Pimp My Desktop Part 8

My Windows Dektop #8 and how it is done:


Wallpaper: IMGbase

Rainmeter: Rainmeter.net -> If possible choose Beta Rainmeter 2.1 r838

Rainmeter Skin: Omnimo 4.0

Win7 Taskbar Icons: Token Icon Set

Win7 Start Orb: Windows 7 Start Orb Changer

Win7 Start Orb: Token Orb Animated - Colored


in german; www.joergermeister.de/2011/windows-2/windows7/pimp-my-des...

  • DuzzySCSI 4y

    Congrats on the Lifehacker feature!
  • jaaarj 4y

    Can you post an alternate link for the wallpaper, I get a 403 Error
  • Rui Nunes 4y

    Fabulous looking desktop! Congrats ;)
  • Mayuresh Sawardekar 4y

    Can you post an alternate link for the wallpaper, I get a 403 Err
  • /xavier 4y

    Wow nice job !!
    Could you explain how you get to use the token icon for google chrome in the taskbar ? I can use it on the desktop but when I launch the app, the normal icon always come back. The same problem occurs with firefox or jdownloader, maybe it's related to their dynamic behaviour (e.g when download something).
  • logikaljay 4y

    Hi, Firstly congratz on your lifehacker feature.
    Really nice desktop - I want to know how you have center aligned your taskbar applications?
  • Al Garcia 4y

  • joergermeister 4y

    /xavier There are indeed some applications which do ignore a different icon in the settings of the desktop shortcut, but Chrome and Firefox both should work without bringing the original icon up. Best try again from scratch, get rid of Chrome in the taskbar, create a new shortcut to chrome.exe on the desktop, allign a different icon, pin shortcut to taskbar, start Chrome.
  • joergermeister 4y

    logikaljay heiho XCrunner 22,
    that is relatively simple.
    First create a new, empty folder in C:\Users\Yourusername\Documents -> and name it "whateveryoulike".
    Unlock your taskbar by right-click and uncheck -> Taskbar Fixation
    Then just right-click your windows Taskbar -> Toolbar -> New Toolbar -> and choose the empty folder you have just created!
    Now just mover over your "whateveryoulike" toolbar to the left of the taskbar and adjust the center with the double lines you see. When all good, again right click and uncheck "Show Text" and " Show Title". Then fix the taskbar again!
  • /xavier 4y

    Hi Joergermeister,
    Thanks for the tip ! But it allows me to get the custom icon on the taskbar. But when I click it, it acts like a weird shortcut since the application opens up with its original icon next to it. So I then have on the taskbar the custom icon and the original one (which is "pushed" as the app is open). When I close the software, the original icon disappears with it.
    Very weird...
  • joergermeister 4y

    /xavier ok, then we'll need the sledgehammer :-) Please check the end of this tutorial, allthough it is in german, I guess you get what it is about, replacing the original icon within the program's .exe file. www.joergermeister.de/2011/pimp-my-desktop/anleitung-pimp...
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