Faded Getaway Desktop

Ciysco introduced this customized desktop in our desktop showcase and we love it. Nice wallpaper, faded app launcher in the corner and visualizer. It looks cool – here’s how you can make it yours.

First of all, Ciysco uses Rainmeter to get this effect on Windows 7. If you’re not familiar with it, check out our Getting Started Guide with Rainmeter to see what it can do.

Once you’ve mastered the basics, here’s what you’ll need:

Chiisko also notes that the icons are mostly customizable, but offers them for download:

The icons are mostly my own edited icons from the web, but some of them are taken from this Reddit post . I provide a link to download all the icons together here (zip file from Dropbox).

Overall, it’s a good look and is easy to reproduce if you prefer other wallpapers, for example, or want to ditch fences for something else, or just keep a clean desktop, for example. If you like it as much as we do, head over to the Ciysco Kinja blog linked below and let them know how much you like it too, or ask your questions and let them know what we sent you.

Do you have a beautiful and functional desktop to show off? Share with us! Place it in a personal blog using Kinja tag DesktopShowcase or add it to our pool of Lifehacker Desktop Show and the Flickr Tell . Screenshots must be at least 1280×720 and include information about what you used, links to wallpapers, skins and themes, and any other important information. If your wonderful desktop catches our attention, you may be on our favorites!

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