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Desktop Thread 2011

PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:07 pm

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It has once again been far too long since we had one of these - sentiments I seem to express every time we have one. Regardless, time for everyone to snap pics of their desktop for the delight of others. Show off your current background choice :)

Mine is as follows, a recent replacement for my two year old Geass one:

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"Perhaps this is what I have always wished for since that day. The loss and destruction of all. That's right, one must destroy before creating. In that case, if my conscience becomes a hindrance to me, then I will simply erase it. I have no other choice but to move forward....therefore!" - Lelouch vi Britannia/Zero, Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch

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Re: Desktop Thread 2011

PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:25 pm

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Haven't had one of these threads in a couple of years ^^ :)

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(Made the menu visible just to show where I keep all my PC game shortcuts. Quick and easy access without them cluttering my entire desktop. Pin all my main programs to the taskbar too (<3 Win7). Still gets a little messy from time to time but not as much as it used to.)
"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Re: Desktop Thread 2011

PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:45 pm

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Sexy.

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Re: Desktop Thread 2011

PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:46 pm

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Re: Desktop Thread 2011

PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:07 am

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Still images are no longer sufficient.

Unfortunately youtube castrates 1080 videos in quality by quite a bit, so you'll just have to imagine it being a lot smoother and having a higher color depth.

Re: Desktop Thread 2011

PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:25 pm

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Wow, yours looks....futuristic BD. Never seen a desktop like that. Looks really good, but doesn't it get distracting, much like moving GIFs do on forums?
"Perhaps this is what I have always wished for since that day. The loss and destruction of all. That's right, one must destroy before creating. In that case, if my conscience becomes a hindrance to me, then I will simply erase it. I have no other choice but to move forward....therefore!" - Lelouch vi Britannia/Zero, Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch

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Re: Desktop Thread 2011

PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:51 pm

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Little bit busy for me with all the temp windows open but it does look very cool. Especially with the video background ;)

(For anyone interested. Ava & I use this app for handling our game shortcuts like shown in my post above. Has been very useful.)
"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Re: Desktop Thread 2011

PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:13 pm

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I know there are more than 4 of us here :p Come on people, screenies please!
"Perhaps this is what I have always wished for since that day. The loss and destruction of all. That's right, one must destroy before creating. In that case, if my conscience becomes a hindrance to me, then I will simply erase it. I have no other choice but to move forward....therefore!" - Lelouch vi Britannia/Zero, Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch

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Re: Desktop Thread 2011

PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:18 am

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I'm still firmly held in Minecraft's clutches.

Re: Desktop Thread 2011

PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:41 pm

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The animated wallpaper isn't distracting at all. It's a fairly soothing effect.

It actually looks somewhat ugly in the video, because of the youtube compression (you can see the nosedive in quality on the text and the calendar dates - and can compare them with your text), but it's actually much better.

As far as the rest of it goes, much of the functions are very useful. For example, in the upper left corner are the CPU threads and their activity, which is good to keep an eye on during video conversion or encoding. Same for the RAM and the swap file size, bandwidth, disk use, etc.

Satellite weather map is pretty nice as well (and updates constantly), as I can see the cold fronts coming and going, as well as any precipitation.

Re: Desktop Thread 2011

PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:40 am

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Haha yours is pretty cool BD. I just have a plain macbook background.

Re: Desktop Thread 2011

PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:13 pm

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Yeah, mine is just default Windows Blue.
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Re: Desktop Thread 2011

PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:47 pm

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BD... really... in the nicest way possible...


...


You're a freak :D

Re: Desktop Thread 2011

PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:07 pm

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Anubis wrote:I know there are more than 4 of us here :p Come on people, screenies please!
Not much point for me to post a screen shot with a plain blue background... can't stand pictures on a desktop at all. I'd rather see the icons. At work, it's simply a black background on my desktop.
<SSX-Anubis> Did you see the E3 trailer for Hot Pursuit btw?
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Re: Desktop Thread 2011

PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:40 am

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SL33PY wrote:You're a freak :D


Oh yes.

Re: Desktop Thread 2011

PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:33 am

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aww, what's with all the plain backgrounds? You guys are no fun :p
;)

Updated mine for the time being, AC2 was sooo gooood. Probably switch it back to Mad Men when I find a better 1080 background I really like. Or maybe the Boardwalk Empire one I have lined up for when Sky Atlantic air that next week, if it turns out to be as good as it looks ofc...
I can go months without changing my desktop sometimes but a lot of the time I like to keep them relevant to something I'm currently watching (or playing) and which I've found especially good, or something I'm really anticipating. I get bored of them otherwise unless it's something particularly awesome heh. :)
"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Re: Desktop Thread 2011

PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:59 pm

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Re: Desktop Thread 2011

PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:01 pm

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My home desktop:

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Walk on with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone

[16:22] <SoulSeeker> i know its not the pc version but i kill kids for fun

<whizbang> Who's the ref?
<Isileth> Some dickhead

Re: Desktop Thread 2011

PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:38 pm

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Mechanus wrote:My home desktop


4 icons on my DT makes me feel clunky sometimes. Yours would drive me to insanity in mere seconds.
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Re: Desktop Thread 2011

PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:18 pm

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Ozone wrote:
Mechanus wrote:My home desktop


4 icons on my DT makes me feel clunky sometimes. Yours would drive me to insanity in mere seconds.

I take it you don't remember what esd's desktop looked like the last time he posted in one of these threads? Mech has few icons in comparison :)
"Perhaps this is what I have always wished for since that day. The loss and destruction of all. That's right, one must destroy before creating. In that case, if my conscience becomes a hindrance to me, then I will simply erase it. I have no other choice but to move forward....therefore!" - Lelouch vi Britannia/Zero, Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch

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Re: Desktop Thread 2011

PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:09 am

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I should put my old desktop back on and post it up here. Fantasy Fanboyerery^10.

Even though the current one is from a thread entitled, 'Real life photos that should be from a Fantasy novel'

Re: Desktop Thread 2011

PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:18 pm

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So here's my new desktop for my new machine:

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Walk on with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone

[16:22] <SoulSeeker> i know its not the pc version but i kill kids for fun

<whizbang> Who's the ref?
<Isileth> Some dickhead

Re: Desktop Thread 2011

PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:19 pm

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Mechanus wrote:So here's my new desktop for my new machine:

Where is the Taskbar? The lack of any stable foundation to the desktop makes me fear for the future. Or for the past. Or for my personal future relying heavily on the past. Seriously though, looks good :)
"Perhaps this is what I have always wished for since that day. The loss and destruction of all. That's right, one must destroy before creating. In that case, if my conscience becomes a hindrance to me, then I will simply erase it. I have no other choice but to move forward....therefore!" - Lelouch vi Britannia/Zero, Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch

Forever an eXile and proud of it!

Re: Desktop Thread 2011

PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:28 pm

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Anubis wrote:
Mechanus wrote:So here's my new desktop for my new machine:

Where is the Taskbar? The lack of any stable foundation to the desktop makes me fear for the future. Or for the past. Or for my personal future relying heavily on the past. Seriously though, looks good :)


I have my taskbar set to auto-hide so it keeps the desktop clean like you see it above. I've been using auto-hide ever since I can remember. If you look at my other desktop pic you'll see the same thing.
Walk on with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone

[16:22] <SoulSeeker> i know its not the pc version but i kill kids for fun

<whizbang> Who's the ref?
<Isileth> Some dickhead


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