Island Dog's Articles
December 27, 2021 by Island Dog
I've been a member of WinCustomize since about 2003. I mostly lurked the forums and downloaded skins for a while, and then started to participate in a community which I viewed as awesome (and still is). I really enjoyed downloading all the various skins and watching how the community worked. It was all just fun and that got me inspired to start creating some things, which just furthered my enjoyment of the site and community.  After a few years I was asked to be a mod and eventually that...
December 25, 2021 by Island Dog
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to our amazing community! We hope you have a great holiday season and a wonderful new year!  Thank you for being part of our great community!  
December 18, 2021 by Island Dog
It's been quite a while since we've mentioned promotions here in the forums, though a few people have been quietly promoted over the years. As some of you may know (more on this in another post soon), this will be my last month at WinCustomize so I wanted to get a few members promoted to Journeyman. These members deserve recognition for their time to create and upload skins and themes here, and for their contributions to the forums and community. Let's say a big congrats to the following memb...
December 14, 2021 by Island Dog
Christmas is approaching fast, and I hope you are looking forward to a fun and festive holiday season! Animated wallpapers for DeskScapes is a fantastic way to add some holiday decoration to your desktop. Whether it's Christmas trees, Holiday lights, or a beautiful winter scene, we have a variety of wallpapers for you to check out. Here are some of our favorite holiday animated wallpapers! Here Comes Santa   Christmas Winter Window   Christmas Tree ...
December 9, 2021 by Island Dog
Stardock Releases Fences 4 with Peek, Support for Windows 10 and 11   Get it NowStardock released Fences 4, an app that allows users to automatically organize shortcuts and icons on their PC desktops into custom-sized spaces called fences. Building upon previous versions of Fences that are used by millions of users of Microsoft Windows®, Fences 4 introduces new features that will streamline workflows while keeping desktops organized. ...
December 6, 2021 by Island Dog
It's crazy to think that we're already at the end of 2021! At least we have the Christmas and Winter holidays to celebrate while we wait for the new year to approach. As always, a new month means we have a new desktop screenshot thread in the forums so our awesome community members can show off their desktops. Let us know what skins and themes you are using, especially if you have a holiday themed desktop! Post your desktops to the monthly thread here:
December 4, 2021 by Island Dog
We know the Christmas and Winter holiday season is one of most popular times of year for themes and skinning. WinCustomize has a huge amount of holiday skins available and finding them all can get a bit tricky. So, we wanted to ask what's your favorite holiday skins and themes to use? Whether you created them yourself or just a fan of the theme, post the link in the comments so we can get some of them featured for others to see!  
November 29, 2021 by Island Dog
We hope everyone had a fun and festive Thanksgiving, and now that November is winding down it's time to focus on our Christmas desktops! Christmas is always a fun time for skinning as we have such a wide variety of themes to choose from here on WinCustomize. Some of my favorites for the season is animated wallpapers for DeskScapes. It's always relaxing to have a nice scene of animated Christmas trees on the desktop, and we have plenty of holiday scenes to choose from. Here are a few of our fa...
November 22, 2021 by Island Dog
The Thanksgiving holiday is this week for many of us in the community. We wanted to take a moment and send out a big thank you to our community and to send a big Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who is celebrating this week with family and friends. We appreciate everyone in our various Stardock communities, and we hope you have a great holiday! Do you have any plans for this week or the weekend? Are you cooking anything good? Let us know in the comments!      
November 16, 2021 by Island Dog
We're halfway through November and the galleries are getting a nice stream of uploads over the past couple of weeks. There's lots to look at but today I just wanted to take a moment and feature some of the fantastic desktop wallpapers in the gallery. You can check out all the latest desktop wallpapers here, and in the DeskScapes app. The Surfing Whale   Teleported to Metaverse   Space Station   Climbing Up the Walls Blu  
November 14, 2021 by Island Dog
Fences 4 Beta 1 Available Today with New Peek Feature Fences Peek and Desktop Display will improve your workflow Get into the Beta NowStardock has released the first beta of Fences 4, a program that allows users to automatically organize files, folders, and applications on their PC desktops into custom-sized spaces called fences. Fences 4, designed to work with Windows 10 and 11, introduces Peek, a new feature that will streamline you...
November 8, 2021 by Island Dog
Thanksgiving isn't the most popular skinning holiday, but I wanted to feature a few Thanksgiving themes and wallpapers for those who want a festive desktop this month. The good thing about Thanksgiving is that many of our autumn skins will work perfectly for the holiday, and we have a wide selection of those already. Check out a few of our favorites! Thankful   Scenic IV   Happy Thanksgiving Holiday Spread   Two Pumpkins on a Table
November 3, 2021 by Island Dog
Start11 Brings Customization to the Windows 11 Start Menu Today  Learn more about Start11 at Stardock released Start11™, a program that allows users to customize the Windows® Start menu and taskbar, today. As with previous editions of StartX products, Start11 allows users to restore the Start menu to appear as it does in previous versions of Windows, as well as customize and enhance its functionality.&nb...
November 1, 2021 by Island Dog
November is here and we're getting closer and closer to the holiday season! It's not too early to start getting ready for the Christmas season, and I'm going to get to work on mine, and start featuring seasonal skins to for the community to check out.  But since it's a new month, it's time to share your current desktops so take a screenshot and post to our desktop screenshot thread linked below and let us know what themes you are using this month. Post your desktops to the monthly thr...
October 28, 2021 by Island Dog
Now that we're almost clear of the Halloween season, the next event to look forward to is Thanksgiving near the end of November. Halloween and Christmas are our two biggest skinning holidays, and Thanksgiving has never really been popular for desktop themes. Even though I like changing my desktop for the seasons and holidays, I usually just skip ahead and get my Christmas desktop going. So that's the question this week. Do you add any Thanksgiving themes to your desktop?