Island Dog's Articles
June 1, 2020 by Island Dog
Summer isn't officially here for a couple of weeks yet, but it's the beginning of June and I'm getting my desktop ready for the beach. I like to keep some of my desktop themed with the seasons, and Summer is one of my favorites.  We have lots of skins and themes to change the whole look of Windows, but today I'm going to highlight some animated wallpapers for DeskScapes. We've also been working on the site getting the tag functionality working great. Many creators have been adding the...
May 28, 2020 by Island Dog
Object Desktop is a suite of desktop enhancements that lets you change the look and functionality of Windows. Being an Object Desktop member gives a lot of great value with full access to many popular Stardock applications, betas, and any new or updated apps. Check out all the apps included with Object Desktop here. https://www.stardock.com/products/odnt/ As long as your membership is active, you will always get updates to the latest versions of everything within Object Desktop, as well...
May 26, 2020 by Island Dog
It's hard to believe we're already heading into June! While we're slowly getting back to normal, the beach still may be a place that some of us cannot get to just yet. If that's the case at least consider putting a tropical beach theme on your desktop until you can get there! Stardock News: NOW AVAILABLE: Curtains Public Beta - Add additional style modes to Windows 10! "Stardock released a public beta for its new customization tool today. Curtains™ allows users to apply new...
May 19, 2020 by Island Dog
Master skinner Neone6 has been busy getting some premium IconPackager themes delivered to the WinCustomize gallery! Some of these are icon packs that were bundled but are now available separately.  See these and many more in the IconPackager gallery here. Star Force   Dominatrix   DESTINY   CYGNUS
May 15, 2020 by Island Dog
SkinStudio doesn't get as much attention from the general skinning consumer since it's primary focus is the creation of skins, but lets not forget its importance as it plays a big role in bringing us skins for WindowBlinds.  Over the years we've tried to make SkinStudio easier for new users to start creating skins, while keeping the advanced editing available for our experienced skinners. With SkinStudio, you can skin as much or as little as you want of the interface. You can then us...
May 11, 2020 by Island Dog
Along with the (beta) release of Curtains, we of course have a Curtains gallery where users can upload and share their own themes.  Our very own Danioc has been hard at work cranking out new styles for Curtains, and he's been releasing some here on WinCustomize with more to follow. Check out these styles and check the gallery for more upcoming styles from danioc! Arrow   Persona
May 8, 2020 by Island Dog
I was doing some updates with Object Desktop on my laptop and while grabbing an installer file from my account, I noticed the download for ObjectBar. Wow, that brought back some memories of skinning. ObjectBar would let you create and use your own start menus, docks, sidebars, etc. and was very customizable in both functionality and skinning. It was quite popular in the past, especially with people looking to transform their Windows desktop to imitate the look and feel of a Mac desktop. ...
May 5, 2020 by Island Dog
We've been working hard to get some new content added to the wallpaper gallery, and I wanted to share some of the latest additions. These desktop wallpapers come in multiple high-resolution sizes and look great on a variety of devices.  Take a virtual stroll through the wallpaper gallery and see what's new! If you have some favorites, do us a favor and share any with your friends or on  your favorite social network. If there's any type of wallpaper you'd like to see added, let us kn...
April 27, 2020 by Island Dog
April is quickly winding down and that means another edition of the WinCustomize Monthly Wrap-up! We've had some cool releases and announcements this past month on the software side, and we've been continuing to add a bunch of great content to the galleries! Stardock News: Stardock Announces New Windows Desktop Customization Tool: Curtains Stardock announced a new customization tool today. Curtains allows users to apply new styles along the lines of Dark Mode and Light to Windows 10. ...
April 20, 2020 by Island Dog
We've had quite a few new and updated WindowBlinds skins hit the WB gallery on WinCustomize over the past couple of weeks. I've been featuring many to the front page, but it's always fun and useful to list them here as well. If you have any recent favorites post them in the comments below! Valdemar by 2of3   Faux OSX by don5318   Tang by LightStar   GreenTan by don5318   Outer Limits by vStyler  
April 13, 2020 by Island Dog
CursorFX 4 was released last week and I have been having fun checking out cursor themes to use with it. Some of these are included with CursorFX, but there many more available on WinCustomize for you to download. I wanted to add a few of my favorites here to help you get started, but be sure to take some time and browse the CursorFX gallery. There are tons of cursor themes of all types there and I'm sure you will find something that's perfect for your desktop setup! Get more CursorFX theme...
April 10, 2020 by Island Dog
This is a great video encoding software that was recommended to me by AzDude. I came across this giveaway and sweepstakes and wanted to share. This is especially useful if you are creating .dream files. Get it here: https://www.videoproc.com/video-editor/free-video-editors-software-review.htm  
April 9, 2020 by Island Dog
For those of you who are having to stay in more because of COVID-19, are you watching any YouTube channels in particular?  Here's a few of my favorite channels I've been watching.... ParoDeeJay - Cruise and travel vlogs. Off the Ranch - Family/vlog channel from Demolition Ranch.  TheTimTracker - Travel and Orlando area vlogger. Lumnah Acres - Homesteading and farming channel. LunkersTV - Lots of outdoors and other stuff. Steve DOES - Good info about smart home...
April 6, 2020 by Island Dog
Spring has arrived and we have been working hard to get more content added to WinCustomize. Spring is something people have been searching for, so we've gathered up some beautiful wallpaper images that will look great on your PC or other devices. Check out all the wallpapers here: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/wallpapers Here are some favorites to get started with! Spring reflections Sunflower Fields in North Dakota Spring in Sweden The Great D...
March 30, 2020 by Island Dog
I feel like we had just started the month and here we are closing it out already. This has been one crazy month for sure, and I don't think April is going to give us much relief. We still have news coming out and since plenty of people are stuck at home, this has been a great time to get our desktops fixed up and interact more with the community.  Stardock News: CursorFX 4 announced! "CursorFX makes it easy for Windows users to customize their mouse cursors by applying skins, s...