Customising your desktop is really about making it look and work the way that suits your workflow as opposed to accepting its default look and feel. Lifehacker reader Georgacus made a few subtle changes to his Windows desktop to make it more personal.
The best thing about Georgacus's desktop is that he didn't do very much to make it his own. Here's how you can make yours look like his — or at least borrow a few design cues and build your own:
- The Embers in the Dust wallpaper from DeviantArt
- The Rainmeter system configuration and management utility for Windows
- The Simplistic Clock theme for Rainmeter
- The APPOWS2010 Windows theme for the dark taskbar and skinned windows
- The Eclipse 2 Icon Pack to replace the default system icons in the taskbar
That's all there is to this one: a simple Windows theme, some new taskbar icons and a gorgeous wallpaper (not to mention light use of Rainmeter to add a clock — which he's removed from the Taskbar). These elements make for a good-looking desktop. If you're new to Rainmeter check out our guide for tips.