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Halloween is just a couple of weeks away, and now is the time to get your desktop ready! Today I wanted to feature some of the fantastic, animated wallpapers for DeskScapes that we have on WinCustomize. An animated wallpaper is a fun way to add some customization to your desktop, and Halloween is an especially fun time.

Come check out some of top animated wallpapers for Halloween!


Halloween Eve

 

Spooky Halloween Forest with Bats

 

Candle Inside Halloween Pumpkin

 

Foggy Mistic Forest

 

Halloween Night

 

 

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Halloween is just a few short weeks away, and it's always a fun time to put a "costume" on your desktop! We've asked the WinCustomize community in the past what their favorite "skinning holidays" are and Halloween is always one of the favorites. I've been going through the gallery and grabbing some of my favorites and wanted to share them in this week's post.


Bat O Ween (WindowBlinds)

 

Halloween Night (DeskScapes animated wallpaper)

 

Black Widow Halloween (CursorFX)

 

Helloween (Wallpaper)

 

Halloween Tree (Wallpaper)

 

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Enhance the Start Menu and Restore Classic Functionality with Start11

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Stardock announced the availability of the Release Candidate 1 update for Start11, a program that allows users to customize the Windows Start menu and taskbar. This update brings several new Start menu layouts to choose from, restored context menu functionality, enabled repositioning of the taskbar, plus one of our users’ favorite features: Fences integration. As with previous editions of StartX products, Start11 allows users to restore the Start menu to appear as it does in previous versions of Windows, as well as customize and enhance its functionality.  

Start11
Start11

Start11 is designed for Windows 11 and Windows 10 and comes loaded with features intended to make Windows more productive and personal. Start11 supports moving the Start button to the middle or to the left, adjusting the taskbar size, re-ordering quick access shortcut lists, options for adjusting grid spacing, enhanced classic and modern search experiences, and much more.  

For users who want to personalize their Start menu, Start11 offers robust customization options ranging from aesthetic to functional. The software enables enhanced Windows 10 and Windows 11 style Start menus, a compact Windows 7 design, optional Windows 11 style for classic menus, and many additional settings that let you configure your personalized Start menu.  

Start11 extends this to support a host of new Start menu ideas such as the concept of pages, minimalism, and features for our enterprise customers.

Start11
Start11

The Start11 beta is currently available for $4.99.
Get into the Beta

 

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We are finally into fall and October is already here! Since it is October, now is a fun time to get your Halloween themed desktops ready! We have a bunch of Halloween skins, so it'll be fun to see what you put together this month. Take a screenshot and post to our desktop screenshot thread linked below and let us know what themes you are using this month.

Post your desktops to the monthly thread here: https://forums.wincustomize.com/507200/

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

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We saw the teaser for The Book of Boba Fett in the after credits for the season finale of The Mandalorian. Not a lot of info has come out since then, but the official premiere date was released, and it will start streaming on Disney+ on Wednesday, December 29th!

"The Book of Boba Fett, a thrilling Star Wars adventure, finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate."

I'm definitely excited for this one!

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Sep 27, 2021 7:37 PM by Discussion: WinCustomize News

The fall season is finally here, and I hope wherever you are located that you are starting to get some cooler weather. This is a fun time of year for skinning as Halloween and Christmas are two of the most popular holidays for skins and themes. We already have a fantastic selection of skins for the season, and we're getting more added weekly. 

Have you put together a fall or Halloween desktop yet? Do you plan to?

If you're looking for some themes to get started with, check out these posts.

Those are just a few to get you started, and we'll post a couple of the newest featured wallpapers and animated wallpapers for DeskScapes below!

Foggy Jack-o-lantern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Autumn Road Covered in Leaves


Autumn Leaves Falling in the Park

 

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The wallpapers and Dreams (animated wallpaper) galleries have categories so you can view certain types of wallpapers that you are looking for. These categories haven't been updated in a long time, and it was certainly due for a refresh for a more modern and updated gallery. Some gallery categories were not ever really used or relevant, so we removed some and added quite a few to each section for an expanded range of wallpaper choices.

With the added integration of some WinCustomize galleries in DeskScapes, it will also reflect a better experience for in-app users as well. 

Here are the new and updated categories available in these galleries today...

Wallpapers

  • Anime
  • Beach/Tropical
  • City
  • Landscapes
  • Movies/TV
  • Nature
  • Seascapes
  • Space 
  • Vehicles
  • Winter

Dreams (DeskScape Wallpapers)

  • Anime
  • Aquariums
  • Beach/Tropical
  • Gaming
  • Landscapes
  • Movies/TV
  • Nature
  • OS
  • Seascapes
  • Technology
  • Vehicles
  • Waterfalls
  • Winter

We've populated the new galleries with items, but if you have some wallpapers that need to be changed over, you can edit your skins to a new category. Of course, please let us know if you need any help with that.

 

 

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As we've done in the past, I get emailed and read blogs about design and a couple times of year various sites put out their seasonal colors, and the latest is from Creative Market. They have Cosmic Iris as their "Color of the Season".

"Iris: a flower with sword-shaped leaves, the Greek goddess of rainbows, the part of your eye that lets light in. As we discover what this new normal can look like, here’s a color that captures our quest for the unknown. The curiosity in experiencing familiar places with new eyes. Cosmic Iris is a blue-to-purple hue that takes us to a place of wonder."

HEX: #7B93E8
RGB: 123, 147, 232

I do like the color but it's not something I would associate with the fall season. Maybe I'm just a bit more traditional but I'd like to hear your opinions on it. What types of skins or themes do you think this color would look good with?

 

 

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Fall is just around the corner, and I've been getting ready with my pumpkin coffee and changing the wallpapers on my various PCs! We have a bunch of seasonal desktop wallpapers here on WC, and we've been adding more so there's a wide selection to choose from.

We've also been making sure the tags are in place, so just by searching 'fall' or 'autumn' should bring up plenty of results in all categories!

Here's a few of our favorites to get you started! If you like these be sure to share!


Pumpkin Harvest

 

Fall Leaves in Kolob Canyon

 

Yellow Fall Leaves

 

Autumn Road

 

Autumn Bokeh

 

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