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June 14, 2021 by Island Dog
The WindowBlinds gallery has been updated with quite a few new and updated skins from some of our talented community skinners lately! I wanted to feature some of them in the news this week in case you might have missed them. Download these and see many more in the WindowBlinds gallery here. 7 for 10   Windows Zero   Simple Gray   50s Style  
June 9, 2021 by Island Dog
Hello all, Just a heads up that we released DeskScapes 11 Beta 3 today for Object Desktop subscribers and individual purchasers of DeskScapes 11.  You can see the changelog here: Any feedback you may have can be posted there. As always, thank you for your time and patronage. 
June 7, 2021 by Island Dog
As we close in on the first days of summer, it's always fun to pick and feature some of our favorite wallpapers that you can use on your desktop. Of course, there's no reason you can't download these and use them on your various mobile devices as well! Here are five of our favorite summer wallpapers! Seaside Relaxation   Canopy on the Beach   Rolling Wave   Tropical Beach from Above   Summer Countryside  
June 1, 2021 by Island Dog
June is here and summer will be officially here soon! I think it's going to be a hot one, and I'm going to keep some beach and tropical themes on my desktop! With a new month brings a new desktop screenshot thread, so post your desktop screenshot in the forum and lets us know what skins you are using! Post your desktops to the monthly thread here: (This is a news thread and will be locked. Screenshot taken by Chasbo)
May 24, 2021 by Island Dog
We are less than a month away from the official start of summer, and we've been talking about it over the past few weeks here. Last week, we looked at some animated wallpapers for you beach lovers, and today we'll look at some WindowBlinds skins for that same summer theme. If you have a favorite skin that you use for summer, let us know in the comments below and be sure to post them in our monthly desktop screenshot thread here. Beach   Summer Green   Summer...
May 18, 2021 by Island Dog
We recently announced the brand new DeskScapes 11 (the beta is available exclusively through Object Desktop). Users can animate their desktop backgrounds, add customization to personal photos and tons more. While we're in the beta phase, we encourage users to submit bugs and suggested changes. Head over to this thread. Beta 2 Changelog: Fixes issue with the 4K flag on some dreams showing incorrectlyAlters screensavers to terminate process vs exit on mouse move etcFixes issue with scree...
May 17, 2021 by Island Dog
The sun is out and it's time to start looking for a place to have a nice vacation at! If you can't travel yet, you can turn your desktop background into an animated paradise with DeskScapes. With DeskScapes you can download and use a wide variety of animated and static wallpapers to turn your desktop into a tropical paradise, or anything else you would like! Check out some of our favorites, and find more in the DeskScapes gallery here. Hawaiian Sunset Cafe   Day at the B...
May 11, 2021 by Island Dog
It seems like not long ago we were posting this similar article about spring. Well summer arrives in a little over a month, and I think it's going to be a hot one. Summer is a fun season to skin as there are a variety of WindowBlinds skins, animated wallpapers for DeskScapes, CursorFX themes and more you can use! There are also plenty of landscape wallpapers to have your desktop feel like it's on a tropical vacation. We'll be showing off and featuring more summer inspired skins soon, but plea...
May 6, 2021 by Island Dog
Star Wars: The Bad Batch is finally here! This is the latest animated Star Wars series, and some are calling it a continuation of the Clone Wars. We're getting ready to watch the first episode tonight, but I wanted to know if anyone else is watching or is interested in this show.  
May 3, 2021 by Island Dog
It's May and that means it's time for another monthly desktop screenshot thread in the forums! Are you getting a summer desktop ready yet, or sticking with more of a spring theme? Let us know and post your desktop in the forum and lets us know what skins you are using! Post your desktops to the monthly thread here: (This is a news thread and will be locked. Screenshot taken by 2of3)
April 29, 2021 by Island Dog
Microsoft has commissioned five new custom fonts that could be the new default font going forward.  "Calibri has been the default font for all things Microsoft since 2007, when it stepped in to replace Times New Roman across Microsoft Office. It has served us all well, but we believe it’s time to evolve. To help us set a new direction, we’ve commissioned five original, custom fonts to eventually replace Calibri as the default. We’re excited to share these brand-new font...
April 27, 2021 by Island Dog
Master skinner and long-time WinCustomize member 2of3 has been sharing some awesome WindowBlinds skins, and I wanted to feature some of them in the news this week.  Thanks for creating these wonderful themes, and we can't wait to see more!   Gekko   Sovereign   Cole   Radiolux  
April 19, 2021 by Island Dog
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a trending color called Electric Tangerine. I think it's a beautiful spring and summer color, and I think at least a few of you agreed. 2of3 and don5318 have released WindowBlinds skins that have some of that color integrated in the design. These are both fantastic skins so be sure to check them both out! Cole by 2of3   Tangerine II by don5318 Thanks for taking time to create and share these skins with the WinCustomize community! ...
April 13, 2021 by Island Dog
We discussed last year how many travels plans were cut due to the pandemic, so I thought it would be fun to check in and see if anyone has started making any travel plans yet. As I mentioned in that post, we had several cruises cancelled, and took a break from planning for at least the rest of that year. Since the cruise industry is still being shut down by the CDC, we hope that lawsuits by the state of Florida and the pressure from other governors and the industry associations will get thing...
April 12, 2021 by Island Dog
We've mentioned spring desktop wallpapers recently, but of course there's much more you can do for spring than just change your wallpaper.  One of my favorite skins to use for spring is from don5318 called Simple Green. This is a nice WindowBlinds skin that has an overall minimal design, but with beautiful touches of spring colors sprinkled in. Not specifically designed for spring, but Reality by LightStar has a perfect color scheme that matches well with a bunch of spring an...