Ciysco submitted this customized desktop to our Desktop Showcase, and we love it. Good wallpaper, faded app launcher in the corner, and a visualizer. It looks sharp—here’s how you can make it your own.
First of all, Ciysco is using Rainmeter to get this effect, in Windows 7. If you’re not familiar with it, check out our getting started guide for Rainmeter to see what it’s capable of.
Once you have the basics down, here’s what you’ll need:
Ciysco also notes that the icons are mostly custom, but offers them up for download:
All in all, it’s a good look, and one that’s easily reproducible if you prefer a different wallpaper, for example, or want to ditch Fences for something else, or just keep a clean desktop for example. If you like it as much as we do, head over to Ciysco’s Kinja blog, linked below, and let them know how much you like it too—or ask your questions, and let them 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 DesktopShowcase or add it to our Lifehacker Desktop Show and Tell Flickr pool. Screenshots must be at least at least 1280×720 and please includeinformation 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!
Tranquil Elegance Desktop | Ciysco