The Polygonal Desktop

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The Polygonal Desktop

Reader Pushkar submitted this good-looking desktop to our Desktop Showcase, and we love the look of it. Useful as a second screen or when it’s time to work, here’s how he set it up.

Pushkar’s Windows desktop is pretty easy to set up. You’ll need the basics we’ve mentioned before, but here are all of the components together:

  • The polygon wallpaper from DeviantArt
  • The Rainmeter system tweaking and monitoring tool for Windows
  • The Minimalistic skin for Rainmeter to create the system monitors at the bottom left of the screen
  • The Monstercat Visualizer for the music-syncing visualizer at the bottom right corner of the page
  • The Zirim Clock for Rainmeter for the large clock and date in the center of the screen
  • The Simple Media skin for the temperature in the upper left corner of the screen
  • The Night Shade Clock for the analog clock in the upper right corner of the screen
  • RocketDock as a replacement app launcher at the bottom of the screen
  • The Ourea icon pack to replace the default icons in RocketDock

That’s about it. If you like that whole “clock in the center of the screen” thing we see in a lot of desktops, you can set it up the way above. If you don’t, you can omit the Zirim Clock skin to leave the center of the screen open. We see why Pushkar kept it though—it’s great when you don’t have anything up, maybe as a second screen or a desktop you don’t always use, but there’s still an analog clock in the corner in case you need to open up apps on-screen, but still want to know the time (since the taskbar isn’t set to show.)

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If you like what you see, head over to Pushkar’s Kinja blog (linked below) to let him know you like his work! 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!

Polygon Desktop | Pushkar

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