Macximum Customization

Even though I’ve had a mac in my bedroom since I was about 10 years old I guess I’m kinda behind on the technology. I did not realize, until just last week, how much you can customize a mac desktop. As a graphic designer I found it pretty intriguing that I could basically “layout” my desktop. Up until now I’ve only changed my desktop background and icons to fit the time of year or my mood. I’m sure you techie guys out there reading this are saying “C’mon Ashlee, get with the game,” but maybe there are some of you out there like me that weren’t aware of this fun perk. For those of you like me here are some of my favorite customized desktops that I found online. It seems like for the basic functions of the clock and calendar type settings they have mainly used GeekTool, but as you get deeper into it you can read the descriptions on the links to find out other software used for further customization. On some layouts you might have to look closely to see the customized tools, like the graffiti on the train. So if you get a little bit of time and are bored with your same ‘ol desktop, here’s a good way to jazz it up a bit.

Here’s a link to help you use GeekTool:


  1. Mary

    Sweet! Those are pretty cool.

  2. Amanda

    Now THAT makes me want a Mac!

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