Island Dog's Articles In WinCustomize News
December 27, 2021 by Island Dog
I've been a member of WinCustomize since about 2003. I mostly lurked the forums and downloaded skins for a while, and then started to participate in a community which I viewed as awesome (and still is). I really enjoyed downloading all the various skins and watching how the community worked. It was all just fun and that got me inspired to start creating some things, which just furthered my enjoyment of the site and community.  After a few years I was asked to be a mod and eventually that...
December 25, 2021 by Island Dog
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to our amazing community! We hope you have a great holiday season and a wonderful new year!  Thank you for being part of our great community!  
December 18, 2021 by Island Dog
It's been quite a while since we've mentioned promotions here in the forums, though a few people have been quietly promoted over the years. As some of you may know (more on this in another post soon), this will be my last month at WinCustomize so I wanted to get a few members promoted to Journeyman. These members deserve recognition for their time to create and upload skins and themes here, and for their contributions to the forums and community. Let's say a big congrats to the following memb...
December 9, 2021 by Island Dog
Stardock Releases Fences 4 with Peek, Support for Windows 10 and 11   Get it NowStardock released Fences 4, an app that allows users to automatically organize shortcuts and icons on their PC desktops into custom-sized spaces called fences. Building upon previous versions of Fences that are used by millions of users of Microsoft Windows®, Fences 4 introduces new features that will streamline workflows while keeping desktops organized. ...
December 6, 2021 by Island Dog
It's crazy to think that we're already at the end of 2021! At least we have the Christmas and Winter holidays to celebrate while we wait for the new year to approach. As always, a new month means we have a new desktop screenshot thread in the forums so our awesome community members can show off their desktops. Let us know what skins and themes you are using, especially if you have a holiday themed desktop! Post your desktops to the monthly thread here: https://forums.wincustomize.com/...
November 29, 2021 by Island Dog
We hope everyone had a fun and festive Thanksgiving, and now that November is winding down it's time to focus on our Christmas desktops! Christmas is always a fun time for skinning as we have such a wide variety of themes to choose from here on WinCustomize. Some of my favorites for the season is animated wallpapers for DeskScapes. It's always relaxing to have a nice scene of animated Christmas trees on the desktop, and we have plenty of holiday scenes to choose from. Here are a few of our fa...
November 22, 2021 by Island Dog
The Thanksgiving holiday is this week for many of us in the community. We wanted to take a moment and send out a big thank you to our community and to send a big Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who is celebrating this week with family and friends. We appreciate everyone in our various Stardock communities, and we hope you have a great holiday! Do you have any plans for this week or the weekend? Are you cooking anything good? Let us know in the comments!      
November 14, 2021 by Island Dog
Fences 4 Beta 1 Available Today with New Peek Feature Fences Peek and Desktop Display will improve your workflow Get into the Beta NowStardock has released the first beta of Fences 4, a program that allows users to automatically organize files, folders, and applications on their PC desktops into custom-sized spaces called fences. Fences 4, designed to work with Windows 10 and 11, introduces Peek, a new feature that will streamline you...
November 3, 2021 by Island Dog
Start11 Brings Customization to the Windows 11 Start Menu Today  Learn more about Start11 at www.stardock.com Stardock released Start11™, a program that allows users to customize the Windows® Start menu and taskbar, today. As with previous editions of StartX products, Start11 allows users to restore the Start menu to appear as it does in previous versions of Windows, as well as customize and enhance its functionality.&nb...
October 20, 2021 by Island Dog
Stardock Announces Fences 4 with new features, a Refreshed Interface and Support for Windows 11 Fences 4 offers an array of customizations to keep PC desktops clean and organized Get into the alpha now (available exclusively through Object Desktop)Stardock announced Fences 4, a program that allows users to automatically organize shortcuts and icons on their PC desktops into custom-sized spaces called fences. As with previous edition...
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! ...