Steps to make your desktop look good

Discussion in 'Computer Forum' started by Addy Pant, May 28, 2005.

  1. Addy Pant

    Addy Pant Highway Star

    Don't blame me if this makes your computer very slow!!

    Download some really cool wallpapers. I use Webshots Desktop which is free and using which you have access to the vast gallery of wallpapers on their website. Trust me the wallpapers look very beautiful (especially the sceneries).

    Skin your desktop. I use a software called WindowsBlinds which has a set of themes which makes your desktop look really beautiful. It has a set of button too which replace the usual quick shortcuts buttons (Back, Forward, Home). Even the boring Windows 98 looks good with it.

    If you use Windows XP then hide the shortcuts on the desktop by right clicking on the desktop and then selecting Arrange Icons By and uncheck Show Desktop Items.

    Download some cool screensavers as they add to your theme.

    You can download Webshots Desktop from http://www.webshots.com/ and WindowsBlinds from http://www.stardock.com/products/windowblinds/and click Download on the left.

    If you want your desktop to have the look of the yet-to-be-released Longhorn, then download the Longhorn Transformation Pack (Version 6 or 7 is the latest). The themes and wallpapers provided there are superb too.

    Here are 2 of my favourite custom themes. The Led Zeppelin wallpaper was given to me by a friend. If you use Firefox then zoom in as the themes look better on the browser by doing that.
     

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  2. 6string_addict

    6string_addict * Addicted Guitarist * <img src="http://www.indian

    cool...cool...really cool info....
     
  3. JAZZ

    JAZZ New Member

    nice info there
     
  4. zoomingrocket

    zoomingrocket TeChNiCaL AdMiNiStRaToR

    If you are ever concerned about PERFORMANCE... then all this desktop gimmicks slow's down the PC!

    I dont even keep a wallpaper on desktop.. only so that after logon.. the desktop loads faster...
    These few things matter a lot... but only for PERFORMANCE crazy ppl like me....

    In any case... you have many many other ways for an fantastic desktop...
    I guess, LINUX have the best desktop's available and stunning graphics..

    Some other famous desktop replacements for Windows are:
    Talisman: http://www.lighttek.com/talisman.htm (Charged for full version)
    SphereXP: http://www.hamar.sk/sphere/ (Freeware)

    I had used Talisman sometime last year.. and among all desktop shell replacements...i found it to be most stable...
    Rest had some or the other problems with windows...
    Havent tested SphereXP yet...

    REgards,
    Zooom..!!
     
  5. Nanda

    Nanda Bassist

    Hey dude all the stuffs 've mentioned slow down the system like hell....... so its better for your system to look ugly and be fast ...... than for it to look good and piss u off....(with its speed)
     
  6. nik_bokacheley

    nik_bokacheley :help: I'm a mad :sadbye:

    Use style Xp..it's good..though.............
     
  7. DrSaurabh

    DrSaurabh Wh@+s Up D0C

    i stick with the classic style...even on XP.....and if ur at it why not put ur taskbar on autohide.....looks cleaner
     
  8. death_metal_fan

    death_metal_fan oh goody, it's a woody!

  9. LEFTY_GUITARIST

    LEFTY_GUITARIST -= M®. §öU†|-|ÞäW =-

    use style xp.....................it's better than blinds..........

    use stardock products like icon packeger, aquariam desktop etc...........

    try to use bootskin changer and login skin changer....also..........

    or use aquariam desktop of stardock.......

    bt after applying all of these........ur computer will slow down.........zoom was 110% right........he's like me:grin:
     
  10. ajax_ds

    ajax_ds STRIDER

    unhie all the icons & the task bar..... get a good wallpaper....
    gives a slick look... & keeps ur comp. performance up to the mark
     
  11. justnabs

    justnabs New Member

  12. Addy Pant

    Addy Pant Highway Star

    Ha, I'm replying from a cyber cafe in a place called Haldwani thats near Nainital.
    Anyway, I've already mentioned on the first line that using skins is gonna slow your computer. So I created two accounts with one having all the things and one without the decorations. When I'm concerned with speed I use the one with no decorations.
     
  13. Addy Pant

    Addy Pant Highway Star

    I see that nobody has given me any reps for the article. Sigh!
     
  14. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    oh man addy u from haldwani ...

    gr8 ...
    is it the same place from where the hills start ... coz i remember i stayed there for 3 days, very long time ago ... then uske baad we went to naintal for 2 days

    gr8 scenic place ... mazza aa gaya tha .... in some ways i found that place better than main nainital ...
     
  15. real_illusions

    real_illusions Clapton Is GOD

    I used Talisman to mod my desktop and it turned out well, without any significant speed loss.

    Pic is attached.
     

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  16. Addy Pant

    Addy Pant Highway Star

    Actually, I'm a Kumaoni, but I was born in Delhi. I go to Haldwani in summers for a month as my granny's there. That was the reason why I didn't post for a long time here.
     
  17. Alfons

    Alfons C.F.H

    u can edit wallpapers and make em real cool with photoshop !
    check this out !
     

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  18. Alfons

    Alfons C.F.H

    sum more frm photoshop!
     

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  19. Addy Pant

    Addy Pant Highway Star

    I use StyleXP now. Its got really cool themes and can skin your bootup too. Google for it.
     
  20. nik_bokacheley

    nik_bokacheley :help: I'm a mad :sadbye:

    I am unable to register my copy of style Xp..:eek::..I don't know what is the problem..But It's not working since 5months..:eek::...
     

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