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Old 10-11-2003, 07:49 PM   #1
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Post your desktop!

It's been a pretty damn long while since we last had a desktop thread here at the GFN, so I figured it's time we had one.

If you have to post the desktop within the post itself please resize it to 800x600 so we can actually see it on one screen, otherwise just make a thumbnail or link to it. I'll set us off with my super modified XP desktop..




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Old 10-11-2003, 08:18 PM   #2
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Very swish, Thrik.

Put on your retro-specs for mine... Windows 98-orama. http://wwhs.fangames.co.uk/temp/desktop.jpg
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Old 10-11-2003, 08:26 PM   #3
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Ooh my desktop. :)~
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Old 10-12-2003, 12:57 AM   #4
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Old 10-12-2003, 10:38 AM   #5
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Hee, nice ptdc.

Anyway, the mac effect is done by using the Mercury X WindowBlinds skin (I assume you already have it, if not www.stardock.com for windowblinds) to create the apple-like taskbar. Then you drag the taskbar to the top so it's like the mac's.

Finally, grab a copy of ObjectDock from www.objectdockcom and install it. It basically emulates the Mac's dock identically, or at least it does if you fiddle with the settings a bit. You can edit it's alignment, position, auto-hide, transparency, and loads of other ****.

You can also grab DesktopX from stardock.com, but it's not necessary. I use it to have transparent images which grow/become non-transparent when hovered over.

If you need to get extra icons for your dock (the default ones in Windows tend to blur when blown up) head to wincustomize.com and go to ObjectDock on the menu - and search your socks off.

</tutorial on having a COOL desktop>


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Old 10-12-2003, 02:22 PM   #6
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Cool, thanks. Now I can pretend to be creative while being smug and self-superior ;D To finish the effect I'll open my monitor up and put my pc in there. I'll put a plant in the corner, a palm perhaps and leave a few copies of computer art and design magazines on a little table.
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Old 10-12-2003, 03:32 PM   #7
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Less is more! Or something.
Well, "less" loads faster than "more", anyway.

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Old 10-12-2003, 03:40 PM   #8
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Classic style! Evil!!

Heh, kidding scabble ;~

ps: I just edited my screenshot with my winamp skin, further adding to the mac ripoff. ¬


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Old 10-12-2003, 09:24 PM   #9
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Thrik your desktop is really cool, the only thing I'm confused about is when I open up Object Dock, the taskbar goes away, how do I keep both of them open at the same time?
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Old 10-12-2003, 09:27 PM   #10
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Nevermind, I fiddled with it for a while and figured it out, thanks anyways.
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Old 10-12-2003, 10:54 PM   #11
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I've just made myself a new wallpaper, based on the old official POTC wallpaper which was released a while back. If anybody wants to use it you can also grab it here.



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Old 10-13-2003, 08:33 PM   #12
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Rockin with 98....meh. It's still cool.


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Old 10-14-2003, 12:21 PM   #13
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Unfortunately, my computer has blown up. But if it did work you'd see half a dozen half finished radio scripts on the desktop (so that I don't forget to keep on writing them) and a rather large picture of Mike Wazowski from Monster's Inc.


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Old 10-19-2003, 11:01 PM   #14
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http://www.morelike.com/desktop.jpg

also hi.
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Old 02-09-2004, 10:01 PM   #15
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I hate reviving dead threads... but.

That's Gnome with xchat, firefox and a terminal window running.
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Old 02-09-2004, 11:23 PM   #16
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Bleh, doesn't matter in a forum as slow as this. Funky wallpaper.


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Old 02-10-2004, 01:24 AM   #17
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For some reasons close ups of plants make good wallpaper and good wallpaper is important when you can see through some applications.
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Old 02-21-2004, 05:54 AM   #18
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Here is my desktop for a bit ago... when I was waiting for Half Life 2

Here.

But now it is Grim Fandango themed...

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Old 02-26-2004, 06:39 PM   #19
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Don't call me a "The Little Mermaid"-fan!

This is my desktop!



What'd **** !?!?
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Old 02-26-2004, 07:40 PM   #20
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Hah, you little mermaid fan.

Also, I've been using another one which I made for a while now.. guess I should update my post with it.



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Old 02-28-2004, 02:18 PM   #21
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Wooow.... That's nice...


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Old 02-29-2004, 03:58 PM   #22
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anyone know where I can find that Jaguar skin wallpaper from OS X?


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Old 03-12-2004, 10:47 PM   #23
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Thrik, I envy your mad Photoshop 8(?) skills.

All I have is Photoshop 5. (Lives in the old world)
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