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August 23, 2021 by Island Dog
One of my favorite things about using animated wallpapers with DeskScapes is the relaxing scenes I can have right on my Windows desktop. My personal favorite types are the triggered .dreams that change on the time of day, and animated wallpapers with very subtle animations. A quick example would be snow slowly falling on a winter scene, or subtle movement of water that doesn't distract you from anything. The best thing is we have a ton of those types of animated wallpapers here on WinCus...
August 19, 2021 by Island Dog
One of the most requested features for Fences has been target-based rules, which we added in the latest Fences update. There's a variety of uses for target-based rules, but the one we'll talk about today is using these rules to make Steam desktop shortcuts go directly to a fence of your choosing. For example, I have a fence called 'Steam Games' on my desktop that I only want Steam shortcuts to be in. I want them to be automatically sorted into that fence when I download a new game from Steam....
August 17, 2021 by Island Dog
We're just over a month away until the fall/autumn season arrives, and I am so ready for some hopefully cooler weather. Fall is a wonderful time to base some desktop themes on as we have many types of skins that fit perfectly with the season. We have an excellent selection of wallpapers, WindowBlinds skins, animated wallpapers for DeskScapes, and much more to choose from! We'll be featuring plenty of themes over the next few weeks, but here are some of our favorites to get started with. Let u...
August 10, 2021 by Island Dog
Stardock Restores Classic Start Menu in Windows 11 Beta version of Start11 is live today  Stardock announced Start11, a program that allows users to customize the Windows Start menu. As with previous editions of the StartX products, Start11 allows users to restore the Start menu to appears as it does in previous versions of Windows as well as customize it to their liking. The beta version is now available at Star...
August 9, 2021 by Island Dog
If you are looking for a new desktop wallpaper, then you have some great choices from the past month in the WinCustomize gallery. It's also fun that we can get these through DeskScapes 11 without even leaving the app, which is what I've been doing on a couple of my PCs. There's plenty to choose from in the gallery here, and new ones come in just about daily. Check them all out here. Here are five of the top wallpapers on WinCustomize. Check them out! Futuristic Neon Cityscape ...
August 6, 2021 by Island Dog
I am! Bring on the pumpkins!
August 2, 2021 by Island Dog
We are getting into the final stretches of summer, and I for one am looking forward to fall. We still have some weeks of summer left, so let's take a few minutes and show off those hot August desktops to our community!  Post your desktops to the monthly thread here: https://forums.wincustomize.com/506171/ (This is a news thread and will be locked. Screenshot taken by LightStar)
July 30, 2021 by Island Dog
I use CNC and laser engravers in my workshop, so PCs are also a big part of my workshop, not just my office. I have my main PC in my home office, and I have a Fusion5 tablet in my workshop that I use to control the machines. It's a great tablet for running the few applications I need. I previously had a cheap laptop but having a touch screen is so much easier when using these apps. So, my workflow for my shop is that I design the files in my main PC in the home office, then I move them to a O...
July 27, 2021 by Island Dog
How is that for a dramatic post title? Well, I'm only exaggerating a little as the WindowBlinds gallery has had a considerable number of beautiful skins added over the past few weeks. Some of these are new skins, some are updated, and some are being re-uploaded by "retired" members of the site. It's nice to see a wide range of distinctive styles and colors being used, and it's been fun to combine these themes with various static and animated wallpapers from DeskScapes to create some awesome W...
July 22, 2021 by Island Dog
Major Version Update for Fences Now AvailableStardock released a major update to Fences, its popular Windows desktop organization software, today. Fences creates a one-of-a-kind experience for users by automatically organizing their Windows desktop shortcuts and icons in shaded areas, offering a clutter-free workspace for creating.   Fences tucks files and folders away in plain sight with designated portals while also providing the functionality of pull...
July 21, 2021 by Island Dog
The Public Beta for DeskScapes 11 is Now Available Popular desktop background management application brings animated background creation, cloud wallpaper library integration, and moreBuy from Stardock  |  Buy from SteamBack in May, DeskScapes 11 arrived as a beta exclusive to the Object Desktop suite. Now, the beta for this popular desktop customization app is publicly available to everyone. DeskScapes allows users to manage and apply both animated and traditional desktop ...
July 19, 2021 by Island Dog
Major Version Update for Fences Coming on July 22ndStardock announced a July 22nd release for a major update to Fences, its popular Windows desktop organization software. Fences creates a one-of-a-kind experience for users by automatically organizing their Windows desktop shortcuts and icons in shaded areas, offering a clutter-free workspace for creating.   Fences tucks files and folders away in plain sight with designated portals while also providing t...
July 19, 2021 by Island Dog
Since the DeskScapes 11 beta has been out for a few weeks, along with the release on Steam, I wanted to show off some more of the dynamic wallpapers we have for DeskScapes. These are dynamic wallpapers that will change based on the time of day to give your desktop a fun, changing background throughout the day! Here are some of our favorites, and you can find many more in the DeskScapes gallery here! Beach Time   Outset Island Throughout the Day   Mountain Vi...
July 16, 2021 by Island Dog
DeskScapes 11 is fantastic at bringing animated wallpapers to your Windows desktop, but it's also great at using and managing static wallpapers as well. Sometimes I don't want a fully animated desktop and would just prefer a more minimal setup. This is why lately I've been using triggered static .dreams that change based on the time of day. These are amazingly easy to make with DreamMaker, and we have added quite a few to the WinCustomize gallery also. What exactly are they? Well let's look a...
July 14, 2021 by Island Dog
DeskScapes is Now Available in Steam Early Access Stardock’s popular desktop background management application brings animated background creation, cloud wallpaper library integration, and more to Windows Users Join Early Access on SteamStardock released their popular desktop management application, DeskScapes, into Early Access on Steam today. DeskScapes brings a host of desktop background features to Windows, including animated wallpapers, advanced backgro...