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Your Boring Desktop

We , computer users (I mean art lovers) , spend all day in front of our monitors . We use several programs like internet browsers , media players , text editors . . . These programs are written for being able to make something noticable , but mostly they don't have anything noticable except the work they do . Our desktop is full of boring single-toned bars , columns and buttons which have nothing to do with aesthetics .

This is where customization starts . In my opinion , it's not easy . Because there are lots of different categories under customization like theming (the hardest part I think) , icons , wallpapers , application skinning (this is hard too , because every application has it's own skinning structure) . To add more aesthetics to your computer's visual appearance , you have to build a theme in your head and select it's building stones . But don't be worried , you don't have to build that "building stones" yourself , there are lots of artists on deviantART who builds them for you . The main thing is the selection .

First of all , install a cool visual style , it's the theme of your operating system , the hardest part of the customization (With installing it , you're determining how your buttons and windows will look .) And than,  select an icon set that fits well with your style (retro , futuristic , simple . . .) The funniest part of it is to select a skin to your favourite application . Because application skins don't have borders , they can be made in any shape . Lastly , select a cool wallpaper for your screen's background , you can use lots of different wallpapers when you adapted other parts .

Let's make your friends jealous (:

Visual Styles

areao4.2 by heylove Aero 5203 v1.4 by jemaho
DAV5 by aMADme Royale Vista VS by dobee
Aquanox VS by cyberchaos05 Collide Visual Style by Static-Slack


Icons

Adobe Creative Suite 2 by whyred Isospective - Windows by dthought MINIUM XP by RADE8
Orbital   Icon Suite by hermik TenderDay 3 - Pack 1 by dpzo


Application Skins

Meridian by neuroSKINS Multipass 1.4 by rpeterclark reflexion by sXnc
Energy Amplifier by vlda D-Reliction by kriptoner Satin by Skinister
:thumb44508564: LhA Dark Firefox Theme by 6XGate
:thumb48414198: :thumb31351808:


Wallpapers

Eternal Origin by cosmicbound ZitronenWP by mailfor
Selfillumination 1280-1024 by Kutsche waiting... by drgutman
Draw Me The World by stickersticker Whats the point? by pete-aeiko


Self Promotion

Aurum VS 1.1 by GeorgeHarrison S2 High End - Color Pack by GeorgeHarrison
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evolutionhotline Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
take a look at some of my screenshots... i uze vizual stylez by wb skinner, and wallpaperz by webshots.
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keramotak Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
yes yes.
my new desktop style.
hahaha.
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:iconuonick:
uonick Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
great)
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Kajyu Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow what a wonderful selection... now the hard part is to decide which one to pick.
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TearsOfMySins Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
i have windows xp, i really need a new theme, what do u recommend?
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GeorgeHarrison Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
beside my selections above , [link] and [link] are my favourites .
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:iconmaikz-creaz:
MAikz-creaz Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanx, i had an Alienskinn for a long time.
Some refreshment was needed, so thank you very much!
Aloha!
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GeorgeHarrison Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
have fun ;)
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:iconmaikz-creaz:
MAikz-creaz Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007  Professional General Artist
:stereo:
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calgarc Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007  Professional Artist
very nice. i gots my computer massively skinned with stardock shells
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