customisation

The Road To Redemption Desktop

Reader Amitabh put together this good-looking Linux desktop with a few simple add-ons for his system, and the end result offers just a few useful widgets and plenty of room to work, not to mention a personalised experience. Here’s how he set it up.


The Flat Tiles Home Screen

Single-screen home screens are excellent at getting you to what you need without too many taps. This design from My Color Screen user Pitoko/David does it with flair, employing some eye-catching tiles.


Weekly Wallpaper: Imagine The World's End With These Dystopian Ruins

Some of the best sci-fi isn’t clean lines and futuristic tech — sometimes it’s the run-down, fantastical ruins at the end of the world. Decorate your desktop with them in this week’s wallpaper collection.


Google News And Weather Brings Glanceable Updates To Your Home Screen

Android: Hop in your wayback machine. Google has updated its already-sweet News and Weather widget and released it to the Play Store. Yes, the one that was last seen with the Galaxy Nexus.


Menu Eclipse 2 Dims Your Mac's Menubar To Help You Focus

Mac: Sometimes, you just need help focusing on work, and the menubar can get in the way of that. Menu Eclipse 2 dims your menu bar so you can concentrate on what you’re doing.


The Serenity Home Screen

Android: With so many notifications and alerts coming through our phones, we could all use some peace and quiet. This design from My Color Screen user 21Marco12 calms things down a bit.


The OS LinuX Desktop

Reader Oliver wanted to make his Linux Mint desktop look as much like a Mac as possible so others would find it easy to use. Given some of our previous Linux featured desktops, we know it wasn’t tough, but the end-result still looks great. Here’s how it’s all set up.


Blur Launcher Turns Apps Into Google Now-Style Home Screen Pages

Android: The Google Now Launcher’s spiffiest feature is that you can swipe to the left to access Google Now. Blur Launcher (from the makers of Talon for Twitter and EvolveSMS) takes it a step further by letting you swipe to access other apps from the home screen.


The Lonely Rock Desktop

Reader FewCents created this beautiful desktop. It’s easy on the eyes when nothing’s going on, and has plenty of room to work, with its widgets off to the sides. Here’s what you’ll need to set it up.


The Brights Home Screen

If you use the space on your phone properly, you can get by with just one home screen. That’s what My Color Screen user duotoned was going for with this look that puts everything you need on a single screen.