new desktop thread
>>2180136>no replies in 6 daysdoesn't /w/ like desktop threads anymmore?
>>2180909The Golden Age of Ricing is dying? Getting boomer here so I've been on DE's nowadays.
My current Desktop :-)
I'm still hopeful for a reply from this anon>>2172801
>>2180911It's been dead for years.
I'm still not really done but I've enjoyed learning to customize the little things like app icons. Do it right and it makes for a more consistent feel.
>>2180911I gave up my arch rice and opted for a simple linux mint build
>>2181029consider cleaning your taskbar next?
Windows CHAD forever
>>2181080I actually did and it's nice. I'm trying to figure out how else I can rice it without fiddling with stuff I can't fix.
DUDE I NEED YOU TO BLESS ME WITH HOW TO MAKE MY SHIT JUST LIKE THIS
i would put money in your hand for your exact dist, just everything exactly as it is
>>2181128Firstly, get rid of your name, fag.
This made my day :))
>>2180136I really need to start reading up on Linux. Also, very nice Luckystar post. Fuck windows I hate being spied on. The start screen images are always dank tho.
I've tried to rice my PC for years, jumping from linux to windows. And could never figure it out. But now that they have linux on windows subsystems could we rice windows easier?
>>2181407Your last sentence makes 0 sense.
>>2181107>Chad>768pMy sides, maybe in 2004 bro
>>2180911>The Golden Age of Ricing is dyingmodern os look good enough, and rice just seems so tiresome now day>>2181075just run kde on arch
i play too many windows only games to justify using linux, doesn't stop me from using it in vm's
>>2180136cute>>2180913underrated>>2180925looks clean, personally I would remove the green in conky>>2181020holy mother of thighs!>>2181593simple although the font seems a bit too small
>>2181409I think he meant thishttps://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install-win10
>>2180913i don't think the red is the right accent color to use but otherwise good>>2181020good stuff>>2181593nice and simple, i really like it
What are some alternatives to the stock Windows Task bar to launch programs?
>>2181881Putting them on the task bar, but hiding your task bar and launching them with Win Key+Corresponding #
Uncharacteristically large amoutns of wallpaper showing. Also just cleaned up like a hundred open files from sublime text.
>>2182143ahh fml I'm so tired I didn't even notice ST is covering up the the relevant part of the wallpapre, as repentance, have my wallpaper why not
>>2180136how do I achieve this?
why is it so difficult to get high resolution anime images? i vastly prefer pictures that have the original animation style, and its just so difficult to find anything that isnt compressed and artifacted to shit, or just super blurry, despite being listed as 1080p or higher. how do you guys do it?
>>2182157waifu2x, or pay some mook to make a vector version of the frame/whatever (or if you're poor and hate good quality, use Inkscape's or Illustrator's auto-tracing features)
>>2182205this looks really good but>double clock
>>2182205Can you post your wall?
>>2182274needs more browsers
Changed my old one a bit
>>2182330What are those two programs?
>>2182332aimp and telegram
>>2182333Oh nice. I never bothered using telegram outside the web version, but if the application is customizable I might actually give it a try.
>>2182340there're lots of customizable things in it. Mine looks like this
>>2180909Love that wallpaper, mind sharing?
>>2180136Yo, I was wondering if anyone has any pointers as to what I can do for customization on windows 10 besides the basic stuff on the personalize tab
>>2181664why do you have 3 "giant" folders
>>2182435you can make something similar to mine >>2182330 TaskbarX to make your taskbar centered and transparent. 7+ TaskbarTweeker to reduce interval between icons. Clean your desktop, pick a nice wp. Also you can make your own icons, like this anon >>2162244
I found a tool that makes the Win taskbar more like a dock, not made by me but thought would share because I saw some people asking for this.https://github.com/JustIntroverted/TaskbarCustomizer
What Desktop Environments do you guys use?Does it even matter, once you slap your preferred WM on top of it?
Screenfetch didn't notice my 1050, oh well.
>>2180136UNIX ??hackintosh?(used to be a phrase going round years ago)
i tire of these why dont you give a short explanation jot-through onhow you are modifying windows desktop environments
>>2181107>windows 10are we here in this thread to presume to be showing desktop bottom layers as-is-Artworks, or are we talking about how we are modifying the GUI desktops of this>artwork anon, just artwork that we stole and are re-posting here ;_;okay
>>2180913I've never bothered much with desktop customization beyond wallpapers, but this really interests me.What programs are you using?Also does anyone have anything with large freedom when it comes to customization?
