I take pride in having pretty things (no boobs this time) to look at while I'm sitting around on my computer for hours at a time. That's why I save a lot of wallpapers. But that would just be boring. That's why Rainmeter is here. It's basically the Windows gadgets on crack, with tons of variety, showing you basically whatever you want. Before I get to that though, let's take a look at my setup.
|I even cleaned up my desk for you guys.|
Despite the size differences, I was able to line them up perfectly by propping up the LCD and taking the stand off the CTR. Yes, that book is Harry Potter. Other stuff on my desk; my headset being held together by duct tape, CD's that I never use in my CD rack, as well as my cellphone/wallet/keys. My Keyboard and mouse are on a slide out underneath that, but they're pretty boring.
Moving onto my desktop. I use a combination of John's Background Switcher and the above mentioned Rainmeter to make everything pretty. I currently have four set-ups that I use, each with a Rainmeter theme, and a set of pictures that cycle through two at a time. The one above would be my Hatsune Miku theme.
My Rainmeter gadgets usually include a clock for time and date, a network meter, cpu and ram meter, and music so I don't have to minimize or open up stuff to change songs. I like to keep my desktop nice and clean with few icons so I can appreciate the wallpapers better. The only bad thing is that I found that I couldn't survive without the taskbar, but for the most part it's discreet.
Because the backgrounds are constantly changing, I like to have gadgets with high contrast, so I can always see them well. You might notice I have some redundant gadgets working at the same time on both screens, which is nice so I can always know what's going on no matter what I have up.