desktop icons?

How do I create website icons to my desktop?

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Desktops of March

We all use computers to access this website, which means were all most probably sat infront of a computer.Many other forums do a monthly 'show off your desktop' thread, so i intend to bring the same to here.Some of us are more than happy strolling along with the default windows xp skin, and a few icons on our desktops, others want and need to customize it as much as possible. Some of us, like myself, appreciate the extra efficiency with some of the tools available.This is a place for people to share their desktops, and to ask questions about other peoples, so if you see someone else with a kick ass wallpaper, ask them where they got it!I do not want any flaming. We accept ALL operating systems as equal.So, on with the show, here is my march desktop features include - Running Mac OS X LeopardiStat Menus for temp, and memory usage in menu bariPulse for further activity usage in the desktop.Adium, with a custom black text transparent backgroundGeektool, displaying RSS feed of recent Ibles comments, and the timeMy own home made wallpaper, featuring a snail picture i found.I look forward to seeing yours!- gmjhowe

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Desktops of April

Well, I said i was going to try and keep this topic 'idea' going for a few months, see what response I get!Last months was a success, lets hope you all change your set-ups enough to keep this a monthly thing.Today I have my work computer, which i just outfitted with a new background. I will add one of my home system when I get home. The second two images are from my home set up. The Apple one i made myself, the portrait one was a desktop that i refitted to go the other way round, while adding some machinae supremacy lyrics.The Wallpaper was from heylove, the artist has some good design work, and some even better photography, so check it out.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

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Instructables Desktop

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

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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!

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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

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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!

Topic by Joe Martin   |  last reply


MDF desktop

Hey guys and gals. I'm considering making this computer desk that uses one sheet of 4x8 plywood and was wondering if a sheet of MDF would work. I just got back from Lowes where I was checking prices on plywood and they didn't have the type of plywood thats veneered on both sides. I thought about using MDF instead and wanted to know how much of a difference it would make. My concerns with the MDF are finishing the final piece and attaching the hardware to the two halves. I've worked with MDF before, but it was under complete different circumstances and I didn't have to bother finishing the project with paint/stain. What are the pros/cons of using MDF vs. Plywood?The desk instructable

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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. 

Topic by Jadyn Langer   |  last reply


how to customize desktop?

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

Question by ai3   |  last reply


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.

Topic by CameronSS   |  last reply


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.

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REMOVE: Desktop Clutter

Hey everybody I made a file organizing system..... I CALL IT: FILE ACCESS TERMINAL or FAT what a coincidence or is it ( Fat)?I made it because my desktop was all cluttered It might take some time but it will make your daily computing easier, I hope. I made it on windows xp so if it doesn't work on other OS's sorry.All it is is several folders with awesome icons. All the instructions are in the ZIP file.I will soon make it an actual program...What it is right now seems cheese to me .....Any Ideas ? Check it out ! post away !NOTICE : Their seems to be a problem with th icons I will fix this asap !

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Changing old touch screen desktop into desktop monitor

So I have this seriously old touch screen desktop from FEC. I've been browsing around and found how to turn laptop LCD screens into monitors using controller boards, finding them by looking up the model number of the screen. I could probably use find the monitor stuff by myself, but when it comes to the touch screen interface, I'm clueless on what to look for. These are the pictures that I took of the boards and model numbers, and I'm assuming I would need something to either connect to the middle board, or something to replace it. I'm willing to take on the task, I just don't know entirely where to go from here as this is the first time I've really dug deep into something like this. The model number and barcodes are from the back of the monitor. At the end of the think white wire there are a ton of connections that go the the old motherboard of the computer. Is there anyone that might be able to give me a hand on what to find? Number on the large center board:............................RG9000PB0880   V1.0                              Below the number there is another number: 0821 Number for the small connector on the far right:.....RG9000PB0260 There's USB1 and AUDIO1 connectors on the large board in the center, and I'm assuming the long board at the bottom is power. mini-update: Could it also be possible to change the touch screen controller, run it into my computer via USB, and then find a controller for the LCD screen?

Topic by JKMan   |  last reply


Wallpaper

Okay, I've had pretty much the same wallpaper for a while now And I've been searching and I haven't been able to find much close to my taste so I want to know what your wallpaper is The images are two wallpapers I particularly like

Topic by Chicken2209   |  last reply


Post your cool desktop wallpapers

Place your desktop wallpapers here to share and use.

