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 9 years ago


Windows 7 Screenshots

These are so far the most reliable screenshots of Windows 7 I've found.Some are pretty incredible.

Posted by puffyfluff 9 years ago


DS Screenshots?

     Video game blogs- I envy them. They have high-res screenshots of Pokemon Platinum! And I look all over, but I can't find any useful info about how. So. Can ANYONE tell me how? PLEEEEEASE? Thankyou!

Posted by watermelonhead 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 11 years ago


Some finished parts: Chromehounds rebuild

I just recently finished up a batch of parts. The order of the screenshots is:   1.) Render 2.) Screenshot from SketchUp 3.) Screenshot from Chromehounds  ( I didn't make this) Any critique or suggestions are welcome.

Posted by ry25920 7 years ago


How do I turn screenshots for my computer into acceptable pictures for instructables?

I have an instructable on software to design better curved reflectors for solar cookers (among other things). Anyways, I put in screenshots of how I use the software and of my results tabulated in a html page with the pictures of different reflectors and how good they are in tables. The screenshots are actually fine but when i upload them they turn brutal. How can i keep the quality of the screenshot after uploading. This is really important for this particular instructable. The screenshots show that for a 1 or 2 hour unattended cooktime, there are several curves that are significantly better than a parabolic dish. But they do not show anything much after upload! I have the most recent one below. Brian

Posted by gaiatechnician 9 years ago


Broken thumbnail

See the screenshot. Using Android 4.1.1 on Samsung tablet 

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago


Screen shot question

Ok, I've seen this before, its like a screenshot of your entire computer screen but so you can go in and type stuff and it will record what you do. like in a video format, any ideas how you can do this?

Posted by bumpus 10 years ago


Pictures in some instructables won't load

Hi,This week I noticed that some pictures don't load on instructables. Even with adblocker, privacy badger (addin for chrome that handles cookies) and my pihole disabled it won't load. It just shows a gray screen, like attached screenshot.The screenshot is from the page https://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Electronics/Sometimes it does work, don't have a working link at the moment, but almost always it shows like the screenshot.Any ideas how to fix this?Thanks in advance

Posted by rednas32 6 months ago


Got a BLOB image when trying to upload a screenshot using copy paste

1. using windows 7 with chrome 30 summary: While preparing a new instructable, I wanted to add a screenshot image. I clicked upload image,  and copy pasted my screenshot.  To reproduce: 1. Start a new instructable and click the +Upload button (where you get the "Drag files here" area 2. Click Printscrn to take a screenshot of your screen 3. Press Cntrl+v to paste it (don't drag anything) 4. A thubmail of the picture will appear, saying that it is ready for upload 5. upload the picture result Instead of an image, you'll see the text Blob. Try to edit the blob image fails, with a link leading to a 403 "Request forbidden by administrative rules." expected result: The image would  now be added to the step * If possible, please fix and remove the blob from my instructable to be here.

Posted by ykohavi 4 years ago


If this was Digg...

Haha, if this was digg this screenshot would get me front page."This is why I love Instructables"IMG

Posted by Gjdj3 9 years ago


The link to my profile is not working

If I try to get to my own profile through the menu at the top of the page (see screenshot) I always end up on an error page that says 'ERROR 400: no member: - ERROR 400: no member:' Looks like the URL in that link is malformatted. Screenshot shows the error message as well as the menu entry I clicked to get there.

Posted by Moem 3 years ago


Error opening file in Adobe Illustrator

Hello ! Working in Adobe Illustrator there is a problem , attach the screenshot of the error below , maybe somebody faced such problem ??

Posted by roses86 7 months ago


Add keywords

Ok i need to add a keyword to my instructable however i cannot see the button. Can some one tell me or post a screenshot? Thanks.

Posted by steven07 11 years ago


PDF Generation - New Step, New page

It would be nice if each new step of an 'able started a new page in the generated document. See attached screenshot for example.

Posted by jimbotheconflictor 6 years ago


duplicates in contest entries list

I noticed when browsing contest entries, there are some entries that show up twice consecutively, see screenshot http://i.imgur.com/H5KzH.png I know it's not intentional

Posted by frank26080115 6 years ago


Color Conversion

So, I was recently playing my 3ds, when I figured out that the firmware I downloaded, "Luma", can take screenshots. However, there is one problem. The program which takes the screenshots assumes that the 3ds is using 22 bit colors, when it is actually using 16 bit colors So, the image's colors are quite distorted. This is a problem. However, this shouldn't be impossible to fix, right? If I'm correct, we should be able to do the correct conversion as long as it was saved in a lossless format. Are there any programs which do this?

Posted by Ruby Laser 7 months 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


3D Printing Fails.

I'm not exactly sure why, but the BBC collected a bunch of 3D printing failures. I couldn't resist sharing the screenshots and captions, especially in light of Fungus' recent topic. Enjoy.

