Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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.
Emerge Desktop | Download Emerge Desktop software for free at SourceForge.net
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.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

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 :-(
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


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.


Attached Thumbnails
Emerge as alternative desktop ?-emerge_desktop3.jpg   Emerge as alternative desktop ?-emerge_desktop4.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Emerge as alternative desktop ?




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Emerge as alternative desktop ?
Thread Forum
64 bit alternative to windows 7... General Discussion
Reports Emerge of New Flash Vulnerabilities Security News
WIN AMP alternative Sound & Audio
Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 and 470 specs emerge. Graphic Cards
First Fallout: New Vegas details emerge Gaming
Windows 7 SP1 Screenshots Emerge News
Alternative to WMP ? Media Center

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:48 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33