L.A. Lakers MyColors Desktop Tour

Take a tour of the Lakers MyColors Desktop

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 by Island Dog | Discussion: OS Customization

The Los Angeles Lakers MyColors theme is probably one of the most popular screenshots that are viewed on my Flickr page.  I also get asked a lot of questions about it, so I thought I would start a new series of articles showing off MyColors themes.  If you have never heard of MyColors from Stardock, then you can read through a walkthrough or view a screencast with more information. 

Just as a quick introduction, MyColors allows you to easily change the appearance of your Windows desktop without having to worry about various software applications to download.  With MyColors, you choose the content and it's applied to your desktop with just a few steps.

Lets take a look at what is included with the L.A. Lakers MyColors desktop.


The MyColors themes are much more than just a visual style and wallpaper, they also have gadgets!  Gadgets are mini-applications that reside on your desktop and can display a variety of information or functionality.  One of the gadgets included with the Laker desktop is a weather gadget. 

Expanded weather gadget

Weather in mini-mode

The weather gadget will display your current weather condition at your selected location, along with the forecast for the next couple of days.  It also has an option to go into "mini-mode" for an even smaller size, which can be expanded at any time.

Next gadget in the Lakers suite is the media player.  The really cool thing about this player, aside from the fact it can play your media files, is the animations that this player has.  It can also be minimized down to a small basketball for when you don't need the full player open on the desktop.

Media player


MyColors themes also include a complete set of icons.  The set included with the Lakers theme matches perfectly with the skin colors, and includes many elements any basketball fan will love. 


Visual Style and Wallpaper

The basketball themed visual styles are some of my favorites.  They have the hard-wood details along with the other elements that match the team colors.  Just looking at the start menu you can see the fine details that went into creating this theme.

Vista start menu

The visual style is also clean enough so that it can be used everyday.  It's not distracting and is certainly an improvement over the default Windows visual styles.

L.A. Lakers MyColors Desktop

The Lakers MyColors desktop is available for both Windows XP and Vista.  If you are a subscriber to Object Desktop you also get a discount on MyColors themes.  For more information, visit the Los Angeles Lakers MyColors page.

Reply #1 Thursday, May 29, 2008 12:25 AM
Nice tour. And it looks like the Lakers will be making the Finals... too bad that's where it ends... Go Celtics! Won tonight, by the way...
Reply #2 Saturday, December 6, 2008 12:02 AM

wtf not free

Reply #3 Saturday, December 6, 2008 12:06 AM

Free never comes out of the mouth of a professional sports team.  You pay them for the rights to be able to make the skin.

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