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Stardock unveiled Object Desktop Infinite not too long ago, and it introduced a great way to get a bunch of desktop enhancement apps for a very low monthly subscription price. There’s been some questions about the differences between Object Desktop and Object Desktop Infinite, so I wanted to answer a few of those questions and give a general overview of what you’re getting with Object Desktop Infinite.

What is Object Desktop and Object Desktop Infinite?

They are the same thing except for one thing, which is the subscription model. They both give you access to a whole suite of desktop enhancements that can customize the appearance and functionality of Windows. You get popular applications such as WindowBlinds, Start8, DeskScapes, Fences, ModernMix, and more. As long as you have an active subscription, you get all updates and any new apps added to Object Desktop.

With Object Desktop Infinite you get all this for $9.99 for the first month, and $3.99 each month which is automatically billed. Object Desktop is a year subscription for $49.99.

Learn more about Object Desktop Infinite | Get Object Desktop Infinite

 

What exactly do we get in Object Desktop?

You get some great desktop apps! I guess you want more details than that, so here’s what you get with your Object Desktop subscription.

  • WindowBlinds – Change the look and feel of your Windows desktop by applying different skins.
  • Fences – This lets you organize your desktop icons into customizable fences on your desktop.
  • Start8 – Brings back the missing Windows 8 start menu.
  • DeskScapes – Apply animated and static wallpapers to your desktop.
  • ModernMix – Have multiple Modern apps in resizable windows on your desktop.
  • Launch8 – Adds a stationary dock to your Windows 8 Start screen.
  • ShadowFX – Add drop shadows to Windows 8.
  • Tiles – Create multiple desktops of related programs, files and links enabling quick swapping between projects.
  • Decor8 – Personalize your Windows 8 Start screen with your own pictures and color schemes.
  • WindowFX – Customize windows and menus with animations and special effects.
  • IconPackager – Change your icons all at once with custom icon packs.
  • Theme Manager – Customize the look and feel of your entire Windows environment from an easy to use interface.

Apps can be downloaded and managed with the Object Desktop Manager application, or you can download the installers from your Stardock account.

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Do these apps work with Windows 8? What about the upcoming Windows 10?

Many of the apps are compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, and some are Windows 8 only such as Start8. You can check the system requirements here to see more specifics. As far as Windows 10, it’s still in preview at the time of this posting. We don’t officially support an OS until it’s actually released, but we might release updates in beta. As mentioned before, as long as your subscription remains active you’ll get updates and new apps.

 

Where can I get more skins and themes to use with Object Desktop?

Some of the apps included in Object Desktop make use of custom skins that can be downloaded and applied. Apps like WindowBlinds, DeskScapes, and Start8 are good examples of apps that can be customized. WinCustomize.com is where you can browse and download thousands of skins for any Stardock application that can be used.

 

Any resources to help get started with Object Desktop apps?

All the apps included in Object Desktop are easy to use, and we’ve tried to make them as user-friendly as possible. We do have a list of tutorials and guides that have been created to show users how to use the apps, and to help you understand what you can do with these apps to make Windows function and look how you want it to. You can see the list of articles here.

 

What if I need more help with Object Desktop?

If you need any help using Object Desktop you can visit our Support page. We have a knowledgebase available that can assist you, or you can contact our support team. We also have a helpful community forum where other Object Desktop users help others with questions also.

 

This sounds great! Where do I sign up?

Right here!

Learn more about Object Desktop Infinite | Get Object Desktop Infinite

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Nov 11, 2014 8:32 PM by Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

The forum quoting is now working again. :)

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Nov 11, 2014 3:22 PM by Discussion: Personal Computing

Black Friday 2014 is approaching, and while I don't even think about standing in line at a store any more, there are usually some good deals to be found online.  There's really nothing in particular I'm looking for, but since I'm getting ready to piece together a new PC, maybe I can find some components on sale.

Good resources:

http://slickdeals.net/blackfriday/

http://bfads.net/

Anything you are hoping to grab on sale?

 

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Master Skinner LightStar has released his newest Master WindowBlinds skin called MIra.  This skin has some 3D design in it, and it’s done very well.  It complements the overall colors and design perfectly, so definitely consider adding this skin to your WindowBlinds collection.  If you are a WinCustomize Subscriber, don’t forget your 20% discount.

Mira by LightStar

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Nov 7, 2014 10:08 PM by Discussion: WinCustomize News

As we head into the weekend, lets take a few minutes and check out some of the skins that came in to the WinCustomize galleries this week.

Polaris

Winter Scenery

Harpaphe

Tek Tabbed & Side Docks

EcoFun

Earth System

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My current main/gaming PC rig is over 5 years old.  While it still runs most games at a decent rate, I’m having to adjust the setting lower and with that comes with less quality visuals.  With Windows 10 coming next year, I figure now would be a good time to start thinking about what to build.  After doing some research I decided I’m going to go with a smaller system, so something like Mini-ITX/MicroATX build.

After looking at a bunch of cases, I’ve narrowed it down to the Corsair Carbide Series Air 240.  This case can handle a Mini-ITX or MicroATX motherboard with plenty of room for a full-size graphics card and a few SSD and hard drives.  I looked at a few Mini-ITX cases, but their size limited the GPU that could be put in, and that didn’t appeal much to me.  This case has more space, but still is a reasonably small size.

AIR240_BLK_01

Amazon has it for $79, and I really don’t want to spend much more than that just on a case. 

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LightStar has released a new Master WindowBlinds skin called Tek.  This has  a cool curved design on the skin with both light and dark explorer windows available.  It’s designed for Windows 7 and 8, and also includes matching wallpaper.  Don’t forget your 20% discount if you are a WinCustomize Subscriber!

Tek by LightStar

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Basj has made his newest Master WindowBlinds skin available on WinCustomize called EcoFun.  This skin has a great use of color and can also be recolored to your liking.  It’s designed for Windows 7 and 8, and also comes with some great extras as well.  WinCustomize Subscribers get a 20% discount on Master skins.

EcoFun by basj

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November has just started and that means we have a new desktop screenshot thread up where our members can post what skins and themes they are using on their desktops.  Take a screenshot of your current desktop, and let us know how you're customizing it.

Post them to the November Desktop Screenshot thread here - http://forums.wincustomize.com/459034/

 

 

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First off, let me give a big thanks to everyone who contributed to the contest.  It was just a casual, fun contest to get some new skins into the site and everyone did a fantastic job.  We got lots more entries than I thought we would, and community support overall was great.  Take a look at all the entries here.

Also, a big thank you to our moderators who judged and as always, keeps things moving on the site.

So lets get to what everyone came here for…..the winners!
 

1st Place Winner

Bat O Ween (WindowBlinds) by DaveBax

Bat O Ween

 

2nd Place

Busy Night (Wallpaper) by Destrohelix

Busy Night

 

3rd Place

Viola (Xion) by neone6

Viola


Congrats to the winners! 

I’ll be getting in touch with the winners today via PM, so keep an eye out.

 

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