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How often do you change your desktop?

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    GoddersUK

    Tom Servo wrote:
    That was a really stupid thing to post.


    Are you talking to me?

    My first line or my second line?

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    Tom Servo

    The second line.

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    Tom Servo

    Speaking of...

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    Tom Servo

    Dual monitor. 3200x1200.

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    W3bbo

    GoddersUK wrote:
    
    Tom Servo wrote:
    The second line.

    A more sensible idea would be to replace desktop/start menu with something like <a href="http://launchy.net/">Launchy</a>, in the centre of the screen, and nothing else.

    Still my point - if the desktops not for icons what is it for?


    True Launch Bar trumps Launchy.

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    Dr Herbie

    GoddersUK wrote:
    
    Still my point - if the desktops not for icons what is it for?


    Pictures of my children?

    A temporary holder for files I'm processing?

    Exercising my mouse pointer 'cos I don't want it getting fat?

    Filling up the empty space on my monitor, so it doesn't collapse in on itself?

    Um ....

    Herbie
     

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    Angus

    Dr Herbie wrote:
    
    Pictures of my children?
     


    This always perplexes me. Why do people have images as dekstop backgrounds (as opposed to something plain [while technically an image, is not the type of image I refer to])?

    I generally do not see my background all that much, and I have an image viewer to look at images, why do I need an image plastered on my desktop?

    Angus Higgins

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    Massif

    W3bbo wrote:

    True Launch Bar trumps Launchy.


    What madness is this? They're ever so slightly different things as far as I can tell. Launchy's good for opening stuff without ever touching the mouse, True Launch Bar looks like it requires the mouse and is just a replacement for quicklaunch.

    Also, WindowsKey + <Number> is useful for launching from the quicklaunch bar.

    To re-create my desktop you will need the following:

    The standard "orange flower" image.
    "My computer", "User" and "Recycle Bin" icons on the desktop
    The Ctrl Key, and a mouse wheel, which you use to make your icons really big, but not quite as big as maximum.

    That is all.

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    Dr Herbie

    Angus wrote:
    
    Dr Herbie wrote:
    
    Pictures of my children?
     


    This always perplexes me. Why do people have images as dekstop backgrounds?

    I generally do not see my background all that much, and I have an image viewer to look at images, why do I need an image plastered on my desktop?

    Angus Higgins


    I never used to, until I had kids.  Hormones are funny things ...

    I find it quite nice that on the rare occasions that I do see my desktop, I have a randomised picture to see (I use Microsoft Wallpaper changer to change it every 30 minutes or so).



    Herbie

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    GoddersUK

    Oops... that was meant to be an edit... Tongue Out

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    GoddersUK

    Tom Servo wrote:
    The second line.

    A more sensible idea would be to replace desktop/start menu with something like Launchy, in the centre of the screen, and nothing else.

    Still my point - if the desktops not for icons what is it for?

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    Flashbak

    I don't change my desktop wallpaper all that often, when I've found one that a) spans 3840x1200 without distortion and b) has or can be corrected to have an appropriate tonal range, I tend to stick with it.

    I'm not sure some brightly coloured backdrop does ones eyes any good poking out from behind and around windows on the desktop - certainly when I'm staring at a screen for many (too many!) hours a day exceptional contrast is what I don't want.

    I remember the last time I changed icons, cursors etc, it was when I first installed Windows 95.  I think all that eye candy is something I've just grown out of...

    ... gazes at OS X desktop (or maybe I just get eye candy fix elsewhere these days!!) 

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    Island Dog

    I change mine quite often, depending on what I'm doing during the week.  This is the WindowBlinds 6 beta.


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