What does your desktop look like?

By Phantasm66 ยท 870 replies
Feb 10, 2002
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  1. bedlam_4

    bedlam_4 TS Rookie Posts: 156

    How do you post your desk top?

    -more knowlege that wasn't equipped at birth
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +8

    In Windows, press "PRINT SCREEN" key thats next to SCROLL LOCK and PAUSE. Then open a graphics editor and paste the clipboard into a new file. Save it as a jpeg.

    In Linux, open a terminal window and type:

    sleep 10 ; xwd -root > screenshot.xwd &

    This will start a 10 second countdown, and when its finished it will take a screenshot, so this gives you 10 seconds to arrange it the way you want the shot to look. It will create a file called screenshot.xwd in the current directory. Open it in the gimp, i.e:

    gimp screenshot.xwd

    or open the gimp from an icon and then open the file, and then save it as a jpeg.

    You might want to turn the quality of the jpeg down a bit, so if lots of people post here the page does not take ages to download.

    Unless you have a web server of your own, you will have to upload it somewhere and then link to it...
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +8

    If you only knew the power of the dark side...

    Concurr. I tried it with high resolutions and apart from the ability to have like hundreds of icons on the desktop, it did my head in.

    Now a higher resolution in games, that's something else.

    These days I run 1154 x 864, even on the 21" monitor.
  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    The text just gets too tiny for my eyes at resolutions higher than 1240. My 17" monitor does that resolution without problems. 1600 is just too much strain on my eyes. Playing CS at 1600 resolution means I can't read any text that people type in messages as its also too tiny on 17". Think the next thing I will be splashing out on will be a flat tube 19" monitor (Sony would be nice) ;)
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +8

    Some day I will be the most powerful Jedi ever.... -Anakin Skywalker...

  6. ss1

    ss1 TS Rookie Posts: 94

    I run 19" ADI G900 FlatScreen at 1600x1200 @75hz refresh :).

  7. ss1

    ss1 TS Rookie Posts: 94

    Ok here is my WinXP Laptop desktop piccy:


  8. 3DD

    3DD TS Rookie Posts: 42

    Bobes, how do you get desk menu transparant..................

    (Have looked thru' your link and done icons transparant)

    much appreciated.
  9. Bobes

    Bobes Runner Posts: 60

  10. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    I have a rather nice 22" NEC flatscreen. 1280x1024 pretty much does it for me. I don't need glasses to read it... and I certainly don't want to have to use them in the future.

    Using higher resolutions gives me rather red eyes, given the length of which I stare at my computer each day. When I sit far back, I find myself using 1152x864 (My computer has replaced a television and I sit on my couch).

    When I'm up close, 1280x1024 does quite nicely.
  11. Ed Brentnall

    Ed Brentnall TS Rookie

    Respect to you for the contents of your WinAmp playlist! ;-)

    I'm a big U2 fan.
  12. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Heh, Winamp seems to be integrated into every Window$ desktop :D
  13. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +8

    The Fleet has moved out of light speed....


    Windows XP Professional
  14. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65


  15. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    How could you not love this?

    I know this will immediately EVERYONE's favorite....

  16. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 TS Rookie Posts: 593

    Here are my desktop wallpapers, and here is my 800th post :D





  17. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    nice PHAT. I see you got the multiple desktop working.

    THink you got high enough quality on those jpegs? They are like 2 megs a piece. Glad I got fast connection.
  18. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 TS Rookie Posts: 593

    haha sngx, I made them a lower quality because it was filling up my webspace and because it even took me like 5 minutes to load them. lol Yep, got multiple desktops workin, thanks to you! haha
  19. ss1

    ss1 TS Rookie Posts: 94

    Is multiple desktops an WinXP only thing or can it be done on Win2K as well?

  20. Bobes

    Bobes Runner Posts: 60

    I love it! Pink is my favourite colour too!!! ;)


    Multiple desktops can be implemented on Windows 98 and onwards (and NT4 I believe) with multiple graphics cards. Its possible you can even have multiple desktops on Windows 95 with Matrox dual or quad view cards. Virtual desktops is not natively supported by Windows 95, 98, Me nor 2000, but can easily be implemented by modifying (or changing) the shell. Litestep used a little Dynamic Link Library at startup called vwm32 (virtual window manager), which can be confugured to use anything from two to sixteen virtual desktops, all on the same graphics card/monitor combo. So yes, you can get multiple desktops on any version of Windows.
  21. grrrr.....

    grrrr..... TS Rookie

    my desktop is attached :D :D :D

    Attached Files:

  22. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +8


    Red Hat 7.2 with XIMIAN GNOME and Morpheus
  23. Bobes

    Bobes Runner Posts: 60

    Phantasm, a sweet bit of gnomeage but surely a you'd need a higher resolution? My experiance of Gnome is that it likes to take up a lot of your desktop with unnecessarily large interface buttons & such. But I still like, very much. Or maybe you resized it for the screenshot...?

    "grr", no offense, but I think you need to get your colours sorted out. Try "seethru" or windowblinds to remove the icon background colour. Windows customisation guide >> http://www.3dspotlight.com/tweaks/win9x_customization/index.shtml
  24. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +8

    Its a work in progress....
  25. Bobes

    Bobes Runner Posts: 60

    Wouldn't ever like to "finish" a desktop ;)

    But yeah, that sort of thing *really* makes me want to reformat & get out Red Hat again.

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