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.
Dobbie03 submitted his desktop to our Desktop Showcase, which is what you should do if you want to see your desktop featured here! Here’s what he used to set it all up:
- The wallpaper from Wallhaven
- Conky, a lightweight system monitor for Linux systems
- A custom Conky config for the left sidebar (which Dobbie03 has graciously shared with us!)
- The Elegance Colors GNOME Shell theme
- The Zukitre GTK Theme
- The Plank application launcher at the bottom of the screen, with the theme set to transparent
- The Numix Circle icons for the launcher
Dobbie03 also noted that he uses MPD and Sonata for all of his music listening needs, and sure enough this piece about the two in concert outlines how powerful they can be together. That’s about it—the whole thing looks clean and has plenty of room to work, with just the right tools off to the side for when they’re needed.
If you have any questions about the setup, or want to know how he managed to get something just right, hit the link below to go to his Kinja blog and get your answers. There are plenty of other screenshots of the setup at the link below as well.
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!
Manjaro Pyramid Desktop | Dobbie03