Island Dog's Articles In WinCustomize News
June 22, 2017 by Island Dog
 Customize your PC just the way you like it for less than $10*
with Fences and Start10!Place files anywhere on your desktop and access them easily with Fences. Set up a Start menu experience
that matches your style with a Windows 7 or new sleek modern design with Start10.
Combine the two and conquer your desktop clutter in a style that's unique to your needs.  Reg. $9.99   Now $7.49
Automatically organize your desktop shortcuts and icons with Fences.

Create sh...
May 9, 2017 by Island Dog
Customize the task bar, window frames and control buttons!
WindowBlinds enables users to customize desktop interface themes called skins to personalize the look and feel of their desktop.New in v10.62:Fix for interaction bug with Avast Antivirus (and possible other applications)Fix for [Alt-Tab] not being visibleTweak for Chrome titlebar when switching from fullscreen YouTube back to maximized windowFix for menubar text blank in FirefoxExcluded Telegram DesktopTweak to Chrome and IE max window ...
January 11, 2017 by Island Dog
We have released Start10 v1.53 today with various fixes and improvements.


Misc bug fixesPrevent "Desktop" menu item from having menu options (with Fences)Allow remote desktop shutdown options (with registry key)Start10 v1.53 can be downloaded from your Stardock account here.
January 11, 2017 by Island Dog
There are beta releases available for both WindowBlinds 10.51 and SkinStudio 10.1 today.

WindowBlinds update includes:

Fix for Hyper-VFix for Systray Anniversary editionWin7 fix caused my DPI changesFix for part of config turning black over timeSkinStudio update includes:

Support for the new modern app titlebar buttons (back and menu)
 Please note that this beta has not been tested with Insider build 15002 and will likely cause issues.

Current WindowBlinds 10 users and Object D...
September 29, 2016 by Island Dog
Recently I showed you some of the best Autumn wallpapers you can find for your desktop on WinCustomize. This time we’ll take a look at some favorite animated wallpapers for Autumn. You can put these beautiful wallpapers on your Windows desktop using DeskScapes.

You can find out more about DeskScapes here.


Autumn forest stream

 Autumn Sunsetlake

 Autumn Orange


Fall leaves


Autumn Preview
September 16, 2016 by Island Dog
The Autumn season officially begins soon, so it’s also a good time to get your desktops ready for the seasonal changes. We have lots of great skins for the season, but today we’ll start with some favorite wallpapers to get you started.

You can see more Autumn wallpapers here:


Autumn Wood


The Autumn Tree


Autumn walk


Doc’s Autumn Pond

September 14, 2016 by Island Dog
We have released the v1.52 beta for Start10 today with various fixes.


Fixes issue with Win10 Anniversary Update, slow response and pausingFixes locked files when uninstalling FencesFixes Start menu placement on monitors with different DPI settingsKnown issue - WindowFX Start menu animations disabled with Start10 themes other than Modern and Default (WFX update will address).

The beta can be downloaded from your Stardock account here.
June 21, 2016 by Island Dog
The beta for the new IconPackager 10 is now available for current Object Desktop members. After being gone due to incompatibilities with Windows 8 and Windows 10 it's back and we welcome you to try it and provide feedback before the full release.

With a new, modern user interface, IconPackager works with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and even integrates with Start8 and Start10.

The IconPackager 10 beta is only available to Object Desktop members right now, so now is a gre...
April 13, 2016 by Island Dog
We have released several software updates today to address some issues reported by our users. We always appreciate the community feedback!

The updates can be downloaded from your Stardock account here.

Start10 v1.10

WindowBlinds10 compatibility tweaks.Fix for UI configuration when viewing on a high DPI monitor.Learn more about Start10 here.

DeskScapes v8.51

Fix for black screen after user locks computer, before restarting Windows after install. Learn more about DeskScape...
January 29, 2016 by Island Dog
Some people who have upgraded to Windows 10 still prefer a more classic start menu, and Gizmodo takes a look at how you can bring that back using Start10 from Stardock.

"Start10 comes with a commendable number of options for you to play around with: there are actually three different looks to choose from (classic Windows, new Windows, and a fusion of both), and you can tweak icon sizes and colors as well as the appearance of the Start menu as a whole. There are even configuration options ...
December 22, 2015 by Island Dog
The Steam Holiday Sale has started today, and you can grab Stardock games and DLC up to 80% off!

It's a great time to get a Stardock game you have been wanting, or pick up a copy for a friend or family member.

Galactic Civilizations III 
Reg. $49.99 Now $24.99 - Get it now
Galactic Civilizations III is the largest strategy sandbox ever made. Start with a single world and expand across the galaxy through diplomacy, trade, cultural hegemony, or military conquest in th...
November 24, 2015 by Island Dog
The Start10 1.06 update is now available and current customers can download from their Stardock account. Start10 brings a more familiar look and feel to the Windows 10 start menu.

Included in this update:

Fixes for the Windows 10 November update, that affected the jumplists and taskbar.For more information about Start10, please visit
 Object Desktop owners get Start10 for free!
Get Start10 along with other popular Stardock apps like Fences and DeskSca...
October 30, 2015 by Island Dog
We have a great selection of animated wallpapers for DeskScapes on WinCustomize, and Halloween brings out some really cool ones to check out.

Let’s take a look at some Halloween animated wallpapers.

October 20, 2015 by Island Dog
Stardock is pleased to announce that DeskScapes, our program that allows you to animate and customize your desktop wallpapers, released today and is now fully compatible with Windows 10.

DeskScapes gives you the ability to animate and customize the wallpaper on your Windows desktop. You can choose one of the animated wallpapers already included with the program, or use your own WMV files to personalize your desktop. There are some additional features to DeskScapes as well:

Key Features:
October 9, 2015 by Island Dog
Before we head into the weekend I wanted to take a minute and feature some of the latest skins and themes that were submitted to WinCustomize over the past week.

You can see all the latest skins here.