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March 8, 2021 by Island Dog
I didn't realize that spring officially started on March 20th of this year. For whatever reason I thought it was next month, so I guess the new season is just around the corner. Spring is always a fun time for themes as there are tons of beautiful spring wallpapers, and we have a nice variety of other skins to make a fresh, colorful desktop for the warmer weather. I'm going to highlight some favorites and get some featured on WinCustomize, but if you have a spring inspired skin or know of som...
March 1, 2021 by Island Dog
A new month means another desktop screenshot thread on the forums! I'm getting ready to switch mine up again, but today I'm still rocking a Curtains theme and wallpaper found here on WinCustomize. Post your desktop and share with others what skins and themes you are using. Post your March desktops to this thread here: March 2021 Desktop Screenshots  
February 24, 2021 by Island Dog
Let's talk about what games we are currently playing!
February 23, 2021 by Island Dog
Stardock’s Tiles 2 Now Available, Adds Multiple Desktops to Windows PCsCreate multiple desktops of related programs, files, and links through the use of a customizable sidebar on the Windows desktopStardock released a new v2.0 update for the popular Windows® customization tool, Tiles™, today. Tiles is a program that lets you create multiple desktops of related programs, files, and links through the use of a customizable sidebar on your Windows desktop. You can drag programs on...
February 22, 2021 by Island Dog
How often do you change your desktop wallpaper? For my main PCs I usually have a folder of wallpapers I like and have them change throughout the day. It keeps the desktop updated with a new scene often, and it makes my desktop a little less boring.  We're trying to build up a nice, curated wallpaper gallery here on WinCustomize, and the integration with DeskScapes 11 is going to make that an excellent feature to have. So, let's highlight a few of the recent wallpaper submissions! ...
February 16, 2021 by Island Dog
So excited for this! Anyone else? Obi-Wan Kenobi | Disney+ Originals Ewan McGregor returns in the iconic role of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi for a special event series on Disney+. Officially titled Obi-Wan Kenobi, the series begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where he faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. The series is directed by Deborah ...
February 16, 2021 by Island Dog
I have been looking at the 2020 data for WinCustomize regarding the top downloads and galleries for last year. I always find it very interesting to see what other people are downloading. Sometimes it's skins you might have missed or didn't expect to be popular. Everyone has a different style they like, so it's also a good way to keep up on any trends that might be happening. So, let's take a look at the most downloaded skins on WinCustomize in 2020! Top 10 Overall Downloads CREATION was...
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...
February 8, 2021 by Island Dog
We used to have a software wiki many years ago with entries for all of Stardock software and WinCustomize. Unfortunately, all its data was lost quite a long time ago and it was a nice resource that was missed. The good news is we've been building a new wiki just for software and it's ready to go! As it is a wiki there is still some work to do with updates and such, but overall, this is a great resource for information on specific software. If you need to easily find changelogs, tutorials, blo...
February 3, 2021 by Island Dog
I recently picked up a new 4K monitor for my PC as I gave my current ultrawide to my wife for her work at home setup. I realized I had purchased that monitor in 2016 for this PC which means it was even older. Looking back at my receipts and my previous blog on my PC build, I was a bit surprised that I built it in 2015. I've updated a few things over the years with the last upgrade being a GTX 1660 Super video card, but otherwise it was mostly the same. It has worked very well over the years, but...
February 1, 2021 by Island Dog
It's a new month so we have a new desktop screenshot thread for February! Since Valentine's Day is approaching in a couple of weeks, this is a fantastic opportunity to show off any Valentine's desktop you might have put together. If Valentine's Day isn't your thing it's no problem. Still feel free to head over and show us what cool skins and themes you are using on your desktop this month! February 2021 Desktop Screenshots Need some skins for inspiration? Check out this Valentine's post on...
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)    
January 11, 2021 by Island Dog
Every year the Pantone Color Institute announces color(s) that will express the "mood" of the year. They have picked two interesting choices which are Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. From their blog: "PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, two independent colors that highlight how different elements come together to support one another, best express the mood for Pantone Color of the Year 2021. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic,...
January 5, 2021 by Island Dog
Welcome to 2021! I think we're going to have an exciting year here on WinCustomize, so let's take a look at some of the first skins to hit the galleries this year. Fishing Fever by Gemmee   Emoji by LightStar   Nothing but Snow by WC_Bot   Forest Stream by Richard Mohler