When Flickr user Technetium wanted a Star Wars-inspired custom desktop for his Mac, he turned to GeekTool to make it happen. A few well-placed geeklets plus the right font, and the end result is a desktop that’s functional, informational and a lot of fun.If you have a Mac and want the same look for your desktop, here’s what you’ll need:
- The Empire Wallpaper from Mantia.
- GeekTool for Mac, also available in the Mac App Store.
- Bowtie for Mac for the iTunes widget.
The rest of the layout was done with the right fonts (which Technetium didn’t specify) and by switching the OS X dock to 2D instead of 3D. This desktop was made with GeekTool, so if you want to try it, check out our guide to setting up and configuring GeekTool. If you’re a Windows or Linux user, you should be able to get the same effect with Rainmeter or Conky (respectively) to recreate the scene in your OS of choice. Also, don’t forget to check out our guide to creating a desktop HUD with Rainmeter.
Desktop- Empirical [Flickr]