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We’ve had some great discussions on Hard drive speeds over the years. One of my favorites was the one about whether SSDs was worth it. I’ve also been benchmarking my PC’s for a very, very long time: https://forums.wincustomize.com/168111 Here is a brief recap: ...
February 22, 2020 by DanMS on DAn Himself Skins 'em Alive !!!
With the latest 1909 Win 10 updates and no other update-related Windows errors, Icon Packager shows only one Icon for the default Windows icon set.  When choosing to apply "these" icons, all icons except one are empty on the desktop.  How can I apply the default Icons?
February 19, 2020 by RedneckDude on redneckdude
Hey there devs.  I have a request.    For those who use WindowFX and not Fences, I realize there is a "quick hide" function in WinFX.  Can we add the ability to NOT have icons showing on boot up? Hidden by default, or a selection for that?   I, for one, would appreciate it. Quick hide is the only reason I use Fences.
The biggest, most game changing feature of The Political Machine 2020 are the ideology trees.  Each candidate can have their own ideology tree which makes Bernie Sanders play quite a bit differently than say Joe Biden. For today's entry, I am going to try out making a custom candidate and choose the Fascism ideology.  I'm going to loosely base him off of one of my favorite villains of Stephen King's book, The Dead Zone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEE141IC4Q8 We inc...
February 19, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Season 7 of The Clone Wars starts this Friday on Disney+! I'm excited for the final season!
February 19, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
Sonic the Hedgehog Smashes Box Office Expectations, Holds Record for Highest Opening Weekend of Any Video Game Movie EverParamount Pictures surpassed expectations with Sonic the Hedgehog this weekend, which opened to high praise from audiences and a gross of over $70 million domestically.  Creators of the movie faced internet backlash last year when they revealed the initial design for the titular character. Director Jeff Fowler was quick to answer fans on Twitter after the initial bac...
February 18, 2020 by Yrgal on Yrgal - Tha Mad Norwegian
When trying to access forums via Wincustomize, I have been getting this page (screenshot) for the last days. Happens with all the big browsers (Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge & Opera). This happens only when I'm logged in and clearing cookies & logging out gets me to the Wincustomize forums, but as soon as attempting to log in, I get the screen above. Not a big deal, since I can access the forums at forums.stardock.com. Microsoft Edge is 100% unmodified, so no blockers or plugins are caus...
The Political Machine is a strategy/simulation game.  What has made it so popular over the years is that while it is a game, it has a pretty serious and robust simulation running behind it.  Most of the data is collected from a wide array census results, surveys and demographic research.  Every four years when we update the data, we are constantly surprised on the changes we see in different states.  The opioid epidemic is one example.  This issue wasn’t on ...
February 17, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
I've been working with CursorFX a lot lately, and I've been going through the gallery looking for some of the best CursorFX themes that we have here on WinCustomize.  I'm going to post a few of my favorites below, but what I really want is to know what YOUR favorites are! Is there a skin that you always use with CursorFX? Post the link in the comments! Zoltik by Apocalypse_67   6502 by codewar65   Armada by neone6   Lucite by theAVMAN ...
February 15, 2020 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
The external link is a really useful explanation of how to add some power to the W10 context (right click) menu by Brady Gavin at How to Geek. I won't waste your time with copying exactly how to do a registry edit, but I will reproduce the universal warning about editing the Windows registry: "The Registry Editor is a powerful tool and, if it’s misused, it can render your system unstable or even inoperable." A useful link: https://www.howtogeek.com/school/using-windows-a...
February 13, 2020 by DerekPaxton on kael
Heir to the Scryve In Star Control: Origins you had a chance to save the galaxy and meet some very dangerous, troubled, strange (and overly friendly) aliens along the way. There may or may not have been some cannibalism involved. After the successful completion of Origins, the threat was stopped and the galaxy was at peace. What is there for a snarky ship commander to do? Expand the influence of Earth, of course. It's time to get out into the solar system and to start becoming a galactic c...
February 13, 2020 by admiralWillyWilber on michaelwhittaker71
I remember doing this two years ago. I just tried to play the movie Red Rose off a DVD on my computer. I used to use Windows Media Player that didn't work it would only play off my hard drive. Why would I save a movie I'm only going to watch once. I even tried to auto play. Neither windows media player, or the free version of real player play it. That is what the computer said. O.K. according to the computer windows media player which used to do it. Real player wants to charge me to play DVD'...
February 13, 2020 by admiralWillyWilber on michaelwhittaker71
I wish windows media player was easier to use.
February 10, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
I'm looking at some creating some new posts like this and thought it might be useful to have a wrap-up post a couple of times a month that feature some skins, some tech news, and general goings on here at Stardock. I'll be tweaking the format so if you have any input or things you'd like to see, be sure to leave a comment below. Stardock News: SoundPackager 10 announced and beta is available for Object Desktop members! "SoundPackager allows Windows users to instantly change the def...
February 8, 2020 by LightStar on LightStar Technologies
Very sad indeed... R.I.P. Orson Bean.