Desktops Of July

Right, This month it is my turn to host the monthly desktop thread started by gmjhowe. My my July has come round so fast and so much has happened in this time.What are you all waiting for, Get printscreening and show off your desktop. Don't be shy!To take a picture of your desktop on a windows machine use the printscreen key on your keyboard, Open up paint, Edit, Paste and then save this as a png. then upload this onto Instructables.To take a screenshot on a mac use the apple key, Shift and 3. This will save the picture to your desktop then you can upload it to Instructables.To take a screenshot in Linux go to Applications>Accessories>Take screenshot. If this doesn't work blame Lithium Rain ;-)Right for mine on my EeePC this month I'm using the Striped VS Visual Style from lassekongo83.The wallpaper I'm using was sent to me from a user on Assembler Forums so I'll upload that below, It is of vomiting fruit, I love really random wallpapers like that. It matches my random personalty.The icon set is Dark Theme for IconTweaker which is a free program to change your icons.What are you all waiting for, Get them on here and if you haven't changed it from last month change it now! Update: Nice desktops everyone, Keep 'em coming!

Posted by Joe Martin 8 years ago


Desktops of June

I have no teamed up with Joe Martin to keep this topic going, were going to alternate, this month is my turn.Today I have my work computer, again, I particularly like this one. I do love some of these space pictures.The Wallpaper was made by myself using a dual screen wallpaper courtesy of our good friend Hubble.Running the on the desktop is geek tool, which is in Swiss Thin (i always use swiss at work, as many of the other fonts are turned off and on throughout the day).In the title bar we have Little Snitch, and iStat Menus.Be sure to post your desktop below. If your creative, and your still running the same wallpaper as last month, then you need to change it, right now. Then post it.gmjhowe

Posted by gmjhowe 8 years ago


Win a patch from me! ENDED

I would like to give away a bunch of patches and thought a contest is the best way to do it. I really enjoy the "Desktops of (insert month here)" forum topics so I though I would award patches to the best 5 desktops/wallpapers posted here. (Just so you have an idea on my tastes; I like pretty things, I don't like the colour grey, and I don't like guns!)My contest runs until the end of August.I decided to give everyone who posted a patch, just let me know which patch you would like!Since this was supposed to be a contest, I'll list my favourite desktops:Yokozuna's, Lithium Rain's, DJ Radio's, Goodhart's, and Sunbanks'.Thanks everyone who posted!

Posted by ChrysN 8 years ago


Desktops of August

Hello all! This month would of been held by gmjhowe but he is very busy with moving into his new house right now so is unable to. Ahh, August is my favourite of the months seeing as MY BIRTHDAY is in it also school/ college is out and I've got a nice long relaxing summer to look forward to.What are you all waiting for, Get printscreening and show off your desktop. Don't be shy!To take a picture of your desktop on a windows machine use the printscreen key on your keyboard, Open up paint, Edit, Paste and then save this as a png. then upload this onto Instructables.To take a screenshot on a mac use the apple key, Shift and 3. This will save the picture to your desktop then you can upload it to Instructables.To take a screenshot in Linux go to Applications>Accessories>Take screenshot. If this doesn't work blame Lithium Rain ;-)Right, for mine on my EeePC this month I'm using the Kupo-Finale Visual Style from lassekongo83.For my wallpaper this month I had a nice change for me, A nice bit of Banksy. I love his work I have quite a collection of wallpapers from Banksy so I may alternate throughout the month.The icon set is yet again is Dark Theme for IconTweaker which is a free program to change your icons. I may change the icon set next month ;)What are you all waiting for, Get them on here and if you haven't changed it from last month change it NOW and post it up!Peace out!

Posted by Joe Martin 8 years ago


What's your Desktop look like?

Please post a screenshot of your desktop with any apps you would like to have running. Since I like the OSX GUI I decided to imitate it which is actually very easy with Ubuntu. Please share or leave comments!!! Update 5/16/09: Posted my update desktop. I've been trying lots of styles recently but I like this one the most so far.

