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I've heard that there is a program that you can setup that makes Windows' desktop much less cluttered and streamlined for use to access your games. It is often used when you dual boot and only use Windows for gaming.

I'm asking in the linux forum because linux people would be the ones to know the answer.
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What do you mean much more streamlined ?
I use things like ObjectDock and add toolbars to my taskbar to free up the desktop.

EDIT: Just realised ive suggested totally the wrong thing....was a bit confused by what you meant...
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I think he's looking for something like bbLean.
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I've heard that there is a program that you can setup that makes Windows' desktop much less cluttered and streamlined for use to access your games. It is often used when you dual boot and only use Windows for gaming.

I'm asking in the linux forum because linux people would be the ones to know the answer.
Not really sure what you're going for here. What do you mean by less cluttered and streamlined? Are you looking for a program that will remove icons or something?
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Do you mean a new shell?
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Hm, I knew this would be tough.

Something that when you boot into windows, you don't see a desktop and a start menu, all you see is a screen with tabs for your games.

I don't know if this makes sense, sorry to perplex you guys.
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hmm. . .sort of like those pre-windows OS's that many laptop companied have now. . Like sony. you can push a button and select watch a movie, listen to music, look @ pictures, shut down, and load windows. Its in its own little OS so it doesnt load Windows & conserves on batt life. . . .but yours would really be a skin or replacement GUI for windows and those Icons would be for each of your games.
 
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Right! Sort of like Media Center, where you are in windows but you choose "Music" "Videos" etc.
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I don't believe any such thing exists. I could be wrong, but what you seem to be describing is a stripped down version of windows - which would most likely have to come from M$ itself
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Hm, I knew this would be tough.

Something that when you boot into windows, you don't see a desktop and a start menu, all you see is a screen with tabs for your games.

I don't know if this makes sense, sorry to perplex you guys.
I think you mean a different shell.
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