Closed Thread Icon

Topic awaiting preservation: Active Desktoppers?? (Page 1 of 1) Pages that link to <a href="http://ozoneasylum.com/backlink?for=27229" title="Pages that link to Topic awaiting preservation: Active Desktoppers?? (Page 1 of 1)" rel="nofollow" >Topic awaiting preservation: Active Desktoppers?? <span class="small">(Page 1 of 1)</span>\

 
eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 12-30-2005 00:23

Does anyone use them? if so, what kind of resource drain are they?

What about desktopper mods?

I was thinking, Man I would like to have a to do list, built into my desktop, to stare at me constantly so I might actualy *do* something.

Would there be a way to link to an outlook todo list?

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

posted posted 12-30-2005 18:13

Two or three ages ago Jason (JKM) showed me, by an example, the uses of an active desktop. As my computer and ISP seem to be going through a temporal rift of some kind atm, I can not find the example. Blueyonder (ISP) have dropped me right in it, criky! Hopefully, I'll have it all sorted by next year
I made one for myself in Dreramweaver, as I'm codecially challenged.
I use XP, so it was simply a case of making a suitable page to act as an active desktop and enabling it.

::tao:::: ::cell::
[doh] English is my first language, honest. Gosh, I have a few drinks over Xmas and it takes me a week to recover. To answer your initial question eyezaer, no, I don't think it used up hardly any resources.
Or is that a double negative? Hardly any resources were used in the implementation of an active desktop on my computer. That's what I meant.

(Edited by Tao on 12-30-2005 18:28)

Nathus
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Minnesota
Insane since: Aug 2003

posted posted 12-30-2005 19:00

This looks like it might do what you need. There is a 42 day trial. The trial is somewhat limited in how many tasks/notes it can display per day.

http://www.xemico.com/adc/

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 12-30-2005 23:50
quote:

eyezaer said:

I was thinking, Man I would like to have a to do list, built into my desktop, to stare at me constantly so I might actualy *do* something.



There might be a widget for Kapsules that you can use. I have not used them but I would imagine they use up some resources. Are you just wanting like a little sticky note to put on your desktop or an actual list that you can change?

Later,

C:\

eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 12-31-2005 00:58

ahh, cool stuff guys. I shall take a look at those. And Tao, need some black coffee man? I hear it does wonders! Good deal. heh.

_Mauro
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jul 2005

posted posted 01-01-2006 17:41

It may not be exactly what you're looking for, but I use a sort of AD myself.
http://www.beyondwonderland.com/data/images/desktop.jpg

Look at the top right corner.
It's simply active desktop.

But it perfectly integrates my desktop and wallpaper, I can resize the AD window and the background pic is seamlessly adjusted.

Now, this could be made to work like a full featured web application.
For example, I run several scripting engines in my OS, there is the Windows scripting host for batch scripting using js or vbs, but there also is php as a batch scripting language,
active perl, and of course, the good old dos.

So I could use a web page in my active desktop, and have it communicate with a "backend" of some sort using js, vbs, perl, php, or dos.
And it's not trickier than doing it on the web, absolutely equivalent to a homebrewed website.

Hell, you could even have a custom, Flash plugin based desktopper for that matter.

The benefit of doing it yourself? It can be tailored to your exact needs, and can evolve if need be.
As in using a pre-made CMS vs using your own php or perl templates.

_Mauro
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jul 2005

posted posted 01-01-2006 23:31

For further reference, I am "hijacking" this thread for storing the following information:

Registry key value for Desktop wallpaper

Cause if the concept of homebrewed, homepage-like active desktops takes off, this one will be useful to retrieve the current image location
and pass it to the current active desktop page (this would be handled by the "server side" of such a desktopper).

Just in case.

Alevice
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Mexico
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 01-02-2006 16:58

http://www.3m.com/psnotes ?

__________________________________
Something else

Sexy Demoness cel

« BackwardsOnwards »

Show Forum Drop Down Menu