What does your desktop look like?

By Phantasm66
Feb 10, 2002
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  1. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,288   +262

    I don't like it... I love it. Just wait till my kids get a little older. You just need to disappear your start button and task bar and convert the health bubble to your start button via some third party app. Maybe even place the Date/Time and/or systray in the mana bubble with Rainmeter.
    Zen likes this.
  2. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +43

    Well now, thanks Papa for all the love here with this one! Now a day's compliments for my customizations are hard to come by! I might just take some of your suggestions to heart. I have Rainmeter, both the program and about 150 config's on a USB flash drive, I just might have to think about installing it. I was just trying to keep this current build lean, no extra anything. But maybe auto hiding the lower taskbar is in order, show of more of the wallpaper! If I do anything more with this one I will make sure to post it! :)
  3. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +43

    Well I may have indeed posted a lot of my custom desktops here, that's the truth, but this one is sort of a first! As some may know I have posted some new happenings in regards to my new founded adventures with my laptop computing.

    Here's the gist of what I'm talking about.....
    http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/new-adventures-with-laptop-computing.182799/

    This custom desktop if the first I created on my new Samsung 44 inch LCD HD Television. To be honest, it was more simple to create a custom desktop on this TV than most of the times on my regular computer monitor. Seeing that this thing is front and center in my living room, I had to practice the art of restraint by not going all sexy juicy here. I had to keep a level of class and beauty with this one, for some of my past works wouldn't fly on this new setup, especially if close friends or worse, family walked in to see some half dressed or not dressed woman on my screen...............damn it, where's the remote, quick, got to turn off the TV! :) lol

    Well here it is.......
    [​IMG]

    Thank Gosh I found a Rainmeter skin that I can actually see from across my living room, I don't have to squint and strain my eyes to see it, like I did with several others I tried out. Found a pretty close to matching Rocket Dock skin and icons that comes close to the Rainmeter skin. And of course the wallpaper is that of the hot and classy Hollywood actress Keira Knightley!

    I hope you all like this one, a little bit more upscale than some of my previous submissions, but very much living room approved! :)
  4. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Posts: 808   +51

    Shall we say PG-15? :p
  5. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,041   +72

    [​IMG]
    I generally like to have a more 'simplistic' desktop. Yesterday, I ended up having to replace my DV6's HDD with a new one, and have to go through restoring everything again ..... anyway, here is the 'newish' look of my DV6 desktop. Only thing I dislike about it is, that damn start button.
  6. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +43

    Archean : I hate to report, but it looks like were suffering from a broken link to the image your trying to show off here! I'm just getting that old classic "red X" thing! Also I'm sorry to hear about having to go through the whole restoring things thing, but it sounds like to me you had something to restore something off of, like maybe a back up drive, so all should be by now all smiles! :) And I'm going to take a wild guess, but by your avatar image, I suspect you might be hip deep into using a Linux product, if so I don't have any advise about start buttons there. But if your sporting any of the various Windows products, simple fix to that sticking out like a sore thumb start button.........simple thing........."hide the taskbar"!
  7. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 903

    The picture seems to work if you open it in a new tab.
  8. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +43

    Oh, very good then, didn't even think about trying to open it in a new tab, my dumb! But nice desktop, simple, spartan and with a nice ocean view! (y)
  9. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +43

    I don't know what it is, but I think I'm entering a new stage in both life, and with my custom Windows customizations. I seem to be drifting towards more softer and classy desktops and customizations. Rather than creating ones based upon hot juicy sexy females. I could be wrong, but I think this might be either the first or pretty close to it, when creating a customization based off of a black and white image.

    I really rather like this new one, it is very much "living room approved" and it just oozes cosmopolitan and class!

    [​IMG]

    Enjoy! :)
  10. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 903

    Here's my desktop on my new MBP retina. I have the same picture on my Windows 7 partition as well. I found a bit of software that lets me use the native 2880 x 1800 without any scaling, so I have a ton of desktop space. More in fact than I do on my desktop with three monitors.


    [​IMG]
  11. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,288   +262

    <-- Jealous. It's too early for me to ask my employer for a new MBP but that has got to be a wonderful amount of real estate.
     
  12. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Posts: 808   +51

    I'm current working on a custom Emerald theme. I'll upload a screenie when done. ;)
  13. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +43

    Well unlike Marnomancer, who is currently working on a new customization, I'm rather think I'm going to take a small break away from them for a while, and see how much mileage I can now get out of my newest creation. But I got to hand it to Technochicken, triple monitor setups are sweet. Just before my desktop computer blew, I to was enjoying my first triple monitor setup, three brand matching and size matching HD LCD monitors. To be honest here, I do miss the setup, to bad that little explosion inside my desktop computer took out two of my three video cards and my sound card and some other odd's and end's, I miss the triple setup! But I am on the other side of the coin, very thankful that I have this new 44 inch Samsung HD LCD television that has two HDMI hook ups, for that's what I'm using now as my primary base of operations. I guess it's kind of a "give or take" in regards to monitor setups. Have many and you can really spread things out. Or have one and with the display settings you can go big, maybe a couple months I'll be back to where I once was, but not today!

