The Dewdrop Windows Desktop

The Dewdrop Windows Desktop

Flickr user deanscottsc wanted a desktop that was pretty without being distracting. The end result was this nature-inspired desktop that goes light on the system tools and widgets, and even makes the dock translucent.

Want the same look for your Windows desktop? Here’s what you’ll need to make it happen:

That’s all there is to it — two applications and a pretty wallpaper, and you have a whole new way of interacting with your system. In fact, if you’re not a fan of clocks on the desktop, you could get the same minimal effect by skipping Rainmeter and replacing the taskbar with the white-themed translucent RocketDock setup.

Having trouble setting it all up? Check out our our guide to getting started with Rainmeter for some tips, or head over to deanscottsc’s Flickr page to ask your questions. 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 use Docky or another desktop launcher, while the time and date on the desktop can be achieved with a simple Conky script.

Lightly Minimal [Flickr]


  • This looks very slick but it seems impractical to me. The time/date would almost always be covered up by windows when you want to glance at the time and I don’t see what makes a bag, fat dock as useful as pinned apps on the taskbar. It would be easy enough to customise the Taskbar to look as cool as this anyway, but a little more work to replace all the icons with nicer ones.

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