I'm currently using one with rainmeter. Its called fountain of colours and it works pretty good
they already are ;) copy/paste of the last time I saw this question:
steam has wallpaper engine: http://store.steampowered.com/app/431960/Wallpaper_Engine/
or there is plasteur which is free: https://www.reddit.com/r/Plastuer/
rainmeter does a load of different things, quite sure animated wallpaper is one of them: https://www.rainmeter.net/
never tried any of them, but see this question a lot on my posts. wallpaper engine seems to be the most popular lately, you have to pay for it but it's under $5 iirc
You need to download Rainmeter: https://www.rainmeter.net/
Then you download the Glorious Game Launcher skin: http://dkphantom.deviantart.com/art/Glorious-Launcher-That-Changes-your-Wallpaper-3-1-486167446
After you've done this, it will tell you how to set it up :) It's pretty easy.
Rainmeter can let you completely customise your desktop.
Audio visualisers, custom icons, clocks, basically anything you can think of is out there.
Here’s a clip I made of the desktop I put together a little while back
Oh, well I didn't think to post a link, but you can download it from rainmeter.net. You install rainmeter, then download the .rmskin file I made and it installs the skins and layout.
It's basically a desktop customization application for Windows that uses a sort of "skin" system. It's quite versatile, but what I've done is a very simple usage — which does mean performance is better than some of the more advanced rainmeter setups.
1: If you're careful with what you download it's hard to get viruses. The thing about viruses is that they can't download themselves, so as long as you stay away from downloading sketchy stuff you should be fine.
I run a Malwarebytes scan every once in a while to make sure nothing has gotten through, but in the two and a half years I've been using my PC I haven't had anything come up.
2: I honestly didn't notice many usability changes at all when switching from Windows 7 to 10. I also rarely use the Start menu, which is pretty much the only place you'll see the tile UI - to get to my stuff I use Rainmeter and keyboard shortcuts. Here's a pic of my desktop if you're curious as to the sort of stuff you can do with Rainmeter. The keyboard shortcuts I use most often are windows+d to go to the desktop (again to go back to what you had open before) and windows+e to open the file explorer.
3: I used Macs for maybe five or six years before switching to Windows and had no trouble at all making the switch. There's definitely more complex stuff in Windows than in OSX, but you really don't have to touch any of it for basic use. It took all of maybe a day or two for me to get reasonably used to using Windows.
Hope this helps!
I used Rainmeter then made separate layers with visualizers and for the wallpaper I just erased certain areas to make png images. Here's Rainmeter if you wanna make something like this, you could probably find tutorials on Youtube.
Wayland does not allow you to record the screen
This means that you cannot record your screen, no matter if it's for gaming like with Twitch.tv or if it's to implement remote desktop functionality. Heck, you can't even make a screenshot to edit it in the Gimp (I think gnome-shell and KWin have a nonstandard extension for that).
Wayland does not allow you to position your window
That means you cannot run a dock, something like rainmeter, drop-down terminals like guake or any other application that allows you to position Windows.
Wayland does not allow you to query other apps' windows
That means you cannot have any tools that display information about those windows. So system monitors, workspace switchers, hotkey extension tools and so on are not going to work anymore.
The usual reply to things like this is "integrate it into the compositor", but that means you will always be bound to what your compositor can do. Do you think gnome-shell is gonna grow the features of Open Broadcaster, Rainmeter, VNC etc. any time soon?
Because if it doesn't, that feature is not gonna exist for you and you won't be able to develop it yourself, sorry.
Rainysoft.cc doesn't seem to be related to Rainmeter, the free, open source desktop widget project. I wonder whether they use those product names and the raindrop logo in order to confuse people into thinking they are.
Rainmeter's awesome and has been around for years and years. It's very easy to design your own widgets and there are lots of other people's set ups to use, too.
