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B-Man
2009-10-10, 10:24 PM
So, it's been a while since I've made this thread... so here I am, making this thread to show off the look of my new übertop. A shame that I came with Vista on it... after years of being accused of running Vista because of a bunch of my XP themes, it's finally become truth. :smallyuk: :smallwink:

Enough banter, let's start showing off our current desktops!

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/4720/wall19.th.png (http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/4720/wall19.png/)

I must admit that Vista is rather pretty, especially after I added some of my own touches. I'm going to miss the fate/stay night theme that I've used for so long on XP.

For the curious, this is what it was:
http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/4843/wall17.th.png (http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/4843/wall17.png)

Programs that I actively use for appearance:
Rocketdock
Rainmeter
EvJO Wallpaper Changer (used to use Panorama, but Panorama didn't like Vista... RIP Panorama... you inspired the CTRL + ALT + P OCD I have now...)

Pyrian
2009-10-10, 10:50 PM
I've been using this pic I took hiking nearby since I got this computer:

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d3/Pyrian/Wallpaper_Sm.jpg

Jacklu
2009-10-10, 10:59 PM
My desktop rotates through about fifteen images automatically. Thanks Windows 7. ^_^

Here are two of them:

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/Jacklu/deskytopo005.png

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/Jacklu/deskytopo006.png

Yus. Jacklu has a cluttered desktop.

Anuan
2009-10-11, 12:50 AM
Not posting my actual desktop, but for my background I've usually got something fantasy or pre-gunfire military. Current:


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b225/Adreal/HeavyHassars.jpg

Icewalker
2009-10-11, 01:01 AM
Was about time for a change of mine. Just changed it to this:


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/95/Zhuge_Liang.jpg

Because I spent a bit of time studying the Three Kingdoms period, primarily the conflicts leading up to it. And Zhuge Liang is awesome.

Pyrian
2009-10-11, 02:03 AM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b225/Adreal/HeavyHassars.jpg
Heh, that makes me edgy, I don't think I could stand to have it as a desktop. It triggers my dodge instinct.

Mordokai
2009-10-11, 02:08 AM
The picture I currently use as wallpaper.

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/7619/15can.jpg

And my previous one.

http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/4521/043pics.jpg

Fostire
2009-10-11, 02:30 AM
Mine is the following:
http://wallpapers.desktopart.com/2ddigitalart/fractal/26-2ddigitalart_fractal_green_fractal_wallpaper.jpg

but it's only temporary until I found something awesome that is worthy enough for my laptop

Trog
2009-10-11, 02:49 AM
My desktop (http://home.centurytel.net/jeffsjunk/0911desktop.png)

Dallas-Dakota
2009-10-11, 03:56 AM
This . (http://www.tednasmith.com/lotr1/TN-Fire_on_Weathertop.jpg)

Ichneumon
2009-10-11, 04:34 AM
So, here it is, the desktop of my laptop, I made the image smaller of course.

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/870/screenshot20091011at113u.png

Ikialev
2009-10-11, 05:53 AM
Here. ^^ (http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/4051/pulpiy.jpg)

obligatory lenghtening message in white

xPANCAKEx
2009-10-11, 07:44 AM
i originally was going to post the full 5.5mb bmp version.... but thought better of it. ModWrath(tm) is Wrathful

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c246/xJWx/buildingjpeg.jpg

Lolzords
2009-10-11, 09:26 AM
This, although it's a lot bigger and prettier. :smallamused:

http://www.totalvideogames.com/img/uploaded/www.totalvideogames.com_Level14-RageMode_02_copy_68979__size_655_2000.jpg

I've got a widescreen laptop so it's hard to find a desktop background that doesn't get stretched. :smallannoyed: I'm happy with this one, though. I get the same problem when I play certain games, on Hitman: Blood Money he looks really chubby.

blackfox
2009-10-11, 10:16 AM
Jacklu: That second one is win. :smallbiggrin: Although, linking me to the thing when I've got homework to do is cruel, just so you know.

My background, right now, is:
http://img.banjig.net/d/bb/user_uploads/246538/39-u2-elevation_25b5f434.jpg

Except the 1440x900 version.