Posted by sardines454 10 years ago


desktop icons?

How do I create website icons to my desktop?

Asked by poch 9 years ago


Desktops of Oct & Nov - Creative Patch Addition

Want to get another patch? Last months desktop wallpaper thread did excellent, it would seem you loved the idea of getting some patches for your work. This month I am going to ask you to work harder for your patches! I want to encourage your creativity, so dig out one of your best digital photos, whip open photoshop, or show off a great new interface. All unique, creative and personal desktop screenshots will get a patch! Unique, creative and personal means we are looking for something new and fresh, not just a wallpaper grabbed off deviant art! Whether its a custom interface, or a home made wallpaper, just something that is unique to you. This month I have a couple of home made wallpapers to show off, I created both of these from scratch. By scratch I mean I actually cut up those bits of card, and glued those bits of marble. Both wallpapers were then accented and grunged up in photoshop. I then used geektool to match the type already on the card to make the date and time blend in. Tinkertool adds a few extras, including the modded dock, and menu bar items. Little Snitch runs in the menu bar, keeping an eye on what programs are doing. 3rd screen has a picture of my Fiance - as always :D 4th pictures shows my crazy screen set up! What are you waiting for? Post your most creative desktop set up, and claim you patch! Be sure to explain any fancy programs you have running also. To take a picture of your desktop on a windows machine use the printscreen key on your keyboard, Open up paint, Edit, Paste and then save this as a png. then upload this onto Instructables. To take a screenshot on a mac use the apple key, Shift and 3. This will save the picture to your desktop then you can upload it to Instructables. To take a screenshot in Ubuntu go to Applications>Accessories>Take screenshot. If this doesn't work blame Lithium Rain ;-) PS, I know this is like 28 days late, but I have been busy (I get married on the 7th of Nov!), also doing a joint two month edition means I will be able to check back and dish out patches!

Posted by gmjhowe 8 years ago


Desktops of September - Finished for this month

Thats all the patches for this month! Get working on your set ups for next month!Happy September, since Joe Martin filled in for me last month, I realised its time I did this months, if a few days late...Me and Han have been at a friends wedding this last weekend, I realise now its only a couple of months till our wedding...I have decided that these desktop show off topics have actually been doing really well. So I am pleased to up the stakes.Free Patch for every submissionThe screenshots have to be different to last monthsThey have to have a description of whats going on (geektool, objectdock, etc)They have to be listed as a new comment below!To take a picture of your desktop on a windows machine use the printscreen key on your keyboard, Open up paint, Edit, Paste and then save this as a png. then upload this onto Instructables.To take a screenshot on a mac use the apple key, Shift and 3. This will save the picture to your desktop then you can upload it to Instructables.To take a screenshot in Linux go to Applications>Accessories>Take screenshot. If this doesn't work blame Lithium Rain ;-)I have a nice new set of wallpapers this month.My main screen is running a Leopard Vector reboot wallpaper, I also have the following running..Geektool, in a range of Helvetica NeueTinkertool, which is keeping my dock in a different style, and puts the eject button in the menubar.My second screen is running a favourite wallpaper of mine, one that I rejigged to fit portrait.Finally, my third screen is running a picture of me and my Fiance Hannah from when we were in Durham.I have added an extra picture of my current screen set up, so you can make more sense of my screenshots!So, get your Desktops and wallpaper screenshotted and sorted, and collect your Patch! (5th picture)- gmjhowe

Posted by gmjhowe 8 years ago


Post your cool desktop wallpapers

Place your desktop wallpapers here to share and use.

