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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...
July 12, 2021 by Island Dog
We are back from break and hope that everyone who celebrates July 4th had a fun and productive holiday. It seems like summer is halfway through, and it's certainly been a hot one so far! Danioc has been remarkably busy over the past couple of weeks creating some new Curtains themes to share on WinCustomize! I wanted to take a few minutes and share what he's been working on. Check out these and more in the Curtains gallery here. Alpha 7   Eleven   Eleven...
July 5, 2021 by Island Dog
We hope you had a fun holiday weekend, and July continues to be a hot one! We love seeing your summer inspired desktop screenshots, so be sure to share with us what skins and themes you are using! Post your desktops to the monthly thread here: https://forums.wincustomize.com/505719/ (This is a news thread and will be locked. Screenshot taken by DrJBHL)  
June 29, 2021 by Island Dog
Independence Day is coming next week for us in the United States! As with many holidays it can also be a fun time to put some related content on your desktop. Fireworks are obviously a popular one, and we have quite a few of those in the animated wallpaper gallery. There's also a variety of other types of themes, and we'll highlight a few below! Let us know what you're doing for July 4th this year! American Flags   American Flag   Colorful Fireworks &...
June 21, 2021 by Island Dog
Galactic Civilizations IV was recently announced and is the newest installment of its award-winning space 4X strategy sandbox game series takes the best of what its predecessors had to offer and adds to it with many new and exciting features. As the all-powerful leader of a spacefaring civilization, the player must seek out new star systems and discover the exciting potential of the subspace realm.  Learn more about the game here: https://www.galciv4.com/ To help celebrate t...
June 16, 2021 by Island Dog
I used to enjoy changing the login or lock screen on Windows. We had LogonStudio which was a great tool for customization, but as Windows progressed versions the ability to customize it was pretty much gone. In Windows 10 you can set to your selected image or slideshow or use the Windows Spotlight feature which picks a daily image for you to display. You can also select certain apps that will show a quick status on the screen such as your calendar or mail app. I usually don't pay much attenti...