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Interior desktop

After more then a year I totally got bored of the official vista look and it's wallpapers. Why should I customize my XP to look like vista if I actually have Vista? So it's time for new desktop designs. I recently started to like interior wallpapers rendered in Cinema 4D - they look realistic and beautiful at the same time. I decided to make my Desktop look like a room by adding some elements like this kmplayer skin (Bestview), working wall calendar, i also wanted some cooler elements - maybe a interactive desktop pet, a recycle bin, aurora neon light under the player but as much as i searched I couldn't find any good ones. Other elements like the sidebar and dock are positioned so they would not spoil the room feeling (the dock is set to autohide on the top). As you can see, I'm still using a Longhorn like taskbar, less visible and with the cool start button by doom1468 - this kind of style doesn't get boring (for now...). Overall the goal of such a desktop design is to have a comfortable and pleasant to the eye desktop, not overcrowded with resource hogging programs. Here is a list of the software I used and why:
Rainmeter sidebar: [link] - because it takes VERY little resources compared to RTM
Rocket Dock: [link] - much better optimized then OD and also takes less RAM
Standalone DesktopX calendar thing [link] - easy to create\edit. (note works only with 1440x900 and\or proportional to the wallpaper resolutions)
KMPlayer [link] - my opinion that it's the best movie player with alot of features and easy access to them.

Customization items:
Icons vista and longhorn stock (because I was too lazy to search for new ones)
Jadaero ([link]) with even more modifications
And for the wallpaper go here: [link]

Comments are welcome!
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Soigne-Steatopygia's avatar
This is fantastic. Any chance you'll bring it to 1920x1200?
Dawnspire's avatar
Great. You gave me something to do this night :w00t:!

Design my own "room" wallpaper. :nod:

Now about yours :
The integration of the calendar is fine, cool...
But the media player in the middle of your desktop is an... uhmm... let's see... AWESOME idea !
can you send me the wallpaper its very nice
tweakrr's avatar
where can I get more wallpaper like this one?
I know, I can find 'em here on devart, but I dunno how to search for them.

please help me :)

btw: fuckin' nice Desk
tweakrr's avatar
A link to my messages? there are no new ones :x
fediaFedia's avatar
lol sorry, didn't copy paste correctly [link]
Design-Maker's avatar
Nice TV is looking like real :D
XPtoVistaTops's avatar
I had to show my Girlfriend this one! she loved it!
XPtoVistaTops's avatar
WOW!!! this is XP!!!???? Nice work!!!!
fediaFedia's avatar
Thanks, but this isn't a very impressive setup.
XPtoVistaTops's avatar
What do you mean?
fediaFedia's avatar
Not a very impressive desktop
XPtoVistaTops's avatar
oooh the only reason I asked is because I never thought you could mean the desktop. Oh well I still like it :)
capsat's avatar
Hey Thanks for using my wallpaper! I really appreciate it, I would have loved to be notified though, just to show my appreciation!

Best Regards

HYDRATTZ's avatar
Did you make that wall of your own?
fediaFedia's avatar
Do you read the artist's comments?
"And for the wallpaper go here: [link] "
HYDRATTZ's avatar
Nice wp, isn't it?
luke-paiva's avatar
where I can find that theme for win XP?
fediaFedia's avatar
For WindowBlinds only [link]
Etherealopolis's avatar
Beautfiul work - I should say, "craftsmanship."
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