Linked by Adam S on Sat 30th Dec 2006 16:32 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Since it's year end, I thought I'd post one more "fun piece" for everybody. After Thom posted an article on his customized KDE desktop, I thought it might be interesting to compare desktop screengrabs and see what other OSNews'ers desktops look like. Are you cluttered or clean? Are you minialist? What's your wallpaper? Upload a picture to an online service or your own website and show off your desktop. I'll start: Adam's desktop (312kb).
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Zero Creativity.
by lcde on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:46 UTC
lcde
Member since:
2006-12-04

Is no one actually inspired to customize their desktops?

Here is a screenshot from my OpenBSD desktop from a couple of years ago.

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=338614780&size=l

OpenBSD
FVWM 2.5

Every time you minimize a program it takes a screenshot and makes a small icon that you can click to recover the program. Probably with XGL these days you can get them to be live icons. Translucent menus (if you need them) because everything is key driven (ctrl+n for mozilla, etc)

Anyway, just figured to step this up a notch.

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RE: Zero Creativity.
by fsckit on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:54 in reply to "Zero Creativity. "
fsckit Member since:
2006-09-24

Am I inspired to customize my desktop? sometimes
Am I inspired to go back to fvwm's configuration? No, it makes baby jesus cry.

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RE[2]: Zero Creativity.
by lcde on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:01 in reply to "RE: Zero Creativity. "
lcde Member since:
2006-12-04

No, it makes baby jesus cry.
hehe, sometimes ;)

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RE: Zero Creativity.
by JamesTRexx on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:04 in reply to "Zero Creativity. "
JamesTRexx Member since:
2005-11-06

I think most people who use Windows, OS X, KDE, Gnome and XFCE don't customize as much as those using the lighter WM's.
Using Fluxbox on my media pc I think I'd sooner customize that one than the KDE I use on my laptop. I haven't looked into it, but I think it might be easier to do so as well.

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RE: Zero Creativity.
by SeanVernell on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:11 in reply to "Zero Creativity. "
SeanVernell Member since:
2005-08-06

Heh, you know I do really like to see a fancy desktop but only when they belong to other people! ;) when it comes to my own I can never be arsed to bother.

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RE[2]: Zero Creativity.
by lcde on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:33 in reply to "RE: Zero Creativity. "
lcde Member since:
2006-12-04

Heh, you know I do really like to see a fancy desktop but only when they belong to other people! ;) when it comes to my own I can never be arsed to bother.

I guess that is why i posted mine. I was really hoping to see some tricked out desktops.

Some of the wallpapers are fabulous but everything else is kind of blah. heh.

oh well. just a good waste of time on a saturday morning.

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RE: Zero Creativity.
by czubin on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:21 in reply to "Zero Creativity. "
czubin Member since:
2005-12-31

I think every geek passes 'desktop madness' at least once in their life ;)

I mostly modified kde to the extreem, tuning it here and there , day in day out, making improvements and then suddenly, the next day, start out a complete different theme. My poor friends had to endure these user-hostile desktops each time ;)

But these days I gotten lazy and only want 4 things:
1) Quick acces to multimedia (musi, complete movies)
2) Quickly developing my small projects
3) No cluttering, I need to have overview (the bigger the screen the better ;)
4) My daily dosis of internet news & comics

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RE: Zero Creativity.
by spikeb on Sun 31st Dec 2006 03:58 in reply to "Zero Creativity. "
spikeb Member since:
2006-01-18

you customized it so much it looks like a green version of every other desktop

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