Flickr user d.chasenelson’s desktop is simple, only has a few widgets, and a simple gradient wallpaper that’s not at all distracting. It’s ideal for a second screen when you’re working in the first, or just as a quick monitor view you can minimize other things to check out. Here’s how to set it up.
This is a Windows 7 desktop (although we can’t imagine you couldn’t get the same effect in Windows 8 or 10 if that’s what you have) using Rainmeter. If you’re new to Rainmeter, we have a great getting started guide that’ll teach you all the ins and outs of building your own custom desktops.
Now, here’s what you’ll need to make your computer look like this:
That’s about it. We would probably shrink the scale a little bit if we were going to duplicate this setup, but judging by the available resolutions over at Flickr, this is for a laptop screen (probably connected to an external, larger display) so the larger scale makes sense. However you choose to do it, if you have questions about how it’s all set up and how it all works, head over to the Flickr link below and let d.chasenelson know you love the way everything looks!
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 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!
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