A simple dekstop best type of desktop
I finally upgraded my PC so I have enough SATA ports for my Blu-Ray Drive and storage (2 HDDs and an SSD). I've waited since I saw the movie in theatres to turn that shot into a desktop background
I recently formatted my brother's old PC (GTX 1070 tho) when he gave it to me, and I went complete super-nerd with it,and applied a DOOM (2016) theme on it.
https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/316685/863307c0-bf79-4b12-bb98-5783324a3de1/Desktop Screenshot 2018.09.01 - 220.127.116.11.png
(It's an animated "Fire Smoke"-style type wallpaper. STEAM/Wallpaper Engine.)
But that's barely enough of DOOM yet, so behold my LOCKSCREEN:
Every time I power up my DOOM machine, I am greeted by all these beauties. (It took me hours to find centered images of all these guys, but totally worth it.)
ALSO, I recently I got my 2nd ever smartphone (OnePlus 6) and I went 200% super nerd customizing it.
Behold, a Half-life themed smartphone powered by Combine Tech:
Also, my notification sounds are randomized with snippets that I cut with Audacity from Half-life 2 soundfiles.
So every time I receive a notification, I am notified by the cute, semi-robotic, female Metro city announcer (which we all loved and feared), saying short lines such as:
"Incursion Warning", etc.
(I can upload those soundfiles if someone is interested. I am using "Random Notification Sounds" app found from Google Playstore.)
I customized my smartphone out of love for the Half-life franchise, and a bitter-sweet reminder of what never came.
how do you make the lockscreen cycle bewteen different wallpapers? @Techno Grub
It's simple, but it's also kind of complicated because Windows sucks ass.
You will go to...
Windows Settings (Gear Wheel)
Customization (Background, Lockscreen, Colors)
Choose "Diashow/Slideshow" from the Dropdown menu
Choose a Folder of images you want to use
Check the "Show Lockscreen image in Login screen" option below
That's how you enable Lockscreen images cycling between different wallpapers, but now onto the "complicated" part..
First of all, if you want to have a different image for the LOGIN SCREEN (where you type in your password) then you have to set a single desired image for the Lockscreen from the Dropdown menu ("Image") then save it. Then go back to Lockscreen Customization again, and simply choose "Diashow/Slideshow" again with the desired folder of images. I know, right? Complicated.
Now, onto the second complicated part, where you will have to do a thing called "Registry editing" (ughhhh..) if you want.
Reason why you have to do this part, is because Windows sometimes splits all your desired wallpapers into multiple tiles and show them all at once, so this thing will FORCE the Lockscreen the use only 1 image at a time:
Press Win+R / or press the Hourglass-search icon from your toolbar.
Search for "Regedit"
Go to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER"
----> "Current Version"
Now in the Lockscreen part, you will see a lot of registry settings such as "Slideshow Duration", "Slideshow Enabled", and a whole bunch of other shit in a list - don't touch any of them - but we will add a NEW setting there.
Right click anywhere on the background, and select
Name it "SlideShowLayout"
Right-click on your newly added and named "SlideShowLayout" and press "Edit"
Type in the number "1" or any number you desire; this will determine how many images the Lockscreen is allowed to show at once. For me, it's "1"
And we're done.. Phew. Gotta love Windows, right?
Finally got my desktop to something I been trying for. For some reason my File explorer refused to switch icon
I try to keep my desktop as clutter-free as possible. I mostly keep applications and tools in the START menu or on the taskbar below if I'm using them constantly. I tend to switch things up depending on the apps I currently use, or find myself not using over time.
My Desktop, it's nothing special.
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