Download Rainmeter https://www.rainmeter.net/
Download Fountain of Color http://alatsombath.deviantart.com/art/Fountain-of-Colors-desktop-music-visualizer-518894563
If you want to do a cut background like mine follow this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4IjPDMWezg
All "plug-ins" for rainmeter are called "Skins" and go in the documents/rainmeter/skins folder, then they will pop up in rainmeters menu and can be configured from there. Fountain of Colors has it own graphical menu to configure every detail of it however you want. The little menus i have in the upper right are illustro, which come default with rainmeter and you can select whichever ones you want.
I also made it so that Dream Lantern plays on startup.
Google Drive Folder for the skins
The Wallpaper I used
NO THAT'S WRONG!, You're thinking of Wallpaper Engine, which is paid. Rainmeter is a free program.
Fun fact. That owner field changed to the same random names that SS13 uses, along with the jobs.
And the honk button honks.
Download it here: https://mega.nz/#!zhJlQRbD!W7v8PoGPYN4xplFhm_oaFmMII63Z-vYlK3kmBLR3QHY
If you want to change the PDA's display and links, check the PDA.ini file in notepad. For more wallpapers, just place any image file in the @Resources\Wallpapers folder.
Download Rainmeter here: https://www.rainmeter.net/
It's a program called Rainmeter. It let's you customize your desktop with add-ons. The addon used for those hexagon tiles are called Honeycomb.
It's a program called Rainmeter. You can download it here.
There are plenty of great tutorials out there, and it's pretty easy to get the hang of. If you wanna replicate this one for yourself I posted all the skins and the wallpaper in another comment.
Edit: I forgot to mention that you probably shouldn't use Rainmeter unless you're CPU is decent, or it'll slow your computer down a ton.
FOR PEOPLE ASKING HOW TO DO THIS:
Rainmeter is a Desktop Customization Tool. Get it here: https://www.rainmeter.net/
After installing, Rainmeter will set itself to run at startup.
Rainmeter provides a way to access all kinds of system information data like cpu/network/weather/etc and presents them on light animated overlays designed by advanced users and compiled into skinpacks. It also supports music information, temperatures (with compatible plugins), launchers (animated icons that run something when you click them), and many other cool things (or even a cool animation that does nothing, like the raining effect above).
A good start is to check some skinpacks from the websites presented here: https://www.rainmeter.net/discover (skin packs can be installed simply by doubleclicking them after you download them. i recommend checking out deviantart)
This is the basics of how it works. From here on you should be able to discover by yourself what each setting does, and combine something to a cool wallpaper and you're set. You dont need to make something stupidly overloaded, somethimes the simplest things are the coolest:
Example: My own desktop: https://i.snag.gy/F2lOkz.jpg
It is rainmeter:
You can make it look however you want. There are plenty of skins people have created. This is one I threw together using some bits and pieces from a few dif ones I like
Hmm.. Well, Rainmeter is a program that you can use to customize your desktop in many different ways..
Whether it's buttons to start programs, websites, or run a cmd command.
Or maybe you want to know what the weather is like, without having to open up a browser, or you want to see if any interesting new posts have been made to your favorite subreddit.
Or any other kind of news site.
Rainmeter can do that. And it has probably already been made before, so you can just download it and use it.
There's a ton of "skins" or "gadgets" that are created for the program Rainmeter.
We have a sub too (/r/Rainmeter), but most threads are just showcases of people's desktops. If you wanna find something specific, you can simply google it. "Rainmeter Weather Skin"
Or check out the resources listed in the sidebar in the sub.
Rainmeter displays customizable skins, like memory and battery power, RSS feeds and weather forecasts, right on your desktop. It takes quite a bit of tinkering to set up.
Here's a nice guide.
Install it and it will load everything just like that.
Hexcon usage instructions are here: http://ickna11.deviantart.com/art/Hexacons-v1-33-Updated-6-5-2015-533097773
I am using a 1440p monitor so your mileage may vary.
It's an icon for the Honeycomb pack for Rainmeter, a desktop customization program. Try it out if you want your setup to have more pizzazz. Also, /r/Rainmeter
I dunno if Microsoft deliberately disabled gadgets but I sure do know that they advise disabling gadgets due to a security issue.
I recommend trying out Rainmeter instead.
