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dreamee
post Nov 23 2013, 10:54 AM

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Any recommendation of PC spec for playing GTA 5?
mizan10
post Jan 6 2014, 11:19 PM

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Thanks for useful info
ammarechizen
post Jan 17 2014, 03:20 PM

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i would like to ask...how do you make a text that is clickable on desktop?

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post Apr 18 2014, 07:31 PM

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pretty confusing. and my netbook cant support this kind of graphic. so lag. haish.
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post Jun 2 2014, 04:49 PM

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sorry for noob question. can this be done on windows 7 ?
chayjeong
post Jul 14 2014, 11:48 PM

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Guys any idea how i make this theme?




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tsingtsaobeer
post Jan 3 2015, 02:54 PM

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looks awesome
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post Mar 18 2015, 05:37 PM

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QUOTE(fariz @ Feb 3 2005, 09:09 AM)
Beginners Guide to Desktop Modding

Disclaimer:
1. I'm not responsible if you mess up your registry and your computer decides to no longer work. just so you know, do all of these things at your own hazard.
2. Guides are taken from other guide scattered in the forum and other forums.

Introduction:

So you went to customize.org and you saw the most badass desktop ever and you want to know how it's done right? now that you realize that posting a comment saying "great screenshot, how did you do this?" doesn't get you anywhere, this tutorial will attempt to reveal to you the basic steps of desktop customization in windows and point you in the right direction as to where to achieve more advanced effects.

Enabling WinXP to use 3rd party themes:

Universal UXTheme Patcher:
The UXTheme Patcher allows you to use any 3rd party msstyle theme on Windows XP/SP1/SP2 by patching the uxtheme.dll (dynamic link library).

Download UXTheme Multi-Patcher

Download visual style from any of these site:
- Neowin.net: Completed Visual Styles
- deviantART: Visual Styles
- Customize.org: XP VisualStyles

After you have downloaded the visual styles; usually in zip format; extract it to c:\windows\resources\themes\

Right click desktop > properties > appearance tab, select the visual style you just installed.

Another method is to use WindowBlinds; download here; also 30 days trial.
You can get themes for WindowBlinds from WinCustomize

Wallpaper:

As you may have guessed, your desktop background or "wallpaper" is integral to the overall look of your desktop theme.

A good rule of thumb for wallpapers is to always use one that has a solidly colored area so you can place your icons and other desktop elements without interfering with the wallpaper's focal point. This becomes a problem sometimes when you're using a wallpaper that has a lot of three dimensional work and doesn't really leave room for a blank area. This might require you to edit the wallpaper a bit to your liking and may be more trouble than it's worth.

some good resources for wallpapers are:

- customize.org
- deviantart.com
- Pixelgirl
- Mac OS X wallpapers
- MobiusCo
- Mandolux
- MagnetStudio
- Vladstudio
- WallpaperStock
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Note that back up your Windows to restore your valuable information before you do anything.
You can check this post which will be helpful:
http://guides.securityguides.org/how-to-re...owser-hijacker/

Hope the information that can help you! Good luck to you!
GreyMT
post Apr 12 2015, 08:09 PM

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Thanks bro. One question. What is your recommendation on using what pc specs?
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post Apr 15 2015, 05:28 PM

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im using rocket dock. i play some game. then when i quit the game. the rocketdock hangs at the desktop. i had to reopen the program or end task to make it better again. any solutions?
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post Apr 25 2015, 05:51 PM

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I am so proud of you which you have responded. Nice forum.
dolphin0323
post May 8 2015, 06:04 PM

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Guys. I've a question to seek answers from experienced and skilled desktop modders.

How do we get twitter timeline update feed RSS ? I've look up in customize.org and devianart but there aren't many.

Some people do have solutions but it is showing a particular user's twitter feed instead of timeline update feed of my followers.

Almost all of the twitter skins are not functional. I've read that last time twitter removed the RSS feature. Any clues? TIA.
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post Oct 8 2015, 02:46 PM

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QUOTE(dreamee @ Nov 23 2013, 10:54 AM)
Any recommendation of PC spec for playing GTA 5?
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what u mean? u can search it online. but if u building 1, might as well tell us ur budget here
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post Oct 8 2015, 03:39 PM

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QUOTE(WongCobain @ Oct 8 2015, 02:46 PM)
what u mean? u can search it online. but if u building 1, might as well tell us ur budget here
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lulz, seriously answering 2013 punya post?

Anyway, this subs is getting lonelier than ever blush.gif
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post Oct 8 2015, 03:41 PM

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QUOTE(fotosintesis @ Oct 8 2015, 03:39 PM)
lulz, seriously answering 2013 punya post?

Anyway, this subs is getting lonelier than ever blush.gif
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missed that. okay.jpeg

idk bout u, but as i get older, my time with my pc getting lesser
microuniver
post Jan 20 2016, 12:38 PM

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thanks for the links @fariz thumbup.gif





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langlang23456
post Apr 13 2016, 03:25 PM

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lots of tips to be learnt
jacxk
post Dec 7 2016, 03:45 PM

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hye allz..
im in dilemma rite now...i think of going to upgrade my pc..my dilemma is to built a new one...or upgrading my old setup..
currently my specs is:

mobo - asus m4a88t v evo usb3
gpu - asus engtx 460
proc - amd phenom ll x6
ram - 4x2gb ddr 3
psu 500 watt
cooler - cooler master v8
still using hdd.

my question if i want to upgrade..my budget is around 2k. mainly target to upgrade gpu and adding ssd and a new/used psu.

plz help...coz im still a newbie lol...
leekaisuen69
post Mar 11 2017, 11:28 AM

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hello... i am planning to build a custom rig n get parts from 'everywhere'. Problem now is is there a website i can check to double confirm the contability and room clearance of parts? lets say cpu coolers to ram clearance, or psu to case.
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post May 7 2017, 11:43 PM

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Helpfull that's what I was looking for

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