Alliance Desktops FAQ

Who can submit?

Well, if you belong to any of those squadrons which regularly post on the Mos Eisley Cantina, I think you're more than apt to submit your desktop. Don't you?

What can I submit?

If you send me $1,000.- I won't complain, but for this site I think a Screen Capture of your desktop, with all the icons on it, is good enough.

How do I capture my Desktop?

Next you'll be asking me why it's dark at night!! I actually know the answer to this, but it's too complex to explain in a simple paragraph. But I stray. To capture your Desktop "As Is", you need a screen capture program like Hypersnap DX, or even Paint Shop Pro. I use Hypersnap DX, which also permits me to capture screens in DirectX games like XvT, XWA, etc. You know, the ones we've all played to become a part of this Alliance. Well, just download the program and install it (Duh!). Then run it, and with no other programs running press the key combination needed to capture the whole screen or desktop. Then just follow the instructions to save it, Et Voilá!

What size should I submit?

I've heard size doesn't matter, but in this case it does. Why? Because I say so! But, after much deliberation, I don't really mind what size you send it in. Well, I do, but that is beside the point. Just send it in its original size. That's it. No maximum size and no minimum size. Easy, huh?!

Should I submit anything else?

YES!!! A short text file of why you have that image as your Desktop would be very useful. No need to go into any major detail which would leave us all reading the story of your life, just something short and concise. You got a problem with that?

How do I submit it?

Hmmm. Good question. Well, I don't mind in what format you capture it, as long as when you actually decide to send it my way you convert it to JPG so it doesn't occupy too much space in my Inbox! I have a slow connection, and a large file would take a while to download! Although I have seen a few JPGs that lose quite a lot of quality, so please bear this in mind.

Where do I send it to?

To ME of course!! That would mean attaching the image, plus the small text of why you have it, to an E-Mail addressed to me! And my E-Mail address is So now you have no excuse!

How many can I submit?

How many computers do you have? I got two! One at home and one at work. So, as you can see, you can submit as many Desktop Captures as computers you have! Remember to keep them small!

Why should I even think of submitting anything?

Because it's fun! Why else would you waste time capturing your desktop and sending it to a Spider so he can put it on the Internet for all to see and laugh at!!!

If you have any questions which are not on this page please E-Mail me and I'll include it here!