Back in February I asked for screenshots of your desktops and I promised the coolest would be featured on Make Use Of. So here are my three favorites in the order they were received.
(1) Skyler’s Desktop
Skyler uses for custom themes, which also comes with a new screen saver, boot screen, login screen, icons and more. The set is completed with a tool he really likes, .
Skyler keeps a Temp folder on his desktop as a quick way to hide unwanted clutter and sort through it later. He got rid of the recycle bin using Tweak UI. In the sidebar he’s housing Google Desktop for the calendar and the to-do list.
Skyler uses Foobar because it’s lightweight, customizable, and it has an option to minimize to the tray which is really useful when working on a lot of things that take up the taskbar.
Skyler sums up…
My desktop probably isn’t all that special, but I like it and find it more useful than the default windows setup.
And I think that’s what matters and what makes every desktop special. After all it’s yours!
Oh, and Skyler says Daft Punk rules! ;)
(2) Rob Williams’ Desktop
After using different wallpapers for a while, Rob decided to keep it simple with a solid color background. Like Skyler he is using Rocketdock as his main menu.
The Quicklaunch bar holds a couple of work-specific applications. Rob likesin the system tray and has added a calendar to easily spot the date.
Rob sums up…
(3) Rob’s Desktop
Yes, two Rob’s made it into my Top 3, isn’t that cool?
In addition to Rocketdock, Rob is using Enso , a free tool that lets you open programs by holding down the Caps Lock and typing a command such as “open blog” or “open browser”. It’s a smart way to access programs without so much as the touch of a button and typing a quick command. You no longer have to move a hand away from the keyboard to control the mouse or scroll through menus.
Very stylish and simple desktop, nice wallpaper and thanks a lot for pointing me to Enso!
Well, actually there are 4, we got one from Aibek as well. Since he isn’t not really a reader he is featured last. ;-)
In his own words:
I like it clean and simple. I keep about 15 programs on the Quick Launch. I also use invisible folder for keeping stuff that needs to be done asap. As about wallpaper you can download it from . I tend to change it every couple of months or so. One of my favorite wallpaper sources is socwall.
Thanks to everyone else who submitted their desktop screenshots, you guys are great!