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Posted: 3/25/2003 5:12:16 AM EDT
[img]http://users.adelphia.net/~ctumail/KDE.jpeg[/img] Spam, Spam, spamiddy spaaaaaammmmm![:D] Mine
Link Posted: 3/25/2003 5:41:30 AM EDT
Here is one of my work desktops. [img]www.richardmharper.com/desktop.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 3/30/2003 5:18:11 PM EDT
[img]http://www.peteland.org/ar15/107_0724.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 4/1/2003 3:44:35 PM EDT
[img]http://mywebpages.comcast.net/fzado4/background.jpg[/img] There ya go...
Link Posted: 4/2/2003 8:08:54 AM EDT
Hard-Case, Where did you get Kazaa Lite from? I have Kazaa and every time I minimize the screen I get aa error deal that asks if I want to continue running scripts? Someone said they had the same problem until they switched to Kazaa Lite. Thanks, BigDozer66
Link Posted: 4/2/2003 11:08:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BigDozer66: Hard-Case, Where did you get Kazaa Lite from? I have Kazaa and every time I minimize the screen I get aa error deal that asks if I want to continue running scripts? Someone said they had the same problem until they switched to Kazaa Lite. Thanks, BigDozer66
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um....[url]www.kazaalite.com[/url]... I'd recommend downloading the full exe with host file, and follow their instructions on using it. Helps to block a lot of unwanted popup ads.
Link Posted: 4/2/2003 3:04:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/16/2003 6:17:35 PM EDT by Grock]
[img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=12081[/img]
Link Posted: 4/7/2003 2:13:57 AM EDT
[img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=10145[/img]
Link Posted: 4/7/2003 9:53:20 AM EDT
[img]http://scottws.home.att.net/desktop.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 4/17/2003 1:55:21 PM EDT
Heehee - I may have to change my Desktop... [:P]
Link Posted: 4/17/2003 2:03:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/17/2003 3:32:23 PM EDT
[b]ALL YOUR MODEM PEOPLE ARE BELONG TO US![/B] [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=10798[/img]
Link Posted: 4/19/2003 10:46:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/19/2003 11:02:09 PM EDT by 82ndAbn]
Link Posted: 4/19/2003 11:06:27 PM EDT
Ok, stupid checking in, how do you copy the desktop to a jpg?
Link Posted: 4/19/2003 11:27:01 PM EDT
Ok, so you cant really see my primary desktop, but you can see two of my secondaries... [img]http://www.aemckxtn.com/images/Jonathan/desktop.jpg[/img] Jonathan
Link Posted: 4/19/2003 11:39:07 PM EDT
[img]http://www.bloatedgoat.org/porno/screenshot.jpg[/img] That from my laptop.
Link Posted: 4/20/2003 3:30:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/20/2003 6:27:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By kay9: Ok, stupid checking in, how do you copy the desktop to a jpg?
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On windows, hit the [b]Prnt Scrn[/b] button and paste it into a new image. MS Paint will do.
Link Posted: 4/25/2003 1:37:21 AM EDT
[img]pweb.netcom.com/~mattja/pics/Dk.jpg[/img] I know, kinda boring.
Link Posted: 4/25/2003 2:25:17 AM EDT
[img]members.cox.net/cyrax777/desktop.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 4/27/2003 2:32:44 PM EDT
Hey cyrax777 - could you e-mail me that pic you use for your desktop? Eric
Link Posted: 5/3/2003 8:57:57 AM EDT
I would post a screencap of my XP and KDE desktops, but I'm reluctant to involve myself with a thread started by the Bastard Operator From Hell. I would like to keep my user account.
Link Posted: 5/3/2003 9:38:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 7:00:20 AM EDT
[:P] [img]http://207.245.99.47/~telcoweb/lh-arf2x.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 8:10:57 AM EDT
Please don't tell me the next version of windows looks like kde. Just what I want, my windows looking like linux.
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 8:36:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/8/2003 8:36:55 AM EDT by Energizer]
Originally Posted By BOFH: [url]http://users.adelphia.net/~ctumail/KDE.jpeg[/url] Spam, Spam, spamiddy spaaaaaammmmm![:D] Mine
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Originally Posted By hard-case: [url]http://mywebpages.comcast.net/fzado4/background.jpg[/url] There ya go...
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Which app did you guys use to re-skin your desktops? Does it slow you down like some of them?
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 5:08:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Energizer:
Originally Posted By BOFH: [url]http://users.adelphia.net/~ctumail/KDE.jpeg[/url] Spam, Spam, spamiddy spaaaaaammmmm![:D] Mine
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Originally Posted By hard-case: [url]http://mywebpages.comcast.net/fzado4/background.jpg[/url] There ya go...
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Which app did you guys use to re-skin your desktops? Does it slow you down like some of them?
