Island Dog's Articles
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 16, 2021 by Island Dog
We're halfway through November and the galleries are getting a nice stream of uploads over the past couple of weeks. There's lots to look at but today I just wanted to take a moment and feature some of the fantastic desktop wallpapers in the gallery. You can check out all the latest desktop wallpapers here, and in the DeskScapes app. The Surfing Whale   Teleported to Metaverse   Space Station   Climbing Up the Walls Blu  
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 8, 2021 by Island Dog
Thanksgiving isn't the most popular skinning holiday, but I wanted to feature a few Thanksgiving themes and wallpapers for those who want a festive desktop this month. The good thing about Thanksgiving is that many of our autumn skins will work perfectly for the holiday, and we have a wide selection of those already. Check out a few of our favorites! Thankful   Scenic IV   Happy Thanksgiving Holiday Spread   Two Pumpkins on a Table
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...
November 1, 2021 by Island Dog
November is here and we're getting closer and closer to the holiday season! It's not too early to start getting ready for the Christmas season, and I'm going to get to work on mine, and start featuring seasonal skins to for the community to check out.  But since it's a new month, it's time to share your current desktops so 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 thr...
October 28, 2021 by Island Dog
Now that we're almost clear of the Halloween season, the next event to look forward to is Thanksgiving near the end of November. Halloween and Christmas are our two biggest skinning holidays, and Thanksgiving has never really been popular for desktop themes. Even though I like changing my desktop for the seasons and holidays, I usually just skip ahead and get my Christmas desktop going. So that's the question this week. Do you add any Thanksgiving themes to your desktop?
October 27, 2021 by Island Dog
Halloween is this weekend, so there's just a few more days to get your desktop ready for the day! We've been looking at many skins over the past couple of weeks, so I wanted to finish off the Halloween season with a few of our favorites.  We want to see your Halloween desktops, so be sure to post a screenshot in our October desktop thread.   Bad Jack   Pumpkin   Creepers   Busy Night   Toxic Halloween
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 18, 2021 by Island Dog
Halloween is just a couple of weeks away, and now is the time to get your desktop ready! Today I wanted to feature some of the fantastic, animated wallpapers for DeskScapes that we have on WinCustomize. An animated wallpaper is a fun way to add some customization to your desktop, and Halloween is an especially fun time. Come check out some of top animated wallpapers for Halloween! Halloween Eve   Spooky Halloween Forest with Bats   Candle Inside Halloween Pu...
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 30, 2021 by Island Dog
We saw the teaser for The Book of Boba Fett in the after credits for the season finale of The Mandalorian. Not a lot of info has come out since then, but the official premiere date was released, and it will start streaming on Disney+ on Wednesday, December 29th! "The Book of Boba Fett, a thrilling Star Wars adventure, finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooi...