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May 23, 2018 by Tatiora on tatiora
So, I'm a total Star Wars nerd and if it says Star Wars, I need to see it at least once. Anyone else hyped, or feeling especially "meh" about it?I usually go see this stuff with my Dad, so it's always a good excuse to spend some time together - but this Friday I'm going to cut out and see Deadpool 2 instead of seeing Solo opening day. Chances are that no matter what I see this weekend, it's going to be insanely busy.What about you guys?
May 22, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
For the last few years, I've been using a Surface Pro 4 as my primary work PC. It’s been a good machine, but now it has a screen flickering issue and the screen is just too small for daily use, so it was time to upgrade. I found a great deal on a Dell XPS 15 with a 4K screen at the Dell Outlet, so that will be my new work PC going forward. It arrived this week and since I spent all day setting it up, I thought it would be fun to show what I put on my PC to use it most efficiently.

FedEx...
May 22, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Want to get the latest Stardock news, hang out with the devs,
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Then join us on Twitch every Tuesday at 4pm ET!
www.twitch.tv/stardock We love to interact with our community and we really want to hear what you have to say! Every week there's something a little different - sometimes we might showcase some new features or interview a dev. Other days might be a special art or behind the scenes stream with some of our talented employees! Some days w...
May 15, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
DeskScapes is an application for Windows 10/8/7 that lets you apply animated wallpapers to your desktop. It also gives you the ability to customize and manage static wallpapers by adding effects or recoloring your existing wallpapers. 

Try DeskScapes for free!
To purchase DeskScapes, click here.Quick Overview
The screenshot below shows the DeskScapes user interface. The left side of the window shows all of your animated and static wallpapers.  Choose which folders to display ...
Star Control: Origins continues to head towards its September 2018 release date!

Here's the week in screenshots!

The galaxy is a busy place

We will be keeping these journals spoiler free.  With that in mind, the year is 2088.  Earth exists in a part of the galaxy called Orion's Spur ("The Spur").  It has recently become a much busier part of the galaxy and you will be uncovering why that is.

Star Control is a single player RPG where you command a single ship but the ga...
May 11, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Happy Friday! Today we are featuring a new WindowBlinds skin from Z71. Acadia has a dark, minimal design that is perfect for daily use on your Windows desktop. 

This is designed for Windows 10, 8, and 7, and I definitely recommend downloading this one today.

Download here: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/8888/
May 8, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
We've previously talked about Folder Portals, a really cool feature that makes finding what you need quick and easy. This week, I thought we’d take a look at another new feature: Pages.  This is great for people who have a lot of icons on their desktop, or like to keep them super-organized with multiple Fences. 

With the Pages feature, you can create a virtual desktop of sorts with your icons and Fences that can be switched by pulling on the edge of your screen. ...
May 5, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
I don't know this from personal experience, but Martin Brinkmann tends to know what he's talking about, and he did the update...

You should read the article linked and, if possible, defer this update. He describes a method for W10 Home, as well, using the metered charge option.

Source:

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/05/05/here-is-why-you-may-want-to-skip-this-months-windows-updates/

 
May 4, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th is a day that has become a “holiday” of sorts to many Star Wars fan around the globe. It was originally started as a pun and has developed into a day of movie marathons, merchandise sales, social media activity, and much more.

We thought it would be fun to join in and feature some of our favorite Star Wars inspired skins that we have here on WinCustomize.


Jedi Interceptor by don5318

 OldRepublic by MikeB314 Fett by MikeB314 J...
May 4, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
A friend and contributor on WC asked me to clear up a question for him:

"If possible please do a post about the difference between UHD and 4K resolutions. We are few here a little confused about this subject and no one is better than you making clear the things."

I'll do my best to clear things up...but I don't generally succeed in doing that (lol).

 

From the linked article:

"The term “4K” originally derives from the Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI), a consortium...
April 27, 2018 by admiralWillyWilber on michaelwhittaker71
I've noticed that they changed the interface. 
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...
April 20, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Happy Friday! This week we're featuring a new Master WindowBlinds skin from adni18 called Stylish Design. This skin has a minimal design that works great on the desktop and is perfect for daily use. 

Remember, if you are a WinCustomize subscriber you get 20% off Master skins. If you're not a subscriber already, head over here and get started.

Get it here: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/8878/
April 2086

Good afternoon.  Thank you for attending this meeting.  We have been taking your questions via the Google document.  If you will enable your FaceGoog implants to turn to the topic of Precursors from the 2085 lecture we can begin.

We will assume you have gone over the classified materials from the recent Emdrive test.

As a reminder, the general public has not been brought up to speed on everything that was found on Ceres.  The rumors of the so-called "Arilo...
April 17, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Fences is one of our most popular apps, and one of the coolest features is the ability to create folder portals.

This allows you to take a folder and create a Fence on the desktop with the contents of that folder. This is so convenient and useful for so many reasons, but being able to directly interact with a folder as a fence is just cool.  Not all folders need or can be placed on the desktop, so this gives you the opportunity to work with them regardless of where they reside on your dr...