Flickr user jerome_martinez_one hates icons and prefers text labels for his desktop. This workspace takes that approach to just about everything, including how applications are launched. It's all text on a beautiful wallpaper, and it's functional to boot.
Want the same look and feel for your Windows desktop? Here's how to make it happen:
- The Night Landscape wallpaper from WallpapersWide
- The Rainmeter system management and configuration tool for Windows
- The Helvetica Big Clock and image skin to create both the large clock and the look that the clock is behind the trees
- The Encoded skin for Rainmeter to create the weather and date
- The Elementary skin for Rainmeter for the CPU/HDD/RAM system monitors
- The WP7 skin for Rainmeter to create the text items on the desktop.
The end result lets the wallpaper shine through and turns all of the icons on the desktop into a simple text grid. Like what you see? Not sure how to set it all up for yourself? Check out our definitive guide to Rainmeter, or just stop by jerome_martinez_one's Flickr page to ask him how he did it. Don't forget to let him know how much you like his work while you're there!
If you're a Mac user, you can definitely do the same thing here with GeekTool and our getting started guide to using it. If you're a Linux user, the Conky system utility is your best bet to do the same thing.
Night Time Fun [Flickr]