customisation

The Highland Home Screen

If you’re a fan of mountain landscapes and calming colours, this home screen is for you. The design employs colours used in the background image to give the UI a soft tint.


The Sidebar Equaliser Desktop

Windows: This animated desktop from reader Caln is a great combination of work and play — room to work on the left and tools to help, and a fun, animated equaliser on the right side that matches his music. Here’s how he set it up.


Get The Old Chrome Bookmark Manager Back

The newest version of Chrome features a fancy new bookmark manager and interface that’s all about thumbnails. If you’re not a fan of that snazz, Techdows points to a flag you can switch to get the old interface back.


The Fire Suppression Desktop

Windows: Our friend joergermeister has made more than a few of our favourite desktops, and this is another great contribution. Clean, sparse and still functional, here’s how he set it all up.


Hooks Sets Up Custom Notifications For All Sorts Of Information

iPhone: Notifications are a pain because they’re usually an all-or-nothing deal for apps. If you want more control over notifications, Hooks lets you manage them in very specific ways.


Activate YouTube's New Transparent Player With This Cookie

Google is currently experimenting with a slick new transparent player. If you want to activate it for yourself, you can do so with a simple cookie edit.


The Diamond Home Screen

Who needs horizontal lines? This home screen design shifts everything on its end, putting all the essential widgets and shortcuts on a stylish diamond grid.


NCutil Customises OS X Notification Settings

Mac: OS X doesn’t come with a lot of options for customising the behaviour of the Notification Center. Fortunately, NCutil is a command line utility that lets you change all sorts of settings.


The Fantasy Day Home Screen

Few things are as annoying as turning your phone on at night and getting blasted in the face with your bright cheery home screen. This design keeps it minimal, and automatically switches between a light and dark theme depending on the time of day.


The Jagged Desktop

Sharp points and angles are the theme of Mahmoud’s desktop. While it’s certainly dramatic, we also love the way he’s customised it to fit his style and his workflow. Here’s how he set everything up.