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How to Display a Quote On Your Desktop Using Rainmeter

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image108.png" />I’ve never really been a desktop gadgets and widgets type of person, but I often put an inspirational quote on my desktop wallpaper. Today we’ll show you how to do this using Rainmeter, no matter what wallpaper you switch to.

How To Use Your Wii Remote as a Gyroscopic Mouse

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/pairwiimotebanner.jpg" />If you have a spare Nintendo Wii remote with the Motion Plus add-on, you can use it to control your Windows PC from across the room. Here’s how to get it working in a couple of easy steps.

Beginner’s Guide to Rainmeter: Display System Stats on Your Desktop

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cb310b6d5352.jpg" />If you’ve ever seen one of those super-customized desktops that are sometimes featured on Lifehacker, you might have wondered just how they put them together—so today we’ll take a quick tour through Rainmeter, the desktop customization utility.

10 Great Skins That Make VLC Media Player Look Awesome

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-19-1-02-08-29.jpg" />VLC media player is terrific for playing all kinds of media files on your system but you may not care for the native look. We have a great collection of skins to help get you started on removing the “blah factor” and make VLC a lot more fun to look at.

Create Your Own Windows DreamScene with Windows Live Movie Maker

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-05-1-02-57-27.png" />For some users, changing Windows desktop wallpaper to a personal photo is one of their first tasks after a new install. Today, instead of using a photo, we’ll look at how to create a personal video with Windows Live Movie Maker and then set it as a Windows DreamScene.

Enable DreamScene in Any Version of Vista or Windows 7

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-12-[16-57-04].jpg" />Windows DreamScene was a utility available for Vista Ultimate that allowed users to set video as desktop wallpaper. It was dropped in Windows 7, but today we’ll take a look at how to play DreamScenes in all versions of Windows.

Set a Video as Your Desktop Wallpaper with VLC

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-26-[23-12-00].jpg" />Are you tired of static desktop wallpapers and want something a bit more entertaining? Today we’ll take a look at setting a video as wallpaper in VLC media player.