"Talisman Desktop" (Talisman) is a desktop alternative and
shell-replacement for Windows 9x/ME and NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista,
capable of transforming your desktop into an interface organized
as you like. The program's basic purpose: Launch other
applications in a new interface, instead of the standard Windows
desktop. But the opportunities presented by "Talisman" are much
broader. The program does not limit your computer fantasies -
draw anything you like and arrange it as your imagination tells
you to. When you get tired of looking at the same screen - change
it all over again. If you are in a good mood - throw flowers and
favorite photos on the screen. If you're not feeling so bright -
leave the black screen with lonely Norton Commander or winking
Bill Gates. Create invisible buttons - they will open those
places and the pictures, known only to you. Construct galleries
of the best pictures and photos. Simply create your own little
world, created by and for you, instead of staring at the same
lines of icons on your desktop, year after year.
With the help of "Talisman" you can create your own interface or
use one of the hundreds ready themes that are available in our
collections and in the internet. Interface (theme) is a set of
screens, forms, "rooms" and objects. All these objects are
interactive and respond to movements or clicks of the mouse.
The basic sphere of application of "Talisman" is the creation of
custom-made interfaces for home and office computers. Talisman
Desktop also allows to create:
Presentation interfaces for Exhibitions, Shows, Advertisement,
Protected interfaces for Game Clubs, Information Kiosks,
Museums, Libraries and other organizations.
Protected interfaces for Hotels, Schools, Universities and
other organizations where the limited set of accessible
programs is necessary.
HTPC (Home Theater PC), Media Center interfaces.
Car PC interfaces (built-in car computers).
Desktop Panels. Desktop Panels covers only a part of desktop.
They allow to add Talisman functionality to your standard
Tablet PC, touch-screen interfaces.
Interfaces for companies.
Other non-standard and protected interfaces for Windows-based
Creating multilevel user defined fullscreen desktops
Creating Desktop Panels on Windows Desktop
Opportunity to replace the default shell of Windows
9x/NT/2000/ME/XP/Vista explorer.exe with talisman.exe
Use of any number of pictures, buttons, obkects of any type or
dimension, instead of standard icons.
Place, free-moving and imposing of objects in the Talisman
All objects can run external programs or internal shell
commands or http:// URLs by one click of the mouse.
The number of forms (screens) in one theme is not limited. Any
screen object can be set to switch from one form to another.
You can create a set of independent themes, and store them on
any disk in the local computer or on a local area network.
You can easily switch between different themes through your own
objects or through the Talisman menu.
The Built-in Object Editor allows the creation, modification
and removal of any element in a theme.
Large number of basic elements (forms, pictures, shapes,
buttons of different types, text blocks, inputboxes, calendars,
clocks, timers, HTML-documents, Flash and VRML documents.
Customizable taskbar, system tray, clock.
Sound support for all events.
Startmenu, foldermenu, taskmenu, controlmenu, custom menu and
other menu objects.
Messages engine for communication with other programs.
Protection and limited access functions.
Pentium-300 or better
128Mb RAM or higher
video card with High Color (16bit) or True Color (24bit, 32bit)
Windows9x/ME, Windows NT4/2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista.
and other ...
For More Info on Talisman Desktop Visit:
TE Release Filename: tetd301x.zip
Install setup.exe. Right click on the bottom taskbar within
Talisman Desktop and choose About/Registration. Now use the
following info for registration:
Download new interfaces (themes):
Share your interfaces (themes) with other people:
The Talisman III theme collections are located at:
www.deviantart.com, www.skinz.org, www.artuproar.com,
www.customize.org, pcdesktops.emuunlim.com in the Talisman
sections. In order to upload a Theme (interface), you will need
to establish an account (its free). Then follow the instructions