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VDesk – Visual Desktop FREE For 5 Days Starts Sept. 11

AnthonyAMC the creator of VDesk is giving away VDesk (Visual Desktop) for the next 5 days. Get your copy before 9/16 and enjoy!


VDesk is a frontend for xwinwrap which allows you to have a screensaver or video as a desktop wallpaper. Others may refer to this as animated desktop, animated background or video desktop. The use of VDesk depends on zenity, xwinwrap, mplayer and screensavers. I hope that you will find VDesk a suitable frontend for xwinwrap, containing all the features that you would hope to find. We have strived to make VDesk user friendly and highly configurable.

Download VDesk – Visual Desktop

Installation

Go to your Downloads folder and extract the content of the VDesk_1.3.zip file. Then open a terminal window (press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy+paste the following line:

sudo ./Downloads/VDesk_1.3.1/installer

The installer will take care of everything from there.

For a more detailed install/usage guide read the README.txt file that’s included in the VDesk_1.3.zip file.

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|Anthony|
|Anthony|
10 years ago

Hey tinuz, thanks for the bump! I have decided to make VDesk free from now on. I know that the open source community has come to expect free, not only in openness, but also in price so there ya go. If you or any of your readers have comments or feature requests, please be sure to use the comments section on the VDesk page at gnome-look.
Thanks again for the bump!
~Anthony

|Anthony|
|Anthony|
10 years ago
Reply to  tinuz

The link is still the same:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/VDesk+-+Visual+Desktop?content=141678

Thanks for the offer to host a download, but I would rather that VDesk remain a gnome-look download. I don’t want people to be confused as to where the official version is.

It would be awesome if people started putting up some youtube videos of VDesk in action! I think that might draw some more attention 🙂

~Anthony

|Anthony|
|Anthony|
10 years ago
Reply to  tinuz

I have not experienced this bug. The only graphic glitch i do experience is that when i use a video (not a screensaver), conky, screenlets, and cairo-dock are in a layer below the xwinwrap layer. I am able to click through the xwinwrap layer and bring those “widgets”above it. Metacity will only handle pseudo-transparent windows. A compositing window manage such as Compiz is required for a more seamless desktop integration.

|Anthony|
|Anthony|
10 years ago

Who knew GNOME3 was good for something! 0.o

|Anthony|
|Anthony|
10 years ago

It would be nice if the score at gnome-look was higher. Some people were apparently annoyed that i was charging a dollar. Others saw the value, but the damage was done. Need more people to dl and vote!