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capoverde


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PostPosted: Thu 12 Mar 2009, 04:13    Post subject:  

Laughing Thanks for taking the time to make some fun about language correctness... It has plunged down everywhere since the upcoming of spellchecking word processors...

Will try to locate all "un-English" files. Twisted Evil

* Using XVesa at 1280x1024 with Puppy 4.2RC2 on my most recent box (Celeron 2800 on Asrock775i65GV), at startup a grey bar appears at screen top and bottom (pic not "stretched") and the background seems cut in wood, no use restarting X. All icons and windows show normally.

Apparently these problems arise with the most compact backgrounds (they also take more time to be displayed, albeit badly). "Aurora australis" shows up perfectly and quickly -- and is a sure eye-catcher, let's keep it!

Had problems yesterday and today to enter the forum. Others, too?
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PostPosted: Thu 12 Mar 2009, 04:21    Post subject:  

capoverde wrote:
Had problems yesterday and today to enter the forum. Others, too?

Yep. I've PM'd John to see if he can do something about it. I would have emailed him but I've lost his email address since my old laptop crashed.

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Mar 2009, 04:29    Post subject:  

You can always use the DeepThought Chat room - I will be there till 11AM GMT

http://www.chatmaker.net/chatap/rooms/DeepThought/

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Mar 2009, 23:56    Post subject: Deep Thought and default wallpaper
Subject description: .... 16-bit colour only
 

I've been playing around testing various wallpapers to see which ones would give us the best first impression for Puppy-4.2. I have to admit that I have two personal favourites in Zigbert's stardust and deepthought, both of which are tiny. Unfortunately, neither of them looks any good at all in 16-bit colour - they're too pixelated - and the same is true for all of the other very frugal wallpapers developed by the guys on the forum (some as small as 43 bytes!)

I don't believe that, given Puppy's focus on older hardware, we can risk our first impressions on a wallpaper that doesn't look good in 16-bit colour; hence my dilemma. Images, rather than gradient backgrounds or pixel posters, appear to be the best bet. Here are 3 such images that I'm considering. Any thoughts?

Blue-grass - 800x600 40kb



Winter-wheat - 800x600 75kb



Crystal-shore - 800x600 46kb


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PostPosted: Fri 13 Mar 2009, 00:36    Post subject:  

hey whodo you can get 7000 free wallpapers at http://www.myfreewallpapers.com/abstract/abstract-wallpapers.shtml
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PostPosted: Fri 13 Mar 2009, 01:37    Post subject:  

ttuuxxx wrote:
hey whodo you can get 7000 free wallpapers at http://www.myfreewallpapers.com/abstract/abstract-wallpapers.shtml

Does this mean you don't like any of the chosen 3? Razz Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Mar 2009, 01:48    Post subject:  

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Crystal-shore - 800x600 46kb


Ctystal shore could replace the 'depressed datchund' wallpaper.
It is reminiscent of the 'arctic freeze' default of 4.12 and the seagull. Cheerful and uplifting. Grass is neutral and bland. Smile

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Mar 2009, 02:06    Post subject:  

echo (lobster's comment) Smile

Did you gimpify (or mtpaint Wink ) Jeba's clock? I like it.

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Mar 2009, 02:10    Post subject:  

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Crystal-shore - 800x600 46kb


Ctystal shore could replace the 'depressed datchund' wallpaper.
It is reminiscent of the 'arctic freeze' default of 4.12 and the seagull. Cheerful and uplifting. Grass is neutral and bland. Smile

I also thought it was very reminiscent of the things that drive the Australian ethos - sun, sand and sea! Wink

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Mar 2009, 03:00    Post subject:  

I like the 1st and 3rd wallpaper, probably the 1st one best.
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PostPosted: Fri 13 Mar 2009, 06:58    Post subject:  

The blurred (out of focus) areas are not good in the first one. Might give someone the idea that their monitor is not working (or their eyes are going bad).

I'm not convinced of the other two.
Maybe a beach scene with a tall cold sweating beer on it?
Wait.....maybe that's because I'm in Maine and it's 8 degrees F this morning.

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Mar 2009, 07:09    Post subject:  

trapster wrote:
I'm not convinced of the other two.
Maybe a beach scene with a tall cold sweating beer on it?
Wait.....maybe that's because I'm in Maine and it's 8 degrees F this morning.

Well then you'd be glad that I didn't revert to Barry's iceberg! Razz At least looking at the crystal shore should make you feel warmer, even if you aren't! Wink

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Mar 2009, 07:30    Post subject:  

WhoDo
Thanks for asking!
I prefer the shore, & agree with your 'reminds....' comment
But by all means go with the majority
What screen is the CatDude bootgui having? - [remember that?]
Should be nice too, eh?

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Mar 2009, 08:22    Post subject:  

01micko wrote:
Did you gimpify (or mtpaint Wink ) Jeba's clock? I like it.

A quick gimping is all it took. Why reinvent the clock face, eh? Razz

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Mar 2009, 13:26    Post subject:  

Would have been nice to see this screenshots when running with 16bits colordepth.


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