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December 30, 2013 by HG_Eliminator on hg-eliminator
My new Asus laptop came with windows 8, the start screen was annoying and the desktop had no way to easily navigate to my favorite files and programs. So i decided to give Start 8 a try... works like a charm, no hassle set up and easy to configure. Yay!! my start buttons back !!. Thx Guys

December 19, 2013 by BigDogBigFeet on BDBF's Pound
Where does My Colors store the theme it downloads??


I would like to convert for use on Win 7
December 14, 2013 by BigDogBigFeet on BDBF's Pound
So I did some holiday shopping on Cyber Monday and picked up a great HDD from Newegg.

It was an OEM drive so I decided to take my Windows 7 PC to my local PC Shop for the install.  I currently run WindowBlinds, IconPackager, WindowFX 5, DeskScapes 8, DesktopX and Fences. 

I had DeskScapes running with the fantastic Dream InsidiOS by ChaNinja and Windows Aero Midnight.  Fences has the Icons hidden.

Well the install went well and both Techs commented on the DeskScapes theme...
December 3, 2013 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
The holiday season is here!  Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, or just like to give your desktop a winter inspired look, I wanted to give some tips on how to achieve a festive look.  There are thousands and thousands of skins and themes available here on WinCustomize, and the holiday season is one that has a lot of skins available.  Whether you want just a festive wallpaper, or a complete theme for your desktop, we have it covered.

Holiday WindowBlinds Skins

If ...
November 21, 2013 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Since we’re spending this month celebrating 15 years of skinning WindowBlinds, I wanted to find out what was the most popular download on  From the best I can tell and confirm, Vista Plus Version 3 comes in with over 900,000 downloads since it was released in 2006.

Vista Plus Version 3 by adni18

It’s a little funny a Vista skin has been one of the most downloaded, but as some of you might remember the glassy look was really popular and many skinners created a bun...

WindowBlinds 1.0 was released in November 1998! Since then, it’s gotten over 100 MILLION downloads!  Over on CNET’s version 8 has received over 18 million downloads. 

It was the first program to enable users to customize the look and feel of the Windows GUI.  15 years later it is still going strong. Let’s take a look at its evolution in pictures.

Version 1 Changed window frames, menu bars.   Yea, this was the config UI we had.....
  Windows 8 comes with the new Start screen which is, especially if you have a tablet, a good way for people to organize their apps.  What it doesn’t come with, which is a bit surprising, is a quick launch bar (like iOS and Android have).  Launch8 addresses it. If you have Windows8, definitely give it a try. ->
October 29, 2013 by Snowman on SnowCustomize
I'm trying to change the start button but all options are greyed out.


Am I missing something?

OS: Windows 8.1 
October 26, 2013 by RedneckDude on redneckdude
Is it normal to have to log off and back on in Windows 8.1 in order for desktop wallpaper to show up on the Decor8 screen?


I set it, but it doesn't take effect.
I have a Weather Widget that I made for personal use a while back that no longer works. I don't know how to fix it since I'm not to great with scripts. Is there anybody out there that can get it to work for me?? Thanks
All I get is this error no matter what I try to load whether it be widgets, objects it doesn't matter. I have reregistered and reinstalled MS Script as well as uninstalling DesktopX and reinstalling it. I'm using WindowsXP Pro and DesktopX 3.5. 

"Event Type: Error

Event Source: Application Error
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1000
Date: 10/6/2013
Time: 1:05:26 AM
User: N/A
Faulting application dxwidget.exe, version, faulting mo...
October 4, 2013 by HauntingMorgana on Haunting Morgana
I have Object Desktop and I was just wondering which version of Logon Studio I should use?

There is Logon Studio (Legacy) and Logon Studio (Free)

September 18, 2013 by PoSmedley on The World In Smedley Vision!
I looked around and couldn't find any other posts on this. I can't figure out why my Fences are showing the tops of icons under the first row. No matter how I resize the icons, fonts, etc., I can't hide the icons on the bottom. This started with the Fences 2.01 update.
August 29, 2013 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Stardock's CursorFX is an application that allows users to easily and safely change the Windows cursor to one of the thousands available on sites like  CursorFX works with Windows 7, Vista, and XP.  There is a free version, and a Plus version which offers features like cursor colorization, cursor sizing, transparency, and much more.

Purchase CursorFX for just $9.99

Try CursorFX for free


Creating the graphics I'm going to show ...
August 29, 2013 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
This is a detailed tutorial for SkinStudio which shows you step-by-step with images on how to create a WindowBlinds skin.  It was created by Master Skinner Vampothika and we give her a big thanks for helping out the community with this.  Also, another big thanks to gmc2 for getting the resources for this so we could share it with the community.

There’s a lot of images with this tutorial, and it’s broken up into 3 directories.  I wanted to make it easy to view, so I ...