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Postby elminster » Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:31 pm UTC

DonChubby wrote:
bbctol wrote:I hate Launchy. Still, elevatorhazard's desktop is a LITTLE... extreme...

That is the understatement of the year. :shock:

Sorry, but your statement about it being understated is a little too understated to fully represent how truly extreme that desktop is.




*Looks at Elevator_Hazard's desktop again*
AHHHHhhh....!!!
*Head explodes*
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Postby FiercestCalm » Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:50 pm UTC

It's not nearly as impressive as some of these, but it makes me happy.

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It's a picture of Odaiba, an artificial island in Tokyo bay. It's pretty much a magical place, as you can see by the wildflowers and multi-colored ferris wheel.
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Postby motor_ola » Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:52 pm UTC

|333173|3|_||3 wrote:I use Royale Noir with the Alan Lee picture of Gondolin from Children of Hurin as the background, although next time I go home I will use his picture of Smaug, or possibly Rivendell. I'll get round to uploading it later, since I am not on my computer.
I noticed that somepeopel apparently using WinXP had no recycle bins on thier desktop (earlier in teh thread). Have they stolen XP icons for anpther OS, or is there a way to hide the recycle bin.

I am not sure if I prefer PStart of Launchy. PStart is better for a few programs, and is used for binding keys to programs (with command line parameters, and other options), which is faster than using Launchy. OTOH, Launchy is bettr for a wide range of files, and so I will probably run both at once.


Check out Microsofts excellent Powertoys for Windows XP.

One of the more useful ones is twerk UI, which allows you to customize a great deal of things, like changing the shortcut-arrow or automatically log in a specific user when the computer starts, it can also remove the recycle bin from the desktop.

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Postby motor_ola » Sat Jun 16, 2007 5:06 pm UTC

Elevator_Hazard wrote:I'd like to be proud of this, but at the same time I can't be... (I'm talking about the files on desktop, not the picture, but I love the picture too that I have for my background)


You still have 9 icon-places left, you shouldn't be proud until you've filled those gaps!

Btw i wonder what happens with the auto-grid-aligner when your desktop is full and you put one more icon in.

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Postby Hawknc » Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:33 am UTC

I StumbledUpon a new wallpaper and had to use it, I know you guys will appreciate it.

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Postby stuck » Sun Jun 17, 2007 1:45 pm UTC

That is awesome, Hawk. Pure, unadulterated awesome.
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Postby German Sausage » Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:35 pm UTC

gold, right there!
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Postby Alcari » Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:42 pm UTC

1 win to Hawknc
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Postby Jach » Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:48 pm UTC

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Yeah, it's ugly. But I should be having a new (and better) one after I install Gentoo. My only wish is to have a decent graphics card so I can run Beryl.
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Postby EvanED » Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:13 am UTC

Hawknc wrote:I StumbledUpon a new wallpaper and had to use it, I know you guys will appreciate it.

[picture linkized] http://forums.xkcd.com/gallery2.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=10120


I third the Hawk win comments.

Can you post a clean url for that picture?

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Postby Bondolon » Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:31 am UTC

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This desktop currently features the greatest wallpaper ever made. Keep in mind, that a ZOMBIE Sith Emma Watson, wearing neko-mimi, having slain a bunch of Jedi and standing in front of the eye of Sauron. Also, there's lots of lens flare.

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Postby Hawknc » Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:40 am UTC

EvanED wrote:Can you post a clean url for that picture?

IT SHALL BE DONE.

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Postby aldimond » Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:28 am UTC

motor_ola wrote:it can also remove the recycle bin from the desktop.


Once many years ago my family had a computer with Windows ME on it.

We've already said the requisite Hail Marys and sacrificed some goats just to be safe.

My brother wanted to delete something. For some reason this interested me, so I watched him do it.

He dragged the icon representing the file representing the data in question over the Recycle Bin icon and released. The "bin" was populated with the file. He right-clicked on the bin and then clicked where "Empty Recycle Bin" usually would have appeared in the context menu, then clicked "OK" in the ensuing dialog.

What he didn't notice, and I did, was that instead of "Empty Recycle Bin", the context menu had for some reason read "Delete" (or perhaps "Delete Recycle Bin"? I didn't get a good look). And when the dialog box came up he confirmed removing the Recycle Bin from the desktop.

We never could figure out what happened, why it happened, nor how to get the fuckin' bin back. Until we next wiped the hard drive there was no option to send files to the recycle bin, only to delete them.
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Postby Marbas » Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:35 am UTC

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My desktop image :P

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Postby Hawknc » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:00 am UTC

That's very cool. Kinda reminds me of City 17 with a blue filter put over it.

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Postby Marbas » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:07 am UTC

Hawknc wrote:That's very cool. Kinda reminds me of City 17 with a blue filter put over it.


Thanks. I got it from here:

http://www.darkwinter.com/images.html

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Postby Hawknc » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:14 am UTC

Russian, eh? That'd explain the similarities. :P

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Postby Alcari » Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:40 am UTC

Hawknc wrote:That's very cool. Kinda reminds me of City 17 with a blue filter put over it.

