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Desktop Snow HD 0.0.0.2

Add a realistic "falling snow" effect to your PC

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 11 December 2013
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Developer: Llama Games
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Desktop Snow HD 0.0.0.2
Add a realistic "falling snow" effect to your PC

Desktop Snow is a simple tool which adds falling snowflakes to your desktop.

The effect is surprisingly realistic. This isn't one of those apps which just takes multiple cartoon-like snowflakes, all the same size, and drops them down the screen at a fixed rate. These flakes are different sizes, each with their own transparency. They fall at different rates. They're blown around by the breeze. Desktop Snow may be a very trivial app - okay, it is a very trivial app - but the effect is well thought out and impressively designed.

The snow isn't intrusive, either. Unlike similar programs, the snow isn't always falling on top of other applications; you only see the effect when Desktop Snow is the active application. So if you switch to Desktop Snow then you see the snowy effect, but if you Alt+Tab to Outlook (or wherever) to do something important, all such distractions disappear immediately.

In theory, at least, you can also tweak the snow effect, adjusting details like quantity, flake size, wind speed and more. But on our system this didn't work, at all. Once we clicked a slider, it moved backwards and forwards, even when our mouse wasn't touching it any more. And none of the tweaks seemed to have any influence on the final effect, anyway.

Verdict:

The configuration options didn't work at all for us, but this still provides a very realistic snow effect for your desktop.

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update (build 1809)

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This is the latest version of Windows October 2018 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a Windows 8 twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

Fall Creators Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO here will give you build 1809 which is the October 2018 Update.

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