The Misty Morning Desktop

This stunning desktop from Flickr user Tj Tantiangco combines a gorgeous wallpaper with only the bare essentials when it comes to desktop widgets. The result is a desktop that's simple, attractive, relaxing, and will make you feel a little less stressed when you sit down to log in in the morning or come back from a long meeting.

Believe it or not, this is a Windows desktop. If you want the same look for your Windows system, here's what you'll need:

  • The Cittanova wallpaper from InterfaceLIFT.
  • The Rainmeter system management and monitoring utility.
  • The Elegance 2 theme for Rainmeter, for the date and drive meters.
  • The Serenity theme for Rainmeter, for the clock, the recycle bin, and the battery/power meter.

That's all there is to it. Unlike many other desktops, this one only requires a few tools, but a little customisation to make them all work quite right. Still, it shouldn't be as difficult to get the look and feel as some of the more widget-heavy desktops are. If you run into trouble, check out our guide to Rainmeter, or don't hesitate to drop by JT's Flickr page to ask questions. Don't forget to let him know how much you liked his desktop! If you have a Mac, you can duplicate much (if not all) of this in GeekTool, and if you prefer Linux, you may be able to approximate some of it with Conky.

Current Desktop - Laptop [Flickr]


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