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My custom windows desktop

Discussion in 'Software' started by Enderman, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. Enderman

    Enderman New Member

    So I just wanted to show you guys what my desktop looks like :)
    I'm not a Rainmeter pro but I've been learning stuff...

    You can see how clean and minimalist the desktop is while still having quick access to information/applications.

    On mouse hover each of the 8 categories shows a set of 2-6 program shortcuts all colour coded. Sort of like an ObjectDock.

    What looks like dashes at the bottom of the screen is actually a sound bar visualizer that reacts to all sounds played from the PC.

    The software used to create this is:
    -Custom windows theme
    -Universal Theme Patcher
    -Custom windows cursor
    -Custom icon packs
    -My custom coded rainmeter skin

    The skin I made contains the object docks CPU/RAM meter volume display email notifiers and the sound visualizer.
    Most of it was coded by me :) But its also inconvenient to change/add shortcuts to the skin.
    If people are interested I can give the download link or the links to the other pieces of software used.

    Let me know what you think! :D
  2. DonKikosi

    DonKikosi New Member

    Well this looks nice

    Although i am not a fan of black backgrounds i have to admit it looks clean and tidy.
    Especially the sound bar visualizer is cool nice feature if you like listening to music.

    One question:
    How is the performance compared to a "normal" desktop. I could imagine it might be a bit slower
    especially on a low end pc.
  3. Enderman

    Enderman New Member

    Rainmeter uses about 0-2% of my CPU and I have a 4790k
    What really uses CPU is the custom fade in/ fade out effects I have on the icons that uses like 10% and will definitely lag on a slow PC
    But other than that its really well optimized and fast

    Also I have to use a black background because otherwise my 55" tv blinds me with light xD
  4. _lecro_

    _lecro_ New Member

    Looks good. I don't see customized Windows systems often, at least not to this extent.

    I have a minimalist Linux environment on my Thinkpad though:

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