Island Dog's Articles for June, 2020
June 22, 2020 by Island Dog
The official start of summer was just a few days ago, and not sure about where you are but it is HOT here. So much so it's hard to do much of anything outside, not to mention the other reasons you're supposed to stay inside for. We some really cool themes on WinCustomize that are perfect for a summer desktop. I picked out several that might help you put a great summer desktop together. When have that desktop ready, show it to us on our monthly desktop screen thread here!   Summe...
June 30, 2020 by Island Dog
We are approaching Independence Day here in the U.S., and I wanted to point out a few skins that you can download. Some of the coolest ones I like are the fireworks and U.S. flag animated wallpapers.  If you have any favorites I missed please be sure to link them in the comments! July 4th USA for DeskScapes American Flags for Wallpapers   America for Wallpapers   Fireworks Celebration   USA Flag for CursorFX   &n...
June 4, 2020 by Island Dog
I have a 15" Dell XPS 4K touchscreen laptop that I primarily use for work purposes. Any productivity software I need is bought and used mostly for this machine. Over the years, I've tried out more types of apps than I could probably ever remember or count. Most of them I never stuck with because they ended up not being not very useful for what I needed. Now, of course everyone's view on what is productive for them will vary from person to person, but I wanted to talk about the software I have...
June 18, 2020 by Island Dog
It is a good time to give your PC a little maintenance. I also got a new SSD drive just for games, and while I was installing that I was amazed at the amount of dust that has accumulated in the case. I had to disassemble the CPU cooler to get all the years of dust that got trapped in the heat sink.
June 19, 2020 by Island Dog
This is a detailed tutorial for SkinStudio which shows you step-by-step with images on how to create a WindowBlinds skin.  It was created by Master Skinner Vampothika and we give her a big thanks for helping out the community with this.  Also, another big thanks to gmc2 for getting the resources for this so we could share it with the community. There’s a lot of images with this tutorial, and it’s broken up into 3 directories.  I wanted to make it easy to view, so I ...
June 15, 2020 by Island Dog
As we hit the halfway point in June, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at last month and see what some of the most downloaded themes for CursorFX was.  Oberon 7 by Vampothika Piranha FX by neone6   Hal 2030 by theAVMAN   Black Fire by Vampothika   It's easy to see why these are still some of the most popular cursor themes on WinCustomize. The detail and animations are just top-notch!  Have you downloaded or use...
June 9, 2020 by Island Dog
We are just a week or into June and we've already had a nice batch of some WindowBlinds skins added to the WinCustomize galleries. Lets take a few minute and highlight some of these. Volitiion FX    Mint Leaf   Krets   Crescendo
June 10, 2020 by Island Dog
Files UWP is a new app that's currently in beta in the Microsoft Store. It's a nice modern app you can use as an alternative to Windows Explorer.  Thanks to Yarlen for the tip! You can download it here.
June 1, 2020 by Island Dog
Summer isn't officially here for a couple of weeks yet, but it's the beginning of June and I'm getting my desktop ready for the beach. I like to keep some of my desktop themed with the seasons, and Summer is one of my favorites.  We have lots of skins and themes to change the whole look of Windows, but today I'm going to highlight some animated wallpapers for DeskScapes. We've also been working on the site getting the tag functionality working great. Many creators have been adding the...