I made it using rainmeter with the add-on called fountains of color, and i found this wallpaper!
If you download it from Rainmeter.net, yes it's absolutely safe. If you got it from another site, it could be dodgy.
And it's not CPU intensive unless you have a LOT of graphic skins open.
I made it using a program called rainmeter (hence the title). I'm fairly sure I could somehow create a package that would install the theme in full on your computer through the program, but this is my first experience with it so I would have to figure it out. I'll look into it tomorrow.
First post here, I loved the chicken so much that I had to come out of the woodwork. Anyway I saw y'all saying you would love a little figurine, but until capitalism does its work maybe this can tide some of you over.
You can get it by downloading Rainmeter, and then by installing this skin. It'll auto-update whenever POTUS posts a new tweet so you can always stay up to date.
Put him anywhere. Put him everywhere. Put him on your desktop. Put him on your friends' desktops. This chicken is a gift from the left. Let's use it!
Rainmeter is a desktop customization tool that allows you to change how your desktop looks--as well as show you things like your available hard drive space, the computer temperature, and other things! In the picture, there's stuff like "RAM" and "Drive Space". When OP is done with it, you can download it and have your computer desktop look like a game of Xenoblade Chronicles X.
Check out Rainmeter. It uses skins that are applied to your desktop. I'm not sure if there are any that utilize the taskbar but there's plenty of options out there I have yet to try out. You can add widgets for current media playing, visualizers, CPU/GPU/RAM monitoring, etc. Hope this helps.
definitely! just go to this link and subscribe to it and you should see it in your library
for the count down timer download rainmeter and then download countdown timer
Really recommend downloading Wallpaper Engine and Rainmeter if you want to make your desktop look extra pretty!
Finally got around to finish his animation, so here:
You can get Rainmeter from here:
It does nothing, really, just sits on your desk with a bobbing 153 pod until you click him.
On click, he displays a little animation and a textbubble and says something :)
I've been sitting on this for months bc I've been busy, but today I finally got around to finish the last of his animated frames, so... yeah.
Hope you like him :)
There was a post earlier on a really cool lucio background which also acted like a visual equalizer. OP didn't have a link so i found a tutorial on how to make it. My settings differ slightly from the original but I think it's pretty close. You're probably going to have to readjust some of the settings to fit your screen and your preferences. And if you want the mirrored effect you can just click on the visualizer itself and go into the extras tab and click show duplicate skin, then drag the duplicate right under the one already there and it should snap right on to it.
In the g drive files i've included the rainmeter skin for the fountain and wave visualizer and a file to the background used. Keep in mind you're gonna have to download rainmeter to actually use this.
Warning, you will lose hours customizing your desktop. You will always wonder how people made such perfect desktops while you relentlessly criticize your own.
Serious warning, it eats a good bit of resources for just being your background. Only use if your computer can run games with extra resources left over for Rainmeter to munch on.
You can use rainmeter, that's what I do: Link and here's a great visualiser for it: Desktop VU Meter (it looks better than the display images on the page)
Cool Geometric Triangular Figure In A Neon Laser Light
The clock/weekday/date and recycle bin are from Rainmeter .
First, you download Rainmeter.
Then you download a skin you like (I linked the one I used above)
Then you edit it however you like, and run it alongside a desktop background with the SCP logo.
https://imgur.com/a/7oGsdiN The background I used.
Basically, Rainmeter allows you to create and use widgets on your desktop. The widgets (or skins, as they're called) you can get are pretty varied and can be anything from more attractive icons to music players, visualizers, computer/network stats or live feeds from different social media. It's a fun way to make your desktop look better and add some functionality to it.
It's a great program and I really recommend it.
Someone else made the skins, which is the Skyrim "menu look" in Rainmeter. I just downloaded the file and adjusted some strings so they lead to the correct paths and show the correct information. It's a fun way to get acquainted with whatever coding language they use.
Here's more info on Rainmeter and what it is.
Edit: Check out /r/rainmeter for more information too.
