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Let's See Your Screensavers and Desktops
« on: May 06, 2017, 08:28:24 PM »
So what does everyone's desktop and screensavers look like? I'll upload mine later on. I have four computers to get to.  ;) 

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Re: Let's See Your Screensavers and Desktops
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2017, 11:43:41 PM »
I wasn't even thinking phone desktops, but that's pretty damn cool. Is that a smurf?  :laugh:

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Re: Let's See Your Screensavers and Desktops
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2017, 12:32:29 AM »
I haven't had a desktop background since I got the new monitor (about a year and a half ago), and haven't had a screensaver in at least 15 years because they can mess up my rendering, and are also useless since computers can just turn the monitor off. I don't even have that feature on these days either, because that can also mess up my rendering. :lol My background used to be a cartoon of Mr T riding a unicorn with a rainbow in the background though, and it was amazing, but now it's just plain black.

I was gonna post a pic of my desktop, but it would just be a bunch of software icons and way too many folders open. :blob:
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Re: Let's See Your Screensavers and Desktops
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2017, 12:48:15 AM »
Those overly cluttered desktops make me twitch. Then I'm forced to slap the person when they take five minutes to find an icon. :lol

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Re: Let's See Your Screensavers and Desktops
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2017, 01:14:23 AM »
It's not cluttered, it's all of the programs I actually need to use regularly, and I have no problem finding them. ;)
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Re: Let's See Your Screensavers and Desktops
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2017, 01:48:21 AM »
I am not saying yours specifically. Just the ones I've seen where the person can never find what they're looking for.  "Those" was a broad term and you're not a broad. :neverusethis:


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Re: Let's See Your Screensavers and Desktops
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2017, 02:03:15 AM »
You mean the kind of people who literally can't find a file on their PC unless it's on their desktop, so every file is on their desktop? And everything they've ever installed has an icon on their desktop because they can't figure out how to open it any other way? :lol

This is my desktop. There are icons I could delete, but I'm not worried about it as long as I know where everything I need is. I'm for productivity over neatness.


I cropped out my taskbar, because that is a mess. :lol It's a metaphor for the ADHD mind in folder form.
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Re: Let's See Your Screensavers and Desktops
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2017, 02:16:48 AM »
That's really not bad at all. I work with people whose whole entire desktop is covered with their icons, but there's no rhyme or reason to it. When they go to find something it literally takes them five minutes. I teach them the key commands to open the search box. They find their file and I don't have to waste energy strangling them. It's a win-win.  ;)

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Re: Let's See Your Screensavers and Desktops
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2017, 02:36:07 AM »
I have an approximate system to my icons as you can probably see, but some stuff is better served being pinned to my start menu or task bar or used infrequently enough that I'll just search for it and it only takes a sec. Whatever works. If you take five minutes to find what you want, it's not working. When I start up my computer for the day, I can open everything I need quickly with no hunting around. That's one reason I also like no background, because it makes it clearer to see the icons and text.
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Re: Let's See Your Screensavers and Desktops
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2017, 03:08:09 AM »
I am a minimalist when it comes to my desktop. Always have been, always will be. Most of my junk is on my second monitor desktop as well as my temp monitoring and my streaming/photoshop/editing shit. But here is the wallpaper at least:



Like Blobby said, screensavers are ancient and useless in my book and I haven't had one for years. They're a nice nostalgic thought though.

For anyone wondering, I got the image from some awesome science blog in which a thick layer of algae washed up on a bed of rocks and when the tide receded and baked it, it turned into that dried, white spider-web looking entity.

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Re: Let's See Your Screensavers and Desktops
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2017, 03:27:15 AM »
Using a second monitor for the clutter? THAT'S CHEATING YOU SON OF A BITCH.

I love cool nature/sciencey images like that. The kind of stuff that gets posted in the cool/awesome pictures thread or whatever it was.
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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2017, 03:28:51 AM »
 ;D :heart


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Re: Let's See Your Screensavers and Desktops
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2017, 03:31:31 AM »
I wish I had the room for a second monitor, just to watch shit all day and pretend I can still work at the same time. I'll have to figure out a way some time and get a cheap-ass monitor for it.
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Re: Let's See Your Screensavers and Desktops
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2017, 03:33:34 AM »
My desktop is the opposite of that  :lol



It is kind of ordered, with games on the left, music-stuff on the right and other things in the middle. But yeah, this made me realise there's a lot I could move away from the desktop though...
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Re: Let's See Your Screensavers and Desktops
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2017, 04:03:38 AM »
Cool thread idea


I keep (almost) all of my school related stuff in the four folders on the top right, pdf books on the top left and the rest is pretty much in a random order. There's not a lot of icons though so I don't have a hard time finding anything.

