The San Miguel Desktop

The San Miguel Desktop

Mac: Reader Kiss Kiss Bang! Bang! wanted to put together a desktop that shows his hometown in all its glory, and we think he's done just that — it's stunning. Here's how he set it up, and how you can put a piece of San Miguel on your desktop too.

Kiss Kiss Bang! Bang! noted that San Miguel is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so if seeing it like this isn't enough, you should consider seeing it in person, too. If all you have time for right now is a desktop vacation though, here's what you'll need to set it up:

  • This photo of San Miguel de Allende as your wallpaper (Thanks for making it available to us!)
  • The GeekTool system monitor and configuration utility for OS X, primarily for the clock geeklet in the lower right corner
  • The Bowtie utility for OS X to add the now-playing display in the lower left (with the Passed theme applied)
  • The Bartender utility for OS X to rearrange menubar icons
  • The cDock utility to hide the Dock background
  • The LiteIcon utility to change app icons, and the .app.icns icon pack by Andrew and Kara for the replacements

This particular setup is in OS X, obviously, but you could get a long way to this in Windows or Linux with some of the tweaks we've shown you before in previous Featured Desktops, like using Rainmeter for the on-screen displays or Conky and Docky in Linux. Either way, if you're working through this on your own Mac, head over to Kiss Kiss Bang! Bang!'s Kinja page (linked below) to share how much you like the finished product — it really does look great.

Beneath the Mexican Sky... [Kiss Kiss Bang! Bang!]


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