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Windows 7: Different Desktops from the Original Win7


09 Mar 2014   #1

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Different Desktops from the Original Win7

Hey there, Basically, i want my desktop to be similar to the ones i have attached(Yes they are other members) but i have a few questions first.

1. How do i go about doing this?
2. Does it use more system resources eg. Ram, Cpu etc than the standard Windows 7 theme?
3.Is it a complicated process?
4.Could i cause problems if i do it even slightly wrong?

I'm sure il have more questions at some point, but i dont wanna flood you guys:P! Cheers



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09 Mar 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I suppose you are talking about desktop background pictures. They take no extra resources once you have them on your system.

It is extremely simple to set up

For 1 single picture, right click on the picture and 'Set as Desktop'

For a whole folder full of pictures, right click on the desktop and click on Personalize. On the bottom left it says 'Desktop Background. Click on that link. On the top of the page where it says 'Picture Location', browse to your folder with the pictures and say OK. Then go to the bottom of that page and set the time interval, Picture Position and whether you want them to be shuffled. Then click 'Save Changes' on the bottom right (Important). Close the page and you are done.
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09 Mar 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Thanks but that wasn't what i was meaning buddy, Take for example the 1st and 3rd pictures, forget the background on the desktop, but the bars along the bottom where windows Aero would be, but it isnt, am i being silly and this is a modified version of windows they are running? They are stephs pics and someone elses i forget
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09 Mar 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Those look like some docks to me - like this one:

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It looks a bit funny because normally it is vertical on the left side of the screen.


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09 Mar 2014   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Customization Issues
Take a look at this thread, i probably should have posted it there, oops
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09 Mar 2014   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Steph is using About RocketDock - RocketDock.com with custom icons. I use it too with icons I made, it's very customizable.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devlin1888 View Post
http://www.sevenforums.com/themes-styles/322861-customization-issues.html
Take a look at this thread, i probably should have posted it there, oops
No, this is a different thing and you can have your own thread.


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09 Mar 2014   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Right, i have the software, now how do i go about making it look similar/just as complex as stephs?
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09 Mar 2014   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Click the Addons ay the top of the page, read their instructions.
Get Addons - RocketDock.com
They have a boatload of icon packs, backgrounds, etc.
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09 Mar 2014   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Il look into it! Thanks

WinCustomize: Your home for Windows 7 themes, Vista themes, and XP themes, skins, wallpapers, dreamscenes, icons and everything you need to customize your pc. What about something like this? The themes they offer, they have files to download but im not sure how to apply the themes etc?
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09 Mar 2014   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, my plain old rocket dock looks a bit barren compared to the fancy stuff you have. But it does the job since years. It's hidden anyhow.
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