Desktop Tweaks / Software

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by LouisLivesLife, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. LouisLivesLife macrumors regular

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    Hi guys,

    I've 'attempted' to spice up my desktop today and this is the final result. I'm sure there little tweaks out there that could make my desktop look a little better. If any of you know of any, please let me know, I'd appreciate it a lot. Any feedback is welcome!

    I've added a few photos so you can get an idea of what might be done better.
    cheers!
     

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  2. GrumpyGeek macrumors regular

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    The folders for your media look absolutely amazing!!!
     
  3. LouisLivesLife thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks man appreciate your comment :)
     
  4. M0esmac macrumors 6502a

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    Christ this is beautiful. Maybe you can share the icons, even if I don't have any use for them? :D I usually download TV show episodes and delete straight away, but once I get a NAS - this should be perfect.

    How do you store everything there? What quality are the shows? HDTV or 720 HDTV?
     
  5. LouisLivesLife thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi M0esmac,

    First off I shouldn't take all credit, I got the folder customisation idea from some guy on deviantart! I have added some folders myself though. It's fairly easy to do in photoshop if you make a template. All of the dock icons are customised by me too.
    Call me old fashioned but I still buy my dvd' s. I usually have them stored at 720p on my drive :)

    If you want you can pass me your email so I can help you out with the folders Hope this helped a bit.
     
  6. applegeek897 macrumors regular

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    Looks incredible, it would be great it you would put it up for download or maybe show how you did it.

    Thanks.
     
  7. M0esmac macrumors 6502a

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    I second that. I need them icons! :D
     
  8. Jonesy135 macrumors member

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    I think you would make many people happy if you could post the template and instuctions for those folder icons!! me included!!

    Great work!!
     
  9. LouisLivesLife thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, sorry I've kept you waiting but I'm fairly busy finishing off a marketing project at the moment. In order to get my degree at the end of the year it's very important to make it as good as possible and therefor pretty damn high up my priority list :rolleyes:

    Anyway I should be able to post the instructions on how to make these during the weekend.
     
  10. sliceoftoast macrumors 6502

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    Wow i love those icons, where did you get them from?

    That looks really good thanks for sharing
     
  11. M0esmac macrumors 6502a

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    Hey man, did you forget us?:rolleyes:
     
  12. jkim3691 macrumors 6502a

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    Great thread, I've always had an interest in this kind of stuff. (Not all that advanced/great at it though). I do minor tweaks here and there.

    http://digitalvanity.me/

    I always browse through this site daily to look for inspiration.
     
  13. Sital macrumors 68000

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    I found a psd file on deviantart here, as well as a gallery with some nice folders here.

    I tried making some folders myself, although I didn't use the psd file I linked - I just started with a generic folder pic and added layers.

    Screen Shot 2013-12-30 at 8.44.28 AM.png
     
  14. M0esmac macrumors 6502a

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    [​IMG]

    TY!
     
  15. Prosammer macrumors member

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    woah, very nice.
    What's that app/ext called (iTunes icon-thing) in the top right corner.
     
  16. LouisLivesLife thread starter macrumors regular

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    The app you're talking about is according to me one of the most underrated ones on the market. It's called CoverSutra. The reason most people look past it is because it's a paid app. If you're into music and use the iTunes app it's simply a must have. Its super easy to use, looks great and doesn't get in the way like most other utility apps.

    I've added a few screenshots below, I have yet to import my music on my new iMac but it should give you an idea of what it looks like. :)
     

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  17. LouisLivesLife thread starter macrumors regular

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    as for all of you still waiting for me to provide you with all the templates, I'm currently looking for my external hard drive, once it reveals itself I'll hook you guys up :)
     
  18. iUser. macrumors newbie

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    where are your dock icons from??
     
  19. LouisLivesLife thread starter macrumors regular

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    Found some on the internet most were made by me though
     
  20. LouisLivesLife thread starter macrumors regular

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    Found my external and decided to update with the movie section :)

    Also, unfortunately I have tried but failed to share the folders with you guys! Both on Mediafire and Rapidshare but they wont let me upload the folders and because I don't have the .Png files anymore i just can't share these seeing as all of the changes are local.

    However! 'Sital' already linked the template that I used to make mine so you should be fine making some yourself. Also most of the ones I use come from deviantart.
    Simply download any .png or .ico file, open it, press Cmd+A followed by Cmd+C, then open up your folders 'show info' and press the icon preview followed by Cmd+V.

    Hope that helps :)
     

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  21. D.T. macrumors 604

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    Yeah, it was a neat app, apparently the developer went to work at Apple and it basically fell into no-update/no-support mode.

    FWIW, Alfred with the PowerPack has a nice iTunes search feature that shows album art, tracks, etc., in fact, it looks a bit like CoverSutra (plus Alfred is a kickass piece of utility software :D )
     
  22. LouisLivesLife thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh really? Never knew he did :) His work does really fit in with their image I think, look & feel wise that is. And I've heard from so many people around that Alfred is a great app, I've given it a try before but never really got into it for some reason. Maybe it's the hat logo lol. I'll have to give it another try :rolleyes:

    Off topic: I saw that you're from Florida. I've been planning to move abroad since the day I left collage and I'll be graduating with my Bachelors degree in June. How do americans look towards foreign graduates? Do they treat us differently or do they embrace the idea? I'm from Belgium, never failed a class and I've studied in the UK in the past. My heart tells me to go to the US or Australia but my mind tells me to go to Shanghai :D.

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    Forgot to quote :)
     
  23. D.T. macrumors 604

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    Alfred is really great for keyboard access to common functions, you can build automations, run apps, do hundred of common tasks, and the search results are more effective vs. Spotlight.

    On your second question: it depends on the location, the industry and a few other factors. Like any country there are petty, ignorant people , but there’s a huge diversity of people, places and professional options, many of which have no issues with a persons country of origin. I’m in the south which tends to be more conservative, but around here at the beach it’s a total different feel and we have a lot of artists, a notable L/G community, etc.

    I’ve traveled a reasonable amount and I’ve met amazing people of all nationalities all over the US is all sorts of diverse industries, but certainly in the in tech sector.

    If you were here, and knew iOS development, I’d put you to work (and get you a surfboard :D )

    :cool:
     
  24. LouisLivesLife thread starter macrumors regular

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    Haha that would be the best job interview ever! That and you'd get a laugh out of it simply because I have no clue about how surfing works haha :rolleyes:. And I guess you're right, I often look at the US the way I look at p.ex. Germany but have to realise that you guys are the size of Europe! I've had the chance to go to canada and the us before and just love the hospitality and culture. I still have time to explore a bit more I guess but I appreciate your honesty. Maybe I'll take an extra year of classes and get my degree in IT development ;)
     
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    Sci-Fi / Comics

    Made a new batch today figured I might share the png's with you guys :)
    Hopefully they are useful to someone even though they are far from perfect.
     

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