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Windows 7: Emerge as alternative desktop ?

08 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Emerge as alternative desktop ?

Anybody use Emerge, an alternative to Explorer for the Windows desktop? I just discovered it today, downloaded, not brave enough yet to install it, especially as it has no readme.txt or install instructions.
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Emerge has some pretty cool themes, GUIs, I am very intrigued. So far I have been using Stardock Object Desktop with Windowblinds, very cool and stable, but Emerge looks interesting.

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19 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Yeah. I downloaded it and installed, but could not figure out what to do. I saw that their forum is not very active, and I removed it without problems :-(
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03 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate

I use emerge and love it. It's reliable, flexible, has rt-click pop-up menu, task bar, system monitor, mutli-desktops, etc.

It IS a bit hard to get used to.

After install, check:
Start Menu > Programs > Emerge Desktop > Emerge Desktop Shell Changer
to switch Explorer and Emerge back and forth.

In Emerge it's under Menu > Emerge Settings. (also in Start menu which you can still get to).

Their initial setup look awful!

To fix it, try this:

Menu (looks like two green "C"s intertwined) > Emerge Setting > Launch Applets
--> Turn on: ~Hotkeys, launcher, workspace, tasks, tray, command, sysmon, optionally VWM (multi-desktop).

These two things should get you started:

--->> To change something: CTRL-rightclick on it and select "Configure". This is how most things are set.

--->> To move it CTRL-Leftclick-drag; move borders is Alt-Leftclickdrag.

You can make easy custom (rt-click on desktop or Windows button) menus from shortcuts in folders by Menu > Emerge Settings > Configure > Menu Editor (tab).

Have fun!
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03 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate

Some screen shots. (i hope...)
Edit: Hit the disk-icon to "save" changes or it'll throw them away after a slightly confusing message.

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