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    Giga Wallpaper

    Ok, I KNOW already what you are thinking: \"To optimize one\'s Giga performance, turn off screensavers and wallpapers...\"

    However, I\'m surprised that some visually creative person hasn\'t made a cool graphic with a Giga theme to use as a wallpaper for their dedicated Giga PCs.

    Come on: a 100k image on the desktop won\'t degrade performance THAT much will it?

    Anybody have a cool Giga wallpaper?

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    Re: Giga Wallpaper

    Well... I can tell you my Giga PC has a nice exclusive SAM Horns wallpaper! Heheh... [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

    Maarten

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    Re: Giga Wallpaper

    Okay, since someone else said it first, I feel better about bringing this up... I was just looking around last night for some good desktop images for my computers oriented towards musical themes. Classy stuff, not preschooly. I searched google for hours and couldn\'t find anything. Maybe someone here could point the way?

    I think it\'s justifiable, I mean the screens are kind of the focal points of a studio. They should look good, tasteful, and be \"dressed to impress\" as it were. We\'re artists, not technicians. Plain black or blue just won\'t do.

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    Re: Giga Wallpaper

    Thanks fer the reference guys, there are a couple of possibilities from what little I saw of the webshots site, and I really like the one you mentioned, Maarten. It had the classy feel I had in mind.

    I think I\'m actually going to take the time to create a couple of images the way I want them. Prior to studying music I was a graphic artist, so it\'s been a while, but I\'m sure I\'ve still got it in me [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] When I\'m done I\'ll post links to em here if anyone else is interested in this kind of thing.

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    Re: Giga Wallpaper

    I used this one for a couple of weeks.
    Very stylish and has some musical elements too...

    http://www2.hku.nl/~maarte2/pic/slickjackplug.jpg

    Maarten

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    Re: Giga Wallpaper

    Look through Webshots.com at location http://www.webshots.com/search/search.fcgi?words=musical+instruments&noRedir=1&pa ge=1. Ther are quite a few pages of things related to musical instruments.

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    Re: Giga Wallpaper

    For the record a background image WILL increase resources and could produce unwanted results while using GS, especially on lower end pc\'s. Even more so if you\'re running in a high resolution or high color mode. (32bit color, true color, etc.)

    I know when I used to run my sequencer with a background image on, the screen updates slowed down.

    Besides, my screen is maximized when GS is running, I never see the desktop anyway! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Giga Wallpaper

    Correct, also make sure that you do NOT have the Active Desktop enabled, which also tends to eat some CPU power. I believe this option is required if you want to display JPG images on the desktop.

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    Re: Giga Wallpaper

    Originally posted by PeterRoos:
    Correct, also make sure that you do NOT have the Active Desktop enabled, which also tends to eat some CPU power. I believe this option is required if you want to display JPG images on the desktop.
    <font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">Correct, not to mention the other hassles Active Desktop introduces to 9X/ME machines. Turn that crap OFF. Right-Click on the desktop, go to Active Desktop, and be sure that \"Show Web Content\" or \"View As Webpage\" is not checked. If you find a good pic online that you want to use as a background, just rightclick on the image, and choose \"Set As Background.\"

    I\'ve got a nice 800x600 Dimmu Borgir pic blown up to 1600x1200, running at 16-bit color, and GS performs just fine. (Athlon XP 1700+, 1GB of RAM, Win98SE)

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    Re: Giga Wallpaper

    Please check this topic the next days... something\'s gonna happen... [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    Hansi

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