Archit saw a lot of the desktops we’ve featured and wanted to take a stab at customising his own. The end result is this desktop, backed with a gorgeous wallpaper and tweaked just enough to suit his taste. Here’s how to set it all up.
It’s a simple, relatively minimal customisation, but we love it because it doesn’t do too much to obscure a good-looking wallpaper, and it has just enough going for it to be useful. We might make the clock a little smaller, but if you’re looking at the screen from another computer or another display, it’s not an issue. Here’s what you’ll need to set it up on your Windows machine:
- The Norwegian Coast wallpaper from InterfaceLIFT
- The Rainmeter system configuration and monitoring utility for Windows
- The Elegance 2 skin for Rainmeter for the date and time
- The Macbar 3.0 skin for Rainmeter for the shortcut ribbon across the top of the screen
- The MiniInfoBar skin for Rainmeter for the system monitors and stats across the bottom of the screen
That’s all there is to this one! The taskbar is set to auto-hide, so it only displays when it’s needed. Since the shortcuts are at the top, it’s no big deal when the clock and stats are covered up when it’s time to go to work.
Dark Clouds Desktop [Archit]