The Desktop Within A Desktop


Reader LuckyRoller's Mac desktop blends system monitoring functions with a photograph wallpaper for a unique, three-dimensional look similar to the previously featured Sleek Wood Desktop.

LuckyRoller used common tools like GeekTool—which embeds anything from desktop calendars to Skype contacts into your Mac desktop—combined with well-placed media applications that give the effect they were meant to be there. The deskop is a combination of:

Network Monitoring: Little Snitch
- Great little network monitoring tool with notifications visible in the lower centre monitor dock.

Media Player: NicePlayer
- Allows borderless Window playback shown playing Prison Break in the main centre monitor dock.

Instant Messaging: Adium
- Black avatars and dock icon.
- Window Style: Group Bubbles
- Logged into multiple IM services including Facebook chat, visible in the lower centre monitor dock.

Dock: Genie effect, reduced size, aligned left.
- Custom black style Mac Dock icons used and Dockables.
- Additional custom icons used for Finder icon (black box) and Trash icon (black battery) in dock.

Audio: Coversutra
- Allows album art display on the desktop and keyboard shortcut controls shown in the white monitor dock on the right side.

Other tools: GeekTool
- Acts similar to Samurize for Windows allowing system info display, text files, images. If only I could work out how to better orientate the text outputs!
- Middle right monitor dock shows live calendar, far left monitor dock shows active system processes and small time display added underneath main central monitor dock.

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