Lifehacker reader exogenesis's desktop isn't specifically designed for work. It serves as a quick launcher for commonly used applications and gives him access to system monitors at a glance.
This desktop reminds us a bit of the Black Marble Desktop, which is more suited for an HTPC or a second screen that is not used as frequently. Either way, here's what you'll need to make this your own:
- The Cherry Blossom v2 Wallpaper from DeviantArt.
- The Rainmeter system configuration and monitoring utility for Windows.
- The Encoded skin for Rainmeter for the time, date and day of the week displays.
- The Enigma suite for Rainmeter to create the center-screen taskbar, sunrise/sunset info and shut down shortcut.
- The Omnimo suite for Rainmeter to create the multi-shaded background.
- The All-In-One Player for Rainmeter for the "Now Playing" widget under the centre taskbar.
- The OrganiC2 skin for Rainmeter to create the system monitors at the upper left.
- The Drop theme for Windows to customise the window displays.
The whole thing looks really sharp when it's put together. You could lift any specific part of this desktop that you like and apply it to yours with minimal effort too.
If you're tweaking with Rainmeter and need a little help, check out our guide.