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October 18, 2021 by Island Dog
Halloween is just a couple of weeks away, and now is the time to get your desktop ready! Today I wanted to feature some of the fantastic, animated wallpapers for DeskScapes that we have on WinCustomize. An animated wallpaper is a fun way to add some customization to your desktop, and Halloween is an especially fun time. Come check out some of top animated wallpapers for Halloween! Halloween Eve   Spooky Halloween Forest with Bats   Candle Inside Halloween Pu...
October 11, 2021 by Island Dog
Halloween is just a few short weeks away, and it's always a fun time to put a "costume" on your desktop! We've asked the WinCustomize community in the past what their favorite "skinning holidays" are and Halloween is always one of the favorites. I've been going through the gallery and grabbing some of my favorites and wanted to share them in this week's post. Bat O Ween (WindowBlinds)   Halloween Night (DeskScapes animated wallpaper)   Black Widow Halloween (Cursor...
October 8, 2021 by Island Dog
Enhance the Start Menu and Restore Classic Functionality with Start11 Get into the BetaStardock announced the availability of the Release Candidate 1 update for Start11, a program that allows users to customize the Windows Start menu and taskbar. This update brings several new Start menu layouts to choose from, restored context menu functionality, enabled repositioning of the taskbar, plus one of our users’ favorite features: Fences integration. As ...
October 4, 2021 by Island Dog
We are finally into fall and October is already here! Since it is October, now is a fun time to get your Halloween themed desktops ready! We have a bunch of Halloween skins, so it'll be fun to see what you put together this month. 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 thread here: https://forums.wincustomize.com/507200/ (This is a news thread and will be lock...
September 30, 2021 by Island Dog
We saw the teaser for The Book of Boba Fett in the after credits for the season finale of The Mandalorian. Not a lot of info has come out since then, but the official premiere date was released, and it will start streaming on Disney+ on Wednesday, December 29th! "The Book of Boba Fett, a thrilling Star Wars adventure, finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooi...
September 27, 2021 by Island Dog
The fall season is finally here, and I hope wherever you are located that you are starting to get some cooler weather. This is a fun time of year for skinning as Halloween and Christmas are two of the most popular holidays for skins and themes. We already have a fantastic selection of skins for the season, and we're getting more added weekly.  Have you put together a fall or Halloween desktop yet? Do you plan to? If you're looking for some themes to get started with, check out these p...
September 20, 2021 by Island Dog
The wallpapers and Dreams (animated wallpaper) galleries have categories so you can view certain types of wallpapers that you are looking for. These categories haven't been updated in a long time, and it was certainly due for a refresh for a more modern and updated gallery. Some gallery categories were not ever really used or relevant, so we removed some and added quite a few to each section for an expanded range of wallpaper choices. With the added integration of some WinCustomize galleries ...
September 14, 2021 by Island Dog
As we've done in the past, I get emailed and read blogs about design and a couple times of year various sites put out their seasonal colors, and the latest is from Creative Market. They have Cosmic Iris as their "Color of the Season". "Iris: a flower with sword-shaped leaves, the Greek goddess of rainbows, the part of your eye that lets light in. As we discover what this new normal can look like, here’s a color that captures our quest for the unknown. The curiosity in exp...
September 13, 2021 by Island Dog
Stardock's Publisher Sale is here with up to 75% off* on our most popular games, DLC, and software! STEAM KEYS ARE PROVIDED WITH PURCHASEStar Control: Origins $29.99 Now $13.49 - 55% Off Galactic Civilizations III (Includes FREE: Crusade and Retribution Expansions, Mega Events DLC) $29.99 Now $9.89 - 67% Off Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation $29.99 Now $9.89 - 67% Off Offworld Trading Company (Includes FREE: Jupiter's Forge Expansion and Almanac DLC) $29.99 Now $11....
September 13, 2021 by Island Dog
Fall is just around the corner, and I've been getting ready with my pumpkin coffee and changing the wallpapers on my various PCs! We have a bunch of seasonal desktop wallpapers here on WC, and we've been adding more so there's a wide selection to choose from. We've also been making sure the tags are in place, so just by searching 'fall' or 'autumn' should bring up plenty of results in all categories! Here's a few of our favorites to get you started! If you like these be sure to share! ...
September 9, 2021 by Island Dog
I finally got Windows 11 installed and running on my main PC this week. Since the official release is approaching, I wanted to make sure I had time to test software out on Windows 11. As with any new install of Windows, the first apps I put on my PC are Fences, Start11, and Groupy. These help my productivity while I setup the rest of the OS and get all the other necessary applications installed.  While I'm downloading new installers and organizing my files, I usually have a couple of fil...
September 6, 2021 by Island Dog
September is finally here, and we are just weeks away from the official start of fall! With a new month brings a new opportunity to show off the skins and themes you are using on your desktop. Take a screenshot and post to our desktop screenshot thread and let us know what themes you are using this month. Post your desktops to the monthly thread here: https://forums.wincustomize.com/506729/ (This is a news thread and will be locked. Screenshot taken by JanOscar)
August 30, 2021 by Island Dog
The Curtains gallery has quite a few new themes added recently, and we have just been enjoying them. They have a smooth and minimalist design and are great for daily use either at work or home. Check out some of the latest theme below but be sure to check out the full Curtains gallery for many more themes. Have you tried any of these new themes? Let us know in the comments! Calm   Grape   Dax   Carok  
August 27, 2021 by Island Dog
CursorFX has always been one of my favorite customization apps and was an effortless way to get started customizing your Windows desktop. The default Windows cursor is boring, and CursorFX allows you to easily change it to one of thousands available on WinCustomize. There are all kinds of cursor themes available. Some with minimal designs and some with really amazing animations.  First, get CursorFX from here or as part of your Object Desktop membership. Once installed you'll already hav...
August 24, 2021 by Island Dog
The Return Date of Pumpkin at Starbucks has Officially Fall-in A Fresh Way to Pumpkin at Dunkin’: NEW Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, Pumpkin Spice Signature Latte and More Fall into Dunkin’ Restaurants Earlier Than Ever Before | Dunkin' (dunkindonuts.com) Enjoy!