... what I really want to know is what gadgets/icon sets you used to make your desktop look so cool.
Ok, let's see ...Neon Gauges - System Info
Left hand side of the desktop:
Right hand side of the desktop:1
. Neon Gauges - System Info
You can customize them in so
many ways, nicely designed and useful too.
Only disadvantage: you need to install Yahoo!Widgets
application first, because they're non standard gadgets.
Developer is WidgetWorld
, whom I sent an eMail to recently, praising them for their good looking gadgets.
I also suggested to add some more features for future release:1
. Temperatures for each CPU core and the GPU as well.2
. A radio gadget where the bars could represent 10 radio stations the user could assign to and select from.3
. A unique clock where each of the 10 bars represent 2.4 hours, or optional 24 bars where each bar represents 1 hour.4
. Two times 10 bars for stereo peak level indicators when music is playing in the background.5
. Weather forcast, 10 bars just showing the level of airpressure from low to high.6
. 10 bars as instant links, where a bar only lights up, if a link has been assigned to it.
They replied immediately. My suggestions were interesting and have been noted down, however they're not following up development of their Neon Widgets at the moment, but if they do, they'll develop them on a different platform than for Yahoo!Widgets.
If you decide to install them, then you will most likely notice, that the widget for the system volume will be stuck on 100% constantly.
Since the widgets were developed in 2007 / 08, there seem to be an incompatibility issue with Windows 7.
Hope they will be re-developed one day as standard gadgets. I'm not using them right now, as I notice that my system load seem to have gone up at idle, causing temperatures to rise unnecessarily.Chameleon Glass gadgets2
. They are called Chameleon Glass
They are Windows standard gagdets and can be installed easily. If you like the clean and neat look, you will love them.
The radio gadget as part of this collection plays different styles of music from sky.fm but you can also add own stations.
They match perfecly together with a theme (visual style) like Glas Onion
, which makes, for example, the corners of your windows sharp.
Other themes similar to Glass Onion are Relax
and Nude II
. Neon Clock
has also been developed by WidgetWorld.
I think this one is very beautiful as well. You can adjust size, color, level of glow and more.
This gadget, unfortunately, requires you to install the Yahoo!Widgets application first.Everest Ultimate4
. This is Everest Ultimate
It's not so much of a beauty and does not offer any fancy gadgets but it displays straight forward system information.
You can customize size, color, font, label and more though.Token 5
. The icon set is called Token
You can download them at DeviantArt. They come in a pack with sets of dark & light color.
Best thing I ever done to my system, to improve usabilty and looks.Windows 7 Start Orb Changer
Oh, I almost forgot.
Change your boring standard orb with something else ► Windows 7 Start Orb Changer
And last but not least, for all gadget lovers.
Look at these two gadgets, if you did not already know them anyway.1
. Metro Home2
. HTC Home beta