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post #1 of 95
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This is a fun thread. Let's see what everyones desktop looks like. Here's mine:

MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
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MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
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post #2 of 95
Waaay too clean. I'll post mine in due time, but it's full of junk. Junk is good.
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post #3 of 95
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Originally Posted by Splinemodel View Post

Waaay too clean. I'll post mine in due time, but it's full of junk. Junk is good.

haha i like the clean look. i hate having icons all over my desktop. i searched for days for the perfect background, and that was it for now. Even when i had my old computer i used a dock and hid all the desktop icons ( which was only recycling bin )
MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
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MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
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post #4 of 95
Why do I have the feeling that you live in a house/flat with a spotless, pine wood floor and minimalistic furniture? Without a lot of visual textures, I go crazy.
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post #5 of 95
I like simplicity.

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Originally Posted by smax View Post

I like simplicity.


as do i. noice.
MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
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MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
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post #8 of 95
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no dock? i couldn't do that. It'd be a pain to go into the applications folder all the time to open a program.
MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
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MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
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post #9 of 95
....it's hidden.
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post #11 of 95
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Originally Posted by smax View Post

....it's hidden.

Besides who uses the dock to launch 'all' their applications? That's a Quicksilver thing.

I only keep Safari, Mail, iTunes, iChat and Preferences in my dock now, and url's to web-pages I'm working on.
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post #12 of 95
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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post


You know, Ireland, I am kind of surprised to see your desktop sporting a view of North America from space! I would have figured that you would want to be looking at a picture of your own stomping grounds from the heavens.

Unless of course you are centered on Cupertino in that shot of the globe. In that case, I might understand.
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post #13 of 95
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Originally Posted by crentist View Post

You know, Ireland, I am kind of surprised to see your desktop sporting a view of North America from space! I would have figured that you would want to be looking at a picture of your own stomping grounds from the heavens.

Unless of course you are centered on Cupertino in that shot of the globe. In that case, I might understand.

The only reason I used that image at the time was because it has a dark space on the right for my desktop icons, and I likely continue to use that reason. All I see is a globe, not America, there's far more sea there anyway Desktops normally only last a week for me. Sometimes only an hour.
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post #14 of 95
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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

The only reason I used that image at the time was because it has a dark space on the right for my desktop icons, and I likely continue to use that reason. All I see is a globe, not America, there's far more sea there anyway Desktops normally only last a week for me. Sometimes only an hour.

He he he, yeah I'm just giving you a hard time. I actually really like the picture a lot, and for many of the same reasons. Could you provide a link to the full size file? Thanks
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post #15 of 95
I get bored easily. So I have a continually expanding collection of now 500 desktop pix that roll around at random every minute.

This is what mine looked like a couple minutes ago:

post #16 of 95
Finally, some freakin' icons!

Mine is here (154K). I am super-interesting: I think I've had the same desktop for the last year and none months -- basically the life of the computer. But I like it better than any other desktop I've seen.
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post #17 of 95
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Originally Posted by crentist

I actually really like the picture a lot, and for many of the same reasons. Could you provide a link to the full size file? Thanks

It's one of the new Desktops included with Leopard, I can't seem to find the link. I think it was on digg or something.
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post #18 of 95
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Originally Posted by Splinemodel View Post

Finally, some freakin' icons!

Mine is here (154K). I am super-interesting: I think I've had the same desktop for the last year and none months -- basically the life of the computer. But I like it better than any other desktop I've seen.

Liar, that's an iPhone
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post #19 of 95
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Originally Posted by Splinemodel View Post

Finally, some freakin' icons!

Mine is here (154K). I am super-interesting: I think I've had the same desktop for the last year and none months -- basically the life of the computer. But I like it better than any other desktop I've seen.

NOTE: Sorry for large image, my brain fried and I didn't click the "thumbnail" option on imageshack!

Clutter - yucky!

Now, I don't own a Mac. I use my Dad's, the family computer. There is only one account, which is his. For some reason, he likes to use ugly desktop images and have 75% of the desktop filled with icons. Now, if I customized it, he'd kill me! So, he's away at a conference or something, so I decided, to my abilities, make Jaguar look how it should. (Yes, Jaguar... )

Well, this is what it had looked like.



This is what I made it. (I reverted it of course, back to it's ugly clutter.



Have pity on me, adults.
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post #20 of 95
You should get the live aquarium, spline.
post #21 of 95
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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

Liar, that's an iPhone

It also came with the iMac G5 I bought in late December 05. I'm not making this up.



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Originally Posted by Chamberlain View Post

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Clutter - yucky! ...
... Now, I don't own a Mac. I use my Dad's, ...
... Have pity on me, adults.

Why have a desktop at all if you're not going to use it? By the way, nice Enterprise A graphic. Your dad is a good man.

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You should get the live aquarium, spline.

This would be one of those things where I get an old mac for free (or cheap) and just stick it in the corner, running the aquarium program. However, I've just planned on building a real iMacQuarium at some point, sooner or later. I used to have a tropical, freshwater tank when I was young -- fish require a surprisingly large amount of work.
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post #23 of 95
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Originally Posted by Rich-Myster View Post

This is a fun thread. Let's see what everyones desktop looks like. Here's mine:


One suggestion to consider. I have a MBP as well and I find that by placing the dock on the left side, I find that there is more working desktop. I tried hiding the dock but didn't like it.

Anyway, something you may want to try.
post #24 of 95
Loved Chamberlins castle ruins

Interesting weather formation on Irelands globe, whats that about? any meteorological type experts in here?






Heres mine, bit more cluttered than I like it, crap on the right and useful stuff on the left.

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That is a dock if I've ever seen one... how can you find things in that?
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post #28 of 95
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Thats, just amazing!
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post #29 of 95
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Originally Posted by Chamberlain View Post

That is a dock if I've ever seen one... how can you find things in that?

Umm, with his eyes?

BTW: that is a very cool photo.
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post #30 of 95
Just changed mine:

post #31 of 95
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What did you use to do those folders? -
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Serving humanity one sarcastic comment at a time.
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post #33 of 95
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Originally Posted by smax View Post

Just changed mine:


How do you get your Dock sitting at the bottom like that?
When I hold [SHIFT] and click on the divider to move it to the side of the screen it always centers itself. it would be really cool to keep the trash basket in one corner
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post #34 of 95
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Originally Posted by Chamberlain View Post

That is a dock if I've ever seen one... how can you find things in that?

Easy, I know where they are.

I have a 20" display so the icons are easy to see.
post #35 of 95
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Originally Posted by Walter Slocombe View Post

How do you get your Dock sitting at the bottom like that?
When I hold [SHIFT] and click on the divider to move it to the side of the screen it always centers itself. it would be really cool to keep the trash basket in one corner

TinkerTool. Look it up.
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Originally Posted by iMick View Post

What did you use to do those folders? -

It's built-in functionality in Tiger. Just create aliases for the folders you want and drag them to the Desktop. Then right click each one and select a color-label. To place labels on the side, right-click the Desktop > Show View Options > Label Position: Right. I'm using the Agua icon set if that's what you're asking.
post #37 of 95
Thread Starter 
changed mine D:

MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
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MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
Reply
post #38 of 95
post #39 of 95
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Originally Posted by smax View Post

TinkerTool. Look it up.

Excellent!
Thanks a lot mate
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post #40 of 95
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Originally Posted by Rich-Myster View Post

changed mine D:


Personally, I find this one the most intriguing of all.
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