Alec is using Übersicht, a macOS customization suite that we’ve highlighted before. You’ll need to grab it to get started, but it’s pretty much all you’ll need.
Once you have that installed, here are the other pieces:
For more on each of these and some of the other tweaks Alec made to the setup, head over to his Kinja blog post, linked below—that’s also where you can ask questions and sing your praises. Let him know how much you like his work!
Do you have a good-looking, functional desktop of your own to show off? Share it with us! Post it to your personal Kinja blog using the tag DesktopShowcase or add it to our Lifehacker Desktop Show and Tell Flickr pool. Screenshots must be at least at least 1280×720 and please includeinformation about what you used, links to your wallpaper, skins, and themes, and any other relevant details. If your awesome desktop catches our eye, you might get featured!