Island Dog's Articles In WinCustomize News
March 23, 2020 by Island Dog
The wallpaper gallery here on WinCustomize is one of the most searched areas of the site. It's content though can sometimes be lacking when searching for a specific thing, or just the fact not a lot of people upload to that gallery anymore. Well, we're working on changing that! We have a dedicated account that will be bringing new wallpaper content to the site. It's already started and you might have noticed a bunch of new wallpapers already. We'll try to bring a wide variety of styles, but i...
March 16, 2020 by Island Dog
CursorFX 4 was announced last week, and I wanted to go through the cursor theme gallery on WinCustomize and find some of the popular themes that might be fun to check out. If you happen to be looking for some of the legacy cursor themes that used to be included with CursorFX, then you'll be happy to know we uploaded them to WinCustomize. You can find them here: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/cursorfx Black Fire by vampothika   Piranha FX by neone6  ...
March 9, 2020 by Island Dog
We've been working on WinCustomize.com to get some added features to make the site more usable, and one of those is tags in the upload screen. Keywords aren't exactly new here, but we've been working on the functionality of them and now they will really improve the search process on the site. For example, put 4K in the search box. You will now get a much better search result than before.  This is still a work in progress, but we wanted to let our skinners know that this is something to p...
March 2, 2020 by Island Dog
March is already here and I wanted to give a wrap-up of what was happening on WinCustomize during the month of February.  Stardock News: SoundPackager 10 released! "SoundPackager 10 adds cloud access to thousands of different sounds, along with a number of all-new sound packages designed to give Windows users additional choices in how their PC sounds. Users can also create their own sound packages to share with others via an in-app editor."   New and Updated Mast...
February 24, 2020 by Island Dog
There's all kinds of animated wallpapers (.dreams) available on WinCustomize, but my personal favorites are landscape scenery. Having a nice, relaxing nature landscape scene such as a beach or waterfall on the desktop is just amazing to look at.  We've had some fantastic submissions lately so I wanted to take some time and highlight a few that I think will make a great addition to your desktop using DeskScapes. You can see many more in the DeskScapes gallery. Ocean Aquatics&nbs...
February 17, 2020 by Island Dog
I've been working with CursorFX a lot lately, and I've been going through the gallery looking for some of the best CursorFX themes that we have here on WinCustomize.  I'm going to post a few of my favorites below, but what I really want is to know what YOUR favorites are! Is there a skin that you always use with CursorFX? Post the link in the comments! Zoltik by Apocalypse_67   6502 by codewar65   Armada by neone6   Lucite by theAVMAN ...
February 10, 2020 by Island Dog
I'm looking at some creating some new posts like this and thought it might be useful to have a wrap-up post a couple of times a month that feature some skins, some tech news, and general goings on here at Stardock. I'll be tweaking the format so if you have any input or things you'd like to see, be sure to leave a comment below. Stardock News: SoundPackager 10 announced and beta is available for Object Desktop members! "SoundPackager allows Windows users to instantly change the def...
February 3, 2020 by Island Dog
Wow, it's already February? Valentine's Day is celebrated annually on February 14th, and is a celebration of love and romance across many regions in the world. Another great thing is it's another great day to show some love to your desktop! We have a variety of skins and themes inspired by Valentine's Day, and I'll feature a few below. If you you want to see more check out the link here. Valentines Day Start Buttons by danilloOc   Happy Valentines Day Wallpaper by vlad ...
January 27, 2020 by Island Dog
The first month of the year is quickly coming to an end, so I'm back with some highlights of some of the newest Masters skins from this month. I can't always list every one in an article, so be sure to check the galleries daily for all the latest free and Master skins we get submitted to WinCustomize.com.  https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/all Also take a look at the featured skins which should feature a new one each day, but here's a re-cap of the latest WindowBlinds skin! Wh...
September 16, 2019 by Island Dog
Fall officially arrives next week, so now is a perfect time to start getting your desktop ready for the seasonal change. We have a nice variety of skins designed for the Fall season. Here's a few of my favorites! See more Fall inspired skins and themes here. Autumn forest stream for DeskScapes   Autumn for WindowBlinds   Fall Color for WindowBlinds   Fall leaves for DeskScapes    
August 6, 2019 by Island Dog
Stardock has released Groupy v1.25 with Dark Mode UI support.  Groupy is a program that allows users to combine different programs together into a single window with tab navigation.  For example, users can combine multiple Explorer windows together to get a tabbed interface or the same with the command prompt or even mix and match any set of windows. Also resolved some tab color issues with the KB4505903 update for Windows 10 in dark mode. While the app should soon prompt...
May 21, 2019 by Island Dog
New Object Desktop Manager Beta Now Available With a new interface and streamlined user experience for Object Desktop MembersObject Desktop members can download the newest beta for the Object Desktop Manager today. With it, you can easily install, update, and uninstall any of the apps that are included with your Object Desktop membership. With Object Desktop Manager, you can: Easily connect to our forumsCheck for updatesChoose how apps are installedHide unused appsChoose to install ...
May 17, 2019 by Island Dog
Create your own unique video game and share it with the world in The Video Game Machine Join the Founder's Program today and get access to the alpha on May 29th!Make, play, and share unique video games that you’ve made yourself! The Video Game Machine is a sandbox game that removes the tricky parts of development and leaves only the fun, putting the power of creativity in YOUR hands.Give valuable input on mechanics and gameplay during the development process by joining our Founder's prog...
April 17, 2019 by Island Dog
Add Custom Wallpapers to your Windows Desktop with the new DeskScapes 10Stardock announced an April 30th release date for its highly anticipated Windows® desktop personalization application, Deskscapes 10. The newest version of DeskScapes still allows users to personalize their desktop wallpaper with animations, pictures, and video, while adding several new community requested features. Across one or more monitors, DeskScapes provides users with the capability to animate and customize t...
April 16, 2019 by Island Dog
A few weeks into spring, and while the weather is warming up we're looking at some cool wallpapers for the desktop. WinCustomize has a great selection of seasonal wallpapers to match any theme you are using. Check out all the spring wallpapers here:  https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/wallpapers/search/spring