Posted by Kiteman 4 years ago


Missing YOU menu on contest pages

After the latest changes in contest page, the YOU menu on top right is missing on the page. I have checked in IE11 and FF29. Please see screenshot attached. 

Posted by Tarun Upadhyaya 4 years ago


Search Bug.

Whenever I use the search tool in the search bar, my avatar in the corner changes to what I think is Logic Boy's avatar. Below is a screenshot. Anyone know what's happening?

Posted by The Jamalam 8 years ago


Unable to publish

I've been trying to publish a project since yesterday afternoon. Every time I get the error message : Servers are busy. Please wait a few minutes and try again. See screenshot. When I click publish the message "Generating image" appears in top right corner. (screenshot). After a minute or so of "generating image" I get the error message. The project edits and previews fine... but won't publish. I am new to instructables, but my last project went through without a hitch. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks for your help.

Posted by sergey levchin 3 years ago


Problem CSS or Javascript behavior

Hi Instructables team, im report a behavior problem in the website menu, see the Screenshot, im use Firefox 2.0.0.16 at Ubuntu Linux Machine. I hope this problem fixed easy and soon Saludos!!

Posted by llaven 9 years ago


Negative posts!

More negatives. Here I caught a screenshot of a negative post number. Reminds me of future posts dilema. Maybe when you get rid of them one place, they move. Ha ha.

Posted by gimmelotsarobots 10 years ago


Time difference in comments section

Hello, There is a 10h gap in the comments section under my Instructables. Comments received now, show like 10h back. On the other hand they are Ok in my Discussions menu . See screenshot. Regards Ilian

Posted by FireSword 1 year ago


Newsletter fault?

Since recently a few newsletters aren't working on my pc I don't know what's wrong and  the nintendo and my bank newsletters are working fine. I've added a screenshot I hope someone can help me.

Posted by RoboticProgrammer 6 years ago


Rapache- What's up?

How would i go around fixing this so that it starts up?  If you look at the bottom of the screenshot it says, "Warning, cannot connect to server"  What server?  How could I fix this and what does in mean?

Posted by tanmanknex 8 years ago


Layout gone wonky across site - fixed?

See the screenshots. Android tablet. (On a note of personal bias, the colour if Instructables is orange, not blue-grey.) EDIT: It looks like somebody took a mallet to the server, and it appears fixed.

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago


Holiday Gift Contest not showing Finalists...

The Holiday Gifet Contest page (and the Pizza contest) are in Judging mode yet there is no option to see the finalists on the page. The Design contest page is fine. Tested ie8 & firefox 18 on a XP PC... Attached is a screenshot.

Posted by vanweb 5 years ago


Computers

My PC's splash screen shows the shop name from where I bought my PC. How can i Remove this? I attached screenshot to make it easy to understand my question. Please Help… https://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/D7UN/JB2S57AM/FTCD7UNJB2S57AM.LARGE.jpg

Posted by Shezi007 8 months ago


Private RSS comment feed broken :S

When i try to use my comment feed it says : This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. eh. can get screenshot if you wish. Thanks

Posted by =SMART= 9 years ago


PM's are running off the page!

First off, thanks to staff for fixing the return key function in PM's (private messages). Unfortunately, with one fix, something else breaks, as messages in PM's are now running off the page and out of the message box. I was able to confirm this with another member (so it's not just me). *Updated with screenshot of PM (viewing in Instructables) 2nd screenshot shows what PM's look like in my email (you'll see its really hard to read), and it wasn't like this before. After every word is   (HTML non-breaking space). I presume this has something to do with the bug. - Mac OS X 10.6.8 - Safari 5.1.4

Posted by canucksgirl 6 years ago


Has Anyone Here Installed Windows 7 Yet?

Has Anyone Here installed Windows 7 On their PC Yet? I Have,and if you Have,Post a screenshot,and Tell Us what you think about it(No,I am not a microsoft employee :P). Here is My Screenshot And My Specs: 1.6GHz Intel Centrino Processor 768Mb of RAM(Note that this is within an EMUlator,Virtual Box,I gave 7 400 MB of RAM) Post your Specs Too! Also,It runs Pretty Well On my Laptop Through Virtual Box,It Runs OK On virtual Pc,But it gets Slow And VPC additions Cause it to Blue screen.

Posted by ReCreate 9 years ago


Old version remnants are saved as "unpublished"

After publishing my latest I'ble, twelve saved versions of it are still stored as "unpublished" in my account (see attached screenshot) Can I throw away these unwanted, unpublished i'bles, without deleting the published mother-i'ble? Y.

Posted by ynze 7 years ago


Internal Server Error Uploading Images

Upon completion of upload of image in new instructable I receive an Internal Server Error message.  Image does not upload.  I would show a screenshot of the error, but uploads will not work on this form either. HELP!

