Windows Memphis Screenshots

By SuperCheetah
Apr 4, 2002
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  1. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,438   +282

    None of those screen shot pictures would load up for me. Guess I'll try again in the morning.
  2. ScarletHippo

    ScarletHippo Newcomer, in training Posts: 20

    Those screenshots look almost exactly the same as what Win98se ended up like. With exception of that groovy looking startup screen.

    And why would they goto the effort of making a startup logo with Memphis on it?
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    Now, the only one that has me even remotely excited is blackcomb:

    [​IMG]

    http://www.etplanet.com/windows/longhorn-blackcomb/
  4. lokem

    lokem Newcomer, in training Posts: 773

    Very true. Perhaps there's where WinME come into the picture...
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,438   +282

    Ok finally saw the pictures.
    I ran Windows Whistler before XP came out. Looked nearly identical to XP but where XP is now in the XP OS it would just say Whistler. Just as that just says Memphis where Windows 98 would have gone.
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,438   +282

    I actually had a "theme" that was blackcomb in XP a while back. I wanted it to look EXACTLY like that and I made it all aside from the mp3 player built into the taskbar - problem was that road picture was that out of focus, it was such a small picture that when it was set to full desktop size it looked identical quality as that image you posted.
  7. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 868

    The windows Blackcomb desktop looks pretty cool. I've tried having my taskbar on the left side of the screen, but its hard to get used to. After a while though I think I could get used to it. Looks pretty cool I must admit.
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,438   +282

    I got my taskbar on the right side. I tried left side but didn't like it much - for some reason the right side just "felt" better.
  9. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,245

    I guess MS has just brain washed me, I like my toolbar at the bottom. Not doubled not anything but the default. And yes I am one of those people who actually use the quick launch bar.
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,438   +282

    You use the quick launch bar and do not have enough to at least make the taskbar double thick????? Wierd lol. I think in that desktop thread you will see how many quick launch icons I have, if that all was on a single thick bottom line I'd never see what I had opened.
     
  11. ScarletHippo

    ScarletHippo Newcomer, in training Posts: 20

    Anything other than down the bottom just feels weird to me. When its on the sides it actually takes up more screen real-estate as the writing is still left to right....

    And i beleive the quicklaunch bar is the best thing Microsoft ever made (Although it seems to be stolen from Linux)
  12. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    I was stuck on the bottom too, but eventually I started using my taskbar on the left side and got used to it. I still can't get used to it being on the top or right though. If you are trying to new start bar positions.. I highly recommend it. If you put your start bars on the side though, or make it more than 1 bar thick, I would suggest using a high screen resolution of 1024x768 or better.

    It takes time, but after a few days, you'll get the hang of it and even like it perhaps.
  13. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,438   +282

    Takes up more real estate - but you can have 17 windows open (like I do right now) and still read what they are to click and bring them back to the front. That is the main reason I like mine on the right.
  14. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    I always have my task bar on the left hand side and autohide it.
  15. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,245

    The only time I actually liked the task bar somewhere else was when I worked in Operations. I had a very nice work station with dual monitors sunk into my desk. I had the task bar on the left screen and did all my work on the right screen...that was sweet. Unfourtunatly I don't have the desk real estate to have two monitors at the house.
  16. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    [​IMG]

    My Office Workstation, Windows XP.
  17. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

  18. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,438   +282

    Yeh that is a much higher quality road pic than the one I came up with when I had the blackcomb theme thing. Although thats not the same picture.... the other one was green grass along that road.
  19. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 868

    Nice pic Phantasm66. I like how the keyboard manager is setup! :) You mind posting a direct link to that particular theme??? I had one earlier that looked almost like that, but with a different background and it didn't have the keyboard manager on it.
  20. StormBringer

    StormBringer Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,871

    I've always preferred the taskbar at the top (auto hide) I also have a toolbar docked at the bottom (large icons and always on top) ....just my two cents
  21. T-Shirt

    T-Shirt Newcomer, in training Posts: 329

    Toolbar at the top with autohide on, works for me
  22. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,438   +282

    I've never been able to get used to not seeing what I have open (when the taskbar autohides).


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