You have Torch browser, which is bundled with malware and toolbars, and is in general a shitty browser, mainly on account of it being based on Chrome. I would get rid of that ASAP and do a virus scan. Seriously, the inbuilt torrent capabilities are not worth it. qBitTorrent and magnet links is convenient enough.
I like the seamless feel of using a black background and taskbar. Feels very 'modern' in a sense. However, your wallpaper seems to be badly compressed, which bothers me quite a bit.
Also, do you actually use any of those icons on your desktop? There's aesthetically and functionally better ways of quickly accessing programs or directories that you use a lot, like Rainmeter and Launchy, to name a few.
Overall, not bad for a first try, but could use some improvements.
Just download Rainmeter and the Monstercat Visualizer for it and just use with your favorite music player! Works with Spotify as well!
I edited my original comment with links to the materials. You need Rainmeter if you don't have it already.
He's using rainmeter,
a free desktop customization program.
Checkout /r/rainmeter if you're interested, there are some tutorials to help you get started (most posts are just people sharing their desktop though)
edit: seems to be this skin in particular
RDC: Remote Desktop Connection (?)
KVM: Keyboard, Video, Mouse. Like a network switch but for sharing KVM between multiple boxes (OP check out https://symless.com/synergy might be something you like nm see you use for clients for work. Best not to install additional software I imagine)
Rainmeter: theming/utility software /r/rainmeter https://www.rainmeter.net/
I use it. Useful for watching your temps. Also to see which programs max out your CPU/GPU.
Since OP didn't provide info I'll do it. This is the Modern Gadgets add-on for Rainmeter. Requires hwinfo running in the background to actually read monitoring info from your system.
If you want it on desktop, you can get the photo and then rainmeter. Then from there you can just follow a few tutorials and BOOM! You have it on the desktop, It is really straight forward.
Yeah not really something any OS monitors.
Check out Speedfan, it's the app I use to monitor these things. It can show temps in your sys tray, or send info to a desktop display using another app like Rainmeter.
If you like system monitoring, Rainmeter might be for you. It's lightweight and extremely customizable, and learning to write your own skins is easy. It can monitor other apps like torrents through plugins.
Rainmeter skins on DeviantArt
Rainmeter is a little program that can turn your desktop into a more interactive background+widgets sort of thing, all with highly customized designs created by a large community.
Think of it as the desktop widgets you might have had in Windows Vista/Windows 7 or even ActiveDesktop in Windows 98/Windows XP. ( They still exist for Windows 8/10 but you have to dig around and download bits, at which point rainmeter is much more powerful anyway. )
So in this case, /u/aibaron has created a full desktop theme that matches a puddlejumper HUD, and included things like your CPU's temperature and load, network statistics, top few programs in terms of CPU and RAM use, a clock with the date and the bars moving in the bottom are a sort of spectrum analyzer which reacts to sound being played on your computer.
I rarely see my desktop, so after trying a few for a while, I uninstalled it again - but if you often have your desktop showing or at least part of it visible on screen, or want to set it up as a screensaver (I think there's a way to do that), check it out.
I was having this issue as well when I wanted to switch between my desktop speakers and my headphones. Then somebody showed me the wonder that is Rainmeter. I downloaded this plugin and my life instantly became a little bit better. I have two button down in the corner of my desktop called "headphones" and "speakers" and it instantly switches them with a single click. It's beautiful. Not that this has anything special in relation to Windows 10, but if you're still having troubles on the audio switching, try out Rainmeter.
Edit: forgot to mention you have to actually install Rainmeter first.
I found the picture after searching for Reverse Flash pictures. I did a little editing on it to change the colors/lines, but not a ton.
The rest of it is Rainmeter, which opens up a lot of desktop customization options. So, the stuff on the left opens different folders/applications and the stuff on the right monitors the computer.
Hello, today I bring you a Mindcrack Rainmeter theme that i've been working on. If you don't know what Rainmeter is, it's basically a program that lets you customize your desktop with things like clocks, custom program icons, cpu, battery precentage etc.
I've made a theme wich let's you access all of the Mindcrackers YouTube channels right from your desktop. Also when you hover over them it displays their YouTube banner.
