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October 12, 2010 by sViz
 

Thumbnails of the most recent uploads to the hilighted gallery in that currently empty white space on the hover menus.  *nods* That would be awesome.

 

Yay or nay?
January 26, 2010 by sViz
Went specifically to the DX widgets gallery and clicked on the first item. From there, I clicked on "Next" to see the next widget. It took me to a wallpaper, and a few clicks later a bootskin. Clicking on "Return to List" took me to the All Last Updated gallery.
January 21, 2010 by sViz
The main hover menus show up behind videos embedded in posts

 
December 5, 2009 by sViz
  And now we come to the very last edition of I Love DesktopX. I have to thank all of you who’ve read, commented, and featured this series of articles, because I just wouldn’t keep doing it without you guys support.  This being the biggest month for the holidays, below I’ve decided to feature seasonal skins from the past month. But if you’re not feeling the Christmas cheer yet, we’ve also got 3 non-seasonal skins for you to deck the halls with.  ...
November 6, 2009 by sViz
  It’s time for another edition of I Love DesktopX, showcasing the outstanding DX skins from the month of October. But this time I thought I’d break up the monotony and ask a fellow DX user what his favorite skins were in the past month. I have to say I pretty much agree with all of them. Who is this mystery DXer, you ask? None other than Wizard1956, who has been a positive and supportive presence in the skinning community at large. So, I’d like to thank him for ...
October 5, 2009 by sViz
  What an exciting month in DX skins! Oodles of good stuff came out last month. Alas, I can’t feature them all. So, have a look through the galleries and you’ll be sure to find something you like. But stick around because its Community Spotlight edition, and I got to pick the brain of a DX themer we all know and love, RedneckDude! But first, the picks!  Outstanding General Info Simple Weather Pack by buzzh58  I love the simplistic, compact layo...
September 17, 2009 by sViz
Not sure if this is the right category.

I was wondering if there were any way to implement a new feature on WC that kept a log of each time you updated your skin (not description edits.) I'm particularly thinking of DX, but this might apply elsewhere. The reason would be to facilitate a component, or what have you, in DX that can automatically check your WC skin updates page to see if the skin has been updated, and then alerts the end-user that a newer version exists, so they can redownl...
September 2, 2009 by sViz
  It’s the double-up, jam-packed edition of ILDX! An edition I just made up seeing as how I missed last month’s…  Well, it was a busy month (on and offline), but we’re back—and with some really great picks thanks to the awesome work some authors have been putting out. Let’s get to them!  Outstanding General Info INFINITY Ultimate DX Weather by RedneckDude  Who says weather is dead?  This slick widget matches ...
July 5, 2009 by sViz
Here we are on our sixth edition of ILDX and halfway through the year. As promised, this issue we’ve got another Community Spotlight: Master Vad_M, generally known as the DX Coding King. And if I’ve learned anything from this interview it’s that hard work, persistence, and a penchant to learn really do pay off.

In an effort to keep the reading time down, Tips and Tricks is on hiatus until next month.

But first, the picks!


 Outstanding General Info

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June 5, 2009 by sViz
Another month has passed and so I bring you another edition of "I Love DesktopX." Community Spotlight is coming up next month, and this time I thought I'd include a few questions from you guys. Our interviewee is none other than Master Vad_M! So, you've got all month to come up with some good questions for him on DesktopX and the world of widget-making, and get them to me.

On to the picks!

Outstanding General Info

Stargate Clock by Doubird

I deliberated a while in this category, as t...
May 4, 2009 by sViz
Do you love DesktopX? You're reading this article so I'm assuming you do. If so, be sure to visit this thread: "What would you like to see in DX 4.x" Lots of great ideas and suggestions being tossed about there, so head on over and put in your 2 cents. The future of DesktopX depends on it!!!But first, the picks. Outstanding General InfoCarbon Fibre GTV by MirsguyThis is just a beautifully made combo widget. It includes weather, calendar, and a clock. I especially like the clock, but the ent...
February 1, 2009 by sViz
 

Well, after much deliberation, I finally decided to blog...er, publish. In addition to highlighting and reviewing great DesktopX skins, "I Love DesktopX" will have tips and tricks as well as frequent rants...er, commentary.

Enough with the introductions. Let's get on with the show!

 

 

My four favorite skins from the month of January.

 

Outstanding General Info

Prowler Widgets by Bilbo1930

Bilbo1930 has always turned out gorgeous general info wid...
December 21, 2007 by sViz
If so, how many shortcuts do you currently have and how many of those do you really use frequently?
June 28, 2006 by sViz
This is just a shot in the dark but is there any way to save the user's settings, so that when they shutdown and startup their computer the gadget shows up exactly as they left it? I mean, color changes, icon arrangements, any and every change they made. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
June 19, 2006 by sViz
My object has 2 states. There's a different picture for each state.How do I remotely change the picture for each state keeping in mind that each state has a different picture assigned to it.I have tried:DesktopX.Object("myob").State("state1").Picture = "mypic.png"DesktopX.Object("myob").State("state2").Picture = "mypic2.png"but that did not work.Am I missing something? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thank you.