40 Remarkable Computer Desktop Mods

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Computer desktop is a very personal thing. Each of us has a personal preference how our desktop should looked like. Modding (customizing) a desktop can be as simple as changing the desktop wallpaper, or messing with the default icons. It can also go as far as tweaking the entire navigation as well as the look and feel.

Here’s a showcase of 40 Remarkable Computer Desktop Mods (modifications) that highly represent each user’s personality together with explanations on the applications, icon sets used. Full list after jump.

Got more? You know some cool desktop mods not listed here? Let us know :-)

Windows

Air Mod Blue
VS is a mod of hsn’s GUI.Air Mod. WP is IntelMac Blue.

The Enigma Desktop
Comes with RSS reader, Gmail Notifier, Calender, Application launder and many other interesting stuff. Windows Vista desktop refreshed with Kaelri’s Enigma. Author explain it is done.

Winter Desk
Exellent Windows Vista mod using WindowsBlind’s Abcisse Vista created by amaeli.

Windows Strata
Author prefers to call this Windows Strata. The idea is that this new OS will bridge the gap between the Internet and your desktop. A completely redesigned OS tailored to fit your Internet surfing needs.

When Quicksilver meets Aero
Windows XP with a great silver theme look and feel.

VistaKernel v3 Enigma HUD. Edition
Yet another great desktop mod with Enigma 1.1

The Orange Monarch

synergy
Cool desktop with great mixture of black, blue and silver.

SS 20.11.2006

Royale Vista II desktop mod
Windows Vista modded with Royale Vista II by dobee.

October Work Desktop
The idea behind this setup is pretty brilliant. A month calendar as wallpaper with enough space to place folders, particularly to-do stuff in it.

Reach

Desktop3

Royal Mod Theme
Something similar to the default Windows XP theme, but a more enhanced version utilizing Royal Inspirat Mod, Object Dock and Desktop X.

My DT Main Display 2007 10
A desktop strip down to the very minimal with only text display. Result – very clean.

My Desktop March 2008 Vista
One moment there, we thought it’s a real Mac desktop. Particularly love how the CD Art display is sticked on the desktop wall.

MironV My Desktop
Nicely modded Window Vista desktop.

March desktop

Lightning Sunset
Mouse over at Flickr to see how everything is put together.

Laptop Desktop
Absolute minimal desktop.

July 28th 2008
A Windows Vista desktop with its icons blending well into the wallpaper.

Interior desktop
Computer desktop modded by an interior designer with icons and every elements perfectly blended in each and every corner of the wallpaper.

Freedom

XP Goes Back to School
Windows user Nabeel Ahmed has tricked out his desktop for back to school, by embedding his class schedule and todo.txt file with Samurize and customizing his icons and theme.

Windows Desktop in Monochrome
Windows user skarhead187 demonstrates that you don’t even need color to pull together an incredible custom desktop.

Vista Transblack Head Up Display
Windows user j33f darkens Vista and subtly embeds system monitoring details, RSS feeds, and currently playing music information into the desktop.

BumpTop Beta in Action
BumpTop desktop interface that turns your desktop into a 3D space and lets you move, pile, fan, and lasso your documents the way you would on a physical desktop.

Enero09

Desktop4
Taking advantage of Circle dock, jayers0424′s desktop with the earth rotates with accurate day and night cycles.

Desktop SS

Desktop
Great setup that makes it hard to tell what OS it’s running.

Mac

Screeny end of may
A very nicely customized desktop, especially the dock icons.

May 2008 Desktop

NewYork HUD
Yet another desktop modded with HUD.Vision

Ironman on my Desktop
Ironman fan Mac desktop.

I see you, Tu

HUD Desktop
More HUD customization.

Fr33ze
Cute little desktop setup with icons nicely blended to the wallpaper.

Mac Meets Windows
Dylan Boom runs Windows within a Mac, with both beautifully styled.

Author:

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