A few years ago, I decided to organise the apps on my home screen by colour, creating neat little columns of green, blue, red and grey. Over time, as apps updated their designs or disappeared entirely, my meticulously crafted system devolved into randomness, but a recent Twitter thread has me thinking about the beauty (and usefulness) of organising your app icons by colour all over again.
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The login screen greets you every single time you boot up your computer, but it's often neglected when it comes to tweaking and customising your system. Here's how to make changes to the login screen on macOS Sierra or Windows 10 so it's very much your own.
Reader Yezra submitted this desktop to our Desktop Showcase, pointing out that he's a big fan of simple, clean desktops, and finally built one that fit the bill. Yours doesn't have to look quite the same, but if you like the gist, here's what you'll need to make your own.
Our friend Dobbie03 makes some great-looking Linux desktops, and this one is no exception. Having recently moved back to Manjaro after a tryst with Arch, he built this desktop with a few easy-to-download components. Here's how you can set it up, too.
Mac: Reader Brisngr loves the natural beauty of Nepal, and combined it with OS X Yosemite and a few Übersicht widgets to make a good-looking, functional desktop that's inspiring and informative. Here's how you can set it up yourself.
That's Windows under there if you couldn't tell, which means Rainmeter is the tool of the day. If you're unfamiliar with it, our getting started guide to Rainmeter will help you get your bearings.
Reader ravenclawwit is no stranger to our featured desktop series, and submitted this beautiful setup to our Desktop Showcase a few weeks ago. It looks great, from top to bottom, and is pretty heavily personalised. It also has a little secret.
If there's one thing I love about the possibility of wearables, it's swapping in new watch faces. While many companies either prevent users from making custom watch faces or require some decent coding skills, Android Wear has a few workarounds -- and they're awesome. If you want to make your very own, custom watch face that nobody else has, read on. Even iOS users can do it!
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.
Reader ravenclawwit stumbled on the NXT theme for Rainmeter, and put it to great use in this beautiful, functional desktop. That circle in the upper left? It's actually a dock, packed with shortcuts. Here's how it all works, and how to set it up.
We've featured a Firewatch Desktop before, but now that the game is out, we're seeing more than a few -- and who can blame you, the game's atmosphere is a huge draw, and the landscapes are gorgeous. Reader jadita put this one together.
OS X: Inspired by our old Weekly Wallpaper series, reader Jason built this open source application that will automatically download the best photography of the day from Flickr, NASA and NatGeo to use (either by choice or at random) as your wallpaper.