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I love my Surface Pro.  It doesn't always love me.  This Summer, a firmware update caused the keyboard cover connector to not work anymore which forced me to use the Surface truly as a tablet.  It wasn't...a good experience. While I wasn't a fan of Windows 8, it was a pretty decent touch OS.  Windows 10...not so much.  A big part of the reason Windows 10 isn't good for touch is that it doesn't use the screen edges well. Windows 10, by default, has these touch-based...
October 22, 2019 by Tatiora on tatiora
Bring "Zones" to your Windows 10 Touchscreens with TouchTasks!TouchTasks is a unique productivity app that lets you assign tasks to specific locations on the edge of your Windows touch screens. TouchTasks works by taking advantage of the fact that the touch sensitive area of a touch screen is larger than the display part of the screen. As a result, users can launch useful tasks by touching specified zones on the screen.  By default, TouchTasks assigns the left middle edge of the touch sc...
October 19, 2019 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Windows Defender is an excellent antivirus and antispyware. On my machine, I use it and Malwarebytes Premium. I also try to use common sense as to where I visit, and what I open. Advanced Threat Detection was added to Defender (MS) as a voluntary service. It was originally part of Enterprise solutions. I opted to add it to my system. I've had to remove it, since I didn't want to roll back the update and wait hopefully for a bug fix which would break something else. "Microsoft Defender ATP ...
We're putting the finishing touches on GalCiv III v3.95 which includes both balance changes and new game options and some quality of life updates. Originally we were going to go right from v3.6 to v4.0 but we've broken the tasks down into smaller chunks, hence v3.7, v3.8, v3.9, v3.91 and now v3.95 But we've also been working on v4.0 which has a heavy modding emphasis. Now that the major expansions to III are over (we will still be releasing DLCs, but all new FEATURE changes will happen in ...
Lots of exciting things happening this year.   Stardock is actively hiring software developers to begin revamping all of Object Desktop.  You will begin to see the changes starting in mid November as new and old things alike start being added. A few things on our plate include: Updating SoundPackager.  The sounds in Windows 10 are a bit annoying.  Stardock has a lot of audio talent here that we plan to use to revamp the sound packages that it includes as well as...
September 30, 2019 by ALMonty on MontyXP
This is Karolina Protsenko a 10yr old street performer in California. Had to share.
September 29, 2019 by admiralWillyWilber on michaelwhittaker71
All I could find is a magazine that showed what the best hardware for your pc. is. First a magazine needs to use the average american pc. I don't want to maximise the cost I want a magazine that will show me how to maximise my pc with what I have.
September 28, 2019 by Frogboy on Brad Wardell - Skinning the frog
When it comes to dogs my views can be summed up by this incident this weekend... I am at the store and I need a USB-C cable.  They're $9.99.  I call my wife and tell her "I dunno, $10 for a cable, can you just bring the one we have downstate with you?" However, before I had left the store I bought a $9.99 "Super Premium" dog bone.   Priorities. Post your picture of your dog here. We have two dogs. First, the new puppy: This is an "English Creme" retr...
September 28, 2019 by Frogboy on Brad Wardell - Skinning the frog
What an adventure... So I built "Frog-2019" and this time I bought a Fractal Design case that has a USB-C port on the front!  Great.  Well, my first motherboard, an ASROCK X299 Tachi said it had a USB-C front panel on it but when I got it, the actual header on the motherboard was missing. Ok.  That gets swapped out with an ASUS and now Windows 10 wants activation.  And this was a ridiculous situation. It said I needed to reactivate. Ah but there's a link that ...
September 26, 2019 by Tatiora on tatiora
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September 26, 2019 by RedneckDude on redneckdude
Hey guys, do any of you have a WD MyCloud EX2?   I have all kinds of issues with mine and Google gets me nowhere.   Seems most of the software is outdated, and things don't work like they should.   I would appreciate any info you may have.
September 21, 2019 by bussie on BUSSIE
Hi there Stardock,   on 23 juli 2019 i payed via PayPal for the renewal of my OD and Wincustomize subscriptions.   When i look at my downloads i see that OD is renewed but WinCustomize isn't.   The last few years this every times happens, why?   Please could you correct this?   If you need more information (financial) please let me know by email or private message.   Greetings,   bussie  
September 20, 2019 by Frogboy on Brad Wardell - Skinning the frog
Let's talk about Stardock Magazine's September issue! Don't have a subscription to Stardock Magazine? Visit to get it.  
September 16, 2019 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Fall officially arrives next week, so now is a perfect time to start getting your desktop ready for the seasonal change. We have a nice variety of skins designed for the Fall season. Here's a few of my favorites! See more Fall inspired skins and themes here. Autumn forest stream for DeskScapes   Autumn for WindowBlinds   Fall Color for WindowBlinds   Fall leaves for DeskScapes    
September 11, 2019 by Frogboy on Brad Wardell - Skinning the frog
One recent feature of Groupy that I appreciate is that I can now specify how long I keep one window on top of another to group them.  Originally, this was instant but I found myself often grouping windows when I didn't mean to.  I think I'll request a half second option just to be difficult.