Sunday, October 14, 2007
I'm following the lead of VDog and showing you my desktop for the desktop meme. I'm actually quite proud of mine (and yes,
slightly incredibly anal retentive about it). When I got my 24" iMac (aka my Baby), I spent quite awhile deciding which programs to use and which to have in my dock, and replacing all the system icons with cuter, more hip icons.
And yes, you too can have a kickin' desktop! These are the two programs I use to change my system icons and organize all the icons I've collected. They're both free for a limited time, although I paid for them because they rock that much. Oh, and you have to have a Mac to use them. Because anything else is just not cool enough. ;)
- CandyBar2 - Trick out your Trashcan. Decorate your Drives. Mix up Mail.
CandyBar 2 lets you change the Mac OS X icons you usually can't!
- Pixadex - Pixadex is to icons, what Apple's iPhoto is to images. Brought to you by Panic and the Iconfactory, the team who created CandyBar, Pixadex lets you import, organize and search huge numbers of icons quickly and easily. Pixadex lets you store all of your icons in a single place, organized into collections that you create.
And here's a list of places I get wallpapers and icons from. Sharing the love.
- Pixel Girl Presents - snag the slickest Mac OS X, XP and Icontainer iconsets and desktop images as well as offering tutorials, articles and links.
- The Iconfactory - For all your icon urges
- Deviant Art OS Icons
- Deviant Art Wallpapers
My wallpaper actually changes every five minutes because I love my collection and can never decide which to use. So I took two caps, just for fun. These are actually on different days and I have changed the icons since the first one was taken, hence the different docks. My screen resolution is 1920x1200. Fabulous.
And just so I can be a total geek, the apps in my doc are, from left to right: Finder, Email (yes, that's Hedwig the owl!), iTunes, System Preferences, my camera uploader, Adium (instant messenger), Firefox, Photoshop CS3, jUploadr (Flickr upload client), Chicken of the VNC (to connect to my old computer), Safari, Preview. And the green monster on the far right is my trash can. :)
And here is my Dashboard. Flickr upload client, pictures from my stream, Threadless, Gmail widget, Bloglines notifier, Harmonic, and your standard weather and time widgets.
Sun Oct 14, 11:14:00 PM EDT
Mon Oct 15, 01:59:00 AM EDT
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Sun Oct 21, 12:02:00 AM EDT