Serpentine
2009-10-11, 10:24 AM
It was this:
http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/Witton,%20giraffe,%20azhdarchid.jpgbut I think I used that when I couldn't find this: http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/04bWa4l4U3azB/520x.jpgso I'm gonna swap them now.
On my spiffy BRAND NEW laptop, I have this:
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r205/BlackWidowxXx/DragonDancers.jpg

SMEE
2009-10-11, 11:51 AM
http://www.smeenet.org/images/photo/jogos/desktop_thumb.jpg (http://www.smeenet.org/images/photo/jogos/desktop.png)

"Good morning, Dave" :smallamused:

That's my current desktop.

Ichneumon
2009-10-11, 12:03 PM
http://www.smeenet.org/images/photo/jogos/desktop_thumb.jpg (http://www.smeenet.org/images/photo/jogos/desktop.png)

"Good morning, Dave" :smallamused:

That's my current desktop.

That's amazing.

Eldan
2009-10-11, 01:10 PM
This one. Standard Vista background, but it's nice and calming.


http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/9109/desktopub.jpg

Linkavitch
2009-10-11, 04:07 PM
This is mine, right now.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2452/4002595034_c0fecbb7a1_o.jpg
Big Fan of the band.

Gonna see them this December.

Keld Denar
2009-10-11, 04:17 PM
I tend to use a lot of stuff from Visual Paradox (http://www.visualparadox.com/).

My current desktop one is this: http://visualparadox.com/wallpapers/obelisks-wide.htm

My current laptop one is this: http://visualparadox.com/wallpapers/conformity.htm

Work Desktop: http://visualparadox.com/wallpapers/maze.htm

Most people fail to see the humor in this play on the term "Screw Conformity".

I love the images from Abstract, though some of the Fantasy ones are ok. Some of the other Fantasy ones look rather cheesy or produced, but there is some good material.

I'd link images, but the website specifies for "personal use only", and given that I value their time/effort, I'll respect that. Linking to them to draw business shouldn't break any rules though.

valadil
2009-10-11, 04:22 PM
http://files.sagotsky.com/2009-07-19-113021_2560x1024_scrot.png

I use a desktop environment called xmonad that manages my windows for me. By default everything is full screen. If I open more windows it splits the screen and places them for me. This is awesome because my carpal tunnels suck and it removes the burden of moving windows around. But it makes for a boring looking desktop. I don't even remember what my wallpaper looks like.

arguskos
2009-10-11, 05:10 PM
My current desktop:
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u250/bloodydoves/Picture1-1.png

My most recent five (very probably somewhat NSFW, you've been warned):

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u250/bloodydoves/Picture2-2.png
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u250/bloodydoves/Picture3-1.png
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u250/bloodydoves/Picture4-1.png
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u250/bloodydoves/Picture5-1.png
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u250/bloodydoves/Picture6-1.png

CMOTDibbler
2009-10-11, 06:08 PM
I have a program that rotates my desktop pic every 3 minutes. A couple of my favorites:
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff251/Cmotdibbler/Wallpaper4.jpghttp://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff251/Cmotdibbler/Wallpaper3.jpghttp://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff251/Cmotdibbler/Wallpaper2.jpghttp://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff251/Cmotdibbler/Wallpaper1.jpg

Silence
2009-10-11, 06:12 PM
"Screw Conformity".

I got it :D

But, nice backgrounds. I've got this one at the moment:

Dual moniter warning.


http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/8872/desktopgf.jpg

PairO'Dice Lost
2009-10-11, 06:54 PM
Screenshot of my Ubuntu laptop:
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb176/psychictheurge10/Desktop.png
Nice and clean, few icons, Star Wars background. (For those of you who can't read Aurabesh (being a Star Wars geek, I can (yay nested parentheses!)) it says "Long live the Empire".) I cycle it through various sci-fi backgrounds as my mood strikes, though I've had this background for about 2 weeks now and I think I'll keep it a while longer.

My Arch box back home I can't access at the moment, but it mostly uses fractal/abstract backgrounds like these three:
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb176/psychictheurge10/Flow.jpg
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb176/psychictheurge10/containment.png
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb176/psychictheurge10/grid.png

Alteran
2009-10-11, 07:08 PM
My current background (except a narrower version so as not to stretch your screen as much):

http://www.scottpilgrim.com/images/wallpaper/ramona_v_1280.jpg

Spooky
2009-10-11, 07:23 PM
Mine:

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/262/thesandmanendlessnights.th.jpg (http://img527.imageshack.us/i/thesandmanendlessnights.jpg/)

zeratul
2009-10-11, 07:38 PM
For the past year or so my desktop has been this

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t203/zeratul_2007/Penguinfight.jpg

Dr. Bath
2009-10-11, 07:53 PM
Yessss Sigur Ros. Yessss Scott Pilgrim. Those are the best two.

