While I'm a huge fan of desktop customization I always actually work with a solution which is the simplest possible. I love elaborite desktop configs, but I find most of the stuff gets in my way. I have found a setup which looks extremely good and easy on the eyes and while still a bit too much for me, it might be just what some of you are looking for. The Enigma Desktop is actually a package containing almost everything you'll need for your desktop too look this good. You will need to download the apps the creator uses, like Rainmeter and Samurize, but the package contains the config files you need to make things happen.
What I like about the setup is the simple lines and design despite the complexity and elaborate nature of the configuration. Despite my distaste of over-complex designs, I am impressed, because it functions as a "dashboard" should, it gives you a lot of at-a-glance information. RSS feeds from your favorite blog, the time and date with weather, and a whole bunch of other stuff, like the handy Gmail notifier.
While this may not appeal to the hardcore "clean desktop" people, I urge you all to give these setups a try, some of them might work. the reason I stray from them is that when I am working on something I tend to generate a lot of icons on my desktop which ruin the nice looks. I could of course use a different directory, but this is the most readily accessable place. if you know of any other cool desktop configurations like this be sure to drop us a note in the comments!
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