This is nothing compared to all of the other stuff people have made and I am by no means an expert when it comes to Rainmeter but I just wanted to share my creation with all of you.
I'm using these skins on Rainmeter. Download that first then put the skins on.
It's a Rainmeter skin called After Yesterday. If you haven't already I suggest you to try Rainmeter, it is a wonderful program and can make the plain boring desktop to something that makes people's jaws fall.
Best free anti-virus is the one that comes installed with Windows 10 (windows defender)
As far as good software, i recommend hwinfo64 to monitor your pc's internals.
I recommend MSI afterburner to OC your GPU (if nvidia)
I recommend using Rainmeter and gadgets to monitor your pc in real time.
Im also a big fan of https://audioswit.ch/er if you are running multiple audio outputs.
If you haven't downloaded and installed Rainmeter yet, make sure you do that first!
Once you've installed it, you should be able to download that package and double click it. Then just install the skins and layouts, and you should be good to go! If it doesn't work, then try taking each folder out of the Plains of Eidolon Package folder and putting them into the Skins folder.
The font's Futura Medium if you don't have it installed already, and if it's not included in the package, here's the background!
Just message me if you have any questions or difficulties with it. I'm probably going to sleep now, but I'll try to answer them in the morning!
Rainmeter. It's a pretty neat thing, but it's a little complicated and pretty resource-intensive. Look up some tutorials on how to set it up, I'd be bad at explaining all of it. It's kinda a pain in the ass.
The icon was easy. I exported the .png as an .ico using GIMP. Then, open the properties of a Firefox shortcut; under shortcut, click "change icon" and browse for the new one. Hit "ok," "apply," and provide admin permissions.
For it to appear as all other Firefox icons, I edited the two VisualElements_xx0.png files in the program folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\browser\VisualElements) using GIMP again. Export both as .png the same size and the same filename (Save backups of the original files.) Restart Firefox and it should work.
You can maybe start with Rainmeter. If you haven't heard of Rainmeter, here is a site with a few skins to use with it.
You can also check out this sub: r/Rainmeter
I don’t know if OP use this but with rainmeter and the translucent task bar plugin
Check out rainmeter. I found this skin that will do what you want, but there are probably more you can find that display in different ways.
I'd look into something like Rainmeter. Just a couple examples of what people have created are here and here.
Check out https://www.rainmeter.net/
I have a few skins that tell me my up and down speed, cpu temp, time and date, but you can lots of little things like a google search bar or different clocks like OP's
Rainmeter allows you to place desktop widgets mostly via 3rd party skins. The skin I'm using for clock & weather is Simplony.
Unconventional, but very simple solution: Rainmeter
Rainmeter is a desktop customization software that can easily be configured to display whatever you want including the local IP address.
The benefits of Rainmeter are that it can be configured to autostart with windows, that it sits on top of any desktop background and that it doesn't otherwise interfere with the system.
Look at /r/rainmeter for ideas.
You might find these customization options appealing: Rainmeter - Customize your Windows desktop
Scroll to end of the front page for the Community Showcase to see examples.
Admittedly I've only dabbled with it, but these folks would know all the cool tips, tricks, etc. : /r/rainmeter
The closest to what you're looking for would be some kind of Rainmeter setup.
Thank you for the kind words ! This is my desktop, it looks like this thanks to Rainmeter and the After Yesterday skin. The RAM & CPU meters I made myself for personal use.
It is a lightweight program, very easy to work with and it has tons of skins.
Edit: forgot some words.
1) Download it from here
3) Google "Rainmeter Skins"
4) Download and install whatever skins you like. (your file should have .rmskin as its extension, and interactive if you have Rainmeter).
If you still don't get it. Go to r/rainmeter. They have a tutorial for beginners in their sidebar.
Detailed instructions below for anyone having troubles with the visualizer.
