opening your page and closing it right away... Well this could be one of the reasons.


by garth on 21. May 2011 - 19:01  (72451)

If you feel that strongly about it go ahead and unsubscribe.

by budhop75 (not verified) on 21. May 2011 - 19:56  (72455)

I'm with Weybrew! Where's the "download button"?

An obviously sight callengered senior

by Anupam on 21. May 2011 - 20:04  (72456)

The Download Now button is on the webpage, the link of which has been provided in the article. Did you follow the link? The Download Now button can be found on the right side of the webpage.

by davecn (not verified) on 21. May 2011 - 20:18  (72457)

The link is the separate words Maldivian Sunset that's in bold type under the picture.

by MidnightCowboy on 21. May 2011 - 20:41  (72458)

I'm getting an access denied - no hot-linking allowed message when I hit the download button?

by MidnightCowboy on 21. May 2011 - 20:53  (72459)

We are very sorry but we cannot cater for individual preferences with an audience approaching 2 million every month. The pure arithmetic of this guarantees that some will be overjoyed and others disappointed. Collectively though our editors have a wealth of information concerning apps for every category so why not post a request for what you would like in our forum?


This is more polite and likely to be a lot more productive than jumping up and down about it here :) Failing that, send me a PM and I'll try my best to help you personally.

As you can see from the link below, our Alexa ranking/traffic continues to grow so we can only surmise that the excess bounce rate was connected to the way Google processes this information.


by Anupam on 21. May 2011 - 20:54  (72460)

I am able to access it alright, without problems.

On clicking the Download Now button, it opens a webpage, where it detects the resolution on the computer, and retrieves the image for that resolution... which then, you can save by right clicking on it, or set as wallpaper from there itself.

by websrchr (not verified) on 21. May 2011 - 21:55  (72463)

Dryden, yes please, unsubscribe. We are not used to this type of language here.

by Rizar on 22. May 2011 - 2:57  (72470)

The site has just as many articles on tips, How Tos, webware, and other goodies as it does on apps themselves.

Many free apps are devoted to art. Editors, viewers, changers, slideshows, apophysis fractals, etc. Why should wallpapers be so clearly excluded?

Wallpapers are sometimes created for the computer environment (such as space for icons).

I'm not sure why, but the following quote from Emerson comes to mind:

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do."

Quote taken from:

by MidnightCowboy on 22. May 2011 - 7:14  (72479)

Thanks Anupam. Must be something specific to my browser set up because I get the same with FF4 and Opera 11.11 (Mandriva Linux) despite disabling my script and adblock extensions. In Konqueror though it works fine.

by Anupam on 22. May 2011 - 9:23  (72485)

No problem.
Maybe disabled javascript, or cookies? Something must be blocked definitely, which is causing problems.

by pauljustturned46 (not verified) on 22. May 2011 - 15:09  (72493)

I also find screensavers uninteresting but I simply ignore them - no problem whatsoever.

The plethora of other stuff on this site that is VERY useful to me makes up for it.

In life sometimes there are things you like and sometimes things you don't like. That is life.

And the screensavers only pop up once a week anyhow. Just don't open it :-)



by pauljustturned46 (not verified) on 22. May 2011 - 15:14  (72494)

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do."

Hi Rizar,

Huh? Doh! Me dumb.

I'm good with computers but English not so good.

What does this qoute mean by the way please?



by Anton Magus (not verified) on 22. May 2011 - 15:49  (72495)

I just can't understand some of these comments. This is such a great site. It allows you to take what you want, leave what you don't want, help where you can, or contribute nothing if you are so inclined.

What more could anyone want?

Thanks Gizmo

by Rizar on 22. May 2011 - 15:50  (72496)

Hey Paul,

I'm not a student of Emerson, but from the sound of the critical blog linked above it means that "great souls" require freedom and they like to experiment with new ways of doing things. We shouldn't break the wings of great souls like rhiannon, who has led us to many educational and helpful places online.

