Wednesday, May 05, 2004 6:01 PM
Do you Desktop?
Just a question I've always wanted to ask. How do people use their desktop? How many people have multi-monitor setups, and do you have background images? How many, rather than use IE's bookmark editor, grab URLs, and throw them on the desktop for later perusal (and better bookmarking if they are any good)
Obviously, I do all of these things. I have a 3 monitor setup (2 19s and 1 17) I have a program that randomly cycles different images across all three monitors (the only one that I'm aware of that works with Multiple monitors. Ultramon only does one set, not rotate). I do frequently drag URLs to the desktop for perusal, and I keep handy icons there as well. Since I got sick of minimizing to get to the desktop icons, I wrote a program that can capture the icons, and present them in a list. And, since I got tired of wrapped URLs in email, a quick program to capture URLs from the clipboard, and open them. When I'm in the zone, it doesn't matter, but if I'm just goofing off, I always make sure I've got a monitor free to cycle the wallpapers on.
I guess I'm kinda curious about how people use their desktop. Are there others like minded, or am I the only one who wastes time like this :)
I've released this before, but I've updated it a little bit, so I'm throwing it back out there. (http://www.szurgot.net/projects -> Tray Runner) Let me know what you think. Written in .NET (obviously) with a few Interop calls for the desktop stuff.
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