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What does your desktop look like?

By Phantasm66
Feb 10, 2002
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  1. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,371   +289

    Haha - took me a minute to notice the middle image was actually different Red - I thought you had gone through the effort of changing the color properties before I noticed. Are your launchers at the bottom actually spread across desktops like that and always visible when not in a full screen app?
     
  2. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +44

    I love your desktop, I really do. But I think I would have a hard time getting any work done, with those ominous set of eyes staring at me! But it's great, you did alright! :approve:
     
  3. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,913   +92

    Hi Papa,
    They are, I have an 5760 res Eyefinity setup. i use video editing and Photoshop CS5 a lot, and this resolution is phenomenal to work with. If I want to have them separated, I hit a hotkey (HydraVision) and they re-organize into the same thing scaled down x3
     
  4. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +44

    Got Another One.......

    I'm actually very please and surprised with the way that this custom desktop shot turned out! I tried my best here to kind of go "Earth tones" with this one. I tried to blend in the Ubuntu upper taskbar, to the wallpaper, to the dock, I tried to make it blend as best could.

    Here it is..................

    [​IMG]

    I shrunk this a little to fit the forums, this was done on my laptop tonight in 1400 x 900 resolution.

    "I could look at this little creation all day"! :D
     
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,371   +289

    That's very nice Zen - I'd actually use something like that... except I don't have desktops of women since my kids are in here on their computers all the time. Still, looks nice and clean.
     
  6. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +44

    Thank you so very much for the compliment there Papa! And I know all about the kids & computers thing, mine was that young not to long ago, I too had to be careful what I displayed on my screen. But the kid is just about to turn 17, he's old enough to see this type of stuff now, plus I don't create to racy of custom desktops, the one I posted here is about as suggestive as I want things to get! ;)
     
  7. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +44

    well I guess I'm at it again, figured I would change things up before going off to bed, you know, something new to look at in the morning. I guess I went "hell bent on leather" in regards to picking something Sci-Fi related for my new desktop look.

    Well here goes........

    [​IMG]

    I ran with a Tron Legacy theme, the wallpaper was grabbed off Google! I like this, had to change thing up inside the "customize" area inside Ubuntu to get as close to matching theme colors as I could get. And of course I added a dash of custom color to the dock as well. And custom mouse pointer. I think with all of that, it got the job done.

    Hope you guy's like it! :)
     
  8. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 930

    Nice Zen, a little wishful thinking perhaps? :)
     
  9. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,371   +289

    I love 13.
     
  10. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +44

    Oh yes my friend, very wishful thinking indeed! :evil:
     
  11. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +44

    Well I'm changing things up again, this time on my laptop computer. I've been putsing around this morning with a photo editing and image manager program called (Inkscape Vector Graphics Editor). I was just wanting to see if it was equally as easy with Inkscape to create custom wallpapers as it was with my old Adobe Photoshop 7.0, a bit more tricky and harder than Photoshop, this will take some getting used to. But I was able to complete one little task, this new desktop look won't be around long, this was just a trial run, hopefully towards something much better and greater.

    Here it is..............

    [​IMG]

    Not anything fancy or special, but I think for a first attempt with a new program, it is a step in the right direction!

    Enjoy...........
     
     
  12. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,371   +289

    InkScape is great and all, but if you're looking for something similar to Photoshop why didn't you just use GIMP?
     
  13. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +44

    I just checked out my image program options through the "Applications" menu and didn't see any "Gimp", might have to track that one down inside the Ubuntu Software Center! Inkscape got the job done, but not to my satisfaction, easier would be better right about now!

    On my way to go look for that "Gimp" thing.......

    Thanks for the recommendation....
     
  14. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +44

    Got another new one, it was created last night! This was created to pay my respects to the now "canceled" NASA Space Shuttle program. To honor the program and in my own little non important way to pay tribute to it, I crafted up this nice memorial to some of the fallen on my desktop.

    This is dedicated to the Space Shuttle Columbia and it's crew, who on February-1-2003 died as the shuttle re-entered the Earths atmosphere and over the sky's of Texas the shuttle broke apart, taking the crew with it.

    here it is, all the patches on the wallpaper are strictly Columbia Program patches, from the first mission on April-12-1981 to it's final patch, being held by a crew member for a missions photo.

    [​IMG]

    After this one stays for a while and I get tired of it, next will come a wallpaper memorial to the Space Shuttle Challenger and it's crew!

    "Hope you all like it"!
     
  15. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +99

    Here's mine, at 25% as its rather large at full size!

    [​IMG]

    Full size is here. Warning, 5.0MB, 3600x1080. ;)

    Linux running the new Gnome 3, looking rather slick I might add! :)
     
  16. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,447   +242

  17. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +44

    Honestly, I don't know how long this new desktop scene is going to last, but it's appears that it came to life, via my new founded obsession with my Playstation 2 system. This desktop could be part "gag" and part "serious" which one it is, I can't tell yet. But here it is, to be frank here, i don't think this desktop looks that bad, Ubuntu 10.10 really does a good job adding to the wallpaper, to give it a nice look.....

    [​IMG]

    This shot is a little off by size, this one is on my laptop at a screen resolution of 1400x900!

    Enjoy..... :)
     
  18. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,447   +242

    Awesome, thanks.
     
  19. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 930

    I understand your current passion but that background is ... shall we say somewhat unique :)
     
  20. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +44

    Are we politely saying that the background on that wallpaper is a real "gender bender"? I think I'm going to dig for a more "manly" or "more masculine" PS2 oriented wallpaper! :)
     
  21. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +99

    I don't mind saying it.... Its pants! :haha:

    I saw it and thought OMFG.... :haha:

    But I like you as you use Linux... Even if it is Ubuntu, and has a Mac4Lin/Macbuntu package installed. ;)
     
  22. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,447   +242

  23. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +99

    I find sites are limited when your hunting out wallpapers that look OK 3600x1080. :(
     
  24. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,913   +92

    ..stretch Leek stretch! :D:p
     
  25. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +99

    I find some of the more defined stretch marks offputting! :haha:
     


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