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No reskinning on my end. Figured I'd post for all, as I've been asked about it both here and by friends. The 'skin' of the desktop is Chrome[XP] v2.0, which can be found at [url]www.themexp.org[/url]. Contrary to popular belief, you don't neeed to buy a program to work with user made themes. You can, as I did, download a modded version of the uxtheme.dll file. Put it in your system directory, and then you can see and select custom installed themes from the Display Settings menu. Nice, simple, easy. And as it's a theme working directly with windows, and not something like WindowsBlinds, you don't have the trouble with slowdown whatsoever. The little program I use at the bottom is called ObjectDock. It's a replication of the toolbar found in OSX. That can be found at [url]http://www.stardock.com/products-END Of Object Attempt-
dock/[/url]. Free download. Icons can be found at places like DeviantArt or Wincustomize. If you download the right progs, you can even convert Apple icons over. I usually get my ideas from 'post your desktop' threads on some of the computer boards I frequent, like Ars|Technica's forums or the [H]ard|Forums......you can see some really great stuff there.
Link Posted: 5/13/2003 5:38:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/13/2003 5:42:45 AM EDT by Energizer]
Originally Posted By hard-case: [red]No reskinning on my end.[/red] Figured I'd post for all, as I've been asked about it both here and by friends. The 'skin' of the desktop is Chrome[XP] v2.0, which can be found at [url]www.themexp.org[/url]. Contrary to popular belief, you don't neeed to buy a program to work with user made themes. You can, as I did, download a modded version of the [red]uxtheme.dll[/red] file. Put it in your system directory, and then you can see and select custom installed themes from the Display Settings menu. Nice, simple, easy. And as it's a theme working directly with windows, and not something like WindowsBlinds, you don't have the trouble with slowdown whatsoever. The little program I use at the bottom is called [red]ObjectDock.[/red] It's a replication of the toolbar found in OSX. That can be found at [url]http://www.stardock.com/products-END Of Object Attempt-
dock/[/url]. Free download. Icons can be found at places like DeviantArt or Wincustomize. If you download the right progs, you can even convert Apple icons over. I usually get my ideas from 'post your desktop' threads on some of the computer boards I frequent, like Ars|Technica's forums or the [H]ard|Forums......you can see some really great stuff there.
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So... what you are really saying is you re-skinned your desktop by adding the custom program (the new DLL you referred to), and are using a similar program, called ObjectDock, which is created by the same people who created Stardock Window Blinds.... gotcha. [;)] I will look into the custom DLL and I will probably stay away from Stardock products: they slow you down. I've seen other skinning apps out there, some where you rewrite the entire shell application (basically make your own shell). In my line of work, rewriting the behavior of the shell is NOT a good idea, since it can cause problems with the functionality of other applications and development. BTW: I love DeviantArt.com. Tons of cool desktops. I haven't been there in a while...
Link Posted: 5/13/2003 6:14:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By hard-case: The 'skin' of the desktop is Chrome[XP] v2.0, which can be found at [url]www.themexp.org[/url]. Contrary to popular belief, [red]you don't neeed to buy a program to work with user made themes.[/red] You can, as I did, download a modded version of the uxtheme.dll file.
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I checked out the URL you mentioned, and they state that you must download StyleXP from TGT Soft, which has a free trial (that can be purchased). StyleXP will then work with themes which you can download from the URL you specified. Where did you find the uxtheme.dll? [u]From TGT Soft LLC:[/u] "How sleek is your desktop? Style XP unleashes the full potential of your Windows XP desktop by allowing you to download and install XP themes. [blue]Themes are available for free from ThemeXP and [b]won't slow your computer down while you work or play![/b][/blue]"
Link Posted: 5/13/2003 7:39:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Energizer: I will look into the custom DLL and I will probably stay away from Stardock products: they slow you down. I've seen other skinning apps out there, some where you rewrite the entire shell application (basically make your own shell). In my line of work, rewriting the behavior of the shell is NOT a good idea, since it can cause problems with the functionality of other applications and development. BTW: I love DeviantArt.com. Tons of cool desktops. I haven't been there in a while...
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Yep...it's a great site. Except for some reason I can not connect to it from work. Not a proxy issue either, as instead of the proxy message the connection always times out. In the case of Object Dock, it isn't a rewrite of the shell, nor does it do any mucking around with the core system. All it really is is a toolbar app. Basically, a shortcut organizer that supports the use of higher quality graphic icons. It's not like their other apps, and I've noticed no difference with it running or not running. It's freeware, and only an executable. But all in all, it's not really an important thing.
I checked out the URL you mentioned, and they state that you must download StyleXP from TGT Soft, which has a free trial (that can be purchased). StyleXP will then work with themes which you can download from the URL you specified. Where did you find the uxtheme.dll?
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You should be able to download it from here: [url]http://www.lightstar1.com/install.htm [/url] They have a version of the file for Windows XP, and a separate one if you've gone to XP SP1. I followed the manual instructions to set it up, and it worked like a charm. Still working on changing the opening and login screens, though. Changing the login is easy, but making the opening screen look good is not.
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 2:14:45 PM EDT
Very big: [img]http://www.shackspace.com/~jakee@shackmail.com/workdesktop.JPG[/img] 2 Dell 21" Trinitrons @ 1280x1024 each
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