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#1 Lee G.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 20:06

October 2012 Desktops - Posting Guidelines


* Embedded images should be smaller than or equal to 1440x900 (preferably 1024x768)
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* Off Topic Posts will be edited or removed. Please support our rule set no matter how yummy you think your desktop is.

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Themes: Name/where you got it (with link would be nice).

Wallpaper: Name/where you got it (with link would be nice).

Icons: Name/where you got it (with link would be nice).

Programs: Name/where you got it (with link would be nice).


* Please use reduced-size thumbnails, where possible, out of respect for people running on lower bandwidth or screen resolutions.

Important Note: Any image posted that is over the established guidelines will be removed! Use a thumbnail or use a text link to your image. If your image is removed, this is why.

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This is for everyone that asks for the wallpaper.

Give this a try: TinEye Reverse Image Search

http://tineye.com/


#2 +Fractalizer

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 20:18

Been watching all the new doctor who episodes since 2005 lately : )

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#3 Lord Nite

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 21:54

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October Desktop Information
Wallpaper: Yin Yang Goddess by sakimichan - link
Visual Style: Windows 7 Aero

Running Programs:
ObjectDock Plus - link
Rainmeter - link

#4 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 22:08

My Gaming Machine. Now playing Dead Space 1 and Black Mesa Source. I've also been testing FF Aurora and went back and fourth with myself about switching back. I think I'll stay with Chrome for now. ;)

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#5 remixedcat

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 22:10

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rainmeter//gnometer//slideshow of my abstracts//stardock fences

#6 syncore

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 22:15

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#7 remixedcat

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 22:54

how did you change the font in windows 8??? the dialog that was in windows 7 is gone for that....

#8 *RedBull*

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 23:08

very nice cat, very simple. I like it. (Y)





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#9 bjoswald

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 23:18

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#10 syncore

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 23:30

how did you change the font in windows 8??? the dialog that was in windows 7 is gone for that....



The method I personally used involved editing the registry (regedit)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts

set the following as blank:

"Segoe UI (TrueType)"=""
"Segoe UI Bold (TrueType)"=""
"Segoe UI Bold Italic (TrueType)"=""
"Segoe UI Italic (TrueType)"=""
"Segoe UI Light (TrueType)"=""
"Segoe UI Semibold (TrueType)"=""
"Segoe UI Symbol (TrueType)"=""


then went to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes

and set:


"Segoe UI"="MyNewFont"
"Segoe UI Light"="MyNewFont"
"Segoe UI Semibold"="MyNewFont"
"Segoe UI Symbol"="MyNewFont"

with MyNewFont being the name of the pixel font that I use (which is actually called Kroeger 05_55)

However, there is a cleaner (and probably safer, depending on your level of experience) way of doing it using a utility written by PC Magazine from 11 years ago called "DisplaySet." DisplaySet essentially brings back the functionality of the "Appearance and Settings" menu (lets you change windows colors, fonts, font sizes, etc) that was removed from Windows 8 if you don't feel like editing the registry by hand. Surprisingly it still works even to this day.

#11 remixedcat

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 23:31

Thank you so much!!!

I wish MS didn't get rid of that!!!

#12 remixedcat

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 00:46

nope... your reg entries did not work... all it did was get rid of segoeui and replace with some ugly font.... I used Candara as my example..... grrr that sucks for us font freaks....

and altering the symbol one made all the metro icons like the arrows into boxes... :-(


easily recoverable though by restoring a vbox image...

#13 syncore

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:28

nope... your reg entries did not work... all it did was get rid of segoeui and replace with some ugly font.... I used Candara as my example..... grrr that sucks for us font freaks....

and altering the symbol one made all the metro icons like the arrows into boxes... :-(


easily recoverable though by restoring a vbox image...


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Use DisplaySet :)

#14 remixedcat

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:40

just tried... won't run....

even in compatibility mode....

I'm on server 2012 BTW



got the font change registry working! Candara won't work on start screen though....

#15 +devHead

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:18

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