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Emerge Desktop
This is the 'official' deviantArt account for emergeDesktop, an alternative (Windows) desktop shell.

Emerge is a modular shell, allowing users an unparalleled level of flexibility - you only use the applets you want to.
As well as this, Emerge applets can be run separately from the core program, allowing them to be used with other shells, including Windows Explorer.

Getting started with eD:

There is an on-going attempt to write-up a summary/introduction of all the eD applets and their functions, the starting point of which can be found here.

Also, Bernard has written up an excellent guide to getting started with eD, which covers all the basics starting from what you'll be faced with the first time you launch Emerge, right through to the more complicated options and settings for each applet.

For additional help, FAQs are available here and the support forum is here.

What next?

As well as the collection of screenshots available to view here on dA, we also have a groups on and Flickr which anyone is welcome to join if they wish.

Or if you want to be a little more hands-on in 'the eD community', drop on by the forum - it's not just for tech support.

Latest eD builds:

eD builds fall into three separate categories: official builds, 'dev' or development builds and beta builds.

The official releases are fully-packaged with automatic installers that do all the work for you, whereas dev and beta builds have to be manually installed (advisably over the top of a pre-existing build).
Of the two secondary types, dev builds are fully tested and stable releases which lack the installer. These allow the users to keep up with development in a safe way. Beta builds are used to add new features and test the reliability/stability of new code.

Both the official and dev builds are available for public download. Most people are advised to stick to the finalised builds, though more confident/adventurous users can feel free to give the dev builds a go as well.
Beta builds, on the other hand, are only available to members of the Beta Testing Team. If you're interested in joining the Testing Team, head on over to the forum and say hi.

Latest build with installer: (July 8th, 2012)
6.1.1 32bit or x86 (build
6.1.1 64bit or x64 (build

or you can get the latest packed builds without installer from

Latest 'dev' build:
No dev builds since 6.1.1
The third and final 'core' app within the Emerge suite is emergeTray.
The name is, as you might expect, rather self-explanatory - it is to the standard Windows System Tray what emergeTasks is to the Taskbar.

Icons are displayed in a row or column (your choice), with top, bottom or centre vertical alignments and left, right or centre horizontal alignments.
These alignments, combined with the orientation of the applet help to determine where new icons appear as the need arises, ie which 'end' of the existing set of icons the new ones appear on. emergeTray works exactly the same way as the emergeTasks applet does in this respect.

As with the standard Windows System Tray, emergeTray offers the ability to hide certain icons.
You can then choose whether you want the hidden icons to disply upon mouse-over or not.

Two screenshots of emergeTasks in action, with icons hidden and shown (on mouse-over) respectively

This can also be combined with the active/inactive opacity settings as described in the summary of the emergeTasks applet.



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kriscahaya Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing themes !
MizuTaifux Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for the :+fav:!
klex-ur Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Hey, just thought you might like this desktop :thumb289447845: [link]
This would be a little easier if there was an emergeDesktop group. =P
emergeDesktop Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
I like all of them. I think it's a fantastic Theme. The problem is that I usually find new eD Themes by searching for "emerge desktop". Since kill-o-meter doesn't refer the programs he used on every screenshot, they are missed ;)

Good point about the group. Application has been submitted
eko013 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Hvala za...
(Thanks for the...) :+fav:
MizuTaifux Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
MizuTaifux Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Mais uma vez obrigado!
(thanks again for the :+fav:)
MizuTaifux Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Obrigado pelo :+fav: (thanks)
MizuTaifux Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks again for the :+fav:
lexestoo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Thank you for the +fav:!:)
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