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October 24, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Windows customization has come a long way since it first started to become popular many, many years ago. It has also changed significantly during that time, with different apps coming and going throughout the years. Even though some styles and techniques have changed, there is a still a want and need to customize the Windows desktop to fit your own personal style. There are many ways to get this done, but today I wanted to write up a quick intro guide for new users who want to get started wit...
July 17, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
We're excited to have adni18 for our Master Skinner spotlight this month! He joined WinCustomize way back in 2001 and is one of our overall top skinners on the site. Thanks for taking the time to answer some of our questions for the community.   You are one of our original members way back in 2001. Can you tell us how you got involved in “skinning” and WinCustomize? I was using an early beta version of Windows XP and I decided to do something beautiful with my new Wi...
July 8, 2018 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
I just renewed my OD sub. In my account there are two ObjectDesktop subs listed with two different product keys. I'm kinda hoping I didn't renew the wrong one. Please enlighten me. 
June 20, 2018 by c242 on c242
Hi, it would e a nice feature to be able to hide the icon-text when in tile mode in Win7 or Modern Startmenu. That way Start 10 should also resize the menu.
June 19, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
DeskScapes lets you have cool animated wallpapers right on your Windows desktop. Whether you’re looking for a subtle landscape animation or a 3D rendered animation of the solar system, there are Dreams (animated wallpapers) available. Not only does it apply both animated and static wallpapers, it also lets you add effects to them, which gives you even more customization options. Here are a few tips to get you started! Try DeskScapes for free! To purchase DeskScapes, click here.&nbs...
June 12, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
We have another Master Skinner spotlight, and this time I'm happy to have had the chance to speak with DaveBax! Dave has been a member of WinCustomize since around 2007, and he has made a variety of contribution to the site over the years. He is one of the top WindowBlinds skinners on the site, and was promoted to Master Skinner in 2016.  We appreciate him taking the time to answer some of our questions for the community.   Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how ...
March 27, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Each week on WinCustomize we feature a skin made by one of the creators from our community. We've decided to take that idea a bit further and spotlight the creators themselves! I wanted to start this off with one of our top skinners and long-time member, Tom, also known here as LightStar! He was kind enough to take the time to answer some questions so we could get to know him a little bit more.   Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you got involved in “skinning&rd...
November 14, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Windows icons haven't changed much over the years and they're not something we think about too much, even though we click on them every day. One thing we can probably agree on is that the default icons on the Windows desktop or in the Explorer can be a bit plain - but, we can easily change that using IconPackager! Instead of altering icons one by one, IconPackager uses an entire package of icons to change nearly every one at the click of a button.   Get IconPackager for...
October 17, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
WindowBlinds allows you to change the complete look and feel of Windows by applying skins to the user interface. This popular app includes several great looking skins, plus you can download thousands more on I wanted to share a few tips for using WindowBlinds, especially for those who are new to it! Get WindowBlinds for $9.99 Use WindowBlinds with Start10 for a complete customization experience If you're a Windows 10 user and want the Start menu to...
October 11, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Most of us use Windows 10 on our desktops, laptops, and tablet devices these days. Did you know that there are a ton of ways that you can customize Windows 10 to style it how you want and also make it easier to work with? I wanted to create a guide to customizing Windows 10 using Stardock software and the best skins, themes, and wallpapers that you can find on  Use a custom theme with WindowBlinds One of our most popular desktop customiz...
October 4, 2017 by RedneckDude on redneckdude
Why are my wallpapers so heavy?  How can I make them lighter without quality issues?   Any help appreciated.
August 24, 2017 by ALMonty on MontyXP
I just installed Multiplicity on my laptop and my desktop everything says it's connected. My laptop is my primary. So my question is, how on my laptop do I see my desktop? There is no icon on my screen to connect or see my desktop, there is no command in my right click and the icon in my taskbar only shows the config window. I read the manual and watched the video. It never shows you how to use it.
August 19, 2017 by LightStar on LightStar Technologies
Thinking of doing a somewhat "Modern" skin here. As an example this is one I was commissioned to do several years ago called Flaty. It was never released and won't ever be, but I was thinking of doing a somewhat modern flat skin for public release. Do you think I should do one or not? I would really appreciate your comments.   
July 30, 2017 by bussie on BUSSIE
Hi there, today i've installed Tiles (should have done this much sooner, nice program!). I'm wondering: where are the settings of Tiles saved? I would like to take this in my daily backup. Thanks! Bussie
May 23, 2017 by Nyxmorph on iansplace
Anyway yet (or future product suggestion) - of getting transparency back on Windows 10 title bars. This guy has done it with Glass8 ( ) but it's 'donation' only and you are not guaranteed the product or any number of keys for the software. If it was built into Window Blinds - so that you could select the default theme and adjust the transparency, that would be great. Tonnes of people on the Glass8 forums are interested in this, so definitely a worthwhile ...