Island Dog's Articles
July 17, 2018 by Island Dog
We're excited to have adni18 for our Master Skinner spotlight this month! He joined WinCustomize way back in 2001 and is one of our overall top skinners on the site.

Thanks for taking the time to answer some of our questions for the community.

 

You are one of our original members way back in 2001. Can you tell us how you got involved in “skinning” and WinCustomize?

I was using an early beta version of Windows XP and I decided to do something beautiful with my new Wi...
June 26, 2018 by Island Dog
Summer officially arrived recently and that is always a good time to change up your Windows desktop with some new skins and themes from WinCustomize. Since summer is typically associated with beaches, vacations, and warm weather, I think that is a great place to start in highlighting some skins for your summer desktop.

 

Wallpapers

Life's a Beach by c31marius
Summer Solstice by Whalecore
Costa Maya by Island Dog Animated Wallpapers for DeskScapes

Tropical Beach II by AzDu...
June 21, 2018 by Island Dog
Offworld Trading Company Gold Bundle
Over 70% Off
Includes the Base Game, Jupiter's Forge expansion pack, Real Mars Map Pack DLC, Scenario Toolkit DLC, The Ceres Initiative DLC, The Patron and the Patriot DLC, Blue Chip Ventures DLC, Conspicuous Consumption DLC, Limited Supply DLC, and Soundtrack DLC.

Offworld Trading Company
Base Game Only
$19.99    Now $9.99

Offworld Trading Co.: Jupiter's Forge Expansion
$14.99    Now $9.89


Galactic Civilizat...
June 21, 2018 by Island Dog
Offworld Trading Company Gold Bundle
Over 70% Off
Includes the Base Game, Jupiter's Forge expansion pack, Real Mars Map Pack DLC, Scenario Toolkit DLC, The Ceres Initiative DLC, The Patron and the Patriot DLC, Blue Chip Ventures DLC, Conspicuous Consumption DLC, Limited Supply DLC, and Soundtrack DLC.

Offworld Trading Company
Base Game Only
$19.99    Now $9.99

Offworld Trading Co.: Jupiter's Forge Expansion
$14.99    Now $9.89


Galactic Civilizat...
June 21, 2018 by Island Dog
Multiplicity KM - 50% Off
Control 2 PCs with one keyboard and mouse using a seamless connection
Reg. $19.99   Now $9.99*
Buy from SteamInstantly connect 2 PCs and control them all with a single keyboard and mouse, copy/paste formatted text and images, send data easily between computers, and more. If you run more than one computer at home or at work, Multiplicity is the tool you need to get the job done.Share the heavy lifting of intense programs and keep virtual activities separate,...
June 19, 2018 by Island Dog
DeskScapes lets you have cool animated wallpapers right on your Windows desktop. Whether you’re looking for a subtle landscape animation or a 3D rendered animation of the solar system, there are Dreams (animated wallpapers) available. Not only does it apply both animated and static wallpapers, it also lets you add effects to them, which gives you even more customization options.

Here are a few tips to get you started!

Try DeskScapes for free!
To purchase DeskScapes, click here.&nbs...
June 12, 2018 by Island Dog
We have another Master Skinner spotlight, and this time I'm happy to have had the chance to speak with DaveBax!

Dave has been a member of WinCustomize since around 2007, and he has made a variety of contribution to the site over the years. He is one of the top WindowBlinds skinners on the site, and was promoted to Master Skinner in 2016. 

We appreciate him taking the time to answer some of our questions for the community.

 

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how ...
June 5, 2018 by Island Dog
In my previous article, I described how I was setting up my new work PC with a variety of productivity apps. I’ve gotten most of the software I use on there, so it was time to start adding some customization apps to personalize various aspect of Windows 10. Sometimes I might want to completely change the look of Windows, and other times I might just want some minimal customization. Either way, the options I talk about below are perfect for customizing my PC however I would like to.

So, ...
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 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/