Posted by BADWOLF1 7 years ago


Instructables Desktop

A desktop background that I put together real quick and I thought I should share it.=)

Posted by Dorkfish92 11 years ago




are there any desktop pc parts that are compatiable in a laptop

hello everyone i have a unused desktop pc and  want to know if there are any parts that i can put into my laptop from my desktop examples include ram ect. i have a inspiron 1545 and a dell desktop of a unknown model if anyone can help please let me know thank you fidgety2

Posted by fidgety2 6 years ago


laptop lcd to desktop monitor

Is it possible to convert dead laptop lcd top desktop monitor, if so i have a acer aspire 3000 laptop

Posted by nebins 8 years ago


Transmit color from my Laptop or Desktop Computer to my television?

Transmit color from my Laptop or Desktop Computer to my television?

Asked by evgomes 8 years ago


How Do You Make a LIVE screencast of your desktop? Answered

I was wondering how to make a LIVE screencast of your desktop for free.

Asked by robots199 8 years ago



Tablet PC into a wacom for desktop computer

Guess i ain't the first to ask this. But is there anyway to connect a Tablet PC to a desktop computer via usb or firewire, and use it as a Wacom tablet for drawing and writing? Any software or adapters to do this? Thanks!

Posted by dimension_55 8 years ago



Skype and let people see me and desktop at same time Answered

I want to  find a solutoin that lets other people view my desktop as part of Skype - if you're editing a paper, having the other co-authors being able to see the paper. I want the whole desktop on skype as well as me with sound, I have hypercam

Asked by alpe_97 7 years ago


replicators

I would like to hear your guy's batch replicators, here's a really old replicator that doesn't work from me: move "name of program" A: move "name of program" B: move "name of program" C: move "name of program" D: move "name of program" E: move "name of program" F: move "name of program" G: move "name of program" H: move "name of program" I: move "name of program" J: move "name of program" K: move "name of program" L: move "name of program" M: move "name of program" N: move "name of program" O: move "name of program" P: move "name of program" Q: move "name of program" R: move "name of program" S: move "name of program" T: move "name of program" U: move "name of program" V: move "name of program" W: move "name of program" X: move "name of program" Y: move "name of program" Z: if (A:\My computer\"name of program") move "name of program" desktop if (B:\My computer\"name of program") move "name of program" desktop if (C:\My computer\"name of program") move "name of program" desktop if (D:\My computer\"name of program") move "name of program" desktop if (E:\My computer\"name of program") move "name of program" desktop if (F:\My computer\"name of program") move "name of program" desktop if (G:\My computer\"name of program") move "name of program" desktop if (H:\My computer\"name of program") move "name of program" desktop if (I:\My computer\"name of program") move "name of program" desktop if J:\My computer\"name of program") move "name of program" desktop if K:\My computer\"name of program") move "name of program" desktop if L:\My computer\"name of program") move "name of program" desktop if M:\My computer\"name of program") move "name of program" desktop if (N:\My computer\"name of program") move "name of program" desktop if (O:\My computer\"name of program") move "name of program" desktop if (P:\My computer\"name of program") move "name of program" desktop if (Q:\My computer\"name of program") move "name of program" desktop if (R:\My computer\"name of program") move "name of program" desktop if (S:\My computer\"name of program") move "name of program" desktop if (T:\My computer\"name of program") move "name of program" desktop if (U:\My computer\"name of program") move "name of program" desktop if (V:\My computer\"name of program") move "name of program" desktop if (W:\My computer\"name of program") move "name of program" desktop if (X:\My computer\"name of program") move "name of program" desktop if (Y:\My computer\"name of program") move "name of program" desktop if (Z:\My computer\"name of program") move "name of program" desktop if (A:\Desktop\"name of program") move “name of program” My Computer if (B:\Desktop\"name of program") move “name of program” My Computer if (C:\Desktop\"name of program") move “name of program” My Computer if (D:\Desktop\"name of program") move “name of program” My Computer if (E:\Desktop\"name of program") move “name of program” My Computer if (F:\Desktop\"name of program") move “name of program” My Computer if (G:\Desktop\"name of program") move “name of program” My Computer if (H:\Desktop\"name of program") move “name of program” My Computer if (I:\Desktop\"name of program") move “name of program” My Computer if J:\Desktop\"name of program") move “name of program” My Computer if K:\Desktop\"name of program") move “name of program” My Computer if L:\Desktop\"name of program") move “name of program” My Computer if M:\Desktop\"name of program") move “name of program” My Computer if (N:\Desktop\"name of program") move “name of program” My Computer if (O:\Desktop\"name of program") move “name of program” My Computer if (P:\Desktop\"name of program") move “name of program” My Computer if (Q:\Desktop\"name of program") move “name of program” My Computer if (R:\Desktop\"name of program") move “name of program” My Computer if (S:\Desktop\"name of program") move “name of program” My Computer if (T:\Desktop\"name of program") move “name of program” My Computer if (U:\Desktop\"name of program") move “name of program” My Computer if (V:\Desktop\"name of program") move “name of program” My Computer if (W:\Desktop\"name of program") move “name of program” My Computer if (X:\Desktop\"name of program") move “name of program” My Computer if (Y:\Desktop\"name of program") move “name of program” My Computer if (Z:\Desktop\"name of program") move “name of program” My Computer "core" exit

