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December 22, 2017 by Island Dog
Winter is here! This Feature Friday we're taking a look at the Wintery Sunset 2 WindowBlinds skin by don5318. This skin has a great design with a nice use of colors. It's perfect for your winter or holiday desktop!

Download here: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/8810/
December 19, 2017 by Island Dog
We've introduced a new app: Groupy! I think PC users are going to find the ability to group their apps into tabbed windows very useful in their daily workflow. Groupy works similarly to how you use tabs in web browsers, but now you can do the same with applications like Explorer windows, Excel spreadsheets, Adobe apps, and just about anything else.

It’s really easy to setup and use Groupy, so here’s a quick guide on how to get started!

Get Groupy for $9...
December 15, 2017 by Island Dog
Happy Friday! We're getting some great holiday skins submitted to the site over the past couple of weeks, along with some updates of previous skins. We'll be featuring some of those through the month, but today I wanted to feature the Xmas Blue Master WindowBlinds skin by don5318. 

If you are still looking for a Christmas skin for your desktop, then I recommend giving this one a try.

Get it here: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/8813/
December 14, 2017 by Island Dog
Softpedia takes a look at Groupy and rates it a 5 out of 5!

"The utmost advantage of Groupy is that it offers a more organized workspace and eliminates the need to look for certain applications, to open or to close windows. It is, indeed, a very useful and cool application that is worth trying by any daily computer user."

Read the full review here!
December 12, 2017 by Island Dog
This Update Improves Maps, Adjusts Campaigns,
and Provides Highly Requested Multiplayer Fix
Update also adds new splash screens for campaigns,
scenarios, and benchmark
For a detailed list of updates, view the changelog at the bottom of this post. v2.65 Highlights:Quality of Life Changes
Fans of multiplayer are going to love this one! Regions owned by players who disconnect during a multiplayer match can now be claimed by others. Additionally, damage status updates for Dread...
December 12, 2017 by Island Dog
How can I get my registration / product key informationTable of contents

System Requirements
Game Loading issues
Video Issues
Purging game installation

 

 

Below is a list of things to try if you are having technical issues with installing or running Ashes.  If your issue is related to gameplay, or any other non-technical issue, please use the Ashes forums as your question has likely been addressed in existing posts: Forums

 



 

System Requirem...
December 11, 2017 by Island Dog
Animated wallpapers were introduced to Windows back in the Vista days, and has since been continued with the DeskScapes app created by Stardock.  By using DeskScapes, you can have beautiful animated wallpapers on your Windows 8 and Windows 7 desktops.  DeskScapes also lets users manage both animated and static wallpapers, add effects, and more.  You can get a more detailed of what DeskScapes does with this article found here.

There are thousands of animated wallpapers, also cal...
December 8, 2017 by Island Dog
Download and share customizations for your favorite Stardock software applicationsGet the most out of your Windows desktop with a friendly community, unique user-made content, articles, tutorials, and more. Go beyond the default settings with your choice of thousands of custom skins, themes, icons, and wallpapers at WinCustomize.com.

Subscribe to WinCustomize Today Reg. $9.95 Now $4.97Unlimited downloads for 1 yearDiscounts on premium skinsThousands of free wallpapersAd-free browsin...
December 8, 2017 by Island Dog
Since we don't have a wiki any longer, I wanted to at least have a place where tutorials and guides can be listed for easy reference.

More will be added.

 

Object Desktop

Object Desktop: The Benefits of Membership

Reminder: Backup Your Object Desktop Apps!

Using Object Desktop Manager

 

Stardock Store Gift Purchasing from the Stardock Store 

Stardock Store: Downloading Your Purchases

Managing your Stardock account

 

Fences&nb...
December 4, 2017 by Island Dog
How can I get my registration / product key informationTable of contents

Activaiton Issues and Questions
Please click hereInformation and Usage 
What is Object Desktop?
If I let my Object Desktop Subscription lapse, will my products stop working?
How do I renew my Object Desktop Subscription at a discount
I renewed my Object Desktop subscription but its not showing on my account
I have one (or few) of the products in Object Desktop, can I get a discount as a result
Object Des...
November 21, 2017 by Island Dog
Start10 is a popular choice for Windows 10 users who appreciate the look and feel of the classic Windows 7 Start menu. Its range of customizations and options make it an ideal choice to install with the OS. I wanted to focus on one feature in particular today, which is using custom images for the Start button. Start10 already includes several options for you to choose from, and there are many more available for download at WinCustomize. 

Get Start10 for $4.99

Changing t...
November 17, 2017 by Island Dog
It's Feature Friday! Today we're featuring the Vantage WindowBlinds skin by LightStar. This is a great looking skin for Windows 10, 8, and 7. Be sure to check this one out!

Download: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/8527/
November 14, 2017 by Island Dog
Windows icons haven't changed much over the years and they're not something we think about too much, even though we click on them every day. One thing we can probably agree on is that the default icons on the Windows desktop or in the Explorer can be a bit plain - but, we can easily change that using IconPackager!

Instead of altering icons one by one, IconPackager uses an entire package of icons to change nearly every one at the click of a button.  

Get IconPackager for...
November 10, 2017 by Island Dog
The weekend is about here! Today we're featuring the DLorek Master WindowBlinds skin by basj. This is an industrial designed theme that was updated this week to support Windows 10. 

Get it here: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/8184/
November 3, 2017 by Island Dog
The Autumn season is here, so we're kicking off our Friday by featuring the Fall Color WindowBlinds skin by don5318! This is a fantastic seasonal skin that should find a place on your desktop this month. 

Download: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/8791/