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Talisman Desktop for Windows

By Lighttek SoftwareTrial versionUser Rating

Key Details of Talisman Desktop

  • Replace your Windows desktop with a new shell supporting themes and deep customization.
  • Last updated on 9/17/2013
  • There have been 4 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Unlike Windows XP themes, Talisman Desktop lets you completely customize the Windows interface. Its power extends from adding new toolbars to designing a brand-new desktop with any combination of drop-down menus and panels. Talisman Desktop comes with several themes, which are more than enough for most users. You can switch among desktop designs with a few clicks of your mouse. The Talisman shell also can fully replace Windows Explorer and doesn't slow down the system. However, we found the design process itself a bit tricky; even creating a simple toolbar was not straightforward. The editing interface, more a programming tool than WYSIWIG, is far from intuitive and takes a good while to master. Nevertheless, we'd recommend Talisman Desktop to advanced users.

What's new in version 3.4-build-3400

Version 3.4 adds L-Media plug-in and some new options.


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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
August 16, 2011
Latest update
September 17, 2013
Version
3.4-build-3400
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2003, Windows 10, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
535,547
Downloads Last Week
0

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User Reviews

3.8/5

23 User Votes


Developer's Description

Replace your Windows desktop with a new shell supporting themes and deep customization.
Talisman Desktop is a desktop manager and shell-replacement for Windows. The program lets users design their own desktops and interfaces or choose from hundreds of downloadable themes, which work either atop or as complete replacements for the default Windows shell. Unlike Windows themes, Talisman Desktop lets you completely customize the Windows interface. Its power extends from adding new toolbars to designing a brand-new desktop with any combination of drop-down menus, buttons and panels. The program allows any number of fixed or free-moving icons, buttons, or other objects that launch programs, Web sites, or internal shell commands; HTML and Flash objects; a customizable taskbar, system tray, calendar, clock; and customizable Start, folder, and task menus, as well as a powerful script language and plugins. Originally created for home users who enjoy to create different desktop interfaces, Talisman has also been adopted as a front-end interface for public and corporate PCs and kiosks. Currently, there are over 1000 customizable themes (interfaces) that can be used for personal PCs, standardized corporate desktops, car PCs, Home Theater and MediaCenter interfaces, touch-screen and tablet computers, protected interfaces for museums, libraries, hospitals, hotels, and other organizations.