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With our state on lockdown, our offices are empty.  This gives me a rare opportunity to give a little tour of our offices with almost no one here.  A little bit about Stardock So I started Stardock from my dorm room back in 1991 and incorporated it in 1993.  The building we’re in now, we bought in 2005.  We own it, so we are able to do whatever we want with it.  It’s about 20,000 square feet and we’ve had the opportunity to try out various worki...
March 30, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
I feel like we had just started the month and here we are closing it out already. This has been one crazy month for sure, and I don't think April is going to give us much relief. We still have news coming out and since plenty of people are stuck at home, this has been a great time to get our desktops fixed up and interact more with the community.  Stardock News: CursorFX 4 announced! "CursorFX makes it easy for Windows users to customize their mouse cursors by applying skins, s...
I found a magic planet. It’s not that it is a class 20 planet – it only started as a class 14 and I’ve upgraded it since.  It is that it had 6 fertile tiles with 5 of them ready to have something amazing placed in the middle.  In this case, Kimberly’s Refuge.  Combined with the planet being a fertile world the result is that this one planet produces 34 food.  Of course, having the time to build this up required relative peace to be the norm w...
March 30, 2020 by Urban1 on Urban
when i use windowblinds and skinstudio on windows 10 1909 the search field gets really big, i tried this  with different skins, the same thing happens, this has never happend before on earlier versions of windows 10, can someone help me.
As I write this, we’re starting to find a lot of friction due to the way some communications apps work when it comes to multiple servers.  I’m looking at you, Microsoft Teams. While connecting multiple Teams servers (not teams) isn’t hard, it is a bit tedious.  I end up having to click on the drop down and then select the server I want. Now, ideally, I would like Teams to let me have a truly integrated experience (where I can move teams from various serve...
March 26, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
As I mentioned in a previous blog, I recently backed a Kickstarter campaign for a board game called Marvel United. The combination of the board game’s designer, publisher, and Marvel theme (I love me some Avengers - who’s your favorite?) had me on ‘board’ (I won’t ask for an excuse for the pun) immediately. First off, let me just start by saying this: as a fellow individual in marketing, I applaud their marketing team. The way they ran this campaign was genius. A...
March 26, 2020 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Seems as if all we do is about viruses, anymore, eh? Well, there's a new zero day vulnerability in Windows and you really should fix it as you could end up infected with ransom ware as a result of its exploitation. MS has found two cases of that, and now that they have described the exploit, chances are much higher of getting hit by it. To get a good description of the problem, check the linked article. If you wish to read the original MS notification, it's here. "On 23rd March, Micro...
March 25, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
Over the last few months, the Covid-19 Pandemic has changed the way of life for millions of people around the world. Recently in the United States, schools have been closing across the country, prompting educators to do their best to get resources up online so that all learning doesn’t stagnate.   As children and their parents adjust to this temporary new normal, teachers have been working on setting up remote classrooms and teleconference lessons. To help, Google and YouTube ...
The next update to The Political Machine will be including mod support to Steam Workshop.  Specifically, we are going to let people make their own ideologies and share them with others.  We include quite a few in the game.    We will be uploading a few ideology mods to get things started and to help others learn how to make them. What is an ideology? An ideology is a set of issues your candidate wants to run on.   Unlike normal campa...
March 23, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
This is certainly an interesting time right now. I know many of us around the world are social distancing, self-quarantining, or whatever phrase you are using for it.  So let's take a moment and check-in here and let the community know how you're doing during all this.  
March 23, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
The wallpaper gallery here on WinCustomize is one of the most searched areas of the site. It's content though can sometimes be lacking when searching for a specific thing, or just the fact not a lot of people upload to that gallery anymore. Well, we're working on changing that! We have a dedicated account that will be bringing new wallpaper content to the site. It's already started and you might have noticed a bunch of new wallpapers already. We'll try to bring a wide variety of styles, but i...
March 22, 2020 by Yrgal on Yrgal - Tha Mad Norwegian
Check out the Opera GX Gaming Browser. Killer design!
March 19, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
I know there’s an overall stereotype about gamers being solitary and reclusive by nature, and while it’s not altogether untrue, there are definitely outliers. I’m one of them, and the coming weeks of isolation are looming over my head like an ominous shadow - dramatic, sure, but that’s not exactly off brand for me. I am an extremely social person. I host dinners and game nights regularly, I go to the gym (albeit not nearly as often as I’d like to), I visit with ...
March 17, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
We always posts screenshots of our desktops, but lets take it a bit further and post images of your desktop setups!  
March 16, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
CursorFX 4 was announced last week, and I wanted to go through the cursor theme gallery on WinCustomize and find some of the popular themes that might be fun to check out. If you happen to be looking for some of the legacy cursor themes that used to be included with CursorFX, then you'll be happy to know we uploaded them to WinCustomize. You can find them here: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/cursorfx Black Fire by vampothika   Piranha FX by neone6  ...