Computer desktop

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by jon-monon, Mar 7, 2003.

  1. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Thot ya might like to see what I'm doing today! I'm clening up to make some disk space on this old server.

    Anyone else have a railroad theme on their computer?

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  2. Dave Flinn

    Dave Flinn Member

    Yup. My desktop has a picture of me in the cab of Santa Fe 3751, taken last Summer at the NRHS Convention in Williams, AZ. Also, my screen saver is a collection of miscellaneous photos, some of which include some unique steam locomotives, which a friend sent me, and some pictures of the original American Freedom Train.
  3. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Nope. I like rocket ships! Here's my desktop - the only part of my life that is so uncluttered.

    :D Val

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  4. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member

    Hmmm Jon...does that program you're running allow backgrounds within it? Some of our databases at work do that.

    I have this at home, I dont know what this is..but I like it

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  5. billk

    billk Active Member

    Here mine - the first train to arrive in the town I grew up in, according to the Library of Congress!
  6. Xaniel

    Xaniel Member

    here's mine fellows...


    mac os x skin on windows xp...
  7. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    aartwmich - it's not a program, it's 6 different transparent windows open and showing the background wallpaper through them. I have them set to 30% shade and red tint so I can see the text. In Linuxland, a terminal is somewhat like a DOS or command window on a Windows box. The big one in the middle with coloured text is just a directory listing showing permissions, file owner and color coded name indicating the file type. The three on the left are sitting idle, and the two to the right are just text editors with a list of files from a search. Each file is an image of someones hard drive, and I've been sorting them out and deleting obsolete and duplicate ones. Now I'm crosseyed, so I'm gunna go do some N scale work. Oh, ya, in the upper left is a grey square with a paper clip and I can go to one of the other 9 desktops by clicking it, like the one that always has a browser open to the-gauge on it! Love everyone's cool desktops! Any more?!?!?!?!?!? :D :D :D :D :D :D
  8. McFortner

    McFortner Member

    Well, my wife likes the different space images from for our desktop. Here is what I am using right now, the Cone Nebula.


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  9. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member

    Oh..uummm well yeah..of course Jon, makes perfect

    (thinks Jon is a computer freak...umm I mean GENIUS) :D :D

    I hope you know Jon.... I'm just pickin on ya ;)
  10. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Loves NASCAR.....
    Big Dale Jarrett fan.....
    88fan as a handle.............
    What else?

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  11. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    I've no idea how to make an image of it, but my wallpaper and screensaver are Colorado narrow gauge, from a CD sent by some cousins-in-law.
    Screen saver is nice, until the monitor shuts down.
  12. Pete

    Pete Member

    Hi David
    It's really easy to do....bring your desktop up and press 'ALT' and 'Print Screen' <--it's beside F12
    Then open your graphics program (Paint Shop) and press 'Ctrl' and 'V' and your image should pop up. Then you can manipulate it's size and save as a .jpg or .gif or whatever you prefer.
    Here's mine:

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  13. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Michael that's one cool desktop! I guess you've seen the pix of the Eagle Nebula - that's my personal fave.

    :D Val
  14. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member


    And I'd get kicked and banned for sure if I put up a screen shot!:D

  15. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    And here is mine (for the moment at least - I'm changing it about every six months)


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  16. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Well I change my pic now and then but right now we are looking at this lovely shot from Down East

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  17. swissjohn

    swissjohn Member

    I change mine each month. This one is a photo I took in Switzerland last summer.

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  18. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Okay, here's mine which I change once a month


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  19. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    Hey Chris!!!

    you made my day using one of my pics for your background!!


    Graham :D :D :D :D :D

    I'm using this :

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  20. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    I change my wallpaper regularly at both home and work, but it's always a train-related photo (often from Trainorders).

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