Island Dog's Articles
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...
March 23, 2020 by Island Dog
This is certainly an interesting time right now. I know many of us around the world are social distancing, self-quarantining, or whatever phrase you are using for it.  So let's take a moment and check-in here and let the community know how you're doing during all this.  
March 23, 2020 by Island Dog
The wallpaper gallery here on WinCustomize is one of the most searched areas of the site. It's content though can sometimes be lacking when searching for a specific thing, or just the fact not a lot of people upload to that gallery anymore. Well, we're working on changing that! We have a dedicated account that will be bringing new wallpaper content to the site. It's already started and you might have noticed a bunch of new wallpapers already. We'll try to bring a wide variety of styles, but i...
March 17, 2020 by Island Dog
We always posts screenshots of our desktops, but lets take it a bit further and post images of your desktop setups!  
March 16, 2020 by Island Dog
CursorFX 4 was announced last week, and I wanted to go through the cursor theme gallery on WinCustomize and find some of the popular themes that might be fun to check out. If you happen to be looking for some of the legacy cursor themes that used to be included with CursorFX, then you'll be happy to know we uploaded them to WinCustomize. You can find them here: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/cursorfx Black Fire by vampothika   Piranha FX by neone6  ...
March 16, 2020 by Island Dog
With a great number of people now staying at home more due to the public shutdowns and recommendations, Disney has released some movie titles early.  Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was supposed to release this week, but they released it late last week. Frozen 2 has also been released on digital 3 months early on Disney+. With movie theaters closing and reducing capacity, movie release dates pushed back, I think this would be a great time to just start releasing some of these movies ...
March 9, 2020 by Island Dog
We've been working on WinCustomize.com to get some added features to make the site more usable, and one of those is tags in the upload screen. Keywords aren't exactly new here, but we've been working on the functionality of them and now they will really improve the search process on the site. For example, put 4K in the search box. You will now get a much better search result than before.  This is still a work in progress, but we wanted to let our skinners know that this is something to p...
March 2, 2020 by Island Dog
March is already here and I wanted to give a wrap-up of what was happening on WinCustomize during the month of February.  Stardock News: SoundPackager 10 released! "SoundPackager 10 adds cloud access to thousands of different sounds, along with a number of all-new sound packages designed to give Windows users additional choices in how their PC sounds. Users can also create their own sound packages to share with others via an in-app editor."   New and Updated Mast...
February 25, 2020 by Island Dog
New stories are coming from a bunch of Star Wars writer in a new era in the Star Wars timeline. "Set 200 years prior to the events of Star Wars: the Phantom Menace, the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are at their height, serving and protecting the galaxy."
February 24, 2020 by Island Dog
There's all kinds of animated wallpapers (.dreams) available on WinCustomize, but my personal favorites are landscape scenery. Having a nice, relaxing nature landscape scene such as a beach or waterfall on the desktop is just amazing to look at.  We've had some fantastic submissions lately so I wanted to take some time and highlight a few that I think will make a great addition to your desktop using DeskScapes. You can see many more in the DeskScapes gallery. Ocean Aquatics&nbs...
February 19, 2020 by Island Dog
Season 7 of The Clone Wars has started on Disney+! I'm excited for the final season!
February 17, 2020 by Island Dog
I've been working with CursorFX a lot lately, and I've been going through the gallery looking for some of the best CursorFX themes that we have here on WinCustomize.  I'm going to post a few of my favorites below, but what I really want is to know what YOUR favorites are! Is there a skin that you always use with CursorFX? Post the link in the comments! Zoltik by Apocalypse_67   6502 by codewar65   Armada by neone6   Lucite by theAVMAN ...
February 10, 2020 by Island Dog
I'm looking at some creating some new posts like this and thought it might be useful to have a wrap-up post a couple of times a month that feature some skins, some tech news, and general goings on here at Stardock. I'll be tweaking the format so if you have any input or things you'd like to see, be sure to leave a comment below. Stardock News: SoundPackager 10 announced and beta is available for Object Desktop members! "SoundPackager allows Windows users to instantly change the def...
February 3, 2020 by Island Dog
Wow, it's already February? Valentine's Day is celebrated annually on February 14th, and is a celebration of love and romance across many regions in the world. Another great thing is it's another great day to show some love to your desktop! We have a variety of skins and themes inspired by Valentine's Day, and I'll feature a few below. If you you want to see more check out the link here. Valentines Day Start Buttons by danilloOc   Happy Valentines Day Wallpaper by vlad ...
January 27, 2020 by Island Dog
The first month of the year is quickly coming to an end, so I'm back with some highlights of some of the newest Masters skins from this month. I can't always list every one in an article, so be sure to check the galleries daily for all the latest free and Master skins we get submitted to WinCustomize.com.  https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/all Also take a look at the featured skins which should feature a new one each day, but here's a re-cap of the latest WindowBlinds skin! Wh...