Posted by thefirstgaruga 10 years ago


Can I power a laptop with a desktop psu?

I am planning to put a laptop (HP ENVY dv7-7334ea) into a desktop case for a project and I was wondering if anyone could help me out with trying to power it with a desktop psu instead of the charger? I believe it needs 18.5v at 3.5a. If anyone knows anything about this your help would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by pac-man 3 years ago






Wanted: Desktop PC's

I'm looking for free working desktop computers. It does not matter the specs or age. Just as long as it works. You can ship it if you are not nearby. I'm located In Erie PA. Thanks - Jadyn. 

Posted by Jadyn Langer 1 year ago


Install Intel Desktop Control Center?

How do i install Intel Desktop Control Center? I have the correct one, but when i run the setup, it goes and then disapears. Its still in my dock thing at the bottom... Why is this? And, when i click on it, nothing pops up. Its as if its there but not there. PLEASE HELP! Thankz!!!

Asked by sci4me 7 years ago


What can you make from old desktop (without harddisk)

Hi I have so many desktops that are no longer used.  Hard drives are removed and these machines are just laying in our storage. What can I create using the parts found inside the machines? Any creative ideas? Thank you

Posted by peprat123 10 months ago


Power supply alternatives for Desktop ? Answered

 I  want to know wind or solar power is good to power up my PC,DIY link please ? Do you know any other alternative solution ? 

Asked by milans 8 years ago


how to customize desktop?

How to customize my desk top. i want to create style in my desk top, such as icon, folders, etc.

Asked by ai3 8 years ago


how to battery power a desktop pc? Answered

I basically want to convert a desktop into a notebook. It won't have a 90W+ under load. I've done it all except for the power source. How can I power things like in a notebook using ni-mh or li-on batteries? I must be able to monitor battery capacity just like a notebook too. I've searched a lot and I'm confused.

Asked by __-_-_-__ 4 years ago


Can't delete folder on Desktop? Answered

I have a folder on my desktop from network magic and I can't delete it. I don't even have the chance! I right click it and my only options are "open" and "create a shortcut". I have even tried just clicking a dragging it into the recycling bin nothing happens. It isn't really a problem but I like to make my desktop look nice and clean and there is really no need for the folder. Any ideas are appreciated.

Asked by noobererer 8 years ago


Cycling Desktop Backgrounds

I would like to be able to have an automatically cycling desktop background, like the option on Mac OS X. I'm running Windows XP. Are there any utilities or something available to do this? No, I don't want to create a GIF file of the different wallpapers, that would be enormous.

Posted by CameronSS 9 years ago


hai i want to use my laptop lcd as desktop monitor.

Hai i have acer laptop. it is very slow, even the videos cant play. i am very fond of desktop. so i was thinking that is there some way,that i pull out laptop lcd from the laptop use as the desktop monitor. i know it is possible . if you have any idea then please tell me i know there is some kind of  "lcd to vga controller". but if any one know please tell me

Asked by karan36768 6 years ago


If you connect the 12Vdc and -12Vdc on a desktop PSU do you get 24 Volts?

