The icons are big and bright on this desktop, but it doesn’t make this design by Flickr user Aswath any less interesting. It’s a nice mix of fun and functional, perfect for a laptop display. Here’s how he set it up.
If you want your desktop to look like the one above, here’s what you’ll need:
- The wallpaper from Wallpapers Wide
- The Rainmeter system tweaking and monitoring tool for Windows
- The Basic Skins Suite for the media player on the desktop
- The Do I Need a Jacket? skin for Rainmeter for the weather forecast
- The Alphabar skin for Rainmeter for the status and shortcut bar across the bottom of the screen
- The Dexclock wallpaper clock utility
- The Flax Fairy wallpaper clock for the time display in the background
- Fences by StarDock to show/hide the application icons and any other tools on the desktop at will
We like this one because it’s both clean and functional. Fences lets you show icons when you need to see them, and get rid of them when you don’t. If you like what you see here but run into problems setting it up, head over to Aswath’s Flickr page to ask how he customised some of the utilities to look and work just so. Let him know we sent you!
The Atomic Polygon Desktop [Flickr]