Reader Richard's desktop is playful and functional, but also has tools on the desktop to help him get right to work when he needs to. Here's how he set it all up.
The whole thing is a fairly simple Rainmeter setup that should only take you a few minutes once you have all of the components for it. Here's what you'll need:
- The wallpaper;
- The Rainmeter system tweaking and monitoring tool for Windows;
- The SimpleSentenceThree skin for Rainmeter to create the CPU and memory monitors;
- The KitKat Clock skin to create the clock in the center of the screen;
- The Googlebar skin for Rainmeter for the desktop search bar;
- The Zune Player for Rainmeter for the music player;
- The Token icon set to replace the default taskbar icons;
- The Cambria Start Orb to replace the Start button.
That's all you'll need, and they're all pretty independent. Once installed and configured where you want them, the rest should be a snap. If you have questions about how it's set up though, or need help, head over to Richard's Flickr page (linked below) to ask your questions — and let him know we sent you!