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How often do you change your desktop?

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    Lloyd_Humph

    In any way.

    Wallpapers, icon arrangements...

    I do mine every week - updating the wallpaper and pruning off stuff I've saved to the desktop.

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    jamie

    i work - filling it up with icons and folders until  i can no longer see the desktop... then i clean it all up - and have default luna blue

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    GoddersUK

    errr... when I find a new desktop I like or am bored enough to make my own.

    Icons/files?

    I have a folder on my desktop called files. I just drop 'em in there.

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    Angus

    When I need to.

    This is very rare. I like to use the "desk" analogy for my desktop space. I have no background (I run Ubuntu, and just use the default [in Windows, I just have a solid colour]) as I do not think that having a desktop background has a point. I have a piece of software to view images, I do not need to view them on my desktop.

    I have some icons on the desktop (only files, etc. that I have to access enough for them to warrant the valuable space upon my desktop [they are moved after a while]).

    For icons I might change the desktop every few days or weeks due to new work coming up, or needing to store files for transfer in a semi-permanent place.

    It is not important for me to change the theme unless I believe that the theme I am using is causing me problems, or is causing my computer to run overly slowly.

    I find it odd that people have background images, and often I find that themes people use are not great as well. It is no problem for me. I simply use a very basic looking desktop as I have no need for anything other than that.

    Angus Higgins

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    esoteric

    I've not changed icons since my OS was Amiga Workbench (MUI). That's a couple of years ago. But the wallpaper regularly changes. Right now, Mike Swanson's wallpapers are on rotation.

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    rjdohnert

    regularly, right now Im running Royale Noir on my Windows desktop and alternating Irix and Mac OS X Leopard wallpapers.  Screenshot here

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    Scott.​Esbrandt

    Since I'm completely compulsive I change it at least once a week.  I spend too much time in front of a computer to keep looking at the same background.

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    Lloyd_Humph

    Scott.Esbrandt wrote:
    Since I'm completely compulsive I change it at least once a week.  I spend too much time in front of a computer to keep looking at the same background.


    Same here

    Right now i have a really nice orange-hued Golden Gate Bridge. beautiful.

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    GoddersUK

    Currently I have a modified version of the green flag for xp home:

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    zian

    I rarely change my desktop. I clean it up before I shut down/hibernate for the day.

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    Bas

    I currently have an almost completely black background, except for Sam & Max, staring at a green message that states that the internet is glowering at me, callous and angry.

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    TimP

    When I get a new monitor with a new resolution. I had been using the same wallpaper for over two years at 1280x1024, then bought a widescreen monitor and switched wallpapers again.

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    I'll typically change my desktop wallpaper every few weeks.  I clean up icons on a regular basis--  I don't have any shortcuts on my desktop, but I usually download files to the desktop.

    Here's my desktop right now:

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    rjdohnert

    Post it.

    Lloyd_Humph wrote:
    
    Same here

    Right now i have a really nice orange-hued Golden Gate Bridge. beautiful.

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    k2t0f12d

    I exchange wallpaper at most seasonally, and avoid having the same imagery amongst machines.  I abhor desktop icons, which I think are a leftover from antiquated desktop managers (cough cough Lisa) that modern systems just haven't gotten over.  I disable their appearence on the desktop under any managemant software under any operating system.  A few desktop applets are a lot nicer and more useful.

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    Royal​Schrubber

    Chinmay007 wrote:

    I hope my current BG doesn't offend anyone.


    Actually it tells a lot about you...

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    Koogle

    "I hope my current BG doesn't offend anyone"

    lol.. the wallpaper with window opening is pretty funny, but that wouldn't be enough to make me migrate.

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    j0217995

    Lately I've never understood the point of the dekstop.  I just use Launch or Katapult to open up what I need and hardly ever notice the icons on the desktop.

    I try to clean things up once a year, maybe once every 6 months or so

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