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I want a Stack Overflow wallpaper to be set as my desktop background. Is there a collection of Stack Overflow wallpapers?

It looks like a good way to show the interest to people in answering questions on Stack Overflow.

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The only correct SO wallpaper is an Active Desktop one pointing on the site, and refreshing questions every 15 seconds. – Gnoupi Feb 11 '10 at 10:29
    
The instant Unicornify can render larger images than 128x128, I'll build beautiful Unicorn wallpapers. stackoverflow.com/users/recent/187606 – Pëkka Feb 11 '10 at 16:19
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@Pekka: For the Chief Marketing Officer you have been for the unicorns, I'd even make you a large one :) – balpha Feb 11 '10 at 19:53
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@balpha Great! :) For a wallpaper, I'd need a unicorn that is completely in view (no clipping). A clipped rainbow or horizon I can clone. An unclipped view of the topmost one in your twitter background picture a1.twimg.com/profile_background_images/72729688/twitbg.png would be great. – Pëkka Feb 11 '10 at 20:15
    
Anyone know what caused this question to return a blank page? – William Hilsum Apr 27 '10 at 15:28
    
@Gnoupi: Now that's an awesome idea. With a simple script you could create a static wallpaper which reflects information, like the current reputation...I think I'll try to write such a thing. – Time Traveling Bobby Sep 17 '10 at 11:02
    
@Gnoupi the correct refresh time is 90 seconds - anything less over time will get you in trouble with Jeff and the main page is cached for that long anyway. – Joel Coehoorn Sep 17 '10 at 17:03
up vote 37 down vote accepted

Unicornified Wallpapers!

With a high-res Unicorn courtesy of course of @balpha and his marvellous Unicorn Farm.

alt text Unicorn en route from Iceland to Basle, Switzerland, above the black forest

1920x1200 - 1920x1080 - 1680x1050 - 1600x1200 - 1280x1024 - 1280x800 - 1024x768

alt text Unicorn riding the green plains, with Rainbow

1920x1200 - 1920x1080 - 1680x1050 - 1600x1200 - 1280x1024 - 1280x800 - 1024x768

alt text Unicorn on white canvas

1920x1200 - 1920x1080 - 1680x1050 - 1600x1200 - 1280x1024 - 1280x800 - 1024x768

alt text Unicorn riding the plains

1920x1200 - 1920x1080 - 1680x1050 - 1600x1200 - 1280x1024 - 1280x800 - 1024x768

I'm releasing the images under the same license that applies to this answer - i.e. Creative Commons by-sa.

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Those are magnificent. – jjnguy Feb 14 '10 at 21:31
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What? No 1920 x 1200 love? – SeanJA Apr 27 '10 at 11:42
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If these were 1680x1050 they would be on my desktop SO FAST – Phoshi Apr 27 '10 at 11:58
    
@SeanJA your wish is my command. 1920x1200 done. – Pëkka Apr 27 '10 at 13:36
    
@Phoshi 1680x1050 done. – Pëkka Apr 27 '10 at 13:36
    
Awesome; thanks for the 1920x1200s. Any chance of getting some with other unicorns on them? Three monitors with the same unicorn is a bit boring :-P. – James McNellis Apr 27 '10 at 13:45
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@James I'll ask balpha for some more Unicorns, but it may take a while until I get around to it. I'll post updates here. – Pëkka Apr 27 '10 at 14:22
    
This is a version 4 unicorn anyway (note that the legs are somewhat static); the newer ones look a lot more dynamic. – balpha Apr 27 '10 at 18:15
    
@balpha great stuff! Can you send me a few specimens when you get around to it? No hurry though. – Pëkka Apr 27 '10 at 18:29
    
@Pekka: Awesome, thanks <3 – Phoshi Apr 28 '10 at 10:56

You minimize your browser window?

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I agree... I don't see how wallpapers are useful at all – juanformoso Feb 11 '10 at 14:04
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This answer is not useful. (Comment instead ; ) – rlb.usa Apr 27 '10 at 13:39
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Wallpapers are very useful. I've just renamed pekkagaiser.com/stuff/unicorns/1.png as c:\windows\bliss.bmp on everyone elses pc where I had access... – grenade Apr 27 '10 at 13:43
    
@gre that is the best idea evar!!!1!!111 – Earlz Apr 27 '10 at 18:04
    
@gre you need to use one of the full resolution versions, though, of course. – Pëkka Apr 27 '10 at 18:35

Here is one for you: SO wallpaper

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you misspelled "handsome" – Jeff Atwood Feb 11 '10 at 12:09
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Not according to my dictionary, @Jeff: dict.leo.org/… – Ladybug Killer Feb 11 '10 at 12:17

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