Flickr user xhuxhaxhu has had desktops featured here before, but this one stood out to us with its bright orange and dark black, open space, and just a few useful on-screen widgets to keep her informed. Here’s how she set it up.
xhuxhaxhu’s desktop is striking, but it’s not horribly distracting. Best of all, it didn’t take much to set up. This one has been a while coming, but here’s what she used to set it all up on her Windows machine:
- The wallpaper
- The Rainmeter system tweaking and monitoring tool for Windows
- The Enigma skin for Rainmeter to create the launcher (hidden above)
- The Alli Anew skin for Rainmeter to create the clock, weather, and RSS display above
That’s all there is to this one. It’s not horribly complicated, and it looks great—you can customize the weather by location and the RSS feed to highlight to your choice, of course. If you have trouble getting your setup to look just so, or want to know more about how xhuxhaxhu modified the skins to work this way, just head on over to the Flickr link below to ask your questions or sing your praises.
Do you have a good-looking, functional desktop of your own to show off? Share it with us! Post it to your personal Kinja blog using the tag Desktop Showcase or add it to our Lifehacker Desktop Show and Tell Flickr pool. Screenshots must be at least at least 640×360 and please include information about what you used, links to your wallpaper, skins, and themes, and any other relevant details. If your awesome desktop catches our eye, you might get featured!
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