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Desktop Effects

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Desktop Effects Preview

This application is a preview, and will expire on 25 November 2007.

New version, expires 25 November

Snow effect

Fire effect

Video wallpaper

Photo Slideshow

Desktop scribbler

Underwater wallpaper

Description

Desktop Effects is an application that ads special effects to your desktop. Forget the boring static wallpaper, but use a dynamic Photo Slideshow to your desktop. Use your desktop to scribble notes on it.

Effects are simple COM plugins, which allow new plugins to be developed quickly in a multitude of languages and environments. Windows Dreamscene, video-as-wallpaper, can easily be made possible writing a small plugin.

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Requirements

+ Windows Vista, with Aero enabled.

+ Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Runtime DLLs: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

+ DX9 November Update: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

Download

http://www.desktopfx.net/

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It works in decent browsers, such as IE and Opera. I'll update it for people using other, appearantly stupid, browsers.

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It works in decent browsers, such as IE and Opera. I'll update it for people using other, appearantly stupid, browsers.

I'm actually using Firefox, which IS a decent not stupid browser, and when I click a preview link it says not found. and then when i switched the to / it worked...

Edit: Works in IE... I guess this is just a firefox problem since it doesn't even show the preview in the first place :slant:

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It works in decent browsers, such as IE
I want to punch you. ;) And those that make IE.

Looks like a cool proggy. I'll try it when I reboot my comp into Vista :P .

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cool too bad I don't have Vista :P

off topic:

can you fix pldi shortcut desklet to work with vista? and maybe add some features like on hover/select place an underlay/overlay on the icon

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your a genius, you should make the files smaller though so that those with bad video cards can use this and continue to go on with their work

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its doesnt works for me, vista ultimate spanish language pack with aero enabled, i cant see the desktop fx part when i right click the desktop.. i have the dx nov2007 and visualstudio thing..

how i can run it in manually mode?

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It works in decent browsers, such as IE and Opera. I'll update it for people using other, appearantly stupid, browsers.

Yup, nowadays decent means crap =3

If I was using "decent" software, I wasn't here customizing my PC your dumb ass.

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Exactly same that proenca ^

Windows Vista Ultimate (Spanish)

WDDM Aero enabled

ATI Radeon 9550

DirectX nov. update

but it doesn't works... it doesn't happens anything...

What can i do?

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It doesn't work here aswell (german Vista Home Premium Version) - the entry does not show up in the context menu. A pity, this looks very cool...

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Yup, nowadays decent means crap =3

If I was using "decent" software, I wasn't here customizing my PC your dumb ass.

Why so angry? :

No need to use expletives toward people.

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can you blame folks here? this is what happens when you bring up politics and browser prefs at the dinner table..

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awesome program, tried the trial, and just purchased the full version...wondering if any updates that are done to it, might be free?

anyways for anyone who hasn't tried this, do it, it's way worth it!

(btw: running this on Vista Home Premium-Core Duo 1.82 - 3 G of Ram)

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Andreas, How r u doing man? 4 months ago I sent you an email regarding with my problem with the DesktopFx. I admired your work and I love it including those amazing softwares from your site, so neat. Now back to my issue, i had a problem after using the video wallpaper, my desktop crashes when i left-click on it and turns my wallpaper into black.Meaning, my desktop just turned useless because i can't do the option thing in it. I tried reinstalling and found out that the DesktopFx installer is already expired. Before, you email me back after 2days ( thanks anyway about that!) and told me that i should do something with the registry intries.But evetually that morning that i read your email the problem was surprisingly gone.So i didn't bother to change anything with the registry and also forgot to response to your email (sorry about that!). I waited for the next release of the desktopFx and got it working again with my windows vista. For 2 months there were no problem issues, i've learned not to use the video wallpaper again, UNTIL TODAY.

I did try to use the video wallpaper (tempted, i guess!). It was just working fine until my next reboot. Now, my desktop is black, can't do anything with it and again im so worried. I checked your site and there's no update for the software (expired on july 16,2008).To my fustration, after completely uninstalling the desktopFx i went to the REGEDIT and deleted the DesktopFx folder in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE. After a couple of rebooting and registry defraugmentaion i still got the same problem.I spent the whole afternoon looking for solution in Google, i read some of the forums that you were in including aqua-soft but I FOUND NO SOLUTION.

I guess it's up to the genius who made this.Please dude, i need your help.

Thank you anyway for sharing your cool apps.

When are you releasing the august edition of DesktopFx? I would definitely still use it.

Hope to hear from you if you have time.Thanx

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hello there.

I have vista home prem.

I am interested in using the photo slideshow as wallpaper.

I have installed desktopeffects, installation went well no error, but I do not see any "configure desktop effects" in context menu :(

I have follwed the instructions i.e downloaded runtime files etc but no luck.

any idea why.

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Hey, I was wondering why this wouldn't work on my vista and xp

I installed it on both machine but I still don't see the configure desktop thingy

Please help me!, this would look great on my desktop!

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yes some help would be appreciated. i too run vista home premium sp1. installed w/ no errors. i do notice on the download page that this installer should have "expired". any1?

i have dx10. i installed teh dx9 runtime. i installed the C++ runtime. idk wut could be wrong.

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