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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:05 pm 
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Hi folks,

i am curios to see your dektops here ;) .
Maybe you can describe your gadgets (Classic Shell,...), the used skins, icon sets, wallpaper, ...

Thanks and have fun

MPU


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:16 pm 
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OS: Win8

Classic Shell:
Skin: Metro Glass
Startbutton: Alternative Metro Button
Icon Set: Windows 8 Metro Icons by dAKirby309

Gadgets:
Classic Shell
Rocket Dock with custom metro skin

Wallpaper:
"The world in words" by Typomaps.de


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:05 pm 
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Ill start with a few older screenshots as my current desktop isn't quite 'ready' in its current state :P


This desktop features classic shell and rainmeter with a custom made skin. Each of those 'tiles' changes to a new random picture ever 60~ seconds and at different intervals



This desktop also featured rainmeter, and rocket dock, Note: the reserved space on both sides of the screen prevents maximized apps from covering them, also the dock on the far left, is set to pop up on scroll over.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:30 am 
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mpu wrote:
OS: Win8

Classic Shell:
Skin: Metro Glass
Startbutton: Alternative Metro Button
Icon Set: Windows 8 Metro Icons by dAKirby309

Gadgets:
Classic Shell
Rocket Dock with custom metro skin

Wallpaper:
"The world in words" by Typomaps.de

You need to post that on Lifehacker's desktop show and tell :)

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:06 am 
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My desktop look keeps changing frequently as I get bored of the same look.

At present, here is Windows 8 with the Aero Glass mod installed (http://www.glass8.eu/), a Windows 7-like visual style also installed, and the Windows Aero skin in Classic Start Menu:



Here is Windows 8 with the default look and the Windows 8 skin in Classic Start Menu:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:07 pm 
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Wow. You all have some pretty interesting desktops.
mpu, I like the icons in the second column of your menu. :)
Forgot about that setting.

Just finished playing around and will try this simple double icon menu for awhile, on my Win 8.
All my links to apps on left.
All files and computer links on right column.
I have icons memorized, so I cut out the text, with the "&" replacement.
If I'm still using it after a week, I will replace with those Win8 tile icons too.
Only Weather Channel Gadget on desktop, and always desktop picture changing,
so no point showing whole desktop.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:10 pm 
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Man O man, Ivaylo sure puts a lot of settings in his program.
Could tweak till the cows come home, and then some.:lol:

Played with Win 8 icons from dakirby.
Used "MS paint" to change colours and "Quick Any2Ico" to make icons.

I started making them all different colours,
but then the menu looked like the Win 8 "vomit" start screen.:oops:
Slightly better in blue.
Giving up for now, no time.
I'll go back back to original 3d icons, less cartoony.
Each to their own.


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Hi,

cool desktops!

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How is it possible to let the text disappear??

MPU


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:41 am 
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Go to the Customize start menu tab, double click the items you dotn want text on remove the text under the label field


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:35 am 
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ok, cool.
but the shortcuts on the left arent there...


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:18 am 
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They should be; under the COLUMN_BREAK item you may have to scroll down


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:54 pm 
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I guess there are multiple ways of removing text and just leaving the icons.
Here is one way, maybe the wrong way, but it works. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:10 pm 
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Hello mpu.
How did you make both columns with same skin colour?
Is it custom or preset?
I can not make square menu corners, like yours.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:10 pm 
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Just reread your post.
Metro Glass Skin, ok thanks.


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Here's mine, currently.. I use the Auto-hide taskbar.. and the large clock is so I can read it from far away


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