Ommoo Magic Desktop

Ommoo Magic Desktop

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.4
out of 18 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1.4.15
  • Total Downloads:
    608,848
  • Date Added:
    January 23, 2013
  • File Size:
    11.38MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    48
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Ommoo Magic Desktop is a free tool for customizing the look of the Windows desktop. It not only manages your wallpaper but also your themes, cursors, and other visual style elements and even lets you create and save your own custom themes. It can change the look of your Windows PC, or crash it--your choice.

Magic Desktop's simple but stylish interface features tabs along the top axis and buttons along the left-hand side bearing much the same labels: Theme, Wallpaper, Visual Style (Skin on the sidebar) Icon, and Cursor. The Tabs manage features, while the buttons access Web-based libraries of resources. The default theme appears in each tab until you add stuff, which we did by clicking themes and browsing through a considerable selection. We clicked on one, which opened a page of information as well as a download link. We downloaded our selection to Magic Desktop's interface and applied it to our system. In this way we were able to choose our theme, wallpaper, and other elements from a truly extensive selection: 499 pages, 15 images per page of wallpaper alone. We were able to browse or search for a variety of images and add them to the Magic Desktop interface in the right-hand panel, which also offers searching, ranking, and tags. There's one more tab on the interface, MySuits, which our experience with discount furniture stores led us to believe means "suites," especially since it let us save our settings as a single suite, even if we mixed up various elements. Magic Desktop offers a few extras, most prominent among them a built-in download manager.

Magic Desktop's selections are extensive, though they're heavy with dramatic airbrushed images and Asian pop-culture themes; for instance, the Holidays selection favors Chinese holidays, Western Zodiac signs, and Christmas, with some Halloween themes thrown in. More critically, the program worked well enough in a 32-bit version of Vista but crashed in a 64-bit version of Windows 7 and wouldn't function even after we reinstalled it. We have to conclude that Ommoo Magic Desktop's appeal is limited.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"NO WORKY ON WINXP"

April 30, 2012  |  By SaintlyMic

 |  Version: Ommoo Magic Desktop 2.0.2

Pros

None!!!!!!

Cons

Too many con artist cons to mention, because I aint wastin my time!!

Summary

This is a piece of crap software.
Hey, programmers, try making everything AUTOMATICKY.
Make your program do the work!!!

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5 stars

"Exceptional pictures/artwork that's easy to install"

November 08, 2011  |  By pacific1411

 |  Version: Ommoo Magic Desktop 2.0.2

Pros

Wonderful and unique photos and artwork that looks great the monitor.
Very easy to install.
This software does not low down your system or cause it to crash.

Cons

None so far!

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1 stars

"Sucks, doesn't work in vista"

October 29, 2011  |  By edut

 |  Version: Ommoo Magic Desktop 2.0.2

Pros

None. The program installs but doesn't work on vista.

Cons

Does not work on Windows Vista. Why announce compliance when it's not??

Summary

Not recomended.

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1 stars

"Suck when using it with win &"

October 19, 2011  |  By ginamarie32

 |  Version: Ommoo Magic Desktop 2.0.2

Pros

Lots of stuff to choose from

Cons

I had to recovery my entire system just so I could use my own computer. Sorry but I did not like it

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3 stars

"Ehhh , Vista though."

October 12, 2011  |  By PapiiChulo

 |  Version: Ommoo Magic Desktop 2.0.2

Pros

This program had a lot to choose from .

Cons

When starting the program up , It told me it couldnt "crack" the dll files or something like that. And that i might not be able to get the themes i wanted. And as stated , I couldnt.

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1 stars

"NOT compatible with Vista Ultimate SP2"

September 24, 2011  |  By spyke68

 |  Version: Ommoo Magic Desktop 2.0.2

Pros

Web site has nice wallpapers.

Cons

Skinning and Icon changing does not work on Vista Ultimate sp2. Only the wallpaper and cursor functions worked.

Summary

I received an error message during installation that said it couldn't patch my system files. When selecting a new look for the icons it would act like it worked (no error message), but then the icons were still the same.

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3 stars

"Works on Windows XP 32 bit"

August 15, 2011  |  By Thomas_Sisson

 |  Version: Ommoo Magic Desktop 2.0.2

Pros

If you need a free theme changer and are tired of the limitations of XP themes, this works just fine on Windows XP. It's not Window Blinds, but it's free.

Cons

It can be momentarily unresponsive with a slower processor and limited memory.

Summary

The rating system says 3 stars is good and 4 is excellent. On a five point system it's better than a three, but I wouldn't call it excellent. There could be more variations, but if the program is updated to work better on new versions of Windows, I would see more people submitting themes to the website.

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1 stars

"not promising if you have win7."

August 09, 2011  |  By mhs420

 |  Version: Ommoo Magic Desktop 2.0.2

Pros

might be ok for windows vista

Cons

I will not support a product that even jokes about crashing your syste. Leaves to many warning signs

Summary

Windows 7 already has a decent progam with simular feature.
Ahagin I will not support a program that jokes about crashing your system. There just be more truth to it than they are telling you.

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1 stars

"beware virus"

June 15, 2011  |  By skillful13

 |  Version: Ommoo Magic Desktop 1.2.36

Pros

love the themes

Cons

gave my computer a virus

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3 stars

"A step in the right direction"

June 15, 2011  |  By dimmyjene

 |  Version: Ommoo Magic Desktop 1.2.36

Pros

It's a great idea

Cons

Needs work

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher ommoo
Publisher web site http://www.ommoo.net
Release Date April 06, 2011
Date Added January 23, 2013
Version 5.1.4.15
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.38MB
File Name Setup5.1.4.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 608,848
Downloads Last Week 48
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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