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December 15, 2017 by Iben on Iben's blog site
The problem with anything is trying to over control it.

Progress waits for no one.

No one has to force progress it will happen even if

you try to prevent it. The climate will take care of it self,

the human race will invent new technology and carbon pollution

will decrease.

The problem today is people are panicking and panic never works.

Just get out of the way and progress will take care of

any problem real or imagined.

Progress waits for no one.  

 
December 15, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
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 on ID's place to speak
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!
How's that for a dramatic headline?

Groupy is a new program from Stardock that does something so simple that, in hindsight, seems like it should have always been part of the OS.  It allows users to drag windows together and create a single tabbed window.

Like so:



A few years ago at CES, I showed a prototype of it to Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott, Brad Sams and others.  The motivation to create Groupy came from the frustrating of having lots of windows open (a very f...
December 12, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
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 on ID's place to speak
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 on ID's place to speak
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 10, 2017 by teddybearcholla on Teddybearcholla
 1) I have been having issues with Chrome not showing videos correctly. On any site that has videos, Facebook also. 

2) My FireFox looks corrupted.  I uninstalled it, downloaded a new one, installed it and it was fine. Turned off my pc to go to Menards... when I was back, and turned on pc, FireFox was corrupted again. 

3) Videos that I have on my pc work fine.  Skype video works fine.

4) Now I am using Slimjet... everything works fine.  Any ideas?
December 8, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
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 on ID's place to speak
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...
PLYMOUTH, MI.  December 6, 2017 -- Stardock announced today that nearly 30 year Microsoft veteran Kevin Unangst has joined the company as Vice President to head Stardock's global marketing and partnership group.Mr. Unangst spent nearly three decades helping to lead Microsoft's Windows and Xbox marketing efforts, including leading Windows XP consumer marketing, head of marketing for Microsoft Studios, and most recently global director of Windows gaming marketing at Microsoft.

"Kevin has a...
December 5, 2017 by Tatiora on tatiora
I’m one of those people. Yep, I’m the kind of person who starts getting all excited for the holiday season well before it even arrives. I’ve got the carols blaring on the radio and the decorations up before Thanksgiving dinner hits the table. My sister always used to say that if it could be decorated for the holidays, then I’d have it decked out and bleeding red and green.

...She’s not wrong, and let me just say that my cat also doesn’t appreciate my enthus...
December 5, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

If you're getting error 80248015 when updating Windows 7, and if you're seeing:

"A check for updates returns the error message "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer".  The error 80248015 is displayed, but anything you try to resolve the issue on your end fails...Woody on Computerworld suggests that Microsoft broke updating on Windows 7. He suggests, based on a user report on his...
December 4, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
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...
Sunday’s are strange.

Do I have enough time to start a new book?Is the dog getting enough attention? She doesn’t seem to think so.i really want to play game X but shouldn’t I be working on Star Control? Or GalCiv? Or Ashes of the Singularity?My son has math homework. Shouldn’t I be helping? How much?People are mad at the Democrats/Republicans. Should I care? I don’t really care.its cold outside but the solar array inverter needs to be checkedYouTube Let’s p...