The Extinguisher
2009-10-11, 08:31 PM
Yessss Sigur Ros. Yessss Scott Pilgrim. Those are the best two.

This. We need to combine them together somehow.


But right now I am using this picture.
http://www.wizards.com/mtg/images/daily/arcana/255_thumb4.jpg


Oh yes, before that, it was this:

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e92/FlameMasterAxel/Background-1.jpg

Anuan
2009-10-11, 08:34 PM
Heh, that makes me edgy, I don't think I could stand to have it as a desktop. It triggers my dodge instinct.

Sorry bout that, Pyrian :smalltongue:

I've changed my desktop!

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b225/Adreal/ArmyGrowing.jpg


And next time it changes, it's going to this.


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b225/Adreal/Whitedragon.jpg

The Orange Zergling
2009-10-11, 09:39 PM
This is my current one (http://img65.imageshack.us/i/demonsoldier.png/), I change it every few weeks or so, basically whenever I get bored with it or find a really cool picture.

Some of my past ones:

http://img230.imageshack.us/i/longcatandtacgnol.jpg/

http://img207.imageshack.us/i/prawnmech2.jpg/

http://img96.imageshack.us/i/tiberium.jpg/

http://img5.imageshack.us/i/flowerqg.jpg/

And then, my favorite so far (changed it for variety's sake):

http://img510.imageshack.us/i/waternuke.jpg/

Dumbledore lives
2009-10-11, 10:01 PM
This is my current desktop, after cleaning it up though I use a number of pictures, one of my favorites being this one (http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll278/Dumbledore13A/stephen_colbert_paladin_by_todd_loc.jpg). Stephen Colbert is awesome.
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll278/Dumbledore13A/Untitled1.jpg

Nameless
2009-10-12, 11:56 AM
Steampunk ftw. :smalltongue:
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x203/tomshaer/desktop-1.jpg

EndlessWrath
2009-10-14, 01:33 AM
current 1 / 36. they change every 5 seconds.

http://img33.imagefra.me/img/img33/9/7/20/f_iRichard128m_6ab836e.jpg (http://imagefra.me/)

B-Man
2009-10-14, 05:58 AM
Quick question about Windows Themes and all:

Does anyone know if one is able to convert Windows XP themes to Windows Vista themes? Is there a free program on-line that I would be able to use? I remember asking a question like this last year or so when I first got a machine with Vista (that I had to format and upgrade to XP), but I don't remember the answer.

Kris on a Stick
2009-10-14, 08:44 AM
Right now, it's this (http://nonk.50webs.com/files/wallpapers/Heroes_of_might_and_magic_V_Wallpaper_05.jpg), but I'm thinking of changing it soon. Suggestions welcome.

Elder Tsofu
2009-10-14, 10:26 AM
Almost anything would be an improvement over a small sign with "50webs.com" written on it. :smallsmile:

Miss Nobody
2009-10-14, 12:19 PM
Mah laptop presenting two of my favourite wallpapers :


http://i764.photobucket.com/albums/xx289/Lilith_986/desk1.jpg



http://i764.photobucket.com/albums/xx289/Lilith_986/desk2.jpg

Jacklu
2009-10-14, 12:31 PM
A few more that I use. Again, they change about once a day, so...

Currently:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/Jacklu/frickinepic.png

This one was made by a friend that found out I was depressed (http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/Jacklu/deskytopo3-1.png)

My brother's idea of a funny joke back when I decided to try WoW. It was not worth the three day download. (http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/Jacklu/wow.jpg)

I did play long enough to get this screen cap. Lol. Killed by a flag. (http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/Jacklu/deadlyduelflag.jpg)

Spike... X3 (http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/Jacklu/cowboybebop.jpg)

Nameless
2009-10-14, 12:34 PM
This one was made by a friend that found out I was depressed (http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/Jacklu/deskytopo3-1.png)


D'aw, that's so sweet. ^^

Jacklu
2009-10-14, 12:36 PM
I sat and stared at if for a good hour after she gave it to me. <.< >.> Yes, I cried.

Nameless
2009-10-14, 12:42 PM
I sat and stared at if for a good hour after she gave it to me. <.< >.> Yes, I cried.

*hugglez* :3