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The Perfect Desktop Icon

Aug 17, 2007
People put as much effort into customizing their computer desktops as they do into decorating the tops of their desks.

I have personally witnessed friends spending hours looking for the perfect desktop icon which refers to some show or other that they used to watch in their childhood in the 70s. No matter how obscure the desktop icon, someone somewhere has at the very least a pirate version of it, often as part of a theme.

There are so many desktop icons floating around, that the number will probably never be counted, I can tell you.

Of course, the best way to get all of your icons is as part of a desktop theme. Desktop themes provide you with icons, event sounds, background pictures, and color schemes all on the same topic to make your desktop into a seamless decorative scheme. For example, I used to have a Scooby Doo theme, complete with a desktop icon on each character.

There was even a mystery machine desktop icon with little rolling wheels that told me when the computer was busy loading something.

The best thing about that desktop theme was the little zoinks sound that it made every time there was an error which, since I was running Windows, was quite frequently. The Scooby Doo desktop icon itself was also pretty snazzy.

Of course, if you really have a fiend for desktop icons, the best thing to do is to create them yourself. You can easily download a desktop icon creator, and you would not believe how easy they are to make. You see, each desktop icon is really just a very small, fairly low-resolution picture.

This means that you can probably create the perfect desktop icon with a little imagination and an hour or two of time. I have heard that some desktop icon creators can even shrink photos into desktop icons for you, sparing you all the time that it takes to create them, but I do not know if this actually exists.

The best thing is to try it out yourself if you are really interested. Like any other program, the desktop icon creator software can be found in either trial or free versions all over the internet, so it just will not be that difficult to get ahold of and use. And you will have the perfect desktop icons which you have always wanted if you do.
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