Island Dog's Articles In WinCustomize News
May 11, 2021 by Island Dog
It seems like not long ago we were posting this similar article about spring. Well summer arrives in a little over a month, and I think it's going to be a hot one. Summer is a fun season to skin as there are a variety of WindowBlinds skins, animated wallpapers for DeskScapes, CursorFX themes and more you can use! There are also plenty of landscape wallpapers to have your desktop feel like it's on a tropical vacation. We'll be showing off and featuring more summer inspired skins soon, but plea...
May 3, 2021 by Island Dog
It's May and that means it's time for another monthly desktop screenshot thread in the forums! Are you getting a summer desktop ready yet, or sticking with more of a spring theme? Let us know and post your desktop in the forum and lets us know what skins you are using! Post your desktops to the monthly thread here: (This is a news thread and will be locked. Screenshot taken by 2of3)
April 27, 2021 by Island Dog
Master skinner and long-time WinCustomize member 2of3 has been sharing some awesome WindowBlinds skins, and I wanted to feature some of them in the news this week.  Thanks for creating these wonderful themes, and we can't wait to see more!   Gekko   Sovereign   Cole   Radiolux  
April 19, 2021 by Island Dog
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a trending color called Electric Tangerine. I think it's a beautiful spring and summer color, and I think at least a few of you agreed. 2of3 and don5318 have released WindowBlinds skins that have some of that color integrated in the design. These are both fantastic skins so be sure to check them both out! Cole by 2of3   Tangerine II by don5318 Thanks for taking time to create and share these skins with the WinCustomize community! ...
April 12, 2021 by Island Dog
We've mentioned spring desktop wallpapers recently, but of course there's much more you can do for spring than just change your wallpaper.  One of my favorite skins to use for spring is from don5318 called Simple Green. This is a nice WindowBlinds skin that has an overall minimal design, but with beautiful touches of spring colors sprinkled in. Not specifically designed for spring, but Reality by LightStar has a perfect color scheme that matches well with a bunch of spring an...
March 29, 2021 by Island Dog
We have been producing some additional triggered animated wallpapers for DeskScapes. Some of these are video based .dreams and some are more dynamic using still images that will change over the course of a day.  There are more coming out, but I wanted to highlight a few to start the week off. See more animated wallpapers for DeskScapes here. Looking Up at the Sky Day and night sky triggered animated wallpaper of a "looking up" scene in the mountains. Day at the Beach ...
February 15, 2021 by Island Dog
Looking at the Curtains gallery this week, and I wanted to highlight the top 3 Curtains themes that are available to download here on WinCustomize. Curtains comes with several great styles already installed, but if you want to branch out then come see what other members have been downloading recently. If you don't have Curtains yet, download it here: Stardock Curtains Transparent/Blur/Aero/Glass by DestinyChild   Play by danioc   PVC Dark/Light by n_t...
January 27, 2021 by Island Dog
I've obtained the top download lists from 2020 and have been going through them. I'm going to be making several posts about them, but today I wanted to start with CursorFX. It was an exciting year for CursorFX as we released v4 back in April.  So, let's take a look at the most downloaded CursorFX themes on WinCustomize for 2020! Hal 2030 by theAVMAN was the top CursorFX download in 2020! Piranha FX by neone6  and Oberon 7 by Vampthothika came in as the 2nd and 3rd most dow...
January 18, 2021 by Island Dog
Valentine's Day is approaching in a few weeks, and I thought it would be fun to feature some of the Valentine's Day inspired skins and themes here on WinCustomize. Do you add Valentine's skins to your desktop?   Happy Valentines Day by vlad (Wallpaper)   Valentines Day by danilloOc (Start buttons)   Valentine Hearts by AzDude (Dream)   My Dirty Valentine by Vampothika (CursorFX)    
December 31, 2020 by Island Dog
On behalf of the teams at WinCustomize and Stardock, we'd like to wish our fantastic community a Happy New Year! 2020 has been an.....interesting......year, so let's look forward to 2021 and make it a great one! Do you have any New Year plans?
December 22, 2020 by Island Dog
The Christmas and the rest of the holiday season is just about here, and we've been talking about and featuring holiday skins for weeks! So now lets show off those holiday creations and see what beautiful seasonal desktops you have displayed! Head over to our December screenshot thread and post your holiday desktop! December Holiday Desktop Thread Screenshot by Chasbo 
December 14, 2020 by Island Dog
Just a couple of weeks until Christmas! Today I wanted to feature some of the fantastic holiday WindowBlinds skins we have here on WinCustomize. We have quite a few with a variety of styles and colors, so I'm sure you'll be able to find one you like!   Christmas Joy by LightStar   Snoopy Xmas by don5318   Plastic Fantastic Christmas Edition   GingerBreadHouse by DaveBax   Christmas Holidays v2 by adni18
December 8, 2020 by Island Dog
Just a few weeks left until Christmas and the holiday season, but still plenty of time to get your Windows desktop all decorated! Christmas is the top holiday for skinning, so we have quite a large variety of WindowBlinds skin, DeskScapes animated wallpaper, CursorFX cursor themes, wallpapers and much more available to change nearly every aspect of your PC desktop. Once you get your PC all ready, head over to our December screenshot thread and show us how you decorated your desktop! Here a...
November 9, 2020 by Island Dog
We have had some really awesome CursorFX themes added to the WinCustomize galleries over the past week, and I wanted to highlight a few. One is even the first CFX theme they have created, and it turned out great. We love to see new people submitting so be sure to check them out below! MODEL-6IX by BONEHEADdb fly by NIGHT by pelaird   Light Load by Gemmee
November 2, 2020 by Island Dog
Can you believe we are already in November? Has the cooler weather hit your area yet? We had lots going on in October here on WinCustomize as Halloween is always a popular month.  Here's a wrap-up of some new, articles, forum posts, and skins you might have missed! Stardock News: Groupy v1.44 is Now Available Featured changes: Groupy crashes if turned off quickly after being turned onWindows with a blank caption now paints the close tab button correctlyIf windows are not re...