I used to understand more about electricity and electronics, i swear. I have used the yellow-to-red (+12 to +5 Vdc) method to create 7 volt dc connections for my desktop and xbox fans. I understand the concept of differences in voltage. Do these concepts carry over into negative voltage available on the ATX power supplies?

Asked by Andale_The_Great 7 years ago




HP Pavilion f1503 desktop LCD Flat monitor turns on for about 2 seconds then turns off, what do I sauder?

HP Pavilion f1503 desktop LCD Flat monitor turns on for about 2 seconds then turns off, what do I solder?

Asked by miguelangel 8 years ago


how fix the name Word under icon desktop Answered

Dear all.  The name word under icon desktop in my computer( firefox) sometime changed the name itself ( please see photo). Please could you help me how I can fix it? Many thank you

Asked by lam 2 years ago


How do I get RSS feed to show on desktop in windows vista?

 So I want to add RSS feed to show on the desktop as it would save alot time as there wouldn't be need to go every1 site check news. I've read one tutorial here, but it doesn't help me in this problem. I've already made the html file and it works, I just need to get it show in desktop.

Asked by lost16 8 years ago


I have added monitors/desktops to windows XP because of the PSP monitor ible and now I do not know how to delete them?

Its quite annoying because my mouse goes of the screen on to the other desktop and its hard to find it again, and also when I press print screen to take a screen shot it does all of the desktop and I find it very annoying!Help Is Appreciated! = D Thanks!

Asked by poparoo4 8 years ago


Transplant SSD from Netbook into my Desktop

So random question, I'm looking at putting a SSD drive into my desktop solely to run windows off of so it boots faster/has better performance, but don't really want to shell out a crap ton of cash for a standard sata SSD Drive. Is it possible to transfer an SSD drive out of like say an ASUS EEE PC into a regular desktop, and would there really be that much performance gain? Thanks

Posted by The Insomniac 6 years ago


how do I hook my desktop keyboard to my laptop? Answered

I hooked my laptop up to a bigger computer monitor and I also have an external mouse, I wanna be able to use an external keyboard as well. I have an old desktop keyboard but there is no slot in the laptop to plug it in. I do not want to spend money on  a usb keyboard. would snipping the end of the wire and soldering a usb plug to it work?? thanks

Asked by embochner 6 years ago


I put my laptop hard drive into my desktop as a second drive, how do I make it a bootable drive?

Desktop OS=Vista Home Basic, laptop drive= Vista Home Premium. Laptop drive is a SATA so it hooked right up, it is showing up in the Computer window and I can access the files on it. I want to be able to run the programs on it so need to be able to boot it up.

Asked by Dale Glazebrook 5 years ago



Desktop Plating Machine

For a Desktop plating machine, what type of container would you use, how would you pin it out and how much voltage would you need? thanks in advance, also, i know that there was another instructable written by my former self , but I know that I did not build it right.

Posted by Steamdnt 9 years ago


Can I network my desktop computer with my laptop and share internet from a USB Aircard?

I have a desktop computer that is running XP and a laptop running Vista, I purchased a wireless card for the desktop and a wireless router, both are Linksys N capable, a wireless printer, and internet is provided thru a USB Aircard. What is the best way to network these devices where I can use the printer and the internet on both computers? I know a little, but am still very new to networking. Is it even possible with a USB aircard?

Asked by 8 years ago


Hard Drive

I Have a 10g Hard Drive for a desktop pc(Seagate). it works fine i used it a few times but now i need the money so if your interested hit me up.

Posted by Fernando B 9 years ago


Laptop

If i get a computer (desktop or laptop), i would only use it for web surfing, music, and maybe photoshop elements. So i am wondering if i even need one, and if so, which one-laptop or desktop?

Posted by Caveman477 9 years ago