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What's On Your Desktop?

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Rowan
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What's On Your Desktop?

Post by Rowan » Wed September 10th, 2008, 3:01 pm

Okay I swiped this idea from the paranormal forum I'm on and thought it'd be interesting to do here. If you're not savvy enough to know how to capture your desktop to share, let me know and I'll post instructions.

This is my work desktop. It's just a random photo of fog from when I wanted that sort of look for my blog.


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Post by Leyland » Wed September 10th, 2008, 3:55 pm

I have a picture of Loch Lomond taken in March 2006 as my desktop background at work. Since my desktop is overload with accounting related icons - please check out the attached picture for prettier viewing!
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Post by Julianne Douglas » Wed September 10th, 2008, 4:12 pm

Oooh, I'm so proud of myself! I figured out how to post this!

Here's the image from my desktop: the Chateau of Chenonceaux, which spans the Cher River. Henri II presented Chenonceaux to his mistress, Diane de Poitiers.


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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed September 10th, 2008, 4:23 pm

Mine's boring Microsoft blue. I should fix it up one of these days. Love yours, Julianne!
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed September 10th, 2008, 4:32 pm

Okay, Julianne, how do you post a photo from your own computer files? That Photobucket thing isn't working for me.
My desktop shows a panorama of ViraVira overlooking Lake Huayabamba, a Chachapoya archaeological site similar to one we visited four years ago in Northern Peru.

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Post by Ariadne » Wed September 10th, 2008, 4:36 pm

Here's the background image from mine - taken by my husband on our trip to Amelia Island, Florida, over Christmas break last year.
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Post by LoveHistory » Wed September 10th, 2008, 4:51 pm

Mine is a wallpaper made by a Pride & Prejudice fan. It's from the movie and shows Lizzy and Darcy from different scenes, with roses in the corners and "In vain have I struggled..." at the bottom.

I'll have to see if I can figure out how to post a pic of it.

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Rowan
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Post by Rowan » Wed September 10th, 2008, 5:14 pm

[quote=""LoveHistory""]Mine is a wallpaper made by a Pride & Prejudice fan. It's from the movie and shows Lizzy and Darcy from different scenes, with roses in the corners and "In vain have I struggled..." at the bottom.

I'll have to see if I can figure out how to post a pic of it.[/quote]

Minimize all programs you might have open then press the PrtScn key on your keyboard. You can then paste it into MS Paint and save it. I host most all of my photos on Photobucket.com which is free. Once there, they provide a link for you to paste into a forum message for it to appear like mine.

And none of you have icons on your desktops??!!
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Post by EC2 » Wed September 10th, 2008, 5:25 pm

The cover that didn't make it onto the front of A Place beyond Courage, but I love it, so it's currently my desktop.
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Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Carine » Wed September 10th, 2008, 5:41 pm

My desktop is Queen's View in Scotland. I took the picture myself last year when we were on holiday in Scotland.

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