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Discussion in 'Computers' started by DaedalusxX, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Android Expert

    This is my desktop from waaay back on my Dell Streak 5 aka first phablet… . t.e.d.2

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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I upgraded my OS today, and Mojave has a new feature: I can autohide the toolbar at the top as well as the dock.

    So my desktop now looks like:

    Screenshot 2018-11-09 at 22.29.35.png

    I don't think I can take the minimalism much further ;)
     
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  3. rootabaga

    rootabaga Extreme Android User

    Not sure of the reason for the double post...
     
    #328 rootabaga, Feb 8, 2019
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  4. rootabaga

    rootabaga Extreme Android User

    Probably pretty boring to the most of you, but it’s my first Linux desktop (Mint-Cinnamon). As you can see I haven’t even finished rolling through the welcome, though I did run updates and configure the firewall.

    Who knows where I’ll go from here? ;)

    Thanks to @MoodyBlues @Davdi and @Dngrsone for the tips/suggestions/encouragement.

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  5. JAy3001

    JAy3001 Android Expert

    Omg @rootabaga you have got to take that protective tape off your monitor!! My OCD is kicking in.. :oops::oops: :p
     
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  6. rootabaga

    rootabaga Extreme Android User

    That’s how new the LT is. It’s got less than ten hours of use on it!
     
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  7. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    Here is mine.
     

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  8. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    I can't even look at your desktop until you do that @rootabaga. :eek: :eek: ;)

    While you're peeling, here's a quick shot of my home server desktop. Nothing fancy, since a.) it's a server, and b.) most of the heavy lifting happens from the command line. :D

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  9. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Choose compassion over cruelty
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    I see that @Hadron and I go for the minimalist look. :)

    Years ago, when KDE first started allowing separate looks per desktop (widgets, wallpaper, etc.), I'd go crazy putting different stuff on each desktop...then got sick of it and decided all I REALLY wanted to see was my wallpaper. *shrug*

    I always set my number of desktops to 9, because I like how that makes the cube look. Here's my main desktop, with and without its panel (I normally don't auto-hide it, but did just now for this pic; on KDE, we've been able to do this forever, but for some reason I don't really like it):

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    One of my other desktops:

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    And here's my cube, in its normal position and then tilted up so you can see through it:

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  10. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I use different wallpapers on different desktops (so I always know where I am), though my default set actually has 13 of them. That backlit image of Pluto is the most minimal of the lot, so seemed an apt one to use to illustrate the point ;).

    My Linux desktops are also pretty minimal: I still hate icons on the desktop, but I usually have a panel visible, perhaps because I only use those with a large monitor so I have less need of the space.

    (I've also discovered that MacOS has been able to hide the status bar in at least 1 or two earlier versions. I suspect I tried it a few years back, found it inconvenient and turned it off and forgot about it, though I've been hiding the Mac dock since 2010. With a laptop I don't want to waste that much space permanently, and my eyes are no longer so young that I want to make it teeny-tiny the way I did on my Linux laptops).
     
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  11. MoodyBlues

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    My minimalism carries over to my Android devices, too. I simply don't like...STUFF cluttering up my screens! So they're basically all devoid of icons, widgets, etc., like this:

    Screenshot_20190209-140203.png

    Oh, my eyes aren't so young any more either! :)
     
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  12. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    Sorry to put like my op keys on there, but I keep forgetting where I put stuff around the house, left alone on my p.c. hahahaaa :)
     
  13. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    Same here - only a few on different screens, but nothing else.
     
  14. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    My computer at work is a plain blue screen with icons. Hardly ever use my home PC.

    The screen saver at home is Hubble Telescope images.
     
  15. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Oh, I do have widgets on my Android home screens: clocks, calendar, train timetable. Though the number of widgets (and hence the number of homescreens) does slowly drop, I think those 3 are probably my irreducible minimum.
     
  16. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

    I rarely change wallpaper, but I'm lovin my new one. :)

    Who says XFCE can't be as sexy as the bigger DEs. :p
     

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  17. MoodyBlues

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    I haven't changed my wallpaper in 10(?) years! I use AniPet Koi live wallpaper (paid) and love it so much I never even try anything new! EDIT: I had a major brain fart here! :eek: I was talking about my phones' wallpaper, not my computers. My computers' wallpapers are shown elsewhere in this thread. *senility firmly settles in*
    Nice! Very nice.
    Why XFCE? I mean, is it an older computer, or do you just prefer a lighter DE?

    Its icons look very GNOME-ish!
     
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  18. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

    Thank you. :)

    Hmm I guess neither (my previous fav was the Unity DE). I simply just love XFCE. It's highly customizable and often touted as one of the more mature and stable DEs since it's been around for so long (1996).

    That's the Papirus icon pack.

    If I were to switch (big if), it's between Ubuntu Budgie or Kubuntu. Budgie has really got my attention though.
     
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  19. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    I change my wall paper twice or three times a week, since my desktop I do not see as much, and figures who the heck plays with it right ? :)

    My phone every four to six hours.
     
  20. MoodyBlues

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    I only started hearing about Budgie lately, and have never tried it; it looks nice enough.

    As everyone here knows, I'm passionately in love with KDE :eek:, and settled on Kubuntu as my default OS in 2005. So, naturally, I'd urge you to give it a whirl.

    As I've noted before, the very thing I like most about it--its highly customizable interface--can be overwhelming to some. One can literally spend days doing nothing but tweaking it. But you can do a little at a time, instead of one marathon session!

    There's a screenshot in the Linux thread showing my pretty icons.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm all about functionality, stability, security, etc., under the hood, but I like my UI to be really pretty. :)
     
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  21. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Missed it. Was the desktop under the icons?
     
  22. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

    I made some new changes...

    My usual Arc-Dark theme with some mods I did to it.
    Frosted glass status and launcher bars.
    Switched to Flat-Remix-Dark icon pack.
    The wallpaper I made myself in Adobe Illustrator.

    Needless to say, this is xubuntu 18.04.2 :cool:
     

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  23. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Choose compassion over cruelty
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    Nice!
     
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  24. Davdi

    Davdi Android Expert

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    Here's my MInt Cinnamon desktop. The photo is of a nearby lake.
     
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