Posted by DiyWaterDog 1 year ago


Xbox 360 Spring Showcase 2008 - GOW2, Fable 2, Banjo Kazooie 3 and more!

Xbox.com - Press InfoCrapload of new information and screenshots for...+ Gears of War 2+ Fable 2+ Ninja Gaiden 2+ Too Human+ Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise + Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts+ Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode OneThe links on the left are videos inside of ZIP archives, the links on the right are normal pages with info and screenshots.I can't get any of the videos because I'm on dial-up, can someone tell me what happens in the Banjo Kazooie one? That's the only one I care about anyway.

Posted by Aeshir 10 years ago


I just got a comment on my instructable I posted not an hour ago that is apparently from 2 hours ago.

Here's a screenshot: http://image.prntscr.com/image/93b16b0471064f6691c839cba7d9a5e4.png This is the instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Book-Page-Holder/

Posted by nancyjohns 1 year ago


Security Certificate Expired

Has your security certificate expired? I am using Internet explorer 8 on Windows 7 32bit. Here are some pictures, because I suck at explaining things. Screenshots are of where the webpage should go, and the address bar edit: more pics

Posted by Michael_Bell 6 years ago


Sildeshow Images Do Not Appear

I published a slideshow and the images do not appear when I view it. I took a screenshot, and have attached it. The slideshow is "Simple Flyback Driver Gives Powerful Arcs" https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Flback-Driver-Gives-Powerful-Arcs/

Posted by Xellers 8 years ago


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 9 years ago


Instructables Receives A Blurb!

MSN mentioned Instructables as a highly useful site! I don't know why they didn't put up a screenshot like most of the rest of the sites mentioned, but hey! Now we know MSN isn't completely useless!

Posted by V-Man737 9 years ago


Instructables screen layout all screwed up SOLVED

Dunno where this belongs, but as of today Instructables are displaying (a) too wide for my screen and (b) virtually hanging off the left edge thereof -- the nice left margin is completely obliterated, which I find intensely irritating. There's no reason at all that I can see for this, since the only thing that appears on the far right is an email it! button. So why cause a horizontal scrollbar for this? More to the point now that I've looked more closely at it, the pages are really messed up. Nearly everything is banged up against the left (nonexistent) margin, just piled there (not shown in my screenshots). The exception seems to be the Next button, which is now way over to the right instead of just under the pictures (also not in my screenshots). What a mess! I'm calling the Design Police!

Posted by OldProfessorBear 10 years ago


Before I Shell Out $20 for a PS2 Compatible S Video Cable...

When I link up the S Video side to my laptop, I should be able to play my PS2 with laptop screen, correct? And this being so I would be able to record videos and take perfect screenshots?

Posted by crestind 11 years ago


Firefox add-on for Chinese?

Arrgh! I want to do mah extra-credit math project, but mah browser is making it hard to read any Chinese!!! (It all comes out as weird symbols- see the screenshot) Is there a FF3 add-on to fix my problem? Or is it something else I need to download?

Posted by watermelonhead 8 years ago


Author Options showing on other people's threads

When visiting other people's threads in the forums, the author options box is showing on the right hand side.Bug is repeatable on Firefox 3.0.10 Windows XPScreenshot taken on https://www.instructables.com/community/answers-is-broken-/ but the bug seems to be repeatable on all forum topics.

Posted by whatsisface 9 years ago


My Blender physics simulations!

Just for fun, I created a few physics simulations in blender, All of them of a building getting knocked down with various objects(meteor, plane, car, spheres). Here it is Here is my first one, It is older And included is a screenshot of the second simulation! :D Tell me what you think :) Thanks ~ReCreate

Posted by ReCreate 8 years ago


PM formatting bug

The word-wrapping in PMs is broken.  The easiest way to see what I mean is to look at the screenshot of this test PM I was kindly sent. It's not a major thing, but it does drop half-bricks in front of my bicycle of thought when I'm reading long PMs (of which I have had quite a few recently).

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago


View counter not matching with stats

Hello I guess i'm not the only one here who likes graphs and data. But If I compare the view count on an instructable and compare it with the stats view. The values don't match up not even close. For the screenshots please check this link because I've trouble uploading the pictures. http://imgur.com/a/YeZAA 

Posted by geo bruce 2 years ago


How do I add 3d models to my instructable?

I recently used tinkercad to complete a project and I was trying, unsuccessfully, to add the basic 3d model to the instructable. Any help is welcomed. I don't want to, but I will if I have to, just take screenshots and post those. Again thank you.

Posted by knexinventer 3 years ago


Lifehacker not formatting right in firefox

Recently, for some unknown reason, firefox started displaying the following pages very strangely: lifehacker, io9, and gizmodo. They all have a similar set-up but I can't figure why they don't display correctly. Below is a screenshot of the problem. If further images are needed they can be provided. Any ideas please comment or PM me. Thanks.

Posted by sardines454 10 years ago