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Windows 7 Themes and Sidebar Gadgets

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Ola

So was browsing for WIn 7 themes and found some nice ones over on MSs website as well as another site ('though they are actually not themes, more fancy wallpaper and custom color settings) Anyways, links below

MS Website: (Porsche and Ducatti ones rock) - http://windows.micro...ads/personalize

Other one: (Earth one is fairly nice) - http://www.ithinkdif...ndows-7-themes/

The MS link also has some nice gadgets - the improved CPU meter is a nice one.

Link your finds here !

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I saw Ferrari.

I clicked D/L.

And then, I proceeded to smile idiotically every time I clicked the "Next Desktop Background" button.

*Got rid of the red Taskbar tho. :bleh:

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Ok missed this one - might be quite usefull for the laptop crowd:

http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=c41637be-8809-458b-9be2-5803b6de5ea5&bt=8&pl=7

Awesome find.

On the theme front, my favorites are the Japan and South Africa themes (Japan on my laptop and SA on my desktop).

I just downloaded the Coca Cola Happiness factory theme and I like it a lot. Huge fan of the happiness factory campaign.

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i dont get why the themes dont have screensavers. the screensavers that come with win7 just bore me to death - they havent changed since windows 95.

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i dont get why the themes dont have screensavers. the screensavers that come with win7 just bore me to death - they havent changed since windows 95.

Screensavers? What is that?

OH Wait, I recall something from years ago, Johnny Castaway was it? :p

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lol, i just use power saving on the monitors. it saves power anyways. :p

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OH Wait, I recall something from years ago, Johnny Castaway was it? :p

Damn...lol. That was quite a while ago. How about HP's Mopy.

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I've got a funky clock screensaver on my work laptop - PolarClock3. If it's not plugged in the screen switches off so fast you won't see it though.

Can't recall if I've got anything at home, think it goes dark... and that's it.

Haven't been saving screens in ages, since power saving mode makes more sense.

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Called Launch Control, you can find it here I love this little thing. Icons can be dragged into the gadget, plentyfull customisable and you can change it's size to add more icons, I like the size it's now.

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That, calculator( i use it daily for stuffs like mileage and a few other things) and battery monitor helps keep my desktop as squeeky clean as I like it.

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HI,

Here is another cool thing you can use to customize your windows, be it win 7 or vista:

It is called RAINMETER and you can get it here!

What is Rainmeter?

Rainmeter is a desktop customization platform. Through Rainmeter, you can enhance your Windows computer at home or work with skins: handy, compact applets which float freely on your desktop, much like Windows Sidebar gagdgets, or dashboard widgets for the Mac. Rainmeter skins provide you with useful information at a glance. It's easy to keep an eye on your system resources, like memory and battery power, or your online data streams, including email, RSS feeds, and weather forecasts. Many skins are even functional: they can record your notes and to-do lists, launch your favorite applications, and send your tweets to Twitter - all in a clean, unobtrusive interface that you can rearrange and customize to your liking.

Rainmeter Screenshots

Your Desktop is yours.

With Rainmeter, there are no secrets. Our bundled library of open-source skins covers a wide range of functions, but if you want your desktop to do something new, you don't have to wait for us. Every inch of a skin is completely customizable. Rainmeter skins are written in a simple, elegant language that's easy to learn for anyone who's willing to put in the effort. Skins call upon measures, a set of powerful built-in modules that do all the heavy lifting, and create interactive meters to display that information however you decide. In this way, Rainmeter brings productive innovation together with creative artistry like no other platform of its kind. Rainmeter is built by people like you. In the span of just a few months, a thriving community has built up around Rainmeter, as average users freely contribute their own original skins, their generous knowledge and support, and their inspirational ideas to a project whose scope and capabilities are constantly expanding. We can't wait to see where it goes from here. Will you join us?

Some pics:

post-8666-043309000 1282819563_thumb.jpg

post-8666-083253100 1282819581_thumb.jpg

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HI,

Here is another cool thing you can use to customize your windows, be it win 7 or vista:

It is called RAINMETER and you can get it here!

What is Rainmeter?

Rainmeter is a desktop customization platform. Through Rainmeter, you can enhance your Windows computer at home or work with skins: handy, compact applets which float freely on your desktop, much like Windows Sidebar gagdgets, or dashboard widgets for the Mac. Rainmeter skins provide you with useful information at a glance. It's easy to keep an eye on your system resources, like memory and battery power, or your online data streams, including email, RSS feeds, and weather forecasts. Many skins are even functional: they can record your notes and to-do lists, launch your favorite applications, and send your tweets to Twitter - all in a clean, unobtrusive interface that you can rearrange and customize to your liking.

Rainmeter Screenshots

Your Desktop is yours.

With Rainmeter, there are no secrets. Our bundled library of open-source skins covers a wide range of functions, but if you want your desktop to do something new, you don't have to wait for us. Every inch of a skin is completely customizable. Rainmeter skins are written in a simple, elegant language that's easy to learn for anyone who's willing to put in the effort. Skins call upon measures, a set of powerful built-in modules that do all the heavy lifting, and create interactive meters to display that information however you decide. In this way, Rainmeter brings productive innovation together with creative artistry like no other platform of its kind. Rainmeter is built by people like you. In the span of just a few months, a thriving community has built up around Rainmeter, as average users freely contribute their own original skins, their generous knowledge and support, and their inspirational ideas to a project whose scope and capabilities are constantly expanding. We can't wait to see where it goes from here. Will you join us?

Some pics:

post-8666-043309000 1282819563_thumb.jpg

post-8666-083253100 1282819581_thumb.jpg

Uhhm,, you should visit SS more.

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Uhhm,, you should visit SS more.

LOL why, did i add something that already exists?

Or did i just make a epic fail?

???

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Uhhm,, you should visit SS more.

LOL why, did i add something that already exists?

Or did i just make a epic fail?

???

You did the second by doing the first

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Uhhm,, you should visit SS more.

LOL why, did i add something that already exists?

Or did i just make a epic fail?

???

You did the second by doing the first

LOL My Bad Guys.

SOZ!

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Uhhm,, you should visit SS more.

LOL why, did i add something that already exists?

Or did i just make a epic fail?

???

You did the second by doing the first

I managed to miss it the first time around, so thanks for your epic fail :)

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I managed to miss it the first time around, so thanks for your epic fail :)

Glad it could help :p

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LOL Epic failure but thanx for the reminder! :p

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LOL Epic failure but thanx for the reminder! :p

LOL, NP, im just gonna keep quiet now and say here browse some gadgets :p

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i dont get why the themes dont have screensavers. the screensavers that come with win7 just bore me to death - they havent changed since windows 95.

True that! I use the Flurry screensaver on my PC which is quite nice to look at. :)

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Moon phase gadget and HTC's weather and clock widget. . I run Electric Sheep (pretty fractals) for my screensaver sometimes but it can chow your bandwidth if you're not uncapped (shares rendering with other users).

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Edited by S.P.O.R.K

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Well there is another cool screensaver.

Its the Free Fire Screensaver

Its got sound effects and all that you can change.

Its really cool depending on the last background image you had.

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I used to use the fire screensaver, but I let my desktop burn as is. Windows bursting into fire is very... Zen-ish?

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