Category Archives: Desktop Customization

Weather code for Malaysia

Weather

If you are using some desktop customization tools such as Rainmeter or Samurize, just to name a few, you might need to look for the weather code for the weather forecast plugin/gadget. If you are looking for the weather.com weather code for your plugin, you are in the right place. Below covered most, if not all available weather code for Malaysia:

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Alternative to Object Dock – VAIO Gate [Windows Vista/7]

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If you notice the desktop in the new Sony VAIO laptop series with Windows 7, you’d notice the object-dock-like shortcut bar located at the top of the desktop (as the screenshot above). It is actually called VAIO Gate, which included in every new VAIO series computer by default and integrated well with the desktop. Unlike object dock, VAIO gate didn’t offer much functions besides act as a shortcuts bar, but it does look pretty nice and has a RSS feed shown when the bar is minimized (internet required).      

To download and install VAIO Gate in your Windows Vista and 7, head to shoguntx deviant art page to download it. (zip file, size 8.9MB)

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Tired of the same old desktop? Try BumpTop Free!

imageTalk about 3D desktop (3D graphic-rich desktop, not the recent famous 3D pop-out effect), apparently it’s not a new thing, at least for me. I still remember many years back there is some 3D desktop software (can’t recall the name of the software) bundled with nViDia graphic card that I purchased at that time; it’s fun and interactive enough, but it definitely not designed for practical usage. However, one can easily get bored with the same old desktop in Windows, though there is a lot of desktop customization software, but how about some 3D variant? Introducing you a very well-optimized 3D desktop software – BumpTop.

If you been updated with recent IT news, you might be aware that BumpTop has been purchased by Google, possibly for their own OS, Chrome OS and Android some 3D flavor. The news has been quite shocking for me as I didn’t find the software great enough to be purchased by Google, and apparently this is my impression about BumpTop after trying out their last year’s releases (lagging performance and incompatibilities). Thus, I have decided to give it another run to prove it’s worthiness. And sure – it did prove me that I am wrong.   

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Windows version of Mac OSX and Linux ‘Exposé’ feature [Vista/7]

imageIf you are currently using Windows Vista or Windows 7, you probably knew about the new replacement for the conventional Alt-Tab Application Switcher, the Windows Flip (only can be used with Aero-activated), activated by Win+Tab (as depicted by the screenshot below). Though it does look pretty nice, but it isn’t practical enough to replace the conventional Alt-Tab; it doesn’t give enough view for the windows in the queue, and it is pretty wasting time for the user to scroll through the whole list of windows (imagine there is more than 20 windows opened at the same time). What about a feature to let you have a glance on all windows, without compromising the nice transition effects and practicality? (Hint: Mac OS X Exposé)

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Windows Flip in action. Nice to see, once broken, considered failed.

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Get yourself some freebies from NVIDIA! (Wallpaper and Screensaver)

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Well, besides some nicely designed graphic cards and perhaps some new famous game titles bundled with them, what else you can get from nvidia? I am a big fans of nvidia as every single graphic card I has been using were from them. I rarely explore their website except for their updated driver, and only recently I realized that they do offer some nice wallpapers and 3D screen savers for public download. So here you go:

Happy New Year 2010!

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Techie Talkz wishes you have a happy new year and good luck for everything in the coming new year! In conjunction to the new year, I had made some simple wallpapers sized at 1920×1080, hopefully you will like them. Enjoy!

Loving Windows 7 but wanted the classic start menu back?

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So how about this one (left screenshot)? I supposed this legendary classic start menu since Windows 95 which no longer available in Windows 7 still appeals to somebody (for whatever reasons, but not for me of course :P), and they couldn’t bring it back in their lovely Windows 7. So how are they supposed to do to bring them back to life? Not within Windows 7 anyway. Created by ibeltchev and released in sourceforge,  the free Classic Shell is designed to bring back every pieces of good features in the old days Windows back into the latest Microsoft OS.

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