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Stikma-tized by OtisBee Stikma-tized by OtisBee

someone recently said, that it's quite a mistery how my desktop would look like, so being all under the influence of my latest Stikma releases, here's my current Windows XP setup:

WALLPAPER | Stikma Red Walls
YAHOO!WIDGET | Informer
RAINMETER | Stikma Rain
CD ART DISPLAY | Stikma
OBJECT DOCK | Stikma Dock
DOCK ICONS | Stikma Icons
DESKTOP ICONS | quickly created for this shot
CURSOR-FX | Ecliz Cursors

things i use that are not seen in the screenshot:

WB-THEME | V O X
STYLER TB | Concave Toolbar
WINAMP | cPro Ebonite


well, i hope i haven't forgotten anything.
tell me, if i did and i will gladly add it to this list.
any other question? just ask.

:bucktooth::horns:



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:iconalexanderprofane:
AlexanderProfane Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
That's a f**king sexy setup dude, mad props to you!
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Interface Designer
wow, thanks a lot. that's some hell of a feedback. :woohoo:
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darkexille Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
tis is outstanding marvellous just MIND BLOWING
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013   Interface Designer
oha, somehow your comment got lost in the pile of my message centre. :hmm:
so, i'm 18 months late with my reply. :ohmygod:
but better late than never, right? :D

well, thank you so very much!!!!!!!!
my setup being perceived as "outstanding marvellous just MIND BLOWING" is plain right splendidly wonderful!!

:hooray:
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:iconpitkon:
pitkon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012   Interface Designer
That was a long time ago, before my comeback, so I missed this. It's excellent, Otis. And I insist that you must try Blackbox - will make your creative life easier :nod: A fav!
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012   Interface Designer
...and i even won a screenshot contest with this one. [link]
the first time i ever participated in a contest. go figure. :lol:

well, thanks Pete, i'm glad you like it. it was indeed quite a long time ago. so long that i can't even really remember what it's like to work with XP. i just occasionally launch that old machine (maybe 5 or 6 times a year) to update the OS. i've made the switch to Mac OSX almost 2 years ago and only have a copy of Win7 installed there for my ongoing yet unfortunately decreasing activities and involvement with CD Art Display. i'm not even customizing my win7 system as much as i used to back in my winXP times anymore. :hmm:

so, i appreciate your very high recommendations to use Blackbox, but chances are that i won't spend much time on customizing my 2 windows systems at any time soon. ;)

anyways... thanks once again for your feedback, my friend! :w00t:
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pitkon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012   Interface Designer
Congratulations about your win, I didn't know. I know you are using Mac nowadays, but your setup did remind me of Blackbox elements. Anyway, if you ever decide to give it a try, let me know. I've not given up on you yet... :D And you are very welcome, you deserved every praise for this...
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012   Interface Designer
:headbang:
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blackbone77 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
stunning bro .....vielen dank thank you
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   Interface Designer
it is me who has to thank you.
so, thanks a lot for both your fav and feedback, Chris! :hug:
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Y-N-1-F Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
This is soooo nice! Love it!:icongrin--plz:
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011   Interface Designer
haha.. it's been a while since i've looked at it myself and now that you brought it back to my attention, i have to admit that i really miss my old winXP now. :D
thank you heaps for the fav, the feedback and for letting me reminisce of the old days, dude. :#1:
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Y-N-1-F Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
It's hard to believe that XP could look so good:D
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011   Interface Designer
well, for me the XP operating system is still the most customizable one. in fact, there isn't really a thing that can't be changed in winXP, and that's something i really miss in win7. just take the great StylerTB app for example. it provides an extremely cool way of having completely different explorer buttons, but sadly it can't be used in win7 anymore. in winXP there has been a plethora of very well made dark visual styles with little to no issues in terms of systemwide readability of the various skinned apps. in win7, dark styles are rather sparse (styles like "Dark Agility" being the amazing exceptions there), which to me is quite a pity, as i don't get the chance to feel as at home as i did in winXP before, if you know what i mean. :D

in short: XP has been a customizer's dream, imo. nearly anything was possible. win7 -on the other hand- is a great operating system, which is in many ways superior to its predecessors. i guess that compensates a bit for the lack of customizability.