>>2181616sauce on wallpaper?
>>2181664>>2180909Stuff like this makes me wanna try out Linux. Looks mad cozy. I've tried changing the look of the file explorer on windows but it looked like shit.
>>2182837Both of those desktops are mine. The look of Linux desktops can be very appealing to beginners, because changing and configuring the aspect of your system is immensely easier on Linux than on Windows and the results can be very good, depending on the user's skills and knowledge. However, as a humanities teacher who's been using Linux both on his personal machines and on the machines at his school for 5 years, I can tell you that what makes Linux better is what lies under the hood. At the end of the day, you can try to make Windows look as good as Linux, but the problem is that you're still using the same old limited software that was designed with the mind to control the user and not the other way round. The longer I used Linux, the less I regretted leaving Windows. Some tools such as Dolphin for KDE are way too good for me to come back to Windows now: I literally only use Windows to play games, for everything else Linux simply works much better, especially on mid/low-end machines.
>>2182852How do you go between Linux and WIndows ? I might just make the switch. I haven't looked into in a long time and I assume I'll still need Windows for a lot of school programs.Are they any resources you can point me to get started ?Thanks
>>2181107You can have bad taste but don't get mad when windows becomes another linux distro, I mean, windows has a fully functional linux kernel lmao
What is the last updated list of resources links on ricing windows?
>>2182876You can either dual boot or run one of the two in a virtual machine. The websites of all the major Linux distributions explain how to dual boot step by step.
just fucking around with rainmeter and i regret buying a monitor this big
my desktop is (coincidentally) haachama!?-colored>>2182433hi kin>>2182852very deep, anon doesn't just have a nice desktop>>2182899https://nanami-tan.info/
>>2180913Very nice! >>2182205>>2182249Thank you!
>>2183168what a man of culture
>>2183168Looks comfy for being a light setup. What font is that?
>>2183180Thanks, the font is Azuki!I use steep screen dimming and reddening at night.
eh, here is mine
>>2183193I would be mad but you didn't even try
>>2183230what do you mean? This thread is just taking screenshots of ones desktop. No one is trying here.
>>2182341why not use unigram anon?
>>2181879Could I ask you for that wallpaper anon?
>>2183168>https://nanami-tan.info/Doesn't work for me
Any tiling wm for Windows worth checking?
>>2183264powertoys (works like shit)bug.n (also works like shit) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE9sNOci5MY&ab_channel=J.P.SilvaUse linux
Here is my variant on breeze, its not actually breeze dark but says it is since its merely edited. I try to keep my system function over form, but I try to make the form as best I can. Rather I didn't spend too much time ricing, rather than tracking down and modifying existing components. I'm nearly done too, just trying to get square borders that don't look awful. So far there's been glitches with all of them. If anyone knows of a squared breeze window decoration I'd love to know.>>2183193please use the small taskbar>>2183168nice touch with the directions for the desktop numbers. Tell me they transition as if they're coming from the NESW?>>2182205looks like the bee is crying
>>2183270Thanks. That would be neat but no (pic related). The desktop names were what ahoka used; he was into Mahjong. I also just realised mine has the second and third swapped, fixed now.
>>2183276Nice DWM build bro
About to rice Windows for the first time, any suggestions on what I should get?>inb4 get LinuxAlready do on my other machine
>>2183305can windows even be riced and look good? every rice ive ever seen looked half baked
>>2183305Google some addons and appsAlso get Wallpaper engine
>>2181029Shit, first time I see nicely riced windows, good jobSoppdogo is based btw
>>2183312Certainly not to the same extent as Linux, but still was hoping I could get myself something that looks a bit more consistent than stock>>2183319>Wallpaper engineOh? What does that do? I always dismissed it it because I thought all it was good for was making shitty 3D live wallpapers.
>>2183331this version of this wp is so much better than the one you have. Also why would you post stock windows desktop?