Yeah, that was the first thing I though as well. "Where'd you stash the boat?"
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Postby saxmaniac1987 » Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:20 am UTC

dude i totally want a crossbow that shoots rebar.
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Postby warhorse » Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:06 pm UTC

Here's my computer's desktop running Enlightenment. I haven't changed this look in 4 years. If I'm looking at my desktop then that means I'm not doing anything productive and therefore anything on the desktop is surperfluous.

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Postby parkaboy » Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:25 am UTC

hmmm. take two...

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thats still my picture but since then i've added Diablo and DiabloII:LoD icons to the bottom left. got rid of REAL, album maker, and outlook
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Postby Hench » Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:36 am UTC

Here's mine.

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Postby parkaboy » Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:39 am UTC

omgomgomg i havent used mirc in FOREVER!! now i miss it =(
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Postby Crane » Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:13 pm UTC

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Phew. Sorry for the massive thread stretching, but I likes me big res.
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Postby Nuclear Spoon » Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:19 pm UTC

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Got the background from DeviantART. I also don't like having more than one column of icons on my desktop.
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Postby haveblue » Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:41 pm UTC

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The longcats wage an epic battle over my desktop cube:
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That's on my laptop. My desktop is running Vista, with no desktop icons, and solid black wallpaper, and Launchy.

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Postby Phenriz » Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:33 am UTC

new uwa tsukue

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(stole the background from here, very cool art imo)

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Postby xooll » Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:44 am UTC

ok, I don't think I've posted this already, but if I have, my apologies.

The background here is my left retina.
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Postby Swordfish » Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:42 am UTC

I'm actually having a bit of trouble deciding what I should change my background to. I'm stuck between these two:

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From the 08th MS Team, or

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Cowboy Bebop Movie
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Postby Traisenau » Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:06 am UTC

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Postby Phenriz » Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:59 pm UTC

Swordfish wrote:I'm actually having a bit of trouble deciding what I should change my background to. I'm stuck between these two:


Bebop imo
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Postby Kawa » Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:16 am UTC

Swordfish, I literally gasped aloud when I saw your choices. Two fine, fine anime my good friend. (I vote 08th because it needs way more love, and is my Favoritest Gundam Ever (tm)).

Meanwhile, thanks to the new comic (it should be in 1200*800, but Photobucket resized, I guess):

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The man in the picture is my Spanish Ninja Bodyguard of a boyfriend, in a cuddlier format than usual at Universal Studios: Islands of Adventure.

I need to clean out the icons, I know.

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Postby chrispy1 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:02 pm UTC

That's right, those be hyperlinks in the corner. Finally figured out how to set a website as my desktop, and I'm using it as a way to refresh my brain on HTML and CSS etc. I use (and love) Launchy. The start bar is hidden over on the left hand side of the screen. Between this and having almost no apps opening on startup, I think this is the simplest desktop ever. That second last link in my list? A random XKCD Comic. That's right, I AM Cool. :D

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Postby mrcheesypants » Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:14 pm UTC

chrispy1 wrote:That's right, those be hyperlinks in the corner. Finally figured out how to set a website as my desktop, and I'm using it as a way to refresh my brain on HTML and CSS etc. I use (and love) Launchy. The start bar is hidden over on the left hand side of the screen. Between this and having almost no apps opening on startup, I think this is the simplest desktop ever. That second last link in my list? A random XKCD Comic. That's right, I AM Cool. :D


How the hell did you do this?

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Postby chrispy1 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:16 pm UTC

mrcheesypants wrote:
chrispy1 wrote:That's right, those be hyperlinks in the corner. Finally figured out how to set a website as my desktop, and I'm using it as a way to refresh my brain on HTML and CSS etc. I use (and love) Launchy. The start bar is hidden over on the left hand side of the screen. Between this and having almost no apps opening on startup, I think this is the simplest desktop ever. That second last link in my list? A random XKCD Comic. That's right, I AM Cool. :D


How the hell did you do this?


I'll write and post instructions. It's not that difficult, but was a bit cranky to figure out...
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SpitValve wrote:And as for Optimus being influenced by Buddhism, I severly doubt it.

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Postby Insignificant Deifaction » Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:59 pm UTC

I beg for these things:
The clean pictures of Aoeniac's and Toeofdoom's first posts.

And, in return, I provide:
http://img372.imageshack.us/img372/7665/52tr7.jpg
http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/7403/dds3maniax031024768bc1.jpg
http://img372.imageshack.us/img372/579/12vd3.jpg

Also, I ask, what is this desktop cube?
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Postby TheTankengine » Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:03 pm UTC

Insignificant Deification wrote:Also, I ask, what is this desktop cube?

It is the single best improvement to computing technology since the transistor was invented.

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Postby Mordecai » Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:06 pm UTC

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Postby chrispy1 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:08 pm UTC

Insignificant Deification wrote:Also, I ask, what is this desktop cube?


(sheepishly asks) what are you referring to by desktop cube? I am confused...
Narsil wrote:For the record, I am not:
b)obsessed with penii, I just have bad luck and they follow me everywh...

SpitValve wrote:And as for Optimus being influenced by Buddhism, I severly doubt it.


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