Recent Articles In WinCustomize News
March 30, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
I feel like we had just started the month and here we are closing it out already. This has been one crazy month for sure, and I don't think April is going to give us much relief. We still have news coming out and since plenty of people are stuck at home, this has been a great time to get our desktops fixed up and interact more with the community.  Stardock News: CursorFX 4 announced! "CursorFX makes it easy for Windows users to customize their mouse cursors by applying skins, s...
March 23, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
The wallpaper gallery here on WinCustomize is one of the most searched areas of the site. It's content though can sometimes be lacking when searching for a specific thing, or just the fact not a lot of people upload to that gallery anymore. Well, we're working on changing that! We have a dedicated account that will be bringing new wallpaper content to the site. It's already started and you might have noticed a bunch of new wallpapers already. We'll try to bring a wide variety of styles, but i...
March 16, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
CursorFX 4 was announced last week, and I wanted to go through the cursor theme gallery on WinCustomize and find some of the popular themes that might be fun to check out. If you happen to be looking for some of the legacy cursor themes that used to be included with CursorFX, then you'll be happy to know we uploaded them to WinCustomize. You can find them here: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/cursorfx Black Fire by vampothika   Piranha FX by neone6  ...
March 9, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
We've been working on WinCustomize.com to get some added features to make the site more usable, and one of those is tags in the upload screen. Keywords aren't exactly new here, but we've been working on the functionality of them and now they will really improve the search process on the site. For example, put 4K in the search box. You will now get a much better search result than before.  This is still a work in progress, but we wanted to let our skinners know that this is something to p...
March 2, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
March is already here and I wanted to give a wrap-up of what was happening on WinCustomize during the month of February.  Stardock News: SoundPackager 10 released! "SoundPackager 10 adds cloud access to thousands of different sounds, along with a number of all-new sound packages designed to give Windows users additional choices in how their PC sounds. Users can also create their own sound packages to share with others via an in-app editor."   New and Updated Mast...
February 24, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
There's all kinds of animated wallpapers (.dreams) available on WinCustomize, but my personal favorites are landscape scenery. Having a nice, relaxing nature landscape scene such as a beach or waterfall on the desktop is just amazing to look at.  We've had some fantastic submissions lately so I wanted to take some time and highlight a few that I think will make a great addition to your desktop using DeskScapes. You can see many more in the DeskScapes gallery. Ocean Aquatics&nbs...
February 17, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
I've been working with CursorFX a lot lately, and I've been going through the gallery looking for some of the best CursorFX themes that we have here on WinCustomize.  I'm going to post a few of my favorites below, but what I really want is to know what YOUR favorites are! Is there a skin that you always use with CursorFX? Post the link in the comments! Zoltik by Apocalypse_67   6502 by codewar65   Armada by neone6   Lucite by theAVMAN ...
February 10, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
I'm looking at some creating some new posts like this and thought it might be useful to have a wrap-up post a couple of times a month that feature some skins, some tech news, and general goings on here at Stardock. I'll be tweaking the format so if you have any input or things you'd like to see, be sure to leave a comment below. Stardock News: SoundPackager 10 announced and beta is available for Object Desktop members! "SoundPackager allows Windows users to instantly change the def...
February 3, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Wow, it's already February? Valentine's Day is celebrated annually on February 14th, and is a celebration of love and romance across many regions in the world. Another great thing is it's another great day to show some love to your desktop! We have a variety of skins and themes inspired by Valentine's Day, and I'll feature a few below. If you you want to see more check out the link here. Valentines Day Start Buttons by danilloOc   Happy Valentines Day Wallpaper by vlad ...
February 4, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
Stardock Announces SoundPackager 10: Customize the Windows Sound Scheme NEW SoundPackager 10 Beta available for current Object Desktop MembersStardock announced the next-generation version of its Windows sound scheme manager, SoundPackager 10 today. SoundPackager allows Windows users to instantly change the default sounds on their computer with themed sound schemes called sound packages.  SoundPackager 10 adds cloud access to thousands of different sounds along with a number of all-...
January 27, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
The first month of the year is quickly coming to an end, so I'm back with some highlights of some of the newest Masters skins from this month. I can't always list every one in an article, so be sure to check the galleries daily for all the latest free and Master skins we get submitted to WinCustomize.com.  https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/all Also take a look at the featured skins which should feature a new one each day, but here's a re-cap of the latest WindowBlinds skin! Wh...
With screen resolutions getting higher and higher there are many people who would like to have a bit more control over their mouse cursor. If you don't already have CursorFX, try it out. www.cursorfx.com.  Stardock is currently working on a major new version of it but it will be compatible with the existing cursors here. Here are a few of the most popular cursors here on WinCustomize: Visit https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/cursorfx to check out the CursorF...
December 2, 2019 by Jafo on Jafo's Ramblings
It's been a while....but as they say...."all good things come to he who waits". Congratulations, one and all....         APPRENTICE: COMMAN1978 -  https://www.wincustomize.com/users/6964981/COMMAN1978  GoldenDreams -  https://www.wincustomize.com/users/6965649/GoldenDreams  Halo296 -  https://www.wincustomize.com/users/3017140/Halo296  Yrgal -  https://www.wincustomize.com/users/4682...
December 2, 2019 by don5318 on Skinner don5318's World
I'ts with great sadness, that I tell you of Dave's passing, I just received a text from Natalie (Dave's daughter) to tell me of his passing between 5:30-7:15am today ( 12-02-2019), he passed away peacefully in his sleep, now he is with his wife! He will truly be missed, I truly enjoyed our phone calls, and I became a better person in having Dave as a friend. I learned a lot from him, in skinning, and life in general, I will miss him tremendously!  Dave was the kind of person who was a...
We are looking for some volunteers to help improve WinCustomize's news delivery. Our mission is to bring you the latest, greatest news on everything related to the Windows user experience.   Back when we were starting, what we now call "UX designers" were called "skinners" (not surprising that as what we do here got more respectable a more refined name would be used). What are the kind of things we want to cover? Here are 3 examples. Interesting designs created around the n...