Topic by BADWOLF1   |  last reply


about gaming desktop setup

Hello my name is oskar grönvold and i am very beginner to setup for gaming and i will include pictures of what i need help with, and i would like to hide that which is under my desk and i also would like some comment on how it looks like on top of my desk too. If this works out as i dont know how to do  it better.

Topic by oggeboyn 


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

Question by alpe_97   |  last reply



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

Topic by peprat123   |  last reply



How do I change my desktop without spending too much money?

I found a nice desk that fits perfectly in the small space I have for it, yet it's big enough for my multiple monitors. The problem is that the veneer (a plasticky thin top) has a horrible color and it's also stained. So I want to change the desktop color (to white) by using some sort of contact or adhesive paper, but I went to Home Depot and Lowes, and they only have that thin kitchen contact paper, which is very prone to scratches.Is there something I can use to put on top of my desktop to change the color, but resistant enough to use it without any protection. I don't want to spend too much money and I don't have the room to actually change the veneer. Any suggestions?

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Mini Desktop- Carputer Project?

I have a HP Mini Desktop computer for sale, it is the small one(Dark Green) in the picture, It is a HP e-Vectra(E-PC) computer, Model C10. Specs are 20GB hard drive, 256MB of RAM, 1Ghz P3 CPU(Upgraded from a 733). High speed internet ready. Windows XP Pro SP2, Office 2003 Pro edition(All legal). The computer itself is very very quiet, the only thing you can really hear is the hard drive spinning. It uses a laptop power supply which is included. $100 or best offer.http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3571/3320276915_c494fb94c3.jpg?v=0http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3545/3321103068_4775069e31.jpg?v=0I bought this Mini computer to install in a car as a Carputer, but have since traded the car off and don't want to put it in my newer car.The dimensions of it are about 4" wide a foot tall and a foot long.

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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.

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Plexiglass as desk cover maybe

I have a large desk, 3 x 7 with an uneven top that I want to be visible. Can I cover it with plexiglass or would that get scratched? Other ideas? John R

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I own a gateway #mfatxstl kth 300 se with windows xp. I was wondering how to reset it to factory settings?

I can not seem to find much about this model can someone please help?

Question by andybabo   |  last reply


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

Topic by nebins 


spiral clock hands

I want to make a desk clock as a small project for myself. What I am looking to create is a slim clock with a spiral hour hand. The time would be told by graduated marks on the back-plate i.e. as the hour hand turns, the spiral increases and the correct hour is reached by the spiral, hard to explain, can't upload a photo as instructable server maintenance is under-way, hopefully I'll be able to upload the brief sketch I did in paint which might help!! What I am looking for is suggestions on a material which could be used for the hand, it needs to be thin so as to make it as easy as possible to tell the time and also strong enough not to distort under its own weight. Haven't decided whether it's going to be a normally incrementing spiral or a Fibonacci spiral (or similar logarithmic spiral)

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Buy or Build a PC?

I'm having some trouble deciding whether to buy a bare bone kit computer for less and build it, or buy a more expensive pre-built one.Here's one of TigerDirect's bare bone kits-http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3825393I like this one but the main problem is that I'm worried i will get all the connections messed up (serial cables, pin connectors, etc.) But it is about $100 less than this pre-built one belowhttp://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8885575&type;=product&id;=1212192194316So here's the whole thing in short- the bare bone kit computer i might screw up, but it is a lot less than a pre-built one (I'll probably trust the pre-built one more).Please help me decide which one.

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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 ? 

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Best desktop CNC design and ?

Hey guys,  A couple of friends and I who are engineering undergrounds have been working on a 3 axis desktop CNC machine design at a really low pricepoint, and we wanted to get your thoughts and suggestions on what you want to see on a desktop CNC so that we can make it even better! We also want to get a idea of what you would do with your machine and what sort of people would want to purchase such a machine. Some specs: 3 axis CNC with NEMA 17s (upgradeable to NEMA 23) 20" x 20" x 6" cutting area Steel and injection molded plastic construction Cuts wood, metals, foam, plastics, etc GRBL Arduino controlled Price point, around $200 or $300. Thanks in advance!

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My Gnome desktop and me ? Answered

I have come to a weird realization or a Epihany, i love my desktop i love it with my heart (not as much as i love my mum) as soon as you get it you know what to do there is a varing amount of apps you can choose from and there at your finger tips. i dont realy know but you can hand me a windows 7 equiped laptop and i will whip it right at your face and say "i am faithfully engaged to my debian OS and were twittering"

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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

Topic by gmjhowe 


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.

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HP Pavillion f1503 desktop LCD monitor backlight problem, need some guidelines on how to dis-assemble it..

