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If you like desktop customization and you use the desktop a lot, 360 Desktop is for you. The program is simple in concept, but advanced in features. Put simply, 360 Desktop gives you a 360 degree panorama to work with as your desktop, which you can spin and use to store icons and widgets on at any point in the circle. Learn, in this guide, a little more about 360 Desktop and where to download it.

360 Desktop Features

When you first run 360 Desktop, you’ll be asked if you want to use it as your main desktop; select Yes.

360 Desktop 1

You can use widgets (Sidebar, Yahoo etc.) anywhere on your desktop. Close them by clicking the somewhat-hidden X at the top right of the widget.

360 Desktop 2

One problem I found with the program is the transparent part of you desktop icons turn black and the area behind the icon text (in my case “blank” characters are used for simplicity) becomes the color your desktop background is set to behind your wallpaper.

360 Desktop 3

You can use one of the default 360s or download more from the 360 Desktop website.

360 Desktop 4

Here you can see my current position on the panorama. This is very useful if you section your desktop into different areas. I.e. Work, Play, Design etc. You can also navigate the desktop by moving the mouse to either side or by using your mouse’s scroll wheel.

360 Desktop 5

360 Desktop is a great idea and will continue to develop. Give it a try today — it’s free.

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10 thoughts on “360 Desktop Extends Your Desktop to a Full Circle”

  1. Google Money Master says:

    it worked wonders for me. without u, i must had not found out this great wallpaper software.

    thankssss
    great work men..

  2. Google Money Master says:

    it worked wonders for me. without u, i must had not found out this great wallpaper software.

    thankssss
    great work men..

  3. Sum1 says:

    Oh my gosh. This was MY IDEA! And how do you know whether you need 32-bit or 64-bit.

  4. Sum1 says:

    Oh my gosh. This was MY IDEA! And how do you know whether you need 32-bit or 64-bit.

  5. Sum1 says:

    I got it working. I never found a problem with the icons, but whenever I tried to scroll to another part of the desktop, the screen kinda flashed really quickly. I’m not going to use this, however, because I don’t like the ads that pop up.

  6. Sum1 says:

    I got it working. I never found a problem with the icons, but whenever I tried to scroll to another part of the desktop, the screen kinda flashed really quickly. I’m not going to use this, however, because I don’t like the ads that pop up.

  7. saleh13 says:

    thank you

  8. Mel says:

    It is a fun little app but has just too many quirks for me to keep it…I’ll keep it in mind for the future though…

  9. Mel says:

    It is a fun little app but has just too many quirks for me to keep it…I’ll keep it in mind for the future though…

  10. san says:

    i have the same issue on win7 x64 — must turn windows' background to solid color -> black to deal with image filtering problem and then lose transparency for icons and their text and taskbar. What makes me curious is that somehow for a short login session the 360 works with transparency just like Windows' theme does. It's 'blacked' again now… one damn quirks indeed

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