The background is (C) www.gamewallpapers.com
, and is from Unreal Tournament 2004. I don't use any skinning environment at the moment, although I am quite fond of WindowBlinds - but I prefer having my services list lean and clean until I get a more powerful machine
How to get the big icons in the taskbar: not everyone knows this (or likes it, either), so here goes:
1. unlock the taskbar (if needed) via a right-click on the taskbar > untick "Lock the Taskbar"
2. right-click on the taskbar and choose View > Large Icons*
3. go to the Display Properties panel (Control Panel > Display)
4. go to the Appearance tab
5. click on the Effects button
6. enable "Use large icons"
Added the unlocking the taskbar part which I noticed recently.