    Good luck on that customization Marnomance, can't wait to see it! :)
  14. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Posts: 808   +51

    He-he, thanks!
    I've got the transparency, glow, fogged-glass and sliding effects A-OK, but a video recording shows up all grey. And I somehow can't get it to use hardware acceleration.
    A little preview of the beta:
    Screenshot - Wednesday 11 July 2012 - 04:01:24  IST.png
  15. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,041   +72

    As I had nothing to do today, I decided to place the only 'gadgets' I ever use on Win7 for some time ;)

    [​IMG]
  16. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +43

    Got another one, just completed it a couple minutes ago! I like it, a nice ocean view, setting sun and oh yeah the beautiful lady doesn't hurt the scene what so ever! :) The only issue I had was doing a lot of on-line searching for the appropriate look and feel of the dock icons, I choose to run with a nice set of black and gold ones, trying to match the colors within the wallpaper. Oh yeah, slight mouse pointer change, went from white areo to the old school bronze one!

    [​IMG]

    Enjoy! :)
  17. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Posts: 808   +51

    Hell Zen, I'm recruiting you into my dev team for the artwork department. ;)
    Zen and DragonMasterJay like this.
  18. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,286   +49

    I have a feeling Zen's meaning of art and your meaning, Marn, are two different things. :D But don't let me tell you. Hehehe

    I have a lot of ESET backgrounds on my Desktop. It's pretty cool.
    Marnomancer likes this.
  19. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Posts: 808   +51

    Haha, +1'ed! :D
    Well, but he has a better sense of centralised administration/monitoring. Could help with the front-end of HeliumOS's Server Edition.
  20. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +43

    What ever type of help you need for your team or teams, just start a "conversation" with me and give me the gist of what you do and what you might need from me, and we will see where thing go from there! :)
    Marnomancer likes this.
  21. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +43

    Seeing that there's "Olympic Fever" in the air, I decided to trash my recent prior creation, and opted for something more Olympic!

    This customization was done more so to pay tribute and honor the birth of the Olympic flame, rather than the games themselves. The wallpaper was found on a Greek website, a website who had a represented covering the birth of the London 2012 Olympic Flame. The Olympic Flame is lit in Greece at the historic ruins of the Temple of Hera in Ancient Olympia, where the High Priestess uses a parabolic mirror to capture the sun’s rays and light the Flame.The Olympic flame now being used for the 2012 London Olympic Games was born back on Wednesday, May-9-2012!

    My Tribute
    [​IMG]

    I am a bit flattered, my good friend Kevin just left my home after a good long visit, I was creating this customization while he was still here. After I put this finishing touch on it and said out loud...."ok, that's it, I'm done"! Kevin took a look and told me that it reminded him of art work that he saw hanging in the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. He said you've turned your 44 inch TV into a painted canvas. So I was a bit touched by that statement!

    Hope you enjoy this one, this one out of all the rest has the most meaning! I'm going to keep this one around for the duration of the 2012 games. I guess my little way to bring something Olympic into my home. :)
  22. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +43

    Before I call it a night and proceed to power everything down and go to bed, I thought I'd share my recent creation! Completed this one several minutes ago, I guess I got board and rather twiddling my thumbs, I created a new look for my television screen!

    Dark, simple, with a splash of sexy!

    [​IMG]

    This one is very nice inside a darken living room, almost zero glare!
  23. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 268   +27

    desktop.jpg
    This is a picture of my desktop from a couple of years ago...
  24. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +43

    Well everything in the image appears interesting, but you cut off the top! We can't see what this topic area is really meant for, and that is to actually see your computer monitor screen. You see my prior post, my newest submission, that's what were are going after. My prior post shows what my computer desktop looks like at present time. So you might want to think about doing a "print screen" or "screen capture", open up whatever photo editing tool you've got, paste the image into that program, save it as a JPEG, open up your web browser, pick something like Image Shack or whatever web image hosting site you have an account at, have that site host the image, come back to TechSpot with the new direct link to your image and try this all over again!

    But I do have to say I like the whole wood look of your desk, roll away keyboard and mouse shelves are nice, out when you need it, slide it back in when you don't.
  25. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 268   +27

    Sorry, I thought from the title that you were after the desktop.
    Doctor John likes this.


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