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Re: Let's See Your Screensavers and Desktops
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2017, 04:09:10 AM »
I have an approximate system to my icons as you can probably see, but some stuff is better served being pinned to my start menu or task bar or used infrequently enough that I'll just search for it and it only takes a sec. Whatever works. If you take five minutes to find what you want, it's not working. When I start up my computer for the day, I can open everything I need quickly with no hunting around. That's one reason I also like no background, because it makes it clearer to see the icons and text.

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Re: Let's See Your Screensavers and Desktops
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2017, 04:43:50 AM »
I don't like to have anything on my desktop. And My Computer, My Documents on the upper left and Recycle Bin on the lower right is how it was on my first computer on Windows XP so it's always like that :lol



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Re: Let's See Your Screensavers and Desktops
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2017, 04:48:39 AM »
My desktop is the opposite of that  :lol



It is kind of ordered, with games on the left, music-stuff on the right and other things in the middle. But yeah, this made me realise there's a lot I could move away from the desktop though...

What are you running in Virtual Box?

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« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2017, 04:50:48 AM »





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I hate hate hate a cluttered desktop.  I have a folder called Desktop and everything goes in there instead.

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I hate hate hate a cluttered desktop.  I have a folder called Desktop and everything goes in there instead.
Very sexy!

I should go change my background, it's like that for months.
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« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2017, 04:58:04 AM »
What are you running in Virtual Box?
Linux (Ubuntu), we're required to use it in some C programming classes  :P
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« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2017, 05:02:41 AM »
What are you running in Virtual Box?
Linux (Ubuntu), we're required to use it in some C programming classes  :P
What about dual boot?
I used to experiment with some Linux distros but unfortunately, I have ATI discrete graphics card which is not well supported so my laptop gets hot and it can be on battery for 50% less time than on Windows :-\
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« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2017, 05:17:36 AM »
What are you running in Virtual Box?
Linux (Ubuntu), we're required to use it in some C programming classes  :P
What about dual boot?
I was thinking about a dual boot, it would probably be a lot faster but a virtual machine was just a bit quicker and easier to install. I also really like that you can switch easily between windows and linux.  I might consider a dual boot for the next programming cours tho.

Those lightbulbs on your desktop are very asthetic btw  :tup
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Re: Let's See Your Screensavers and Desktops
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2017, 05:19:20 AM »
What are you running in Virtual Box?
Linux (Ubuntu), we're required to use it in some C programming classes  :P
What about dual boot?
I used to experiment with some Linux distros but unfortunately, I have ATI discrete graphics card which is not well supported so my laptop gets hot and it can be on battery for 50% less time than on Windows :-\
Good thing Windows 10 has Bash shell.

Using virtual machines ceases the need for dual boot, triple boot, or whatever. I have about ten different OSes in Virtual Box for various things. I have two laptops. One is running Ubuntu 17.04 and the other is running KDE Plasma Kali Linux. The Kali machine is for my "hacking" practice, so I have Virtual Box loaded with different OSes, and for CCIE studying.

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Re: Let's See Your Screensavers and Desktops
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2017, 05:50:38 AM »


I take panoramic shots on our vacations and use those for desktops. Bonus points if you know where this shot was taken.

Oh, and my taskbar auto hides.
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I remember all the shit I used to get years ago for posting my desktop background. Because.. Natalie Portman :JayOctavarium:


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« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2017, 11:03:09 AM »
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« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2017, 05:26:15 PM »


From the wedding day two and a half years ago.  Yes, I know there's a lot of icons...

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« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2017, 09:57:36 PM »


I have a Macbook so all of my programs are on the toolbar on the bottom of the screen and all of my files are in folders. The main programs that I use are Safari, iTunes, and most importantly, Guitar Pro.
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« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2017, 12:10:03 AM »
That's pretty damn cool.   :D

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« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2017, 01:26:14 AM »
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Nice emulation choices there. :hat (assuming you don't have the rootkit loaded version of PJ64 :P )
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« Reply #34 on: May 09, 2017, 09:37:49 AM »
Yeah, so I have a thing for Lego crossover when it comes to screens...

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