Island Dog's Articles
October 30, 2018 by Island Dog
Recently, I shared an intro to customizing your Windows desktop. This time, I wanted to do the same type of article, but put the focus on desktop productivity apps.

Organize your desktop icons with Fences
Fences is one of our most popular apps for a productive desktop. Fences allows you to create fenced off areas on your desktop that you can place your icons in to organize them how you like. Fence can be customized with colors and transparency, and can also be rolled-up to save space on...
October 24, 2018 by Island Dog
Windows customization has come a long way since it first started to become popular many, many years ago. It has also changed significantly during that time, with different apps coming and going throughout the years. Even though some styles and techniques have changed, there is a still a want and need to customize the Windows desktop to fit your own personal style.

There are many ways to get this done, but today I wanted to write up a quick intro guide for new users who want to get started wit...
October 16, 2018 by Island Dog
Hello...BEST FRIENDS!

We are currently working on version 1.1 of Star Control: Origins and the first free DLC called the Multiverse.  We expect to have a beta version of v1.1 out this week for those who want to try it out.  

Multiverse

The Multiverse DLC will open up Steam Workshop to modders who want to create their own stories, maps, custom settings, aliens, etc. for people to play with.  This DLC will obviously evolve over time and get more features as we lear...
October 16, 2018 by Island Dog
My wife and I currently do cruise travel vlogs on YouTube. Recording all our adventures is fun while we’re on a ship, but the real work begins when it’s time to sort through and edit all that footage we have captured over the week. For many years I have done photo editing, which is also quite time consuming, but that’s nothing compared to what it takes to get a whole video edited and ready for uploading. That means I need to use every tool at my disposal to make the process as ...
October 11, 2018 by Island Dog
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October 9, 2018 by Island Dog
It's October, and that means it's getting close to Halloween! We have always had a great selection of Halloween inspired skins and themes here on WinCustomize, and each year we get even more submissions from our fantastic members. 

We have all kinds of customizations, including WindowBlinds skins, animated wallpapers for DeskScapes, icons, and much more. 

Below are some favorites from the site, but you can look here to find a whole lot more.

Happy haunting!


Bad ...
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
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June 21, 2018 by Island Dog
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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.

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$19.99    Now $9.99

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


Galactic Civilizat...
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 ...