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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 ...
The DesktopX weather widgets are not working AGAIN. Weather Underground did something to their feed so for the past few days the forcast has been disappearing.
March 12, 2017 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
While working on my Steampunk wall I wanted a complete Steampunk theme on my screen. So I downloaded Kitty's icon pack and cursor. I'm running the cursor now but CursorFX will not open when I click on either the shortcut or the exe in the folder. Same thing with IconPackager. With that I clicked on the .ip and nothing happened. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
February 28, 2017 by Daiwa on daiwa
Does any one know what system color source/setting Windows 10 uses for the icon color in, for example, the Windows Settings dialog?

In the Win10 Personalization/Colors dialog, it is called Accent Color.

If I choose an Accent Color then re-apply Windowblinds for any reason (and there's a reason fairly often, unfortunately), the color reverts to a different color, presumably from the system colors section of the WB skin.  I can't work out which system color is being invoked play...
January 18, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
WindowBlinds 10 gives Windows users the ability to change the look and feel of the desktop by applying custom skins to the user interface. There are thousands of skins available to create a truly custom feel. WindowBlinds has an interface that is very easy to use, but I wanted to go over the basics of the app and how to get started with changing your desktop theme.

Get WindowBlinds here.

WindowBlinds Overview
When you first open WindowBlinds, the main ‘Style’ configuration s...
January 5, 2017 by Daiwa on daiwa
Just FYI for devs.

Have two rigs, both Win7ProSP1, both using the same skin (slightly modified Primavera by essorant), both using Firefox 50.1.0 with same theme and plugins.

One rig still has WB 10.46 beta, the other WB10.5.

The rendering of tab text in FF changed with 10.5 - rendered in white in 10.46 beta, in black in 10.5.

All the best & Happy New Year!
December 16, 2016 by DArnaez on D. Arnaez
Hi guys! I want to keep creating scenarios for Desktopx but since I upgrade to WIndows 10 I leave the project. Some week ago many people write me asking for Scenarios for Windows 10. My question is... there is any software alternative to reach the same or similar funtions like to create objects (clickable) on the desktop?  By the moment the best option is WINSTEP XTREME 16.12. 

Is this the best or there is any posibility that Stardock release a DesktopX 10 anytime?

November 29, 2016 by neophil78 on neophil78
Hi everyone

Since a few days i get troubles getting info back from weather widgets (WUnderGround). It's bring back N/A for today and next days coming. BTW if i get trough the website : i get the informations.

Anyone (RND ?) get an idea of what's getting on ?

(still under Seven Pro 64 bits but don't think there's any relationship)


Thanks in advance,



October 14, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
DeskScapes is a great way to mange your wallpapers, whether they are animated or static wallpapers. If you are not familiar with DeskScapes, it allows you to have animated wallpapers on your Windows desktop, and even lets you apply effects to those wallpapers for even more customization.

One of the questions I get asked the most about DeskScapes is how you can have wallpapers change randomly. It’s a cool feature but it seems not everyone is aware how to enable it, so I wanted to focus o...
September 28, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Object Desktop is a suite of desktop enhancements that lets you change the look and functionality of Windows. Being an Object Desktop member gives a lot of great value with full access to many popular Stardock applications, betas, and any new or updated apps.

Check out some of the apps that are included with your Object Desktop membership:

WindowBlindsDeskScapesFencesStart10GroupyMultiplicityIconPackagerand more! Learn more about Object Desktop here

As long as your membership is active...
Seems they don't want to play well together. Any one having issues with anything else? I've been holding off on updating my OD sub to see how things would work with this anniversary update.
Hello everyone! It's nice to be back. I've been around since 2001/2 (I can't remeber) and I've seen some things. I used to change the way my desktop looked everyday for at least 2 years, then it was every 2 days... then once a week... now it's more like I'll change my DreamScapes wallpaper every few days or so and that's it. I can now keep a "theme" for months. It might be because I work off of laptops mostly now instead of my desktop.

The main skinning program for...
So I have been subscribing to ODN on a monthly basis, even though it costs more in the long run, it's what I could afford or I should say 'how' I could afford it. I have received the emails saying that the monthly sub will be discontinued as of April 2016.

My question is this : Come April, will programs that have NOT been compatible with Windows 10 be updated or not?

I am referring to 

SoundPackager (which I miss dearly)IconPackager (Another I miss dearly especially now...
February 19, 2016 by LightStar on LightStar Technologies
I have a bet going with someone on how this question will be answered, so we would appreciate your opinion.


Pretty simple question really... do you prefer the background in explorer windows to be (1) white, or (2) another color that goes well with the skin?


I know what I like, how about you?  


To make it easy, just put 1 or 2 in your reply, and thanks for your opinion!
Any info on if there is going to be a GUI Champs for 2016?