>>2183332desu i kinda like stock windows. at least the borders are square. the one thing i hate is windows spaghetti code which equates to relics from the msdos era and about 50 different UIs. God I hate windows so much, if it werent for a fwe specific programmes id never use windows
>>2183338I use Linux for work and school and windows for games and some other stuff like Premiere and After Effects.I'm about to switch from Win7 to Win10 and I'm pretty happy that it's finally made switch from fake 3D back to flat UI, and I'm also mostly fine with how it looks, but would still like to have a more consistent look between frequently used programs and so on.
I tried my best. Again
>>2183361fucking terrible, not a single redeeming factor
>>2183362Let's see Paul Allen's rice
>>2183362No, but I will tell you why your setup is bad:at least 5 different boarder stylesinconsistent icon themesawful wallpapermemes noone will seediscordbloated music playerspotifytwo instances of osu!
>>2183365very insightful. the only issues i see are inconsistent fonts. Everything else is your /g/ paranoia and personal bias. Nothing wrong in using good music streaming services and discord (where i talk to my m8s from uni on friday evenings). Also>bloated aimpThis is just retarded
>>2183366>personal bias to want borders to be the samewell thats a first.
>>2183367this is windows, dude, not my arch+openbox working machine. You're very limited in what you can change
>>2183368just use an osx border man, it at least looks nice
gets me every time
>>2183509i like how these are all terrible desktops
>>2183168That's really interesting.
>>2183320Srs? All he did was replace some of the icons, theyre not even consistent
>>2183566Anon don't be silly, that's literally all the ricing you can do on windows without breaking the system or using rainmeter
>>2183568He didnt even hide the useless cortana bar and his wallpaper res is comically bad
>>2183568That's......... kinda true, uxthemepatcher can fuck ur windows but with a simple steps you can have a good looking windows: 1-dark mode 2-winaero tweaker to customize the explorer 3- a icons packand thats all
>>2182438really nice, but extremely buggy. sometimes the customizer crashed on startup. and the flicker bug is a deal breaker for me.man i only want a decent taskbar, the best "bugfree" option now is by using taskbar tweaker + TaskbarX and TranslucentTB for non cancer transparent. Rainmeter is an option but i doubt it will works as nice as something native
>>2183700literally first result in google searchhttps://imgs.aixifan.com/lijH5UDaTFRdh3Tfwn1qG4sNbgWF
>>2183619Can you post your pape that shits based
>>2183705there you gohires since 4chan doesnt allow image upload > 6 MB: https://files.catbox.moe/wwaox6.png
>>2183249its this website nowhttps://namazso.github.io/nanami-tan/also you can look at thishttps://ricing.chloechantelle.com/
third try. this one should be better
>>2183728looking better but that font resolution and bottom right corner ruin the vibe
>>2183271this is openbox? how did u do that?
>>2182280would be 6 if icecat was less complicated for me to download
>>2183745why do you use brave? also why pale moon? and why tor?and why bugdom.jpg?
>>2183747brave I use as my current main browser because it's(as far as I know) trustworthy, automatic adblock that I would've added anyway, chromium based so I need to learn fuck all about UI, and you can apparently make money through brave rewards by letting it give you advertisements in a(from what I've researched) filtered way where it doesn't expose your info. haven't tried it.pale moon as well as iridium on the task bar were downloaded to try out when I was getting into cyber security. might use one or ungoogled chromium if I drop brave.tor is for "just in case" situations like if I want to open a link I don't trust or if I want to find something random in a less filtered landscapebugdom.jpg is the icon for Bugdom: a game I played years ago back in my mac days. found the icon in my files and figured I'd find a way to fuck around with it.
>>2183509heh, i kept seeing that one anime girl snow car wallpaper in the desktop threads when i used to look at them. i was going to post a screencap of what i saw in the video, but the resolution is "too small".i haven't looked at the desktop threads in a long time now and i don't want to look at a garbage bin
>>2183777*desktop threads in /g/
here is my laptop
>>2183779https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH6NB2F-Jcw&ab_channel=ambiguousrocketdon't make me remember, faget. also nice wp
>>2183751>tor is for "just in case" situations like if I want to open a link I don't trust or if I want to find something random in a less filtered landscapeHow does that make anything safer?How does that make searching less filtered?
>>2183361whats your music players?
