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Post by Epps on 10/9/2010, 19:39

Some of us like to pimp their desktops with programs such as BumpTop, Rainmeter and Object/RocketDock. Now those programs can make your computer experience better but most of the times they just add more stuff you don't need or already had. Anyway what I am wondering how you guys feel about eyecandy and if you use any eyecandy introducing programs (and why).

As for me I prefer functionality over eyecandy. I can work a lot faster by using my keyboard shortcuts/command line than by using some eyecandy bar. Anyway this is my setup:
-Win7 taskbar with Winamp, Libraries and Firefox pinned to them.
-Rainmeter as a sidebar with the weather, Winamp control, a Dutch news feed, wifi information and some basic PC information. Always a nice thing to have that information in reach
-My desktop itself is completely empty since I run programs by using the run command or by typing their name in the start menu.

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Post by Young Greezy on 10/9/2010, 19:54

You can use rainmeter to make winamp or other meda players appear right on your desktop.

Anyways I love my objectdock, rainmeter, rainlendar, and fences just because they make my comp look super sexy, and they've never given me any problems before, besides the fact that I had to make my own start button for objectdock and it crashes occasionally. Totally worth it though.

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Post by Epps on 10/9/2010, 20:12

Young Greezy wrote:You can use rainmeter to make winamp or other meda players appear right on your desktop.
Look very closely at this image and tell me what you see...

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MEDIA KEYS and a REMOTE CONTROL. In other words why would I use something on my desktop when I can use those nifty keys or my remote (or my phone) when I'm on my bed? Besides the only times I see my desktop is when I have no windows open which is never xD

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Post by Young Greezy on 10/9/2010, 20:35

Well you seem to not mind the clutter of having many windows open. You're more about functionality. I can get slightly less functionality but much more shiny eyecandy with rainmeter/objectdock. Worth it in my opinion.

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Post by ninji on 11/9/2010, 17:18

Functionality > Aesthetics

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Post by Hoboapple on 11/9/2010, 18:03

ninji wrote:Functionality > Aesthetics

any day
thats why im a mac
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Post by ninji on 11/9/2010, 18:05

Hoboapple wrote:
ninji wrote:Functionality > Aesthetics

any day
thats why im a mac
But... Mac's are all flare, and no functionality :o
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Post by Epps on 11/9/2010, 18:34

ninji wrote:
Hoboapple wrote:
ninji wrote:Functionality > Aesthetics

any day
thats why im a mac
But... Mac's are all flare, and no functionality :o
Not completely true; they do have the Adobe CS5 suite Razz

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Post by LieuTennet on 11/9/2010, 19:48

Epps wrote:
ninji wrote:
Hoboapple wrote:
ninji wrote:Functionality > Aesthetics

any day
thats why im a mac
But... Mac's are all flare, and no functionality :o
Not completely true; they do have the Adobe CS5 suite Razz
And so does PC which I do believe Adobe is starting to veer away from mac
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Post by Hoboapple on 11/9/2010, 23:09

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Post by Young Greezy on 11/9/2010, 23:25

Hoboapple wrote:How do you feel about desktop eyecandy? Successful-troll-is-successful

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Post by Hoboapple on 12/9/2010, 00:13

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Post by Lord Zurkov on 12/9/2010, 01:49

Epps wrote:MEDIA KEYS and a REMOTE CONTROL. In other words why would I use something on my desktop when I can use those nifty keys or my remote (or my phone) when I'm on my bed? Besides the only times I see my desktop is when I have no windows open which is never xD
I hate those fucking buttons at the top of my keyboard.

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