1. Download the Monstercat Visualizer
2. There should be a folder inside the zip folder with the same/similar name. Copy/cut this and paste it at the location: Documents->Rainmeter->Skins (unless you placed the Rainmeter folder elsewhere)
3. Open Rainmeter and click on the Rainmeter icon located on the system tray (the arrow symbol on the right of the taskbar)
4. There should be your downloaded folder on the Rainmeter window on the left side. If you don't see it, click the Refresh button on the top right. Now expand the folder, and click on the visualizer.ini file. Click on the Load button on the top right.
5. You should now be able to see the visualizer on the desktop. You can click and drag to re-position it (or if you can't, Right Click > Settings > Draggable). It also should move when you play audio.
6. To change the colour, size, and speed of the bars (+some extras), right click and click on Open settings.
Hope this helped?
E: Also, if you want to get a second set of bars, copy and paste the folder. If you want to rotate it to go on the sides/top of the screen, go to Open settings again and change the Rotation angle. Haven't tried or bothered using the Circle Launcher so I can't exactly help you there.
No, I made this using a program called Rainmeter and skins that I found or personally made. Here is the wallpaper I used if you would like that, though
Another suggestion. Partition the drive that Windows is on so that you can keep system files separated from everything else. Makes doing a fresh install down the road a breeze. Also if your wanting to customize your desktop a little more you should check out rainmeter
A 7400? Why!? Kabylake (Skylake is 6XXX) is dead right now. Coffeelake and Ryzen (that you recommended) is the better option here. Also, the Hyper 212, while good, is a massive bitch to install. I would rather get a SilverStone AR07 from Amazon - does just as well and it’s not such a hassle to install.
While a 650W PSU would be nice, 550W will still suffice for his build so there’s not really a need to change it.
To OP, contrary to popular belief, you don’t really require to shell out $150 for Windows - simply get an unactivated copy of Windows from here.Downside is that you’ll have a watermark at the bottom of the screen and you can’t personalise Windows buuut, Rainmeterand Wallpaper Engineare both great programs for personalisation.
Case wise, I’ll agree and might I add that if you can get a Focus G from Lazada or summit, get it. It is a pretty damn good case at a reasonable price.
It is rainmeter: https://www.rainmeter.net/
You can make it look however you want. There are plenty of skins people have created. This is one I threw together using some bits and pieces from a few dif ones I like
There is a way to do the transparent taskbar without editing registry files. All you need is Rainmeter and Translucent Taskbar. After that it looks something like this.
Rainmeter with the Win10 widgets.
Edit: in case you try the Spotify plugin, it unfortunately is prone to breaking anytime Spotify is updated (and it gets updated a lot). So I wouldn't count on that plugin to work.
I'm pretty sure that's impossible to do without thirdparty software. Rainmeter might be able to do it, but it would have to always run in the background and thus use up some of your RAM and CPU power.
Fences - allows you to create fences, similar to folders, to make desktop organization easy.
Wallpaper Engine - user driven live wallpaper tool.
Rainmeter - customizable widgets and skins for desktop
I use Rainmeter for visualizations with this skin. And Musixmatch for lyrics. Final result
If anyone is now thinking "WHAT IS THIS WITCHCRAFT?!":
I created a desktop with the free application Rainmeter for the widgets and icons and the 4$ Steam application Wallpaper Engine for the animated wallpaper.
The clip I used is from Bastille's video for Good Grief.
If anyone would like to recreate this, I will gladly help by sending the files! :)
Try Rainmeter if your CPU is up to it. You'll need some skins but the main one I would recommend is NXT-OS
I use Rainmeter and it lets me do this as you can see on the right side. This is my 2nd monitor so I don't always have windows covering them. If you have 1 monitor, you can have it overlay any window so they will be always visible. You can customise the font, color etc. The statics are pulled from Afterburner.
Shouts out to /u/mobiusdisco for pointing me to the wallpaper.
I have customized a few skins.. if you want to know about anything hit me up.
Rainmeter is a desktop customization program - check out r/Rainmeter for more info
If you have Rainmeter I used the following skins
pm me if you have any questions!
