It’s crazy to think that an operating system can fit every user’s needs out of the box, even if we are just talking about looks. Luckily, if you’re not keen on the cookie-cutter appearance of your OS, we’ve covered a handful of great tools for tweaking every last pixel of your desktop so it looks and acts just how you want. Keep reading for a closer look at the best of the best to transform your desktop in your image.
AutoHotkey is an open-source scripting language for Windows. While the language itself is capable of a lot, customisation lovers enjoy AutoHotkey’s ability to easily transform window transparency, add keyboard shortcuts to anything, and more. There’s a bit of a learning curve to tackle if you want to make your own AHK scripts, but it’s a great starter language if you want to try your hand at a little coding.
This week’s honorable mentions go to Linux customisation tool Conky, Windows shell replacement LiteStep, and 3D Linux window manager Compiz.