I do have knowledge in electronics and have enough training in soldering, but what i am looking for is a procedure on how to dis-assemble HP pavillion f1503 lcd monitor. I dont want to apply force on it because im afraid of breaking it. Thanks and hoping that someone will help me ASAP =)

Question by Gen.YoUnG_GuNZ33 


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.

Topic by Fernando B   |  last reply


Who know some cool wallpapers ?

I want some cool wallpapers .If you knew please write the link.

Question by hellrider75   |  last reply


instructables wallpaper

Just an idea but i made a few instructables wallpaperswhat do you think commentright click link save target as to download them.onetwothree

Topic by goeon   |  last reply


Patches giveaway (finished)

Signing up (and paying) gives you patches to give away. And a lot of people have been hungry for cookies...Post a sound clip I like better than these, name your patch (within reason), and I had 3 to give away, done now.L(I don't know why the images appears twice, it's only loaded the once?)

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Creating a Cell Phone (Kangaroo PC + 4G LTE module + LCD Touchscreen)

Good afternoon, all! As the title sums up, I am looking at the Kangaroo PC [1], which is a $99 battery-powered pocket PC, about the size of a cell-phone, with a tablet processor and a full Windows 10 OS, and I'm asking myself one question. Why is this not a cell phone yet?! Basically, I want to install an LCD touchscreen, a 4G LTE module, and some software. This project is similar to Raspberry Pi cell phones, in the sense that it will be DIY, and the new Microsoft Lumia, in the sense that it hooks up to a monitor for desktop. Does anybody have any advice, or know what direction to point me in? I am specifically asking for help with the 4G LTE module and maybe the LCD Touchscreen. I'm not sure what to get, where to get them, or how to install them. (I've searched and found miniPCIe and m.2 modules, so far.) Thank you!! [1]: (Newegg) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883722001

Topic by jrs91 


Looking for Materials for Custom Sized IKEA Kassett Boxes (Desk Organization)

I used to have a 7" x 10.5" x 3" cardboard storage box to put miscellaneous items from Ikea but they no longer make that size. The box looks like: http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/10153238/ I have looked for alternative products but none were the same low price or the right size, other examples: http://www.snap-n-store.com/index_trading_card_storage For the materials, the cardboard is no issue, just have to find the right thickness (and maybe laminated) but there are things that I do not know where to find:  - The metallic label holder  - The metallic lining around the lid  - The short nut/bolts used for assembling it (will look at Home Depot)  - (optional) Metallic corner covers I was wondering if anyone made a similar box or would know where to get the material (or easier, buy it at less than $5 each...) Thanks!!

Topic by knightdaemon 


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!!!

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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

Question by karan36768   |  last reply


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?

Question by Andale_The_Great   |  last reply


12v desktop fan laptop cooler, request for info

right, so my toshiba has a notorious problem with overheating. its the a505 series, which for any toshiba user should instantly bring forth the heating problems. i run some rather heavy programs on it, such as blender, and several emulators. however, my computer goes litterally shuts off immediately once it hits about 90 degrees (and it will, often...... when i'm using the internet.) so, i've taken to putting it on a box fan. however this makes useing the computer hard. i went out and bought a (really exspensive >( ) laptop cooler, which does jack. it's running at 68 degrees with the internet and pc health monitor running. it's powered by usb cord, and is way to underpowered to be worth  my time. so what i want to do is get a couple desktop fans (as in four to six), wire them together, and hook them up to an outlet, since a usb doesnt supply the needed power. i can probably get the fans wired up (series or parallel?) but i don't know anything about getting a 12v power supply and hooking it up. can anyone help me, please?

Topic by badideasrus   |  last reply


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!

Topic by dimension_55   |  last reply


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.

Topic by sardines454   |  last reply


Desktop Computer or Notebook? Please help !

Yeah well, I need to decide on what to get. A desktop or a Notebook. At first I was adamant that the Notebook is better, but now i'm also considering a Desktop! I will be using it for : Playing games - mainly FPS like Far Cry and maybe Unreal Tournament 3.Doing scholwork , homework, oh yeah......and also coursework sadly since I will be going into Year 10 in late May.A little bit of photo editing with Serif Suite.Msn-ing ( Instant Messaging lol )And maybe watch a couple of videos now and again, - Preferebly under £500 ! ( Budget )After taking all that into perspective can you also give me specifc model aswell with your answer on which is better at suiting my needs. lol.Thanks.

Topic by Baron A   |  last reply