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new61 07. Apr 2009 07:28 PM

What does your desktop look like?
 
Hello!

I spent a few hours working on my "desktop look". I loved it so much, I just wanted to share it with you guys.

Tell me what you think and please share yours!


PS. Please no pornographic images and offensive content.


My desktop look:
http://www.box.net/shared/mn1uju1kzq
Please download it and view it with full screen. It looks much better!

Jillian 07. Apr 2009 07:46 PM

WOW , that is a goodlooking desktop. I love the color.

new61 07. Apr 2009 08:41 PM

Thanks! :D

wdhpr 08. Apr 2009 12:57 AM

very nice :)

bk_7312 08. Apr 2009 12:43 PM

That's one unique desktop you got there, love the wallpaper. Too bad I can't zoom in that far... for me to see my house from there...

Jojo Yee 08. Apr 2009 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by new61 (Post 2957)
My desktop look:
http://www.box.net/shared/mn1uju1kzq
Please download it and view it with full screen. It looks much better!

Where can we get a copy of it without desktop icons?

George 09. Apr 2009 11:58 PM

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Nice thread. I am changing my desktop regularly. Here is what it looks right now.

What you see is:
- Taskbar on top
- ObjectDock at bottom
- Windows Sidebar at right (with altered gadgets)

Jojo Yee 10. Apr 2009 03:31 AM

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Hi George, a nice ObjectDock. I used to set it on my desktop for some time.

After I switched over to Free Launch Bar for quick access to files and programs, I've made my desktop cleaner.

Now a wallpapper with an auto frame and calendar at right. That's it. The wallpaper changes everyday using MuralPix Manager.

elizabeth 11. Apr 2009 05:50 PM

I have MSs Stonehenge, both here and at work.

How boring am I?????

Jojo Yee 12. Apr 2009 02:11 AM

A Wallpaper A Day...
 
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Originally Posted by elizabeth (Post 3146)
I have MSs Stonehenge, both here and at work.

How boring am I?????

Hi Elizabeth,

There're many nice wallpapers out there, much better than Stonehenge. Rhiannon treats us to 55 Free Stunning Desktop Wallpapers and many others. Check out BF Wallpaper Changer and the links to some nice wallpapers.

J_L 17. Apr 2009 05:57 AM

As for me, I don't have any desktop icons at all. Everything is either in the start menu, quick launch, or somewhere inside my drives.
The reason for that is because I have more than 11 thousand wallpapers. There were thousands of others that I've deleted. Yup, I'm a collector, and I've seen every one of my walls at least once (memory overdose!). They're all managed by my Nuonsoft Wallpaper Cycler Lite, which I recommend to everyone who has a large collection.
Anyways, here's my current (and temporary) desktop:
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/9196/desktopgzq.th.jpg

debtboy 12. Dec 2009 03:20 AM

http://techsupportalert.com/files/im...ga_screen2.jpg

novice 12. Dec 2009 11:25 PM

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Originally Posted by J.L. (Post 3401)
As for me, I don't have any desktop icons at all. Everything is either in the start menu, quick launch, or somewhere inside my drives.
The reason for that is because I have more than 11 thousand wallpapers. There were thousands of others that I've deleted. Yup, I'm a collector, and I've seen every one of my walls at least once (memory overdose!). They're all managed by my Nuonsoft Wallpaper Cycler Lite, which I recommend to everyone who has a large collection.
Anyways, here's my current (and temporary) desktop:
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/9196/desktopgzq.th.jpg

If this particular picture can be downloaded as a desktop, how (where) do I do (get) it? Thank you.

Jojo Yee 13. Dec 2009 12:42 AM

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Originally Posted by novice (Post 18147)
If this particular picture can be downloaded as a desktop, how (where) do I do (get) it? Thank you.

Still hosted in Imageshack, you can click at the image link, click full size and right-click it to save image as another file, but you will get JL's taskbar. Use an image editor to crop it or better still ask JL to send you one. :cool:

See also: More Than 20 Places To Look For Free Wallpapers

J_L 13. Dec 2009 01:12 AM

Try downloading it from here: http://lh4.ggpht.com/_JaZhbCdgtHM/Rw...50---PREMI.jpg

Jojo Yee 13. Dec 2009 04:23 AM

Thanks debtboy for the wallpaper. While reviewing some Linux software, I've added a puzzle game, Picpuz, for Linux in the category Best Free Jigsaw Puzzle and Creator. The wallpaper is one of the puzzles now. :)

revboy 14. Dec 2009 03:42 AM

What does your desktop look like ?
 
