Sometimes the combination of tools that make a featured desktop good-looking and useful aren't a ton of widgets all over the screen, just smart placement of a few and a couple of customization tools that make us think "that'd be really cool on my system." When reader AzraeL36 submitted his desktop to the Featured Desktop forum using one of our own Wallpaper Wednesday wallpapers, we took notice.
Want the same look for your desktop? AzraeL36 was light on details, but we managed to figure out what he used to make his Windows desktop look like this. Here's what you need:
- The Sky Mountain Wallpaper from our Wallpaper Wednesday post
- The Rainmeter system configuration and management utility for Windows
- The Encoded skin for the time, date, and weather
- The GoogleBar utility for Rainmeter to add a Google search bar directly to the desktop
- The SimpleSentenceThree skin for Rainmeter for the sunrise/sunset times and the Now Playing widget in the bottom left corner
- Stardock's ObjectDock for the dock on the right side of the screen
- Winamp minimized at the top of the screen
There are obviously a few missing pieces, notably where AzraeL36 got the icons for the dock on the side, but if you have questions about how to make this setup your own, head into the original thread to ask your questions. Of course, if Rainmeter gives you trouble, our guide can help with that.
Want to get your desktop featured? Submit it?along with where you got the wallpaper, skins, and geeklets?to us for review. We have two different ways you can share it with us:
Linux, Mac, Windows, whatever you choose to use, please include a description of how you made your desktop when you send it in. Without that, we can't tell others how to make it for themselves so they can be featured too!
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