anyways... thanks again for your appreciation, Jimmy! :#1:
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Y-N-1-F Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
I have to agree, totally. But, as you point out, Win7 is very stable and fast.
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   Interface Designer
indeed it is. :D
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Llightdriver Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Beautiful!
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:iconotisbee:
OtisBee Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011   Interface Designer
thanks, i really miss my XP setup sometimes. :cries:
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niesel Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
I LOVE IT!
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010   Interface Designer
great! :D
thanks a lot!! :hug:
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dublusto Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
very niceeeeeee :D
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010   Interface Designer
oh cool. thanks for your fav.
much appreciated. :hug:
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gummybelly Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
the dock is just excellent...so is the CAD skin.
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010   Interface Designer
ah great, thanks for saying that.
also thanks for faving the shot. :clap:
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jeff-saiint Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyy niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010   Interface Designer
great! ... hahahahahaha. :rofl:
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muhda Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Hi Otis,

When you have more time, can you please make (more) desktop-icons en release them?
Because the (stikma) desk-icon's that you already made are so Stikma-tized :D

The stikma-Wall in a red color dip is surprisingly great.
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010   Interface Designer
absolutely .. and i'm quite surprised that i'm still using it myself. :D

stikma icons, huh? hmm.. i'll think about it. ;)
what do you think would be the right size for a desktop icon?
48x48? or 64x64? or even the large 256x256 ones?
i've never made any, so i'm quite helpless here. :hmm:
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muhda Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Hmm, I think 48x48 will be the right size to start with.
You can also release a mock-up, idea or preview of the icons so other deviants/friends can give you feedback. :D
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010   Interface Designer
well, how about this? [link] :)
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Borix Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
ThaSexy ;)
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010   Interface Designer
hahahahaha. thanks Borix!! :#1:
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Slifer2006 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I never though that stikma will work in a red wall :wowL
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010   Interface Designer
oh yes, i was pretty surprised about that myself. :nod:
i'm even more surprised that i'm still using that wall, because i usually prefer any blueish wallpaper over a red one. :D
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Slifer2006 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yup, seems like blue is your signature. But getting a change sometimes is nice :)

btw Spain vs Portugal just started :D
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010   Interface Designer
3 more minutes to go and spain is leading by one goal. :)
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:iconkatz93:
kAtz93 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
not my type but i really love the designs on all the elements,soft but shiny and some dark taste
fabulous job :peace:
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010   Interface Designer
yeah, i know what you mean.
it's a very specific suite and definitely not everybody's taste. :nod:

that's why i appreciate your fav and feedback even more.
thank you heaps, Thinh! :hug:
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kAtz93 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:highfive:
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vorno Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey mate, you haven't said which OS this is for... is it for windows 7? If so are all the features compatable with 64bit?

PS: Is there a install-guide? - Never tried installing something like this.
Cheers.
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010   Interface Designer
oh, sorry .. that's a setup in Win XP.
unfortunately there's no installer to transform your system/desktop all in one go.
however, all of the listed programs and apps are fully compatible with Win7 and i'm pretty sure for the 64bit version as well.
at least i know for sure for all the stardock products (WindowBlinds, ObjectDock, CursorFX and IconX) and i can guarantee the compatibility of CAD in Win7 64bit.
since Rainmeter and Yahoo!Widgets are major software apps too, i would be surprised if they wouldn't work in W7 64bit either.

nevertheless, i'm afraid that you'd have to install each app and skin manually then. :hmm:
sorry ;)

thanks for your fav, tho. :hug:
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vorno Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow! Im surprised I got a response ^_^ Thank you!
I'll try my besat to figuire out how this program works ^_^ :D
I must get it to work!!!! :D
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010   Interface Designer
good luck then. ;)
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:iconvorno:
vorno Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers! I got a combination working ^_^ some from this skin & some from others :) thanks mate!
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010   Interface Designer
anytime. i'm glad i could help. ;)
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Ubuntico Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love it, thanks for sharing ;)
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010   Interface Designer
i love that you're loving it. :D
thanks for your fav, mate. ;)
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burdensdown Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
I like this a lot
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010   Interface Designer
great! :dance:
thanks for stopping by. :lol:
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ShippD Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
looks awesome Otis love the color for certain.
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