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December 8, 2017 by Island Dog
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December 8, 2017 by Island Dog
Since we don't have a wiki any longer, I wanted to at least have a place where tutorials and guides can be listed for easy reference.

More will be added.

 

Object Desktop

Object Desktop: The Benefits of Membership

Reminder: Backup Your Object Desktop Apps!

Using Object Desktop Manager

 

Stardock Store Gift Purchasing from the Stardock Store 

Stardock Store: Downloading Your Purchases

Managing your Stardock account

 

Fences&nb...
December 4, 2017 by Island Dog
How can I get my registration / product key informationTable of contents

Activaiton Issues and Questions
Please click hereInformation and Usage 
What is Object Desktop?
If I let my Object Desktop Subscription lapse, will my products stop working?
How do I renew my Object Desktop Subscription at a discount
I renewed my Object Desktop subscription but its not showing on my account
I have one (or few) of the products in Object Desktop, can I get a discount as a result
Object Des...
November 21, 2017 by Island Dog
Start10 is a popular choice for Windows 10 users who appreciate the look and feel of the classic Windows 7 Start menu. Its range of customizations and options make it an ideal choice to install with the OS. I wanted to focus on one feature in particular today, which is using custom images for the Start button. Start10 already includes several options for you to choose from, and there are many more available for download at WinCustomize. 

Get Start10 for $4.99

Changing t...
November 17, 2017 by Island Dog
It's Feature Friday! Today we're featuring the Vantage WindowBlinds skin by LightStar. This is a great looking skin for Windows 10, 8, and 7. Be sure to check this one out!

Download: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/8527/
November 14, 2017 by Island Dog
Windows icons haven't changed much over the years and they're not something we think about too much, even though we click on them every day. One thing we can probably agree on is that the default icons on the Windows desktop or in the Explorer can be a bit plain - but, we can easily change that using IconPackager!

Instead of altering icons one by one, IconPackager uses an entire package of icons to change nearly every one at the click of a button.  

Get IconPackager for...
November 10, 2017 by Island Dog
The weekend is about here! Today we're featuring the DLorek Master WindowBlinds skin by basj. This is an industrial designed theme that was updated this week to support Windows 10. 

Get it here: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/8184/
November 3, 2017 by Island Dog
The Autumn season is here, so we're kicking off our Friday by featuring the Fall Color WindowBlinds skin by don5318! This is a fantastic seasonal skin that should find a place on your desktop this month. 

Download: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/8791/
November 2, 2017 by Island Dog
Stardock Software's Store just got an upgrade!  
Stardock Software Store

We are happy to announce that we are adding new, useful, products that were created by fellow software developers.  But, don't worry!  We are hand-picking products that we feel benefit our customers, so the store isn't going to be flooded with random software.

As an example, we have added WinOptimizer 15 by Ashampoo.  If you were a fan of our Tweak products, then this is a...
November 2, 2017 by Island Dog
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation v2.6 Includes Updated Tutorials, Quality of Life Changes, UI Improvements, and More!
View the full changelog below. What's new in v2.6:Updated Tutorials
We're retiring our old tutorial and replacing it! Concise and fun, this new set will pack in more important information for new players and provide a better overall learning experience.UI Improvements
The unit panel for the UI will be condensed to display information more efficiently an...
October 31, 2017 by Island Dog
Happy Halloween! We're enjoying some spooky festivities here at Stardock with our annual costume contest! We stopped scarfing donuts and guzzling cider long enough to get some photos to share:





















October 31, 2017 by Island Dog
Fences is one of our most popular desktop apps for Windows! It allows you to sort and organize your icons and folders into customizable “fences” on the desktop. Some of the coolest things about Fences are the customization features you can apply to make your fences look and function how you want them to.

Get Fences here.

In this guide, I'll show you some common customizations and how you can adjust and apply them to your fences.


Adjusting color and...
October 27, 2017 by Island Dog
Halloween is near and it’s always a great time to put a "costume" on your desktop. Whether it's a WindowBlinds skin, animated wallpaper for DeskScapes, a cursor theme for CursorFX, or just some cool Halloween wallpapers, you can find them here at WinCustomize!

Here’s some favorites from the site and take a look here for many more.


Bat O Ween for WindowBlinds




Busy Night in Wallpapers




Happy Halloween Animated Wallpaper for DeskScapes




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October 20, 2017 by Island Dog
Today we are featuring the Memopad WindowBlinds skin from basj! This is a Master skin that was updated this week with support for Windows 10. If you don't already have this skin, now is a great time to pick it up.

Download: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/8152/
October 19, 2017 by Island Dog
Hungry for some Star Control info? Ars Technica gives you a new taste of what we've got in development! The article features a new dev trailer, exclusive screenshots, and an in-depth interview with our CEO Brad Wardell.

Check it out: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/10/stardock-ceo-talks-star-control-origins-player-crafting-and-upcoming-beta/