Nuts To October

Thursday, September 22, 2011 by Starcandy | Discussion: OS Customization

I couldn't wait until then, so I've just bought Object Desktop.

So what's worth installing? Anything that's likely to have issues on Win 7 64 bit?

Wizard1956
Reply #1 Thursday, September 22, 2011 11:14 AM

 

So what's worth installing?
Everything.

Anything that's likely to have issues on Win 7 64 bit?
Nope, not really. Theme Manager Mangler is a bust as is DX 4(3.90 beta), other than that, it's all good. DeskScapes, WB's, LogonStudio, DX3.5 and WFX  are working fine for me, Icon Packager, mostly working, most of the time. Go for the whole enchilada!

Starcandy
Reply #2 Thursday, September 22, 2011 11:25 AM

Okily dokily.

Not sure LogonStudio will be of much use though, seeing as the welcome/logon screen only briefly appears because of the SSD. I don't use screensavers, so I guess that rules Deskscapes out too. Not sure about Soundpackager.

I'll have a play around and see what I like.

Wizard1956
Reply #3 Thursday, September 22, 2011 11:30 AM

Starcandy
I don't use screensavers, so I guess that rules Deskscapes out too.
Whoa, wait a minute. DS is not a screensaver. It's a live, animated desktop. Check it out and see.

DrJBHL
Reply #4 Thursday, September 22, 2011 11:31 AM

Starcandy
Not sure LogonStudio will be of much use though, seeing as the welcome/logon screen only briefly appears because of the SSD.

Correct... only useful in slower systems.

Starcandy
I don't use screensavers, so I guess that rules Deskscapes out too.

I'd install it. Deskscapes applies dreams (and walls). Dreams are not screensavers. They are animated desktops. I'd advise installing it and dl'ing whichever dreams you fancy (many have a vid preview). Then judge... some are incredibly beautiful and will continue while you browse and do other things. Game playing becomes more problematic and I suggest suspending them while playing.

Island Dog
Reply #5 Thursday, September 22, 2011 11:31 AM

Starcandy
Reply #6 Thursday, September 22, 2011 11:45 AM

Thanks Wiz, Doc and ID.

Object Desktop

or

How I learned to stop the blandness and love my desktop

Starcandy
Reply #7 Thursday, September 22, 2011 12:29 PM

Okay, a couple of problems with Windowblinds. First, the Windows taskbar won't show up unless I completely exit Winstep Xtreme. Second, Pale Moon isn't skinning properly. The top bar where the minimise, maximise and close buttons are isn't showing up unless I mouseover it, and the scroll bar seems to stutter and make the program flicker.

Wizard1956
Reply #8 Thursday, September 22, 2011 12:36 PM

It will if NextSTART is running. You need to set it to use the Windows taskbar.  Personally, I only use WorkShelf and NeXus .

Philly0381
Reply #9 Thursday, September 22, 2011 12:37 PM

Now you start having fun.  Different browser skin differently, if that makes sense.  If you have different browsers on your computer try one of the others and see if it skins okay.

Winstep Xtreme will replace the Windows Taskbar, that's what it does.   I believe it's NextStart that does that.  (unless I misunderstood what you were saying) 

RedneckDude
Reply #10 Thursday, September 22, 2011 12:43 PM

Starcandy
Okay, a couple of problems with Windowblinds. First, the Windows taskbar won't show up unless I completely exit Winstep Xtreme. Second, Pale Moon isn't skinning properly. The top bar where the minimise, maximise and close buttons are isn't showing up unless I mouseover it, and the scroll bar seems to stutter and make the program flicker.

Actually, you can either disable the windows taskbar, via NextStart settings, or you can disable NextStart but continue running Nexus and Workshelf.

 

When running Winstep Xtreme, NextStart and the windows taskbar both want to be the default taskbar. You need to disable one of them.

RedneckDude
Reply #11 Thursday, September 22, 2011 12:49 PM

If you like the NextStart taskbar, as do I, but prefer the windows start menu, you can set the NextStart start button to give you the windows start menu.

Alternately, you can run NextStart at default and just hit the windows flag key on the keyboard to get the windows start menu.

 

Starcandy
Reply #12 Thursday, September 22, 2011 1:21 PM

Thanks guys, I think I've got things sorted now. Sticking with NextStart because it beats the hell out of the Windows taskbar. Switched back to Firefox as well, it seems to skin fine.

Philly0381
Now you start having fun.

Yeah, time to bam things up a notch. BAM!

RedneckDude
If you like the NextStart taskbar, as do I, but prefer the windows start menu, you can set the NextStart start button to give you the windows start menu.

I didn't know about that one, Jim. Niiiiiice!

Uvah
Reply #13 Thursday, September 22, 2011 2:45 PM

Another convert. Excellent!

Starcandy
Reply #14 Thursday, September 22, 2011 4:08 PM

Another convert. Excellent!

Yes indeed. Excellent!

 

Lantec
Reply #15 Friday, September 23, 2011 4:33 PM

DrJBHL
Correct... only useful in slower systems.

Mine stays up until I type in my password.......working without a master password is a bit risky.....I'd go without Anti-Virus/Malware before I did that.

Starcandy
Reply #16 Friday, September 23, 2011 5:29 PM

Lantec
Mine stays up until I type in my password.......working without a master password is a bit risky.....I'd go without Anti-Virus/Malware before I did that.

Agreed. But I am a shut in for all but a couple of hours of each week, lol. Anybody wants to steal my computer they've got to get past me first.

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