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Desktop.. Everyone has one of these!

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I have a cool new desktop. I compiled all these images into an animation and it shows a different pic every 10 mins. I get bored of the same desktop pic! And yes they are all warcraft 3 backgrounds... the backgrounds are sooo high quality and beautiful! Like the one above!

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On 5/20/2003 2:57:46 PM Gr Moff Matt wrote:


Whats the green thing down the bottom. I'm sooooo nosey!


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Samurize. It's a skinable system monitor - check it out at www.samurize.com. Its free too.

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Can sombody go through really slowly how to get the software and also the theme to get MacOS on to a windows XP desktop please. With all the inflating icons etc. Preferably for free.
 
Here is my desktop: (blurred some stuff out that I thought you would laugh at!) See how popular I am! Im flashing.
 
/idealbb/files/properbo.jpg

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On 5/21/2003 3:00:40 PM Proper_Bo wrote:

Can sombody go through really slowly how to get the software and also the theme to get MacOS on to a windows XP desktop please. With all the inflating icons etc. Preferably for free.
 
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I am glad to help.  First you will need two websites:

   www.themexp.org

   news.designtechnika.com/

The first site will give you a program called ThemeXP.  You will need this program to apply new skins/themes to Windows XP and there are themes on the site that look like Mac OS, but I believe ThemeXP comes with one.

The next site is where you can find YZDock, a program that acts like the Quicklaunch thingy in Mac OS.  Just install it and drag icons onto it.  There are many other things you can do with them but I trust you can figure them out.  Hope that helped.9.gif

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Thank you very much Snelts......you get the much sort after **STAR** for that help.
 
(You are only the second member to be given one so far! ilive deservedly got the first)

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Now that I have my computer up and running again, I thought I'd put this up:

/idealbb/files/lukeonia.jpg

When I use my computer I never use the Start menu or Desktop icons; My desktop itself is just a plain black background, with some icons in the corner. I run everything right off the .exe file from Windows Explorer (which I haven't closed in weeks) and the bar on the right side of the screen. At the time I took this picture, I was listening to some music, working on a novel, and puttering around in Photoshop. I didn't have SC4 running at the time, since I'm on a 450MHz machine that barely runs anything else while that game is open.

I've been thinking about putting a picture on my desktop to look at while my computer is starting up and shutting down, but I haven't been able to find the right one. Perhaps I'll look through deviantart.com some more. There are some incredible desktops there. I've also gotten a few ideas from you folks...

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heres my own desktop made in photoshop 7 - its simple but its 'eye' catching don'tcha think?!

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Alas, I have updated my desktop.  I like the coloring and the way the moonlight makes her sai glow... 1.gif
 
/idealbb/files/DDdesktop.jpg

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What did somebody mean when they said WindowBlinds was terrible?  WindowBlinds rulez...check out some of my screenshots in the other desktop discussion thread...I think it's on page 2 now, so I'll go resurface it and post some more pictures here.
 
By the way, is StyleXP free?

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Here's mine!
/idealbb/files/Background2.JPG
 
Of course mine is usually on a 1024*768 resolution and I had to cut this down...
 
I took this screenshot from one of my random map games in Empire Earth. I slaughtered him!! 9.gif

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I love Empire Earth, Huskerman; do you have the expansion, The Art of Conquest?
 
BTW, nice desktop, Sharr, she's hot!
 
P.S.  There's a similar thread, just search for "What is your desktop theme?"

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On 8/2/2003 9:39:04 PM Equinox wrote:

I love Empire Earth, Huskerman; do you have the expansion, The Art of Conquest?
 
BTW, nice desktop, Sharr, she's hot!
 
P.S.  There's a simi
lar thread, just search for "What is your desktop theme?"

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Yeah, but this was created before. 3.gif

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Hey, Proper_Bo, can you attach that last desktop image to a post?  Looks real nice...
 
Here's some more shots of various Object Desktop skins of mine...
 
/idealbb/files/WindowBlinds-BlackcombPlus.jpg
 
/idealbb/files/WindowBlinds-Ketix.jpg
 
/idealbb/files/WindowBlinds-OxidGlas.JPG

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Here's mine.  I change it from time to time which really bugs my wife. 9.gif 
 
/idealbb/files/Desktoppic.jpg

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Here's mine with another incredible wallpaper, and of course that wonderful theme!
 
/idealbb/files/nice4.JPG
 
This theme is simply the best I have ever come accross.
 
Here's me Start menu:
 
/idealbb/files/startmenu.JPG
 
Nice, huh?

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Somehow I don't think it's Aronion that plays Bob the Builder...

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Hey EmergentFungus, where do you get your so-called 'romantic' wallpapers?  I kinda like 'em...

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