The article notes that Emerson probably didn't target logical inconsistencies (as someone like Ayn Rand incorrectly interpreted him as saying). He targeted the type of things that make people say stupid things when in public just because they want to please others. An easy way to turn a rational and intelligent person into Emerson's "little minded" people is to have them run for political office (and seriously want to win).

Just imagine Ron Paul on stage going on at length about legalizing weed and you have a good idea of the type of breaking from "consistency" Emerson means. He thinks inhuman and thoughtless consistency limits our creativity and degrades our humanity. Humans have the sentience and freedom in them to avoid (or opt out of) dogmatically adhering to tradition, norms, or narrow categories (that mandate a safe or popular way of doing things).

by pauljustturned46 (not verified) on 22. May 2011 - 16:05  (72498)

Thanks for explaining that.

Yeah Rhiannon rocks :-)

Have a good night (or perhaps day in your part of the world)

It is midnight in Perth, Australia now and I have to work tomorrow.



by Raymond M. Subasic (not verified) on 22. May 2011 - 17:28  (72499)

Many are probably annoyed that there is an ad banner that pops into the picture saying, "Members don't see this ad (100% free to join!)," and that when you click the "X" to get rid of the ad, you end up being forced to a registration screen. I agree, this is annoying. Just ignore the ad and right click on the image and choose "Save Image As" or whatever your browser says, and save it. It saves the background image perfectly.

by jimspoon on 22. May 2011 - 18:43  (72504)

My favorite display background is a solid black color. Minimizes distraction. I also wonder if it might prolong the brightness of my backlit display.

by MrWednesday7 on 22. May 2011 - 19:46  (72506)

I agree. I find the wallpapers banal, SFW, that's my opinion, no disrespect to Rhiannon. So until something interesting, S.f. related turns up, I'll just keep deleting the e-mails.


by MidnightCowboy on 22. May 2011 - 21:10  (72510)

I'm sure we all do this, me included, and I think most of us would accept this as being part of a registered online life. There's a big difference though between exercising your personal preferences in private and berating the efforts in public of someone who for no reward is trying to create content to please a mass audience. It's also stretching the bounds of reality to suggest publishing an article about wallpapers is the cause of an increased bounce rate :D

by Bob on 22. May 2011 - 21:41  (72514)

In fact, if you just delete the email no bounce should register.

On the other hand, if you do decide to go to the page because the subject of the email alert interests you and then you move on somewhere else straight after reading (a perfectly natural thing to do), then that will be counted as a bounce... even if you got what you wanted from the page.

I guess it's too much to ask Gizmo's and Rhiannon's many subscribers and friends just to click quickly through to any other page at Gizmo's before moving on. :)

by rhiannon on 22. May 2011 - 22:32  (72518)

jimspoon: Hmmm, I don't know about that. I know that CRT monitors suffer from burn in and that's why screensavers were so prevalent. LCD, I don't know....all I've heard is that the backlight can fade(sometimes only on one side) and dead pixels can be a problem. Some LCD monitors have pixel problems right out of the box, others seem to happen over time.

by rhiannon on 22. May 2011 - 22:37  (72519)

Raymond: Oh yeah, that banner is somewhat annoying. I do what you do, right click and save the image.
Bottom line for me is that I don't object to ads unless they are moving - sites need to make a little money, especially if they provide free content.
I disable my ad blocker on many sites I visit often, it's the least I can do to help sites stay up and running.

by rhiannon on 22. May 2011 - 22:45  (72520)

pauljustturned46: Good point. I do my best to make sure the subject line contains wallpaper of the week. Feel free to delete it or not click on the link - I don't mind a bit.
I don't expect everyone to be interested in everything I post - people like different things, sometimes they like what they see and sometimes they don't.

by rhiannon on 22. May 2011 - 22:47  (72521)

James: No offense taken. :-)

by MidnightCowboy on 23. May 2011 - 8:36  (72532)

I'm seeing this down the L/H side of a Samsung SyncMaster 933 which is only 6 months old. It only happens after waking from sleep and is currently recovering after a short period.

by Barry Karas (not verified) on 23. May 2011 - 10:17  (72535)

05-23-2011 6-15AM

Where is the 'download now' button on Mozilla Firefox?

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