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OS X Desktop - Orange Love by HiggyB OS X Desktop - Orange Love by HiggyB
My first upload to DA, w00t! I work at Unity Technologies and am in love with my job and the product we make, the Unity game engine. As such my work laptop has been themed for a long time now, but as of early April a casual and light side effort become a hard core addiction. I found GeekTool then NerdTool, Secrets and TinkerTool, and more. The above was my desktop for most of April and the first week of May and it features:

Desktop wallpaper made by me [link]
Weather conditions displayed using GeekTool.
Weather icons by JyriK here on DA, "Weather Icons Shiny" [link]

Semi-transparent menu bar
White menubar icons
That's a Dateline calendar across the bottom
The data/info at the bottom is all GeekTool

FWIW, my dock was accidentally left out of the screenshot and a few weeks ago I migrated to a new set up. But it's in the bottom right corner with auto-hide on and an invisible background to it. That will appear in my next screenshot, my May desktop.

If you're interested in the wallpaper image itself then check out Wallpaper - Orange Love [link] here on deviantART. I posted a set of three wallpaper images, the one used above and two others that are similarly themed. Enjoy! (added May 25, 2011)

Note: I'm rushing to get this posted and I will come back and give proper credit for some of the tweaks like the menubar and whatnot. I most definitely did not come up with it all myself and owe a few folks lots of thanks! :)
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artist00 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
nice one. thanks a lot for sharing with us.

and you already use geektool as i see right now (:
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HiggyB Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks! I was using GeekTool, then I switched myself over to NerdTool entirely. But that Geek->Nerd migration was completed just in time for the release of Lion, and NerdTool is non-functional on Lion whereas GeekTool does work. So now I'll migrate back... Good times eh? I'm working on my first Lion update now, I should have it posted soon!
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artist00 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
i am curious. my switch to lion so soon, since in the beginning there are a lot of bugs in the system and software developer have to update their software too ?!
anyway, i give it another half year and thank you for the info on geektool compatibility on lion. i have come to appreciate it very much for some functions.

good luck on the lion update. (:
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Gaussian24 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Cool shot! :salute: Like what you did with geektool :D
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HiggyB Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, I appreciate the positive feedback. Sorry I didn't reply until now but I've simply been off deviantART for a while now as I've been busy at work, with life, etc. Rock on!
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mbrockwell Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
GIMME THAT WALLPAPER!!!
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HiggyB Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'd love to but I'm at work right now and that wallpaper file is on my backup drive at home, I think. If nothing else I can recreate it for you.

FWIW, I did a few flavors of that wallpaper, using those orange colors, another with a set of blues and a third using white, black and some grays. Then each of those in a few variants with how the Unity logo/stripes are shown, and how many are shown. My point? Once I find that source I may post a small collection of them for you to choose from. :)
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mbrockwell Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Awesome :D

Thanks Tom :)
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HiggyB Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Sorry for taking so long but I finally uploaded the wallpaper image shown in my "OS X Desktop - Orange Love" [link] submission. You can find that desktop image plus two others in "Wallpaper - Orange Love" [link] . I run my MacBook Pro at 1680x1050 so that's the resolution I posted, if you need another resolution then let me know and I'll get those included for you as well (and be a bit faster!).

Enjoy!
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mbrockwell Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Thanks for the link!

And don't worry about the screen resolution thing - I can scale it down myself :D

-Mike
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yitleng Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
please share the weather icon?thx
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HiggyB Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Check out JyriK's "Weather Icons Shiny" here on deviantART: [link]

I updated my description above with that same link in case others are interested as well.
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Noctrine Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
This is pretty cool. I'd like to do something similar, I can't wait till you post the rest of the information.
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HiggyB Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks! I'm getting my personal website/blog in order and once that's sorted I'll share the details on how I made it all happen and of course on some of the other (cooler IMO) things I've added/changed in the last few weeks. 8-)
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