Island Dog's Articles
May 22, 2018 by Island Dog
For the last few years, I've been using a Surface Pro 4 as my primary work PC. It’s been a good machine, but now it has a screen flickering issue and the screen is just too small for daily use, so it was time to upgrade. I found a great deal on a Dell XPS 15 with a 4K screen at the Dell Outlet, so that will be my new work PC going forward. It arrived this week and since I spent all day setting it up, I thought it would be fun to show what I put on my PC to use it most efficiently.

FedEx...
May 22, 2018 by Island Dog
Want to get the latest Stardock news, hang out with the devs,
see some behind the scenes stuff, and more?
Then join us on Twitch every Tuesday at 4pm ET!
www.twitch.tv/stardock We love to interact with our community and we really want to hear what you have to say! Every week there's something a little different - sometimes we might showcase some new features or interview a dev. Other days might be a special art or behind the scenes stream with some of our talented employees! Some days w...
May 15, 2018 by Island Dog
DeskScapes is an application for Windows 10/8/7 that lets you apply animated wallpapers to your desktop. It also gives you the ability to customize and manage static wallpapers by adding effects or recoloring your existing wallpapers. 

Try DeskScapes for free!
To purchase DeskScapes, click here.Quick Overview
The screenshot below shows the DeskScapes user interface. The left side of the window shows all of your animated and static wallpapers.  Choose which folders to display ...
May 11, 2018 by Island Dog
Happy Friday! Today we are featuring a new WindowBlinds skin from Z71. Acadia has a dark, minimal design that is perfect for daily use on your Windows desktop. 

This is designed for Windows 10, 8, and 7, and I definitely recommend downloading this one today.

Download here: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/8888/
May 8, 2018 by Island Dog
We've previously talked about Folder Portals, a really cool feature that makes finding what you need quick and easy. This week, I thought we’d take a look at another new feature: Pages.  This is great for people who have a lot of icons on their desktop, or like to keep them super-organized with multiple Fences. 

With the Pages feature, you can create a virtual desktop of sorts with your icons and Fences that can be switched by pulling on the edge of your screen. ...
May 4, 2018 by Island Dog
Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th is a day that has become a “holiday” of sorts to many Star Wars fan around the globe. It was originally started as a pun and has developed into a day of movie marathons, merchandise sales, social media activity, and much more.

We thought it would be fun to join in and feature some of our favorite Star Wars inspired skins that we have here on WinCustomize.


Jedi Interceptor by don5318

 OldRepublic by MikeB314 Fett by MikeB314 J...
April 24, 2018 by Island Dog
We had some questions come in asking about some of the additional features of WindowBlinds regarding textures and backgrounds, so I wanted to write a post going into more detail about it.  These are all features that aren’t really difficult to use, but if you are a new user you just might not be familiar with where everything is and how they work.

If you are completely new to WindowBlinds, let me recommend you also take a read through the WindowBlinds 10 Walkthrough: Chan...
April 20, 2018 by Island Dog
Happy Friday! This week we're featuring a new Master WindowBlinds skin from adni18 called Stylish Design. This skin has a minimal design that works great on the desktop and is perfect for daily use. 

Remember, if you are a WinCustomize subscriber you get 20% off Master skins. If you're not a subscriber already, head over here and get started.

Get it here: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/8878/
April 17, 2018 by Island Dog
Fences is one of our most popular apps, and one of the coolest features is the ability to create folder portals.

This allows you to take a folder and create a Fence on the desktop with the contents of that folder. This is so convenient and useful for so many reasons, but being able to directly interact with a folder as a fence is just cool.  Not all folders need or can be placed on the desktop, so this gives you the opportunity to work with them regardless of where they reside on your dr...
April 13, 2018 by Island Dog
Happy Friday! Blue Chrome is a new WindowBlinds skin that came in this week from don5318. A cool design with an awesome color makes this a great pick for the week. Be sure to download this one and check it out.

Download here: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/8875/
April 6, 2018 by Island Dog
Happy Friday, WinCustomize! Today we are featuring the Plugged_In WindowBlinds from DaveBax. This is a fun skin for Windows 10/8/7, and you can tell all the great work that DaveBax put into this. Be sure to download and try this one out this weekend.

Download here: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/8870/





 
March 30, 2018 by Island Dog
Happy Friday and I hope you have a great weekend planned! This week we're featuring the Meta WindowBlinds skin from LightStar. This is a darker skin with a color that really makes it stand out. Be sure to download this one today and add it to your skin library.

Download here: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/8867/
March 27, 2018 by Island Dog
Each week on WinCustomize we feature a skin made by one of the creators from our community. We've decided to take that idea a bit further and spotlight the creators themselves!

I wanted to start this off with one of our top skinners and long-time member, Tom, also known here as LightStar!

He was kind enough to take the time to answer some questions so we could get to know him a little bit more.

 

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you got involved in “skinning&rd...
March 23, 2018 by Island Dog
Welcome to the weekend! Today we are featuring the Innocent skin for WindowBlinds by IceBabee. This is a perfect skin for anyone looking for a clean and minimal design for their desktop. 

Download here: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/8862/





 
March 22, 2018 by Island Dog
We have been putting a lot of focus on our Facebook and Twitter pages and it has resulted in new customers and new members of our community.  Since we have quite a few, I wanted to post a list of all of them so you can easily “like” them.

Facebook:

StardockStar ControlWinCustomizeGalactic CivilizationsAshes of the SingularityOffworld Trading CompanySins of a Solar EmpireElementalDemigodThe Political MachineStart8/10ModernMixDecor8Object Desktop
Twitter:

@stardock@wincu...