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Old 27. Jun 2014, 06:18 PM   #281 (permalink)
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Linux Mint Debian Edition x64 with a few customisations.

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Elementary OS Luna x64 with customizations including themes, Conky and Super Wingpanel

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Elementary OS Luna with some more customizations including Awn Dock.

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Old 06. Aug 2014, 08:53 PM   #284 (permalink)
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I like playing around with desktop deisgn and user interfaces. What you see below is based on a free tool called "Rainmeter" (thet we have reviewed here:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...urce-meter.htm).

The Rainmeter skin used here is called "Neon Space" and can be found here:
http://99villages.deviantart.com/art...-1-0-442236472

The cool thing about rainmeter skins is that you can easily adjust them once you have learned about how to use their .INI files. You can find great documentation about it on the Rainmeter website. It was a lot of fun to adjust this one to my liking.

This is a Windows 8.1 desktop with hidden desktop icons and an auto-hide taskbar. The rest is a wallpaper and the adjusted Rainmeter skin mentioned above. Several areas and objects of the Rainmeter skin are clickable, thus, starting applications and such. So the task bar or the desktop are not needed anymore to launch programs.

In case you are wondering where to get the wallpaper, the one you see here is actually an animated wallpaper for Stardocks "Deskscapes" which is a commercial product I use. So in fact, the planet and the sun you are seeing there are actually turning. But any other space related free wallpaper will work just fine with the Rainmeter skin.

I have added a second screenshot with just a black background so you can clearly see what elements the Rainmeter skin provides.

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Thanks George. What a laugh - that looks so much fun to play with.

I might have to ignore this thread from now on because the desktops are getting so interesting looking that they might break my resolve to stick with minimalist desktops.
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Old 07. Aug 2014, 06:30 AM   #286 (permalink)
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Thanks George. What a laugh - that looks so much fun to play with.
I'd suggest this is at the extreme end of desktop bling.
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I have added a little MP4 file so you see how it actually looks animated.
When you go to that page it looks static first, give it some time to load...

http://support.lewe.com/files/spacedesktop.mp4
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I have added a little MP4 file so you see how it actually looks animated.


http://support.lewe.com/files/spacedesktop.mp4
Thanks George. Really does have a lot more impact seeing it "live".
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My elementary OS Freya test machine:

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My elementary OS Freya test machine:
Looks good.

I haven't looked at the Freya beta yet but I guess it will throw up the same issue as everything else I've tried that is based on 14.04. Because I need to use custom Javascript for site work, our webpages fail to load with a jQuery error. I understand this is related to the new kernel and I've not been able to find a resolution. The good news is Luna is still supported until 2017.
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