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January 20, 2020 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
The new Edge is here, promising more extensions and a far better search engine, based on Chromium, the same engine powering Google's Chrome browser. This makes it more compatible with websites other, less popular browsers have problems with.  This also means that after granting Edge permission, it can use Chrome extensions from the Google Playstore, which has far more than Microsoft's.  Downloading and installing are explained in the linked article, above. You don't have to unins...
As I mentioned yesterday, there is a really good use-case for the Surface Pro X as a device that uses Remote Desktop to your "main machine" when doing heavy lifting provided that it is sufficiently powerful enough to do light tasks on its own relative to say a Surface Pro 7. Now, this is for my purposes.  YMMV.    As you can see, for me, the Surface Pro X hardware has the edge over the Surface Pro 7.    It's on the software support -- from Microsoft -- where...
This is my work station area at Stardock when I'm working in the Object Desktop area of the company which is located on the third floor of the building. As you can see, I have 3 monitors connected to a Surface Pro.  The reason I'm up here is so that I can collaborate in person with the rest of my team.  And the reason for the Surface Pro is that I frequently use it as a tablet for sketching on screenshots and designs. The only downside is that the Surface Pro 7, while quite power...
January 14, 2020 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
W7 ran its course from 2009 to 2020. MS has notified that there will be no more support for W7, meaning its kernel will become vulnerable to attack: "Security updates are essential to staying safe online, and Windows 10 is getting them while Windows 7 isn’t. Many flaws found in Windows 10 will also apply to Windows 7. Attackers will hear about them and can start attacking those vulnerable Windows 7 systems. As more time goes by, more unpatched, known flaws will exist in Windows 7 for...
January 8, 2020 by MichaelG on michaelg
Years ago Stardock had a product that would keep track of the installed software and download it in the background according to settings and start up with Windows but startup 'minimized' to the taskbar. Although this Object Desktop Application is nice it is so annoying that it cannot be started minimized like that other product did.  It starts and sits on the desktop like a big fat sore thumb and gives no indication that it can even be minimized.  Clicking the minimize button only m...
So I still play quite a bit of StarCraft online.  I am not great at it (low Diamond league) but I am good enough at it to know when I'm playing a Smurf. A Smurf is someone who is deliberately playing in a league far lower than what they should be in and they really ruin the game experience.   Smurfing isn't specific to StarCraft and there really isn't much that can be done about it that I can think of.  But it is one of those things that helps remind me as to why I don'...
January 6, 2020 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Remember how useful God mode was? I haven't seen how to create it in W10...until good old Tech Republic (link above) mentioned it in a simple "how to". Just make sure you're the Administrator, right click on your desktop and create a new file. Name it: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} and press "Enter".This is what you should see when you double click on the blue file:Mine is dark mode enabled from my prior article (https://forums.wincustomize.com/498171/page/1/#37674...
January 5, 2020 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Dark mode has become popular for its eye and battery saving properties. I get daily updates from gHacks.net. Lo and behold, three days ago I got this email from them.  The app works not just on W10 1803 and later, but also on Chrome and firefox. W10's dark mode can be accessed without this app, but it takes time, and frankly, this is easy-peasy: "Advantages of Easy Dark Mode: Enables quick switching between Light and Dark display modes in Windows 10.Selectable Hotkey.Fully suppo...
December 21, 2019 by RedneckDude on redneckdude
December 20, 2019 by Blindprincess on blindone
I noticed there is a sale on object desktop if you are new when are we going to get a sale on a renewal    I know it is only 19.99 but it would be nice to also have a sale on us being so faithful (please)
December 13, 2019 by teddybearcholla on Teddybearcholla
With screen resolutions getting higher and higher there are many people who would like to have a bit more control over their mouse cursor. If you don't already have CursorFX, try it out. www.cursorfx.com.  Stardock is currently working on a major new version of it but it will be compatible with the existing cursors here. Here are a few of the most popular cursors here on WinCustomize: Visit https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/cursorfx to check out the CursorF...
December 7, 2019 by Badstone on seowhat
This is what my Object Desktop says: Object Desktop Upgrade (from Standalone) - ExpiredFrom standalone? Expired? $20 when the full program is $30 out o the box? How is this calculated? I only used this for a little while in 2018... decide to retry and I have to pay again? What's the logic here? What 'upgrade' and thanks.
December 5, 2019 by LightStar on LightStar Technologies
Well, January 2020 I guess is when Microsoft stops support for Windows 7. I was thinking of doing WB skins just for Windows 10, but I thought I would ask site users for their opinion first. Do you think I should continue to design for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, or just Windows 10? I would really appreciate your input, and thanks in advance!
December 2, 2019 by Jafo on Jafo's Ramblings
It's been a while....but as they say...."all good things come to he who waits". Congratulations, one and all....         APPRENTICE: COMMAN1978 -  https://www.wincustomize.com/users/6964981/COMMAN1978  GoldenDreams -  https://www.wincustomize.com/users/6965649/GoldenDreams  Halo296 -  https://www.wincustomize.com/users/3017140/Halo296  Yrgal -  https://www.wincustomize.com/users/4682...