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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?
October 13, 2015 by admiralWillyWilber on michaelwhittaker71
I noticed that Windows 10 does not let me convert desktops from the start menu.
September 3, 2015 by RedneckDude on redneckdude
With the risk of being labeled as a Stardock suck up, I would just like to say how much I appreciate the latest activation setup that Stardock has employed.   I have a varying number of PCs in my home (usually around 8 or 9, which is why I have 2 Stardock accounts) that mostly all run a varying mixture of Stardock products. I build PCs as a hobby now, since skinning has kind of become a secondary hobby. And, as a good builder, I use the systems I build for a bit before I sell them. Just ...
July 30, 2015 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
  Jorge has released the new version! He has fixed some sticky issues such as: “…Winstep Xtreme hanging for a couple of minutes when running for the first time and the Windows Start Menu button being disabled when showing the Windows taskbar…” – Winstep and, “…v15.7 also adds support for Windows Apps and the new Windows 10 Virtual Desktop Manager.” – ibid Also: “To make up for the fact that there were no new...
July 17, 2015 by Vertigo931 on Vertigo931
I can't find a download link for Logon Studio, wondered how to get it?
July 3, 2015 by Vertigo931 on Vertigo931
Using Windows 7 64, when using SoundPackager the system start sound will always be a Win7 sound instead of the one in whatever theme is applied.  Any ideas?
April 24, 2015 by TwoWolves on The Two Wolves Widgets
Why isn't there a setting to allow only one type of slide-in and slide-out?   Why is only random allowed?   Can we have slide-in-from-left/slide-out-to-left settings?   Thanks Alex
March 27, 2015 by Bebi Bulma on Steph's Lair
Does anyone know of a screensaver that mimics the lock screen slideshow from Win 8? I'm on Win 7 x64 (no plans on going to Win 8, use it at work). I'd love to be able to have something similar on my home machine. I'm currently using the Google Picasa Photos screensaver, but I really like the Ken Burns/collage effect on the lock screen slideshow.
November 21, 2014 by Skarny on .
Does anyone want something made in DesktopX or xWidgets? The table below lists requests which have been made in this thread and the skinners/creators who have expressed an interest in taking them on. It does not indicate they are actually going to complete/finish any request, just that they might be doing so or be giving them a try. Request Requestor SkinnerFull screen image on all monitors when user has not had a 'break' for a period of time. With an unlock button and...
November 8, 2014 by Skarny on .
Any suggestions from peeps on a desktop widget engine? Windows 8 compatible. I would love something that can render with more speed/flexibility than DesktopX used to be able to. e.g. LittleBoy once released a canvas plugin for DesktopX that let me draw to a HTML5 Canvas direct to the desktop rather than in a browser window. I'd use that...if DesktopX was still supported and had a chance to get other bugs fixed. Because I'd like to play with animations and a bit of 3D if the e...