This desktop is actually a second screen, ever so customised with a couple of elements that really fit the theme and give us a dose of that 80s nostalgia. The primary display uses the same desktop, but this one's the one worth talking about. Here's what you'll need to get the same look.
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That's Windows under there if you couldn't tell, which means Rainmeter is the tool of the day. If you're unfamiliar with it, our getting started guide to Rainmeter will help you get your bearings.
Reader ravenclawwit is no stranger to our featured desktop series, and submitted this beautiful setup to our Desktop Showcase a few weeks ago. It looks great, from top to bottom, and is pretty heavily personalised. It also has a little secret.
If there's one thing I love about the possibility of wearables, it's swapping in new watch faces. While many companies either prevent users from making custom watch faces or require some decent coding skills, Android Wear has a few workarounds — and they're awesome. If you want to make your very own, custom watch face that nobody else has, read on. Even iOS users can do it!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.