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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...
If you're interested in UX design, you will definitely want to keep up with what Microsoft is update to. https://www.microsoft.com/design/fluent/#/  Fluent is the name of Microsoft's new design language for Windows. Here is an example of Fluent design in action. As we get up for a major WinCustomize revamp, we are going to be taking cues from this design language to make the site more accessible, faster (much faster) and more modern.  Stay tuned.
If you like animated backgrounds we have good news for you.  Stardock is in the process of updating its DeskScapes dream files to support MP4 (previously MPEG2) which should result in far lower CPU use and no additional codec downloading for Windows 10. You will be able to see the updates here: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/dream/search/Stardock+Design  
October 24, 2019 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
  TouchTasks, Stardock's newest productivity app was reviewed by Martin Brinkmann at gHacks yesterday. In his closing comments, he wrote: "TouchTasks is a handy software for Windows 10 touch devices like the Surface Pro to improve productivity. It is quite flexible when it comes to the actions that you can assign to zones; the default actions are handy for the most part and the ability to launch any application from a zone is great as well especially when using fullscreen applicati...
October 22, 2019 by Tatiora on tatiora
Bring "Zones" to your Windows 10 Touchscreens with TouchTasks!TouchTasks is a unique productivity app that lets you assign tasks to specific locations on the edge of your Windows touch screens. TouchTasks works by taking advantage of the fact that the touch sensitive area of a touch screen is larger than the display part of the screen. As a result, users can launch useful tasks by touching specified zones on the screen.  By default, TouchTasks assigns the left middle edge of the touch sc...
September 26, 2019 by Tatiora on tatiora
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September 16, 2019 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Fall officially arrives next week, so now is a perfect time to start getting your desktop ready for the seasonal change. We have a nice variety of skins designed for the Fall season. Here's a few of my favorites! See more Fall inspired skins and themes here. Autumn forest stream for DeskScapes   Autumn for WindowBlinds   Fall Color for WindowBlinds   Fall leaves for DeskScapes    
August 6, 2019 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Stardock has released Groupy v1.25 with Dark Mode UI support.  Groupy is a program that allows users to combine different programs together into a single window with tab navigation.  For example, users can combine multiple Explorer windows together to get a tabbed interface or the same with the command prompt or even mix and match any set of windows. Also resolved some tab color issues with the KB4505903 update for Windows 10 in dark mode. While the app should soon prompt...
May 21, 2019 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
New Object Desktop Manager Beta Now Available With a new interface and streamlined user experience for Object Desktop MembersObject Desktop members can download the newest beta for the Object Desktop Manager today. With it, you can easily install, update, and uninstall any of the apps that are included with your Object Desktop membership. With Object Desktop Manager, you can: Easily connect to our forumsCheck for updatesChoose how apps are installedHide unused appsChoose to install ...
May 17, 2019 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Create your own unique video game and share it with the world in The Video Game Machine Join the Founder's Program today and get access to the alpha on May 29th!Make, play, and share unique video games that you’ve made yourself! The Video Game Machine is a sandbox game that removes the tricky parts of development and leaves only the fun, putting the power of creativity in YOUR hands.Give valuable input on mechanics and gameplay during the development process by joining our Founder's prog...
May 14, 2019 by Tatiora on tatiora
Stardock releases WindowBlinds 10.8Stardock has released a new version of its popular Windows customization app, WindowBlinds. Version 10.8 adds improved skinning support as well as additional compatibility features for the upcoming Windows 10 update. WindowBlinds lets you customize desktop interface themes called skins to personalize the look and feel of your desktop. WindowBlinds enables you to make your desktop interface uniquely yours by customizing the Start menu*, taskbar, window fra...
May 7, 2019 by Tatiora on tatiora
Stardock has released a new version of its popular Windows desktop app, Groupy. Groupy lets you organize multiple apps into grouped tabs on your desktop, making finding what you need while you work easier than ever. Version 1.2 updates Groupy's UI and lets you add a delay before grouping your windows together in order to give you more control. Until recently, settings in Groupy offered hotkeys for users when grouping windows, like holding the shift or ctrl button. Now, users can add a de...
April 30, 2019 by Tatiora on tatiora
Add Animated or Static Backgrounds to your Windows Desktop with the New DeskScapes 10Your favorite Windows® desktop personalization application has a brand new version out today! We've added several community requested features that will make personalizing your desktop backgrounds with animations, pictures, and videos better than ever before.  Across one or more monitors, DeskScapes provides you with the capability to animate and customize the background on your Windows desktops us...
April 18, 2019 by Tatiora on tatiora
Stardock has released a new version of its popular Windows Start menu replacement, Start10.   Version 1.7 adds improved skinning support as well as a light theme to support the upcoming Windows 10 update. Start10 is designed to combine the latest features of Windows 10 with the usability of the traditional Start menu. Its features include the All Programs folder metaphor, integrated search, drag-and-drop shell integration and numerous user customization options. Visit www.start10.c...
April 17, 2019 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Add Custom Wallpapers to your Windows Desktop with the new DeskScapes 10Stardock announced an April 30th release date for its highly anticipated Windows® desktop personalization application, Deskscapes 10. The newest version of DeskScapes still allows users to personalize their desktop wallpaper with animations, pictures, and video, while adding several new community requested features. Across one or more monitors, DeskScapes provides users with the capability to animate and customize t...