Island Dog's Articles In WinCustomize News
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 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 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 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 23, 2021 by Island Dog
One of my favorite things about using animated wallpapers with DeskScapes is the relaxing scenes I can have right on my Windows desktop. My personal favorite types are the triggered .dreams that change on the time of day, and animated wallpapers with very subtle animations. A quick example would be snow slowly falling on a winter scene, or subtle movement of water that doesn't distract you from anything. The best thing is we have a ton of those types of animated wallpapers here on WinCus...
August 17, 2021 by Island Dog
We're just over a month away until the fall/autumn season arrives, and I am so ready for some hopefully cooler weather. Fall is a wonderful time to base some desktop themes on as we have many types of skins that fit perfectly with the season. We have an excellent selection of wallpapers, WindowBlinds skins, animated wallpapers for DeskScapes, and much more to choose from! We'll be featuring plenty of themes over the next few weeks, but here are some of our favorites to get started with. Let u...
August 10, 2021 by Island Dog
Stardock Restores Classic Start Menu in Windows 11 Beta version of Start11 is live today  Stardock announced Start11, a program that allows users to customize the Windows Start menu. As with previous editions of the StartX products, Start11 allows users to restore the Start menu to appears as it does in previous versions of Windows as well as customize it to their liking. The beta version is now available at Star...
July 22, 2021 by Island Dog
Major Version Update for Fences Now AvailableStardock released a major update to Fences, its popular Windows desktop organization software, today. Fences creates a one-of-a-kind experience for users by automatically organizing their Windows desktop shortcuts and icons in shaded areas, offering a clutter-free workspace for creating.   Fences tucks files and folders away in plain sight with designated portals while also providing the functionality of pull...
July 19, 2021 by Island Dog
Major Version Update for Fences Coming on July 22ndStardock announced a July 22nd release for a major update to Fences, its popular Windows desktop organization software. Fences creates a one-of-a-kind experience for users by automatically organizing their Windows desktop shortcuts and icons in shaded areas, offering a clutter-free workspace for creating.   Fences tucks files and folders away in plain sight with designated portals while also providing t...
July 14, 2021 by Island Dog
DeskScapes is Now Available in Steam Early Access Stardock’s popular desktop background management application brings animated background creation, cloud wallpaper library integration, and more to Windows Users Join Early Access on SteamStardock released their popular desktop management application, DeskScapes, into Early Access on Steam today. DeskScapes brings a host of desktop background features to Windows, including animated wallpapers, advanced backgro...
July 12, 2021 by Island Dog
We are back from break and hope that everyone who celebrates July 4th had a fun and productive holiday. It seems like summer is halfway through, and it's certainly been a hot one so far! Danioc has been remarkably busy over the past couple of weeks creating some new Curtains themes to share on WinCustomize! I wanted to take a few minutes and share what he's been working on. Check out these and more in the Curtains gallery here. Alpha 7   Eleven   Eleven...
July 5, 2021 by Island Dog
We hope you had a fun holiday weekend, and July continues to be a hot one! We love seeing your summer inspired desktop screenshots, so be sure to share with us what skins and themes you are using! Post your desktops to the monthly thread here: https://forums.wincustomize.com/505719/ (This is a news thread and will be locked. Screenshot taken by DrJBHL)  
June 21, 2021 by Island Dog
Galactic Civilizations IV was recently announced and is the newest installment of its award-winning space 4X strategy sandbox game series takes the best of what its predecessors had to offer and adds to it with many new and exciting features. As the all-powerful leader of a spacefaring civilization, the player must seek out new star systems and discover the exciting potential of the subspace realm.  Learn more about the game here: https://www.galciv4.com/ To help celebrate t...