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Well here is revboys
(blueboy) effort, I hope it turns out ok,

best regards,

revboy

miskairal 27. Dec 2009 10:00 PM

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XP with Ultra Theme patcher (I think that's what it's called) installed so I could change my taskbar colour. I have a really old version of Webshots which I think I downloaded before I bought this pc in 2003 and am still using that to change my wallpaper once a day. It provides my screensaver as well. Not sure where today's wallpaper came from, I gather them from all over.

tushR 16. May 2010 06:47 AM

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/h...nn/Desktop.png
I prefer cleaner desktop :cool:

J_L 16. May 2010 06:55 AM

Here's a way to get it even cleaner: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...n-taskbar.html

HeWhoRocks 16. May 2010 12:38 PM

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@tushR
You call that a clean desktop?:D
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tushR 16. May 2010 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by grf (Post 28835)
@tushR
You call that a clean desktop?:D
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Yes :rolleyes:, if I had not cleaned up the icons, people would have faced difficulties walking around in the "screen" :D.

Sope 16. May 2010 01:29 PM

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I like a clean desktop too ;)

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Rottie 29. Sep 2010 09:21 PM

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My existing choice - I do have others, but this is close to my heart :-

garth 06. Oct 2010 11:17 PM

Tell me if i'm hijacking this thread, but i'm just wondering if people change their desktops often? Mine is exactly the same as it was on day one (i got this new machine in the first week of this year) because i like the familiarity.

wdhpr 07. Oct 2010 12:26 AM

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Everyone says my destop looks like a bunch of dirt and rocks. When I tell them its an actual picture of Mars. They say it still looks like a picture of dirt and rocks.

Oh well

mrpink 11. Oct 2010 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by wdhpr (Post 37677)
Everyone says my destop looks like a bunch of dirt and rocks. When I tell them its an actual picture of Mars. They say it still looks like a picture of dirt and rocks.

Oh well

Personally i believe you that it's a picture of Mars. Just don't tell me you took it yourself!:)

wdhpr 11. Oct 2010 09:00 PM

Quote:

Personally i believe you that it's a picture of Mars. Just don't tell me you took it yourself!
It would have been great if I had (umm maybe not);)

Cheers
Wdhpr

wdhpr 14. Oct 2010 05:22 AM

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Here is my brand spanken new Ubuntu (dual boot) screen shot.

Cheers
Wdhpr

MidnightCowboy 15. Oct 2010 07:47 PM

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Final choice for Ubuntu 10.10 after messing around with various themes. What you see here is a customized Dust theme, Tronix cursor, GKRellm with ShinyMetal2 skin and the minimal version for the Compact Black skin for VLC. The launch icons on used on the left are from an old Windows RocketDock collection :)
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garth 15. Oct 2010 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by MidnightCowboy (Post 38245)
Final choice for Ubuntu 10.10 after messing around with various themes.
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So out of interest, if you had to assign both Ubuntu 10.10 and MS Windows marks out of ten, what would their respective scores be for:

Ease of use.
Resource usage.
Stability.
Annoyance factor.

sry meant to add high score good, low bad except for annoyance, 10 being extremely annoying

MidnightCowboy 15. Oct 2010 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by garth (Post 38247)
So out of interest, if you had to assign both Ubuntu 10.10 and MS Windows marks out of ten, what would their respective scores be for:

Ease of use.
Resource usage.
Stability.
Annoyance factor.

Incidentally I've purged a lot of my old screenshots hence the missing files in some posts. Didn't seem much point filling up the site with old pics of the same thing only different if you get my drift? :D

Well, I have to say that for me Ubuntu 10.10 is the first real alternative to Windows I've used from an ease of use perspective. PCLinuxOS also loads enough for many folks out of the box without having to delve into the depths of the terminal :D Ubuntu takes this a stage further though with their Software Center. The install process is a little protracted because to get the best from it you need to install any updates needed during this process but even so it's all automatic and quite entertaining (slide show) :D

After installation and without needing much additional effort I was completing all my site work, playing movies, listening to streaming radio and watching live online footy.

