This desktop comes to us from our Flickr desktop show and tell photo pool, and is a great example of how sometimes busy and dyamic desktops are great, and other times simple and iconographic are great as well. If you like the look, here’s what you’ll need to set it tup.
That’s Windows under there if you couldn’t tell, which means Rainmeter is the tool of the day. If you’re unfamiliar with it, our getting started guide to Rainmeter will help you get your bearings.
Once you have them, here’s what you’ll need:
Each of these tools can stand on their own with Rainmeter, so if you like some aspects of the layout but not others—like the search bar but not the clock, or the system monitors and not the Now Playing display—you can absolutely have that. If you have questions about how it’s all set up, head over to the Flickr link below to ask your questions!
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 DesktopShowcase or add it to our Lifehacker Desktop Show and Tell Flickr pool. Screenshots must be at least at least 1280×720 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!
The Simple Sunrise Desktop | Flickr