Sharp points and angles are the theme of Mahmoud’s desktop. While it’s certainly dramatic, we also love the way he’s customised it to fit his style and his workflow. Here’s how he set everything up.
Mahmoud notes there’s a lot of customisation here, but the basic effect is very achievable. Here’s what you’ll need if you want to bring the same look to your Windows machine:
- The Rainmeter system tweaking and monitoring tool for Windows
- The Sharpen suite for Rainmeter, which includes the wallpaper, icons, diagonal toolbar across the top of the screen, and monitoring widgets on the right side of the screen
- The Winter skin for Rainmeter for the quick access buttons in the top and bottom left side of the screen
- The ZeroFour skin for Rainmeter to create the clock in the centre of the screen
- The Origami skin for Rainmeter to create the analogue clock hands behind the central clock, and for the mail and weather tiles at the bottom right corner of the screen
- The Reflection skin for Rainmeter for the tiny power button in the bottom right of the screen
- The VU Meter skin for Rainmeter for the active audio visualiser at the very bottom centre of the screen
- The Spinning Doge skin for Rainmeter because, well, doge.
There are a lot of moving parts, but the bulk of what you would consider the “core look” of the desktop comes from that first skin, Sharpen. The rest you can take or leave as you like, but Mahmoud wanted something really special, and customised for his needs (we really like how he used two skins for the clock in the centre.) If you have questions about how you can set the same thing up, or if you run into issues with your config, hit him up on Flickr at the link below. Let him know we sent you, and love his work!