The Skyscraper Desktop
Our friend joergermeister is running Windows 10 in this desktop, but as always, has it customized to look and work the way he wants it, and the end result looks great. If you like the look—or even just some of the look—here’s how to get it for yourself.
First of all, since this is a Windows desktop, Rainmeter is the order of the day, and this getting started guide will help you walk through the basics. It’s a little dated, but enough to get you started with the skins and tools below.
- How to Create an Attractive, Customized Desktop HUD with Rainmeter
- Once you have the basics down, here’s what you’ll need:
- The wallpaper, a shot of Toronto by Matthew Wiebe at Unsplash
- The Rainmeter system tweaking and monitoring tool for Windows
- The Simple Clean skin for Rainmeter for the clock and music display
- The MinimalOne Weather skin for Rainmeter for the weather display
- The Ecqlipse 2 Icon Pack to replace the taskbar system icons
- The Glass2K utility to enable taskbar and start menu transparency
- The WhiteNoir by Neiio visual theme for Windows
All together, it’s a pretty picture. I especially like the visual style and the taskbar and start menu transparency, that’s something I might grab even if I don’t customize the rest of my desktop to this same extent, but it’s still all great together. If you have questions about how it’s all done, or want to know how that skin looks just the way it does, hit the Flickr link below to head to joergermeister’s page and ask away.
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!