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The Simple Monitor Desktop

Flickr user d.chasenelson‘s desktop is simple, only has a few widgets, and a simple gradient wallpaper that’s not at all distracting. It’s ideal for a second screen when you’re working in the first, or just as a quick monitor view you can minimise other things to check out. Here’s how to set it up.


The NXT Nebula Desktop

Reader ravenclawwit stumbled on the NXT theme for Rainmeter, and put it to great use in this beautiful, functional desktop. That circle in the upper left? It’s actually a dock, packed with shortcuts. Here’s how it all works, and how to set it up.


It's Surprisingly Easy To Make Personalised Embossed Leather Luggage Tags

It’s safe to say most people probably don’t get into leather working that much. While you usually don’t need to, making a customised embossed leather luggage tag is super easy and educational.


The Sunset Firewatch Desktop

We’ve featured a Firewatch Desktop before, but now that the game is out, we’re seeing more than a few — and who can blame you, the game’s atmosphere is a huge draw, and the landscapes are gorgeous. Reader jadita put this one together.


Wallpaper Wednesday For Mac Automatically Downloads Beautiful Images For Your Desktop

OS X: Inspired by our old Weekly Wallpaper series, reader Jason built this open source application that will automatically download the best photography of the day from Flickr, NASA and NatGeo to use (either by choice or at random) as your wallpaper.


The Glacier Point Desktop

Stranha didn’t leave a lot of information about how he made this beautiful desktop, featuring Glacier Point in the center, but we can figure it out. Here’s what you’ll need if you want to make your Mac look and feel like this.


The Crashing Waves Desktop

Sebastian’s desktop embodies building order out of just a little chaos, and we can totally see that. We also just love the wallpaper, and the smart use of widgets for his desktop. Here’s how he set it all up.


The Hazy Desktop

Smog is usually the opposite of picturesque, but joergermeister manages to take this hazy cityscape and turn it into a remarkable desktop. If you like the look, here’s what you need to get to make it your own.


The X-Wing Home Screen

I don’t know if you guys have heard, but there’s a new Star Wars movie? Today’s home screen knows how to keep the focus on the important things, with a minimal interface that keeps the not-Star Wars stuff out of the way.


The Arch Nebula Desktop

The new year is a good time to feature one of our favourite desktop creators, dobbie03. Here he’s running Arch Linux, and while it might look like not much is going on, let’s take a look at what it’s like when he’s working, and how he set it all up.


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