>>2183815aimp with ladient 2.5 skin
hey /g.. I mead /w/
>>2183837Its obviously some gnu linux running plasma
>>2183781>How does that make anything safer?tor has layers to it. If the link has some tracking shit to it then it won't get much when it comes to location because it bounces you from one to the next. not to mention there's not much else data to look at because nothing really saves on tor unless you make it so. can there still be threats? probably but that(to my knowledge) usually stems from downloading stuff. regardless, tor is probably your best bet for looking at sketchy shit safely.>How does that make searching less filtered?tor opens up a bunch of things to find that you wouldn't through traditional browsing. basically you might see deep web stuff. could be harmless could be not.
>>2183845>>2183837 Its ubuntu with mate as a DE
>>2183872Oh so its kdeconnect?
>>2183874Top right first ss
>>2183885what does that mean
>>2183271How did you animate that?
>>2184034https://github.com/yshui/picom/issues/217Phisch's experimental Picom transitions
>>2184015>нa зapyбeжнoм чaнe, нa oднoй из caмых мeдлeнных бopд, в дecктoп тpeдe в жoпe кaтaлoгa чeлик знaeт, чтo тaкoe MИPЭAOk, I guess
>>2180909Looks mad good, especially that top bar. Stuff on /r/unixporn looks like garbage usually, watching this thread now instead.
>>2184129Thank you. Since I like playing with my system a lot, I decided to change it a bit from the last time. I decided to remove the icons from the bottom since I didn't really need them.
i want to do ricing, but using xcompmgr for transparency hits performance in games too hard. is there a better compositor? i heard they can disable themselves when they see a fullscreen client or something like that
Windowsfag here. Any tips?
>>2184163two clocks, inconsistent top bar, text next to the icons and date should go. also remove as many icons from the bottom as possible, it's doable with keybinds. by the way, why do windows posters here do neofetch? you don't use a terminal often anyway and it's not really riceable on windows
virus laptop do not buy
>>2184164Thanks! How do I customize the topbar in windows? I dont think it's possible. I used userchrome to change firefox's UI.
>>2184242i don't think it's possible either, aside from font and color. maybe just leave the default buttons in firefox or install gentoo
>>2181107what app you use for having the music tab on the left?
I'm assuming most of you don't use the default Terminal that comes with your DE. Which one can you recommend me?
>>2184309st or urxvt are nice
>>2184242you cant really change anything about it except for color, fonts, and icons. but the differences can be like night and day if you know what you are doing. or if you are new to windows 10 ricing i recommend you to follow Chloe Chantelle guide https://ricing.chloechantelle.comand for "advanced" ricing you can use nanami tan guide for reference, most of the stuff here are outdated since the guide was made for windows 7 so make sure you prioritized chloe guide over nanami tanhttps://namazso.github.io/nanami-tan/
>>2183276sauce on the bondrewd/riko pic?
>>2182205Very clean / what software do you use for the clock and audio visualizer? Is it hooked up to a spotify token?
>>2184655m8 that's clearly rainmeter
>>2184453Couldn't find that glorious fvwmrc anywhere . could you share it
>>2183168i wish mine looked like this
feel free to add me
My knowledge on this is extremely low, and I'm using Windows which is apparently worse for this sort of thing. I'm finding myself enjoying this although. What can I use to further customize on Windows?
>>2180136>>2180909>>2180911>>2180913>>2180925>>2181020>>2181029>>2181107>>2181210>>2181217>>2181593Which distro should I pick first for getting into linux? I want to be able to rice on there. It isn't fun doing so on Windows. Pls don't hurt me
>>2184940arch. literally retardproof os. easy installation, a lot of troubleshooting guides on wiki, you can find any software you need in aur. if you can't read or/and didn't use linux before, just follow dt's latest installation guide
>>2184944whoops, wrong one
i posted in the /g/ thread already but first one to guess the thinkpad model wins a cookie
>>2184940>I want to be able to rice on thereI'm not an expert, but I think you can rice any distro quite alright.The main difference is how it'll look out of the box. I always thought something like Ubuntu or Mint is fine if you're used to Windows and want to ease into Linux.Bit depending on how many angry (you)s I'll get for this suggestion, you might want to try something else instead.
>>2184957t61gib cookie now
>>2184947Here's a shitty dark mode version that I wasted my time making
>>2184997Thanks. I'll make it my wallpaper.
I want to rice but it seems too hard and I use windows anyway.