Sonic Classic Clock Skin:
Sonic Classic Calendar Skin:
You'll need Rainmeter (in version 4.0) in order to download both of these! Here's the link to download the desktop customization tool itself:
EDIT: Fixed link for the skin. My mistake.
Rainmeter is perfectly safe as long as you are downloading from their official website.
If you end up using any of the visualisers they can be quite CPU intensive - depending on your CPU.
Nope. Here's its website
Pretty much all of the things in my setup were acquired from its community on Deviantart (of all places).
If you get it and you want specific links to anything I use, just let me know.
I threw this together with Rainmeter, which you can download here (https://www.rainmeter.net/).
This is working on Windows 7.
I couldn't have done this without the wonderful editing of this redditor (https://www.reddit.com/r/StardustCrusaders/comments/4se0l8/more_diu_wallpapers_1920x1080/)
DROPBOX TO SKIN: (https://www.dropbox.com/s/y599axyigk8xbfp/Skins.rar?dl=0)
If I let anything out, please let me know! Also if any of you are experiencing problems, no matter how old this post is, I'll be happy to help if you shoot me a PM.
If you can't, I'm pretty sure you can use a gif or video using RainMeter - its a really cool desktop customization platform, you can find a lot of cool stuff that people have done with it on it's subreddit, /r/Rainmeter Also lemme give a look with what I can find for Zarya! :)
For those who don't know what Rainmeter is it basically adds extra functionality to your desktop such as displaying weather, cpu temp, RAM usage, RSS feed, etc.
Check out /r/Rainmeter lot of cool themes and tutorial on setting it up.
Windows 10 is considerably less customizable because the pool of 3rd party themes is so tiny, you can probably find a couple on DeviantArt but it's going to take a long time to build up a comparable number to Windows 7 or even 8/8.1
You might also want to look into Rainmeter and maybe even custom shells like bblean?
Rainmeter is good for something like this. I'm not sure if there are alternatives but take a look..
You can find VU meters or anything that people have made on Deviantart:
This one looks good for what you want to do though:
Thanks! I use https://www.rainmeter.net/ for the widgets. I used a combination of the J.A.R.V.I.S. theme (http://akatsuki-blast.deviantart.com/art/J-A-R-V-I-S-Rainmeter-Desktop-263220063) and Shield Complete theme (http://www.deviantart.com/art/Shield-Complete-1-0-383240358) and arranged it to my liking. Used photoshop to modify some of the elements to match the color scheme together.
If you're interested in your Desktop having live updated information you can look into Rainmeter, it's free and open source and very customizable. There's also a lot of people that have created widgets and skins for it on the forums and archives.
I'm glad you asked.
Rainmeter is pretty much a program that allows you to edit widgets to your liking. You know those widgets on your phone that can show you the weather, updates on facebook/tumblr/twitter and so forth?
Well Rainmeter pretty much does that but allows you to create your own with a few lines of coding. A little hard to get into at first but the Rainmeter community has A TON of different skins and designs. There is even a subreddit on here that showcases some peoples set ups.
TL;DR Gives you awesome desktop set ups that you can make or download from others.
It's completely free. https://www.rainmeter.net/
Give it a look and I hope you like what you can do with it!
rainmeter for the Day , date time and weather .
translucent TB app for the transparent taskbar
and rounded tb to hide the bottom right icons .
There is a tool called "rainmeter".
It has customizable widgets for your desktop.
In there you can make drive mappings so you can see all disks at a glance.
And very compact might i add.
There are custom templates you can use, perhaps this might help with the mounted drives.
https://www.rainmeter.net (widget software)
https://visualskins.com (has custom skinds made by the community)
https://visualskins.com/tag/hdd/ (some skins for drives from the community)
Late reply, but the Apple menu bar looks like Droptop Four, for which you need to install Rainmeter first.
Not sure about the dock, but you may want to check out Rocket Dock and this theme. Good luck :)
Yeah you can use Rainmeter, it's a freeware system skinning thing that lets you do stuff like put a weather app on your taskbar, but you'd have to either find one someone else has made or make one yourself:
You can code it to do whatever you want, and put new buttons wherever you want: