|OT| The Wallpaper Place - Gee, I wonder what it's about

Li Kao

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This is the official Meta thread for wallpapers. Of all kinds and resolution. Full screen, vertical, horizontal, we are open to every position.



INTERESTING TRIVIA - The origin of wallpapers

Some day, a nerd felt that his desktop was a bit plain.
And so was born the wallpaper.

END OF INTERESTING TRIVIA



[Some text goes there to gently space out the two interesting trivia. My dog ate it.]



INTERESTING TRIVIA - The first wallpaper

It is difficult for us modern people to find traces of those simpler times when the first wallpaper was invoked into existence.
But, many scholars have agreed upon throughout the years that, all things considered, it being a creation of a male mind and all, that it was probably erotica.

Hence it should be known, in the beginning was the porn.

END OF INTERESTING TRIVIA



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WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN
In better hands, this OT would have seen colored giclees in the background of the trivia (does this thing take an 's' ?) openings and endings. And a painting frame for the main image would have been quite Le Chic.


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Li Kao

Li Kao

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On a slightly more serious note, here's my wallpaper as of yesterday.
I discovered the artist Guweiz and fell in love with this one.

And believe it or not, it's because of the light emitted by the earrings. I like the cig too, but I have bad tastes like that.
The overall pale coloring is great for icon contrast too.



A lot of other nice artworks when you look for Guweiz on wallhaven.
I nuked the link because when you click on it the site doesn't display everything. So search you do.
 
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Ascheroth

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I've been using this one for the longest time:



Then I got my 1440p monitor and realized that one is too small :cold-sweat:

So I'm using a smaller cersion of this there now (and keep the one above on my secondary monitor):


And this is my current login screen wallpaper (which I had been using previously as my regular wallpaper for a while)



I find my wallpapers via google image search usually, but it looks like 2 of those happen to come from this site:
 

texhnolyze

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I used to regularly switch my wallpaper for an upcoming game or currently being played one. But since I don't really game anymore these days (or the lack of exciting ones), I simply use some Gundam art wallpaper.

Anyway, anyone else like their desktop clean from icons? I never have anything on my desktop to keep the wallpaper fully intact.
 

Falexandre

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I used to regularly switch my wallpaper for an upcoming game or currently being played one. But since I don't really game anymore these days (or the lack of exciting ones), I simply use some Gundam art wallpaper.

Anyway, anyone else like their desktop clean from icons? I never have anything on my desktop to keep the wallpaper fully intact.
I also prefer it "clean", I just have the recyle Bin icon, since I've been to lazy to move it.

 
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Li Kao

Li Kao

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I also prefer it "clean", I just have the recyle Bin icon, since I've been to lazy to move it.

That's a great concept for a wallpaper. One I think I vaguely remember wanting to do but just trying to understand the how is making my head hurt.
Did you do it yourself ?


I also like it clean...in fact, I like it so clean that I have a black background for 99% of the time. But I'm always open to have a wallpaper (for a while) if I find something cool. So... keep suggestions coming :D
I have phases like that too. I'm incredibly picky about my wallpapers and when I'm not doing my usual rotation I fall back to a blue Steam wallpaper where the logo has been edited out. Minimalist without being too plain.
 
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Hektor

CHIE SATONAKA ON STEAM
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I haven't chanegd my desktop wallpaper in probably 10 years now

 
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Falexandre

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That's a great concept for a wallpaper. One I think I vaguely remember wanting to do but just trying to understand the how is making my head hurt.
Did you do it yourself ?
Not at all. It's made by a neat little program called John's Background Switcher, It uses pictures from my wallpaper collection, and most of it, like the number of photos and the size is configurable.
It can also use a few online sources for the wallpapers, like flickr or Instragram.
 

DriftedPlanet

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Main laptop background for the past 8 years or so. I had a lower resolution version for a while until I found a .png version in 2134 x 1200.



On desktop I just set displayfusion to cycle a wallpaper folder on my dual monitors (and sometimes tv) that starts each with a random image from the folder.
 
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Li Kao

Li Kao

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I simply hide the recycle bin, it's quite an eyeshore. I just clean it about once a month.

Here's my current desktop, by the way.

Oh I wish I could do that. I treat the recycle bin as a gun in a fps, where I reload every few seconds :face-with-open-mouth-and-cold-sweat:
I should try setting the ‘real’ deletion to a reasonable length and forget about the bin. But that’s year of habit...
Superb Gundam wall btw. That’s some mecha porn, alright.

Wait, you can center the links in the lower bar ? :dizzy-face:
 
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Li Kao

Li Kao

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This is my current one. Actually an old one, I'm as I've said so annoyingly picky with my wallpapers.
I like the minimalism here, and the retro vibe evidently.

 

Ascheroth

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Felt like changing my wallpaper(s) up for a bit.
I've added these into the rotation (I have a different one on each monitor and with the default settings windows 10 occasionally cycles through them when you select multiple images, which I'm fine with):






We'll see if I'll keep them or change some, or move back to the Mushishi ones or just add those into the rotation as well :)