>>2184911I feel as though I've improved. It's surprising how you often find better information when not on places dedicated to this sort of thing. isn't Reddit supposed to be helpful?>>2185053It's actually incredibly easy to do some basic adjustments to your desktop with little computer know-how. Believe me. I'm as retarded as they come.
>>2184669i haven't posted mine, but i used relax's config as a starting point about a year ago.gitlab.com/relaxeaza
Syncing up color schemes of my applications and adding a nice wallpaper is all I need to do for a comfy setup on Big Sur now. I'm pretty happy with it.Chrome's scrollbar will go transparent when I get a magic trackpad which is my last annoyance.
>>2185126Looks pretty comfy
>>2185112>thanks ma g . i fell in love with it its exactly the way i want to use my pc.
>>2185133aw thanks :)
>>2185263>another wmaker fanbased, i wish fullscreen wasn't a toggle though.
>>2185058>isn't reddit supposed to be helpful?reddit is great to search for obscure rainmeter skins and that's it. most people that made UX themes, icon packs, browser skins, and other useful ricing apps are usually hanging out on deviantart. you can hate the website as much as you want, but the stuff they share there are legit good.
>>2185294How would I go about finding this sort of stuff on DeviantArt. I can easily find rainmeter items, but everything else seems tricky to find
>>2185342you can search them with basic terms like "windows 10 skins" "vivaldi themes" "musicbee skins" "windows 10 icon packs." and it will be right there for you to browse and download, you have to sign up an account to download the files but it's not a big deal in my opinion, they also come with guides usually which is really handy if you are not familiar to ricing windows 10 yet
>>2185367yeah, just go check out niivu.deviantart.com and see the groups/collections his stuff is in. its a gold mine for themes and iconsanyway heres something built up on his "legacy"
>>2184873this looks cool. what am i even looking at; windows 10 and...?
>>2184487based you actually set your wallpaper to it
>>2185370How did you get the window buttons to be as narrow? Windows 10 usually has them spread out like hell
>>2185448some of it is coming from the dracula VS im using, some of it from Winaero tweaker (you can decrease the window title bar height, which makes the spacing a bit smaller)anyway i noticed the shadowfx im using in my screen looks hideous lol
>>2185452Yeah I tried that before but someone at Microsoft tied the tray icons to the title bar so if you decrease the height too much tray icons start to break lol
>>2185501maybe try to change the titlebar font size too? though if you use the windows theme theres probably not that much of a margin for an "error", i havent really had any problems with custom themes breaking on meits possible to do this through aerotweaker too, but here are some screens of what it can do https://www.wintools.info/index.php/advanced-system-font-changer-font-settings
>>2185058Nice Beatrice. I'm really stupid, but if you have any suggestions on where to look or how to start I would appreciate it.
>>2185502Guess I gotta play with this again, thanks!
>>2184338dunno who made that pape anon but those moon runes are scuffed
>>2185693what do they mean
Whats the most up to date ricing guide for windows 10? https://ricing.chloechantelle.com/ this one?Also, should I try bblean? I heard many different things about it
>>2185708yeah, chloe guide is the most up to date for now but it's also very basic, you can tandem it with nanamitan guide if you want to dive into more advanced ricing.I'm not sure about BBlean myself, i have heard great things about it for Win 7 ricing but for win10?
>>2181107How do I go about ricing windows 10?
>>2185695it's written "貴方を犯人です" which looks like someone put "you are a criminal" into google translate. anyways basically sounds like "criminal you"
i drew / draw this one, other than background , and the character is Rabi-Ribi bunnie ear with backpack and proverbial hammer
>>2184453What do you use to control Plex music?
>>2185758Can you post your wall?
>>2185792fairly certain most of the stuff on that desktop is self made
>>2185370Mind sharing your icons?
new to this
>>2185898ah, kogecha wallpaper. His art is sick
>>2185519Rainmeter is obvious for tiny desktops widgets and a dock if you please.The personalization function of windows allows for color changes, and a good amount of taskbar changes.Winearo tweaker also gives a good amount of personlization such as aero lite which is what I'm currently using to get those full window borders, and change the default font.I'm currently working on figuring out more complex changes though.
I hate Fridays
>>2181107Shit taste in music.
>>2185370So I'm attempting to use one of these custom themes. I installed that themepatcher, and it shows up in the theme tab of the personalization settings, but no changes are made other than just changing the border color. What exactly am I doing incorrectly here?