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July 9, 2014 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
We have completed our server-side changes to relax the activation limits for Fences and Object Desktop subscriptions.

You can continue to use Fences version 2.13. If you have any issues or concerns, please contact support at

Thank you for your patience!
April 24, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
We had some questions come in asking about some of the additional features of WindowBlinds regarding textures and backgrounds, so I wanted to write a post going into more detail about it.  These are all features that aren’t really difficult to use, but if you are a new user you just might not be familiar with where everything is and how they work.

If you are completely new to WindowBlinds, let me recommend you also take a read through the WindowBlinds 10 Walkthrough: Chan...
I have seen this posted on Facebook and am unfamiliar with it. Since I don't have ODN right now I was curious.  Is it a desktop customization suite?
December 11, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Animated wallpapers were introduced to Windows back in the Vista days, and has since been continued with the DeskScapes app created by Stardock.  By using DeskScapes, you can have beautiful animated wallpapers on your Windows 8 and Windows 7 desktops.  DeskScapes also lets users manage both animated and static wallpapers, add effects, and more.  You can get a more detailed of what DeskScapes does with this article found here.

There are thousands of animated wallpapers, also cal...
May 13, 2014 by CarGuy1 on CarGuy1's Page
Can a Dream Mod give this upload a shove? Not sure why but it went into moderation.


April 8, 2014 by gef on gef
As some of you will know, I am not without a certain knowledge of customising. I am now wondering if it is worth continuing to do so if the Windows 8 set up remains similar to it's present state, that is with irregular rectangles covering the whole desktop.

I can see there may be some use if you are using a touch screen, although with a computer, I fail to see how this is of any use whatsoever.

Also, the apps for Windows 8 are the worst I have seen! Windows 8 is Apple's best advert...
I'm not sure what i did but for some reason Object Desktop Manager has decided that I don't have any Stardock software on my computer. My subscription is expired and I'm concerned because I may need to re-install Windows on my laptop and I don't know how it will effect trying to reinstall my Stardock stuff. I was actually wanting to do some skinning and make sure my stuff was as up to date and backed up before I started messing with Windows and I don't think I even have the S...
March 14, 2014 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
The ability to customize your Windows desktop has been around for quite some time now, and there's never been a better time to jump in and start making Windows look and work how you want it to.  We've previously talked about how Stardock has several $5 apps to make Windows 8 more usable, and today we're going to take it a step further with some other customization and enhancement apps that are just $10.

Lets take a look at some of the best and most popular desktop customizati...
March 7, 2014 by MadDeez on snidely
I've read articles listing changes to the OS included in the next major update to Windows 8 and it seems at least one change mimics a feature of ModernMix, namely pinning Modern (Metro) apps on the desktop taskbar. Once this major update is released next month, will ModernMix and the update work together nicely or will ModernMix need to be uninstalled?
February 5, 2014 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
There are a lot of Object Desktop users out there, and while there are some great resources available for skins and themes like, but some people just want a custom theme pack that can give them a new desktop look.  We have a bunch of premium themes designed and built by the top skin artists available, and they include a premium WindowBlinds skin, icon package, wallpapers, and useful desktop gadget.  When you purchase a premium theme, you will receive a .zip file t...
January 10, 2014 by Disturbedcomputer on Disturbedcomputer
Is the Material Protected Under Intellectual Property Law?Is the Material Protected Under Intellectual Property Law?

You should always start with the presumption that, if the creative work you want to use was first published after 1922, U.S. copyright law protects it. There are only two ways that a work published after 1922 is not protected: Either the owner of the work made a mistake (such as failing to renew the copyright) or the work does not meet the minimum standards for copyright protec...
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 ...