DreamScene and Win7 (how can I enable?)

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  1. teknomedic

    teknomedic MDL Member

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    #1 teknomedic, Nov 9, 2009
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    I did a google search and found this page on MDL:
    http://www.mydigitallife.net/2009/01/14/how-to-install-and-enable-dreamscene-in-windows-7/

    I then also found this forum post:
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/4187

    I was able to download the forum post file from "RapidShare", but it sounds like people are having a hard time getting it to work with the 64bit and RTM versions of Windows 7... so I haven't tried to install that yet due to not having any good "clean up" or removal instructions.

    In short I'd like to help my mother get DreamScene working on her Win7 computer with as little of a headache as possible for her since she's not a "computer person". She loves DreamScene and is pretty bumbed it wasn't inlcuded with Windows 7.

    I'm trying to get this setup on Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

    Thanks for any tips on this one.
     
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  2. Alphawaves

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    #2 Alphawaves, Nov 9, 2009
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    DreamScenes hack in windows 7 leaves your desktop icons text messed up (dark\blurred\unfocused).

    Here is a little app i made to enable\disable dreamscenes:

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/posts/184131

    Windows 7 looks much better though without it:)

    Alfa:);)
     
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  3. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    Yeah, too much of a resource hacker also.
    And after a few times your mother will be bored by that deskview, so it's hardly worth the effort.

    When you're busy normally you don't look at your desktop, so maybe a nice screensaver is a more functional solution for her ?

    Just a thought.
     
  4. gentoo

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    There is a reason they took dream scene out. Wait for DeskScapes 3 to be released which will support Windows 7.
     
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    Thanks gentoo.

    He's right, you should just wait for DeskScapes. Won't mess up your icons and stuff, and you won't have to break your neck to get it running.
     
  6. Brandypuff

    Brandypuff MDL Novice

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    This, like animated acreensavers wastes precious CPU cycles and although DreamScenes is cool, i just can't throw my CPU resources at something that is just eye candy and is covered with other windows most of the time, anyway.
     
  7. dragonfire665

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    heck i just wish windows 7 screen saver was better. I liked the screensaver for Vista, it was capable of changing the way it looked, either black&gray, or just the posting of them were cooler. Windows 7 screensaver is boring, just one way.
     
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    gentoo MDL Senior Member

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    Which screensaver in Win 7 are you referring to?
     
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  9. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    Via live site u can get a screensaver similar to the one in vista regarding possabilities. It replaces the screensaver in win7. Could try that out ? Just a suggestion.
     
  10. teknomedic

    teknomedic MDL Member

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    thanks for all the input guys.

    I built my mother's computer for her so I know it's way stronger than she needs so the wasted CPU cycles aren't that important.

    Beyond that she really misses the DreamScene and although I'd say she'd be bored with it too... she's had it running for months and still loves it, lol.

    I know it will mess up the text, and I'll leave it up to her if that bothers her or not... just needed to know how to enable/disable it so that if she didn't like the text issue it could be resolved.

    What's DeskScapes?? Never heard of it... is it just for a video desktop or does it do more... I'll google later, but was just wondering.
     
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    gearman MDL Novice

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    Windows 7 Toolkit 1.8 has enable Dreamscene feature in it. I have Win 7 Ultimate x64 and it worked great. Also in Control Panel\ Personalization\ Change desktop icons - uncheck the box that says allow themes to change desktop icons, click apply.It worked for me, icon text went back to normal and dreamscene works great.
     
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