For ease of use though Windows still takes the crown but only if you're the sort of person who must have everything with one click and can't be bothered to read a couple of forum posts.

Resource use is a no-boner. Windows 7 on this machine which is dual core with 4G used twice as much of everything as Ubuntu.

Stability is something I had a problem with in previous version of Ubuntu but these were mostly network related because at that time I was not near a cable system and relied on wireless broadband which Ubuntu had a few issues handling. Now, not only have these disappeared but it recognizes my modem when I plug it in and sets the connection automatically. I can now just swap over when my cable ISP goes down which is often. Overall this version seems rock solid.

Annoyance factor is also a no contest. One of the reasons I made the change was to escape the delights of Windows security software, or rather the need for it. Now I have zilch except for the built in firewall. No AV, no sandboxes, no other virtualized "please save me from the latest threats" environments and no worries!

The best thing about Ubuntu of course is that if you find one issue more to your liking than another then you can stick with it in the sure knowledge that in six months time another one will be along :)

garth 15. Oct 2010 08:25 PM

Oh no sorry MC:eek:
I just deleted my post that you replied to because i realised there's an Ubuntu 10:10 thread. I must have done it just as you were posting your response
and now the thread looks weird 'cause you're quoting a post that isn't there anymore:o:D

Thanks btw, i'm liking the sound of this Ubutu.

MidnightCowboy 15. Oct 2010 11:04 PM

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Originally Posted by garth (Post 38254)
Oh no sorry MC:eek:
I just deleted my post that you replied to because i realised there's an Ubuntu 10:10 thread. I must have done it just as you were posting your response
and now the thread looks weird 'cause you're quoting a post that isn't there anymore:o:D

Thanks btw, i'm liking the sound of this Ubutu.

Don't worry, Anupam will probably move these too after he's finished muttering about how I've messed up his system :D

Jojo Yee 16. Oct 2010 02:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by garth (Post 38254)
Oh no sorry MC:eek:
I just deleted my post that you replied to because i realised there's an Ubuntu 10:10 thread. I must have done it just as you were posting your response
and now the thread looks weird 'cause you're quoting a post that isn't there anymore:o:D

Thanks btw, i'm liking the sound of this Ubutu.

Ok I've undeleted it before Anupam thinks otherwise. :)

Anyway, MC has a good comment on Ubuntu 10.10 and I've quote his in this post.

Jojo Yee 16. Oct 2010 02:40 AM

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This is mine on Ubuntu 10.10. A minimalist without any cluttering.

Using DockbarX with Human Bar theme for accessing apps from the panel. :)

Ritho 16. Oct 2010 03:52 PM

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Well everyone was talking about moving to Ubuntu 10.10 and it sounded like so much fun I decided to try it out for myself instead of my usual policy of waiting for a month or so for many of the bugs to be worked out. I installed it along side 10.4 to avoid any upgrade problems.

I spent a few good hours customizing it to my tastes. I am using Avant Windows Navigator w/ "text" icons of my own making, emerald theme manager for window decorations partially of my own design (i.e. no visible min/max/close buttons) divergence 2 steel gtk theme, awokaenza 2 system icons, and the latest elementary version of nautilus file browser (in screenshot) with its cool "clutter flow" and embedded terminal both of which I really like. I found the desktop background, "Dancing Nebula", on diviantart http://casperium.deviantart.com/art/...a-WS-116196286

wdhpr 16. Oct 2010 06:18 PM

Cool looking gas and dust cloud, remnants of an exploding star. Looks like it may be an older nebula thats already hatched its eggs.

Cheers
Wdhpr

systemcrash 09. Nov 2010 02:09 PM

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This is my XP desktop, im showing everything for the picture only there normaly hidden. Rocket dock for quick acess to programs, and Launchy for other quick finds. With dektop 360

I get board easily so i change every it month.

i sometimes have a static desktop with a couple of icons, and a sidebar sometimes with a virtual desktop or with wallpaper changer changing the wallpaper every hour or so. without rocket dock

revboy 12. Jan 2011 07:03 AM

Nevs desk top
 
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here's mine utilizing fences software to keep things tidy ..... Cheers nev in albury australia, all the best to all for 2011 !


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