Sometimes customized widgets are the way to go, and sometimes minimal is the best approach—and we’ve definitely seen a trend in the minimal direction. Flickr user Imminient Fate submitted this good-looking desktop a while back, but it still caught our eye. Here’s how you can set it up too.
This one’s a Windows desktop, unlike some of the Linux desktops we’ve featured lately, but it still looks clean and simple—not too much on-screen to be distracting, and plenty of room to work. Here’s what you’ll need to make your computer look like this:
To be fair, ImminentFate has done a good bit of customizing and tweaking to make this setup look just so, so yours may not look quite the same just by installing all the right packs and tweaking all the right settings. If you have trouble, or aren’t sure how to make it all work, head over to his Flickr page (linked below) to ask how he did it!
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!
Minimal Foggy Lake Desktop | Flickr