(Talisman) is a desktop alternative and shell-replacement for Windows 9x/ME and
NT4/2000/XP/2003/2008/Vista/7, capable of
transforming your desktop into an interface organized as you like. The program's basic
purpose: Launch other applications in a new interface, instead of the standard
desktop. But the opportunities presented by "Talisman" are much broader. The
program does not limit your computer fantasies - draw anything you like and arrange it as
your imagination tells you to. When you get tired of looking at the same screen - change
it all over again. If you are in a good mood - throw flowers and favorite photos on the
screen. If you're not feeling so bright - leave the black screen with lonely Norton
Commander or winking Bill Gates. Create invisible buttons - they will open those places
and the pictures, known only to you. Construct galleries of the best pictures and photos.
Simply create your own little world, created by and for you, instead of staring at the
same lines of icons on your desktop, year after year.
With the help of
"Talisman" you can create your own interface or use one of the hundreds
ready themes that are available in our collections and in the internet.
Interface (theme) is a set of screens, forms, "rooms" and objects. All these objects
are interactive and respond to movements or clicks of the mouse.
The basic sphere of
application of "Talisman" is the creation of custom-made interfaces for
home and office computers. Talisman Desktop also allows to create:
|| Interfaces for
|| Protected interfaces for Information Kiosks, Game
Clubs, Museums, Libraries,
Hotels, Hospitals, Schools, Universities and other organizations where
the limited set of accessible programs is necessary.. Examples
Exhibitions, Shows, Advertisement, etc. Examples
Media Centers, HTPC (Home Theater PC) interfaces. Examples
PC interfaces (built-in car computers). Examples
||Desktop Panels. Desktop Panels covers only a part of desktop. They
allow to add Talisman functionality to your standard Windows workspace.
PC, touch-screen interfaces
||Other non-standard and protected interfaces for Windows-based computers.
Creating multilevel user
Creating Desktop Panels on Windows Desktop
Replaces default shell of Windows
Use of any number of pictures, buttons,
objects of any type or
dimension, instead of standard icons.
Place, free-moving and imposing of objects
in the Talisman workspace.
All objects can run external programs or
internal shell commands or http:// URLs by one click of the mouse.
The number of forms (screens) in one theme
is not limited. Any screen object can be set to switch from one form to another.
You can create a set of independent themes,
and store them on any disk in the local computer or on a local area network.
You can easily switch between different
themes through your own objects or through the Talisman menu.
The Built-in Object Editor allows the
creation, modification and removal of any element in a theme.
Large number of basic elements (forms,
pictures, shapes, buttons of different types, text blocks, inputboxes,
calendars, clocks, timers, HTML-documents, Flash and VRML documents.
Customizable taskbar, system tray, clock.
Sound support for all events.
Startmenu, foldermenu, taskmenu, controlmenu, custom menu and
other menu objects.
engine for communication with other programs.
and limited access functions.
German, French, Japanese, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese and other ...
new themes from our collection: http://www.lighttek.com/themes
The Talisman Desktop theme collections are located at: www.deviantart.com, www.skinz.org,
in the Talisman sections. In order to upload a Theme (interface), you will need to
establish an account (itís free). Then follow the instructions for
Updates to the newest
versions 3.xx of Talisman Desktop are free for registered
themes for Talisman
Talisman Desktop + Alteros3D
for 35$ only!
- 400 best themes,
- Additional objects,
and other options!
Talisman Themes CDROM
- 400 best themes for Talisman Desktop
Lighttek Software Affilate Program.
Sell Talisman from your websites, newsletters, magazines and shops!
theme creating tutorial by Bob Starck Higgins. This is a basic tutorial
for making your very own theme (HTML version and zipped RTF file).
page - information and code examples for
plugin developers (C and Delphi)