The Little Black Box Windows Desktop

Flickr user Sebastian Holm Nielsen wanted a desktop that was both inspiring and functional, so this semi-minimal setup sprung to mind. A single widget-loaded status bar at the bottom of his display shows him whatever he needs to see, and there are no distracting widgets or tools peeking out around his windows.Want the same look for your Windows 7 desktop? Here's what you'll need:

  • The Toy City wallpaper
  • The Rainmeter system configuration and monitoring tool for Windows
  • The Enigma suite for Rainmeter (included) for the Launcher and Now Playing widgets
  • The Obsidian skins for Rainmeter for the status bar icons and clock
  • The Omnimo UI for Rainmeter to create the status bar, and all of the built-in widgets (Wi-Fi network and signal strength, current weather, CPU, RAM, Recycle Bin)
  • The Launchy application launcher for Windows so the Taskbar stays hidden forever

The whole process took Sebastian about half an hour, and he goes into more detail about how he made it at his Flickr page. If you drop by, let him know how much you liked his work! If you're still having trouble, check out our guide to Rainmeter for extra hints and tips.

Little Black Box Theme [Flickr]


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