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Vareegas
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Need some major help!!!

Vareegas » May 16th, 2010, 10:00 pm

Ok im wanting to make a cool desktop but you see im not the most computer savvy individual. First off I want to get rid of everything on the desktop like Itunes and Firefox and the games and add them to one of those cool taskbars everyone has in rainmeter on the bottom/side/top. Second I want to get rid of the current original taskbar all together. If I can get those two things done then it will be a lot easier, so if anybody can help me or if there is a guide for extreme dummies on this it would be much appreciated!
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Re: Need some major help!!!

Vareegas » May 16th, 2010, 10:01 pm

Forgot to add my desktop picture atm for extra help.

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Re: Need some major help!!!

JpsCrazy » May 16th, 2010, 10:15 pm

Search the forum - guarenteed the information is there somewhere.

ObjectDock and RKLauncher both can hide the taskbar, but I'm sure there are other options as well.

You can hide all your icons.
For XP, right click on your desktop, Arrange Icons By--> Show Desktop Icons.
Uncheck it and they should disappear.

And just search 'Launcher' in this forum, or under Rainmeter on Customize.org or Deviantart.com.

Guides for extreme dummies:
http://rainmeter.net/cms/Rainmeter101
http://rainmeter.net/cms/Manual
http://rainmeter.net/cms/Rainmeter101-SkinTutorials
http://rainmeter.net/cms/Tips
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Re: Need some major help!!!

Chewtoy » May 17th, 2010, 7:17 am

If you want a total makeover of your desktop, I'd suggest switching from explorer to say, bbLean or LiteStep. This will give you more ability to customize pretty much everything.

But if you just want the docks, either ObjectDock for a (for me quite big) fee, or RocketDock for free.
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Re: Need some major help!!!

dragonmage » May 17th, 2010, 2:26 pm

Chewtoy, replacing the shell is not something that someone who is "not very computer savvy" should jump right into.
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Re: Need some major help!!!

jsmorley » May 17th, 2010, 2:59 pm

dragonmage wrote:Chewtoy, replacing the shell is not something that someone who is "not very computer savvy" should jump right into.
And someone who IS "very computer savvy" knows enough not to... ;-)
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Re: Need some major help!!!

tru » May 17th, 2010, 3:23 pm

What about Taskbar Eliminator ?
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Re: Need some major help!!!

maminscris » May 17th, 2010, 6:01 pm

tru wrote:What about Taskbar Eliminator ?
taskbar is useful, and have the auto-hide option
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Re: Need some major help!!!

Chewtoy » May 19th, 2010, 12:51 pm

dragonmage wrote:Chewtoy, replacing the shell is not something that someone who is "not very computer savvy" should jump right into.
Well. The person said to be "not the most computer savvy individual", not a computer illiterate. ;)
And really, both LiteStep and bbLean isn't all to hard. If you just want to change the look, install and that's it. Not all to hard, and even "not the most computer savvy individual" could do it. :)
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