Erelde‘s Windows desktop isn’t full of bells and whistles, just a visually striking wallpaper and a few widgets to help him keep track of a few things. Here’s how to make your computer look like this.
Erelde submitted this desktop to our Desktop Showcase, which is what you should do if you want to see your setup featured here! All you need to do is post a screenshot to your Kinja blog (the one that came with your commenter account) along with the wallpaper, widgets, and other tools you used to customize it.
Here’s what you’ll need if you want to set this up yourself:
- The Light Arch wallpaper
- The Rainmeter system tweaking and monitoring tool for Windows
- The Arcs skin for Rainmeter to add the analog clock in the center of the status wheel
- The Elementary skin for Rainmeter for the time/date in the upper right
- The Enigma skin to create the system meters inside the status wheel
- Fences to show and hide icons on the desktop
- The Token icon pack to replace some of the icons
- MusicBee stretched across the bottom of the screen
We can understand the use of two different clocks in this case—the pretty analog one will be covered up while working, so it’s nice to have one up in the upper-right next to the shortcut icons and things where it’s easy to glance at while other apps are open. If you like what you see here but run into problems setting it up, head over to Erelde’s Kinja blog to ask how he customized some of the utilities to look and work just so. Let him know we sent you!
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!
Erelde’s Windows Desktop | Erelde