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Galactic Civilizations IV was recently announced and is the newest installment of its award-winning space 4X strategy sandbox game series takes the best of what its predecessors had to offer and adds to it with many new and exciting features. As the all-powerful leader of a spacefaring civilization, the player must seek out new star systems and discover the exciting potential of the subspace realm. 

Learn more about the game here:

To help celebrate the announcement, we've released several animated wallpapers for DeskScapes featuring video assets created for the game.

Galactic Civilizations IV Animated Logo

This is the animated logo for Galactic Civilizations IV that you can have right on your desktop.

Galactic Civilizations IV Background

This is one of the animated backgrounds for the game and makes for a really cool animated desktop!


Galactic Civilizations IV Announcement Trailer

We took the official announcement trailer and edited it a bit to make this animated wallpaper work on the desktop.

Here's the trailer:




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I used to enjoy changing the login or lock screen on Windows. We had LogonStudio which was a great tool for customization, but as Windows progressed versions the ability to customize it was pretty much gone. In Windows 10 you can set to your selected image or slideshow or use the Windows Spotlight feature which picks a daily image for you to display. You can also select certain apps that will show a quick status on the screen such as your calendar or mail app.

I usually don't pay much attention to the lock screen as when I boot my PC up, I'm trying to get right to the desktop. When I notice the lock screen sometimes, I'll usually just change image to something for the current season and that'll be it.

I just wanted to ask the question if anyone takes the time to change their lock screen, or gives it much attention?

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The WindowBlinds gallery has been updated with quite a few new and updated skins from some of our talented community skinners lately! I wanted to feature some of them in the news this week in case you might have missed them.

Download these and see many more in the WindowBlinds gallery here.

7 for 10


Windows Zero


Simple Gray


50s Style


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Jun 9, 2021 3:56 PM by Discussion: WinCustomize News

Hello all,

Just a heads up that we released DeskScapes 11 Beta 3 today for Object Desktop subscribers and individual purchasers of DeskScapes 11.  You can see the changelog here:

Any feedback you may have can be posted there.

As always, thank you for your time and patronage. 

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As we close in on the first days of summer, it's always fun to pick and feature some of our favorite wallpapers that you can use on your desktop. Of course, there's no reason you can't download these and use them on your various mobile devices as well!

Here are five of our favorite summer wallpapers!

Seaside Relaxation


Canopy on the Beach


Rolling Wave


Tropical Beach from Above


Summer Countryside


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June is here and summer will be officially here soon! I think it's going to be a hot one, and I'm going to keep some beach and tropical themes on my desktop! With a new month brings a new desktop screenshot thread, so post your desktop screenshot in the forum and lets us know what skins you are using!

Post your desktops to the monthly thread here:

(This is a news thread and will be locked. Screenshot taken by Chasbo)

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We are less than a month away from the official start of summer, and we've been talking about it over the past few weeks here. Last week, we looked at some animated wallpapers for you beach lovers, and today we'll look at some WindowBlinds skins for that same summer theme.

If you have a favorite skin that you use for summer, let us know in the comments below and be sure to post them in our monthly desktop screenshot thread here.



Summer Green


Summer Slice




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May 18, 2021 3:13 PM by Discussion: WinCustomize News

We recently announced the brand new DeskScapes 11 (the beta is available exclusively through Object Desktop). Users can animate their desktop backgrounds, add customization to personal photos and tons more. While we're in the beta phase, we encourage users to submit bugs and suggested changes. Head over to this thread.

Beta 2 Changelog:

  • Fixes issue with the 4K flag on some dreams showing incorrectly
  • Alters screensavers to terminate process vs exit on mouse move etc
  • Fixes issue with screensaver applied message up and being able to make app look hung
  • Tweak to wallpaper change detection
  • Tweak for performance loading up playlists
  • Small tweak to the font size on search checkboxes
  • May fix issue with remote desktop - should no longer pause
  • New option for playlists where it will change either after X seconds if non-video or when the video ends (if a video)
    User-submitted request:
  • Now has options to update playlists if new files added (must read folder)
  • Installer tweaks


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The sun is out and it's time to start looking for a place to have a nice vacation at! If you can't travel yet, you can turn your desktop background into an animated paradise with DeskScapes. With DeskScapes you can download and use a wide variety of animated and static wallpapers to turn your desktop into a tropical paradise, or anything else you would like!

Check out some of our favorites, and find more in the DeskScapes gallery here.

Hawaiian Sunset Cafe


Day at the Beach (Triggered)


Tropical Beach from Above


Grand Turk Waves


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It seems like not long ago we were posting this similar article about spring. Well summer arrives in a little over a month, and I think it's going to be a hot one. Summer is a fun season to skin as there are a variety of WindowBlinds skins, animated wallpapers for DeskScapes, CursorFX themes and more you can use! There are also plenty of landscape wallpapers to have your desktop feel like it's on a tropical vacation.

We'll be showing off and featuring more summer inspired skins soon, but please leave any favorites in the comments below!

Beach (WindowBlinds)


Tropical Beach Under the Coconut Palm (DeskScapes animated wallpaper)


Net Surfer (CursorFX)


Seaside Relaxation (Wallpapers)


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