Island Dog's Articles In Software Blog
July 10, 2020 by Island Dog
Changing the default icons is one of the earliest and most popular ways to customize the look and feel of Windows. Whether users were trying to emulate another operating system (like MacOS) or just trying to create a particular theme, changing the Windows icons has been a key part of desktop customization for quite some time. IconPackager was introduced to make the process much easier, allowing Windows users to change nearly an entire set of icons with just the click of a button.   ...
August 20, 2020 by Island Dog
In one of my last blogs, I downloaded and tried out ObjectBar on my Windows 10 laptop. It was a fun experiment, and I enjoyed reading your comments on whether we should try to bring back ObjectBar. Since that got such a good response, I'd like to take a look at another app that was quite popular many years ago. It's one of my personal favorites: RightClick. RightClick was first released somewhere around 2005, and was made in order to let Windows XP users greatly enhance the right-click d...
August 11, 2020 by Island Dog
Video streaming and video content creation have risen greatly in popularity over the past few years. Video game streaming alone has turned into a multi-million dollar industry, and even just hobbyists are getting in on the action. Video creators like vloggers and many other channels on YouTube have created an amazing resource of educational and entertainment content. If you're a streamer or content creator, you can use Multiplicity to help increase your productivity and delegation of your wor...
May 15, 2020 by Island Dog
SkinStudio doesn't get as much attention from the general skinning consumer since it's primary focus is the creation of skins, but lets not forget its importance as it plays a big role in bringing us skins for WindowBlinds.  Over the years we've tried to make SkinStudio easier for new users to start creating skins, while keeping the advanced editing available for our experienced skinners. With SkinStudio, you can skin as much or as little as you want of the interface. You can then us...
May 8, 2020 by Island Dog
I was doing some updates with Object Desktop on my laptop and while grabbing an installer file from my account, I noticed the download for ObjectBar. Wow, that brought back some memories of skinning. ObjectBar would let you create and use your own start menus, docks, sidebars, etc. and was very customizable in both functionality and skinning. It was quite popular in the past, especially with people looking to transform their Windows desktop to imitate the look and feel of a Mac desktop. ...