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Quentin Nokov
02-24-2013, 07:20 PM
I saw this once on another forum and am simply curious what the desktops of other writers look like. Are their stories organized in folders, messy over the desktop, etc. Some may not want to participate, and that's fine.

This is what my desktop looks like on my 2nd computer where I do all my writing. It's a Windows 7 Basic so I can't change the background.

Thumbnail
http://imageshack.us/a/img687/7428/desktopnhv.png

Larger Image @ http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/833/desktopaa.png/

http://http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/9340/desktopaa.png

Instructions

- Hit 'prt sc' a.k.a 'print screen'.

- Paste in paint or a program of the like and save.

- Upload with Imageshack, DeviantArt, or other sites that allow image upload.

- AW's policy is 400x400 pixels. If the image is larger, post the link instead.

Maryn
02-24-2013, 08:06 PM
Interesting idea. Anyone who's playing along, please respect AW's policy that images be no larger than 400 x 400 pixels, or approximately the same area (160,000 square pixels) in another shape. (I think you might need to resize just a bit, OP.)

My desktop:


http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/8163/desktop213.jpg

You can tell I have an older version of Windows, I bet. Not a lot of icons, either.

Maryn, unashamed

Wicked
02-24-2013, 08:26 PM
Like this, except with a bunch of annoying icons all over it. :tongue

http://imageshack.us/a/img840/3736/luvu.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/840/luvu.jpg/)

BradyH1861
02-24-2013, 08:45 PM
It is the same picture that is on my AW profile page. Just add icons.

Maryn
02-24-2013, 09:06 PM
Brady, if that were my desktop, I'd move the icons so they were all on the hat. I would almost have to, you know?

Maryn, who needs to go start turkey soup with the carcass

Quentin Nokov
02-24-2013, 09:55 PM
Interesting idea. Anyone who's playing along, please respect AW's policy that images be no larger than 400 x 400 pixels, or approximately the same area (160,000 square pixels) in another shape. (I think you might need to resize just a bit, OP.)



Oops! Sorry. It's been resized. We can link to larger images, can we not? And do I see a Kindle Icon in the top left corner of the screen?

crunchyblanket
02-24-2013, 10:28 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v40/monkeh_girl_lolly/wallpapp_zps9558f555.jpg

I've got a Japan-themed wallpaper set at the moment to get me in the mood for my trip later this year.

Caitlin Black
02-25-2013, 04:42 AM
I don't have time to start an image sharing account right now, but my desktops (on laptop and desktop computer) are pretty basic.

My Computer in the top right, Recycle Bin below it, 2 folders for shortcuts (1 for games, 1 for programs) and 4 or 5 .txt files for notes that I leave myself (like what episode/time I'm up to on a DVD).

The background images are the same on both machines, but it's not just one image - it's a changing series of about 30 images, generally dark and gothic, generally with a cute woman somewhere on them. (Not those "bikini model" backgrounds - the women fit the gothic theme.)

So any picture I posted would only be true for 5 minutes at a time.

ETA: I used to have my Writing folder on the desktop, but since changed it to being on D drive. That was for space reasons on my desktop, and I don't know why on my laptop...

Maryn
02-25-2013, 04:52 AM
Cliff, explain to me like I'm six years old. How do you get a slideshow to be your desktop background? Maybe that's only possible on newer systems than my old XP.

Maryn, not all that tech-y

Chase
02-25-2013, 04:54 AM
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/8163/desktop213.jpg



Maryn, thanks for the proof you're really not unhinged.

Caitlin Black
02-25-2013, 05:14 AM
Cliff, explain to me like I'm six years old. How do you get a slideshow to be your desktop background? Maybe that's only possible on newer systems than my old XP.

Maryn, not all that tech-y

It was a basic option in Windows 7, and when I upgraded my desktop to Windows 8, the option was also there.

So yeah, you need a newer OS than XP. (Not sure about Vista?)

Brightdreamer
02-25-2013, 05:32 AM
My main computer's on a slideshow background, too. I raid sites like DeviantArt for inspiring images to add to the lineup; it helps on slow idea days.

Current image:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v147/dreamlurker/desktopJ_zps1e0e7477.jpg
("Frailty of Memory," (c) Anastasia Korochansckaja)

I cluster icons by function: productivity, web, writing, art, and games. I also have a calendar in the corner (Desktop iCalendar Lite - it was a free download.) Anything I want to keep special track of goes center-top, so I notice it right off when I boot up.

My laptop's still on Vista; I try to keep it reserved for writing, so it doesn't have nearly as much stuff on it. It also has a more boring desktop - usually just photographs I've taken, which I swap out when I'm procrastinating on writing.

asroc
02-25-2013, 05:51 AM
This is mine.

http://s1291.beta.photobucket.com/user/AlexOC7/library/http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b550/AlexOC7/screeniesmall.png

Desktop icons are the spawn of evil and I will not allow them in my presence.

(DH has the second monitor, so for now it's only 16:9.)

Jehhillenberg
02-25-2013, 06:25 AM
Have the changing windows 7 background too.

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee488/jehhillenberg/9356ca0a-b56f-47a5-ac33-edd9106e9b86_zpsbe339cdd.jpg


I like changing things up quite frequently *ahem* :)