Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Andrew

Show us your desktop!

Recommended Posts

Been a while since we had a show desktop thread.

Did a quick search and only big thread I noticed on first page of results was: Previous thread

Maybe explain what OS and other info.

Here's mine currently

The dock on right hand side is cairo dock. I have it at right side as it is not in the way. I found with it at the bottom it would interfere with my web browsing (windows extend to bottom of screen). I have it set to autohide, so when I need it I move my mouse to right side of screen and it shows up, and hides when I move it away. I normally don't keep the right side of my screen covered, so I know what's going on with my computer. I just put common apps on there, so I don't have to use menus as much.

ubuntu 8.10

wallpaper from interfacelift.com

Sonata + MPD is music player

conky is stuff on desktop at right side (2 separate running, one for computer info, the other for weather)

using dark theme called "Dust"

screenshot1desktopzl9.th.jpg

(click on image, then click on it when it loads on the website, and click again to zoom in :P)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Windows XP, wallpaper is a screenshot I took.

A small insight into my music collection and the games I have installed right now.

desktop.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What's this Chakobsa icon on your desktop?

I was more worried about limewire, didn't know people still used it.  :-X

Also, where is your desktop Egeides? :-

I should tell, before I took my screenshot I cleaned up a couple folders for my "history of economics" class. They had to be moved to my ntfs partition anyways but I am lazy.

I also checked to make sure there were no tranny folders. 8)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chakobsa is a secret. :) A completely worthless secret, but if I wasn't largely arbitrary in my actions then I wouldn't be me.

If you check the version, I'm reasonably sure that Limewire installation is several months out of date. It's good enough for what I use it for, so I never bothered getting rid of it. Might look into alternatives when I get my new PC soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Alright, I'll leave you your secrets Dante :)

I was more worried about limewire, didn't know people still used it.  :-X

Also, where is your desktop Egeides? :-

My desktop is too worthless to be worth it right now. It's someone else's laptop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mine is probably the most boring, as it offers barely any insight into how I use my PC.

Regardless, I like to keep my desktop clean nowadays.  And you have to admit that the wallpaper is pretty snazzy.

EDIT: Some more info, since I re-read the first post.  If you haven't noticed, I still use Windows XP, because I like it better than Vista when it comes to providing a stable gaming environment.  Plus, my Alienware (while still excellent) is now just over three years old, and doesn't have the hardware that I would like to take full advantage of Vista (processor, RAM, etc.).

I use Firefox as a browser, because Opera is annoying, Internet Explorer is clunky and Chrome will load every page in existence except my iGoogle Homepage, which makes it laughable.  That, and it constantly crashes.

I keep IE as my default browser for now, because the new Windows Live Messenger doesn't like loading Hotmail in Firefox when launched from the Inbox button.

Winamp Pro for my music needs - none of this iTunes jiggery-pokery, and WMP can take a running jump.

Got the new Windows Live Messenger BETA, as mentioned above, which is equal parts win and fail - will take some getting used to, and doesn't seem to like connecting when my IP address (being dynamically assigned by my ISP) changes.

Er, what else... Ad-Muncher.  Great piece of software, literally eats ads from any browser or application, including all versions of MSN / Windows Live Messenger.  Catches stuff that Ad-Block PLUS overlooks and only cost me

post-2766-12833239719934_thumb.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The first screenshot is from my MacBook. Last couple of months I either use my MacBook or the HP SFF from my desktop at work that runs Windows Vista Business.

I am rather spoiled when it comes to desktops. Don't like anything default or made by others. So special points for those who recognise all the famous European landmarks I use ;)

mac_desktop.png

I used to carry an HP Travel Companion with me, combined with an HP iPaq Voice messenger. Both have been replaced by my iPhone. The desktop of the iPhones changes more ofthen then I eat, below are the 3 desktops I tend to switch between together with the applications on the phone. Still want to install SimCity and a proper RDP client on it.

[img width=130 height=200]http://picturez.game-heaven.com/iphone_desktop_1.PNG [img width=130 height=200]http://picturez.game-heaven.com/iphone_desktop_2.PNG [img width=130 height=200]http://picturez.game-heaven.com/iphone_desktop_3.PNG

[img width=130 height=200]http://picturez.game-heaven.com/iphone_application_1.PNG [img width=130 height=200]http://picturez.game-heaven.com/iphone_application_2.PNG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

LOL @ Ghosthunter

I have the outside of that building as my wallpaper.

Interfacelift is a great website :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nothing special, just XP with Win2k settings and "Masters Of Hardcore" wallpaper. Images is resized, my resolution is 1920x1200.

On my laptop I use a warm and nice background because it's for business.

desktop_small.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's mine. Simple. Desktop isn't cluttered yet. I think mostly because I have firefox downloads going to my hard drive instead of SSD.

The top middle icons point to my hard drive folders I frequently use (firefox/torrent/documents).

Only using ~7gb of my 60gb ssd. Trying to keep it empty so it will stay fast (until I can update firmware). Only for OS/programs for now.

post-1194-12833239954965_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Been almost a year since I've posted in this thread.  In that time, I've taken the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 7.  Previously, I mentioned that I bypassed Vista, mainly because of stability and performance issues.  Windows 7 doesn't have any of these, and despite the teething issues I had setting it up, I'm happy with my OS. :)

Again, however, I'm in the position of my desktop being very minimal.

Desktop-1.png

My desktop is 1280 x 1024; the picture has been resized.

Desktop Shortcuts - Standard links to Documents, Computer, Network & Recycle Bin.  "Leivan" isn't my real name, of course; it's just another alias.  And yes, in case anyone wants to point it out, I know it's "lion" in Faroese. :P

Desktop Gadgets - Weather and CPU / RAM usage.  Nothing fancy, but it's handy for keeping an eye on conditions outside and inside.  The one at the bottom-right is a little widget called Uptime, which (unsurprisingly) tells you how long your computer has gone without a restart.  I just put mine to Sleep every night now, since W7 resumes in under 5 seconds. :D

Taskbar Shortcuts - Start Menu & Windows Explorer / Libraries; both fairly standard.  Then I have Firefox (removed IE8) and Windows Live Messenger.  After that, I've got Winamp Pro (removed WMP12) and WoW.  I've also got Steam running in the background, but it's not pinned.

As for the wallpaper: it's not really that far removed from the one I had last year, but I've had a few in-between. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another update!  This one has no changes to the layout (other than the addition of EVE on the Taskbar, since I'm trialling it... again).  I do have another Desktop Gadget, just below the System Monitor, that tells me the temperature of my GPU.  But the only real changes are the wallpaper and the fact that I now possess a 26" screen.  Quite a jump from a 19", let me tell you. :P

Resolution is 1920 x 1200, picture has been resized.

Desktop-26.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have way too many icons on mine, takes up almost the whole screen!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's mine.

Right hand side is conky. shows computer info and torrent program info.

post-1194-12833240018609_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A Platypus with a hat on??  I really need to clean up my desktop before I take a screen shot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A Platypus with a hat on??  I really need to clean up my desktop before I take a screen shot.

I had to do that before I took mine.

Gives a good excuse to finally do it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...