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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby ChrisB » Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:22 am UTC

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Resized for the good of all. I wish I had a mac. D:
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby b.i.o » Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:30 am UTC

villadelfia wrote:My current desktop. Nice and empty :p


What's the purple thing that has the music playing? Is that a skin for a specific player, or what?
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Mo0man » Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:35 am UTC

b.i.o wrote:
villadelfia wrote:My current desktop. Nice and empty :p


What's the purple thing that has the music playing? Is that a skin for a specific player, or what?


It's foobar apparently. I think she/he's got it minimized, with a little popup for whenever the song changes. A very pretty little popup...
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby la_negra » Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:38 am UTC

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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby villadelfia » Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:23 am UTC

b.i.o wrote:
villadelfia wrote:My current desktop. Nice and empty :p


What's the purple thing that has the music playing? Is that a skin for a specific player, or what?


It's foobar2000 with the prettypopup plugin. (found here: http://www.maroonspoon.com/foo_prettypop/)
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Sam Knight » Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:02 pm UTC

Not much has changed, but what has changed has changed significantly :P
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EDIT: Oh n0es! I just realised I wrote °K.. While technically incorrect, it looks nicer this way :P
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby thefiddler » Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:15 pm UTC

What the hell?
This thread is still around? O.O
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby DeLarge » Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:07 pm UTC

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5040x1050 doesn't scale down too well. This is three physical monitors so it doesn't actually look this continuous in front of me.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby EvanED » Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:20 pm UTC

Chrismclegless wrote:This backdrop made lots of people think my computer was really buggy until they noticed it was just a wallpaper.
It's amusing already, but moreso if you actually take the time to read what all the "errors" say. There are some good ones in there.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Zanik221 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:45 pm UTC

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Zanik221 wrote:Observe my (edit: severely shrunken) XP desktop.
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Probably been asked before, but what software are you using to achieve that magical taskbar?

Emerge Desktop

It's a windows shell replacement. The various applets (laucher, tray, VWM, etc) all work within explorer, however.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby iamfree » Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:19 pm UTC

here ya go

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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Neris » Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:33 pm UTC

work computer... nothing special.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby parkaboy » Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:37 pm UTC

this is my wallpaper right now. don't feel like taking an SS.


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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby nsmjohn » Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:41 pm UTC

Here is mine, spoiler'd for size:

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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby parkaboy » Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:01 pm UTC

ha, i see that.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby nsmjohn » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:05 pm UTC

parkaboy wrote:ha, i see that.

You see what? [/innocence]
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Neris » Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:05 pm UTC

parkaboy wrote:this is my wallpaper right now. don't feel like taking an SS.


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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Cornelius » Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:05 pm UTC

I have my resolution set to stun.

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[PROTIP: click on it.]
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Ended » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:44 pm UTC

My current desktop picture, from APOD. Space is awesome.

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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Cornelius » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:49 pm UTC

I installed Fedora 8.

LOOK AT THE SHINY!!!
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby tylerwylie » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:38 pm UTC

Cornelius wrote:I installed Fedora 8.

LOOK AT THE SHINY!!!

Best screenshot I've seen in a while :)
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby niko7865 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:43 am UTC

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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby SecondTalon » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:50 am UTC

What I'm currently rocking. If you have to ask....
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And a variant I made for giggles.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby b.i.o » Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:11 am UTC

Cornelius wrote:I installed Fedora 8.

LOOK AT THE SHINY!!!


Of all the Linux color/desktop layouts I've seen, Fedora 8's was the only one I didn't feel an immediate need to change to preserve my sanity. I'm not sure what it is about it, but its color scheme just works, and works well.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Meowgan » Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:13 pm UTC

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That's my current one. Those are adipose cells.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Cornelius » Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:19 pm UTC

Now I got some wallpaper for it.

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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby NieXS » Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:33 pm UTC

This is my KDE Desktop. The GNOME one isn't very different.
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Will post pictures of my GNOME desktop soon.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby DJorgensen » Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:50 pm UTC

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linked to the 50% size :P

3 displays FTW!
This new cintiq is wonderful.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Cornelius » Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:09 am UTC

New walllpaper, this one I made, along with the taskbars.

the icons are from the intertubes, however.

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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby micco » Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:20 pm UTC

My desktop.

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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Sam Knight » Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:52 pm UTC

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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby bavardage » Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:45 pm UTC

This thread needs some more linux.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby DeLarge » Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:01 pm UTC

DJorgensen wrote:Image
linked to the 50% size :P

3 displays FTW!
This new cintiq is wonderful.


I'm curious how you have your monitors physically oriented, are they different aspect ratios or sizes or something?
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Ian Ex Machina » Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:53 pm UTC

No SS, just the image:
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby DJorgensen » Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:55 am UTC

DeLarge wrote:
DJorgensen wrote:linked to the 50% size :P

3 displays FTW!
This new cintiq is wonderful.


I'm curious how you have your monitors physically oriented, are they different aspect ratios or sizes or something?

the one on the left is 1280x800, and is a wacom cintiq 12" tablet. Its sitting in my lap. It moves around and is super snazzy. I've done stranger arrangements for displays before, so Ive had no difficulty in getting used to this one.
The other two are stacked vertically, both 19" CRTs running 1200x1600.

I may add a fourth display to the mix since I have the room...
I've actually got an old 17" CRT in the garage....
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby JET73L » Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:59 am UTC

I put the background color as blue, marked the image align as Center, and am simply cycling it through different error messages I designed using the error message generator at http://atom.smasher.org/error/

the two I normally use are my favorite

Title: Hex Error
Image: (Pie symbol painted over as a slice of cheese)
Description: Out of cheese error
Option: Kick
Edited: Option: Access FTB
Option: DRYD FROG P1/2LLS

and the one I'm currently using

Title: 9000 Error
Image: stack of floppy discs
Description: I can;t let you do that, dave.
Option: Die in the Cold Vacuum of Space
Option (grayed): Remove Processing Components

Then I just set it to Hide Icons and Auto-Hide Taskbar, so people think it's some error the computer is having instead of the background.

If I could remember how to do a screenshot, I would. I might be able to take a photograph, though, if I can borrow a camera with a higher rez that my cell phone.
Edit: Windows XP Home Edition, by the way, if any windows users know how to take screenshots.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby b.i.o » Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:38 am UTC

If I could remember how to do a screenshot, I would. I might be able to take a photograph, though, if I can borrow a camera with a higher rez that my cell phone.

What OS?

The print screen key will copy the image to the clipboard, then you can paste/save it in paint.

If you're on a Mac, the key combo Shift-Command-3 creates an image of your desktop and saves it on the desktop. Control-Command-3 copies it to the clipboard.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby nsmjohn » Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:35 am UTC

Which picture should I use for my work background?

Option A:
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Dobblesworth » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:01 pm UTC

Here's mine:
- Base set-up is Windows XP on a 1024x768 resolution. Embarrassing as it may be, it's the highest setting this LCD can go to.
- Alienware freeware GUI theme pack (AlienGUIse if you're interested)
- The bar at the top 'ObjectDock' is part of the above set, it doesn't too much though.
- I tend to keep the desktop very uncluttered and shove everything into folders, or place a shortcut on the Quick Launch, which is fairly extensive now.
- Most of my desktop backgrounds I cycle through are off the Warcraft website.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:14 pm UTC

Must be quite the rig to get -1% CPU usage. :lol:
nsmjohn, I like the first one.
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