Flickr user d.chasenelson‘s desktop is simple, only has a few widgets, and a simple gradient wallpaper that’s not at all distracting. It’s ideal for a second screen when you’re working in the first, or just as a quick monitor view you can minimise other things to check out. Here’s how to set it up.
This is a Windows 7 desktop (although we can’t imagine you couldn’t get the same effect in Windows 8 or 10 if that’s what you have) using Rainmeter. If you’re new to Rainmeter, we have a great getting started guide that will teach you all the ins and outs of building your own custom desktops.
Now, here’s what you’ll need to make your computer look like this:
- The wallpaper (I had a hard time finding an exact match, but a horizontal flip of this one will match well)
- The Rainmeter system tweaking and monitoring tool for Windows
- The Implosion2 skin for Rainmeter for the system monitors in the upper left and center left
- The Eloane skin for Rainmeter for the time/date display at center right
That’s about it. We would probably shrink the scale a little bit if we were going to duplicate this setup, but judging by the available resolutions over at Flickr, this is for a laptop screen (probably connected to an external, larger display) so the larger scale makes sense. However you choose to do it, if you have questions about how it’s all set up and how it all works, head over to the Flickr link below and let d.chasenelson know you love the way everything looks!