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Nov 3, 2016 7:32 PM by Discussion: Fences

Fences v3.03 update is available today for current customers and Object Desktop members.

Update includes:

  • Updates /startup robustness & reliability
  • R-clicking anywhere on Titlebar opens the menu
  • Resolves issue where icons covered by other fences on general-desktop (not in fence) could still be clicked
  • Disables "escape" button from triggering autohide
  • Fixes bug where rollup/rolldown timer can get stuck, breaking rollup for a specific fence until reboot
  • Resolves issue where if Fence has too many icons, its column count reduces by 1

You can download the latest update from your Stardock account here.

For more information about Fences, please visit www.stardock.com/products/fences.

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Plymouth, MI. – November 2, 2016 - Today, Stardock announced the release of WindowBlinds 10.5, the latest iteration of its popular desktop customization software. WindowBlinds allows users to completely customize their desktop interface by choosing from unique skin options for their Start panel, taskbar, window frames, control buttons, and more.

What’s new in 10.5:

  • Apply skins to universal applications!

  • Blur the area behind skinned areas (Windows 10 Anniversary [and later])

  • Taskbar preview skinning on Windows 10

  • Skin OS ribbon controls and blend in better with titlebars

  • Completely hide the Windows Explorer ribbon

  • Improved handling of high and mixed DPI settings

  • Option for using standard Windows menus which skin better on desktop

  • Option for applying system accent color based on the skin selected (either auto generated or via AccentColour setting under System Colours)

  • Improved skinning for Mozilla applications

"We are excited to be able to create a more seamless desktop environment for our users," said Angela Marshall, Stardock COO and Vice President of Software. "We are always looking for ways to improve WindowBlinds so skinning Universal applications was a natural fit.  We are also happy to bring back blurring for users with the Anniversary Update of Windows 10."

WindowBlinds is available as a standalone application or through Stardock's comprehensive Object Desktop service. Through Object Desktop, users will be able to access the latest versions of WindowBlinds, Start10, Fences, Deskscapes, and more.

WindowBlinds supports Microsoft Windows 10 and is available to download now for $9.99, and those who own a previous version can upgrade for just $4.99.

For more information about WindowBlinds 10, please visit www.windowblinds.net.  

Screenshots:
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Please contact press@stardock.com for all media inquiries.

About Stardock: Stardock is a developer and publisher of PC games and desktop software founded in 1991 by nationally recognized technology expert Brad Wardell. Located in Plymouth, Michigan, Stardock is a powerful leader in the video gaming and software development world.  Its PC games include Sins of a Solar Empire, the critically acclaimed Galactic Civilizations series, and Ashes of the Singularity. Stardock puts the user experience first through software that enriches the Windows experience for everyone from casual computer users to highly technical professionals. Products offered by Stardock include Start8, Start10, Fences, WindowBlinds, Multiplicity, and more at www.stardock.com.


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WindowBlinds v10.5 Update Introduces
Universal App Skinning and More

 

Make your desktop uniquely yours with lots of new options in v10.5 of WindowBlinds! Customize the taskbar, window frames and control buttons! WindowBlinds enables users to customize desktop interface themes called skins to personalize the look and feel of their desktop.

What's new in 10.5:
  • Apply skins to universal applications!
  • Blur the area behind skinned areas (Windows 10 Anniversary [and later])
  • Taskbar preview skinning on Windows 10
  • Skin OS ribbon controls and blend in better with titlebars
  • Completely hide the Windows Explorer ribbon
  • Improved handling of high and mixed DPI settings
 
  • Option for using standard Windows menus which skin better on desktop
  • Option for applying system accent color based on theskin selected (either auto generated or via AccentColour setting under System Colours)
  • Improved skinning for Mozilla applications

Get WindowBlinds 10 for just $9.99!
For more information about WindowBlinds, please visit www.windowblinds.net 

 
Object Desktop owners get WindowBlinds 10 for free!
Get WindowBlinds along with other popular Stardock apps like Fences and DeskScapes
by joining the Object Desktop service. Learn more here.
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If you are a Windows 10 user, we have a great set of apps that can help you customize and enhance your user experience. The best part is, this can be done for under $5 each!

Below is a quick overview of each app and what it can do to improve your Windows 10 experience.


Start10

Start10 is one of Stardock's most popular apps for Windows 10. It is an alternative Start menu that brings additional customization and functionality to the Windows 10 Start menu. If you prefer the look of the Windows 7 Start menu, you can configure that style using Start10. You can even apply custom Start buttons for even more individuality.

Start10 also gives you the ability to maintain the "All Programs" folder metaphor, filter searches in the Start menu, and even integrates with Stardock Fences, another popular desktop application.

Get Start10 for $4.99

[video]https://youtu.be/zlsjl4mhbeg[/video]

 

ShadowFX

ShadowFX lets you add custom drop shadows to Windows 10. You can choose from a variety of pre-made shadows that are included with ShadowFX, or you can design and use your own custom shadows. Additional shadows can also be downloaded from WinCustomize.com. ShadowFX is great to use when you have windows stacked on each other, as it helps you distinguish between the windows.

Get ShadowFX for $4.99

[video]https://youtu.be/T-uvctUsvuI[/video]



Launch

Launch is a stationary dock that is designed to be used in the Windows 10 Start screen. This allows you to quickly launch applications right from the dock and use docked app jump lists for even quicker access. Launch can be positioned at the top or bottom of the screen and will always stay in place when you swipe left or right in the Start screen. This is a very useful tool when working in Tablet mode in Windows 10.

Get Launch for $4.99

 

These are just a few examples of the many desktop enhancements we have available for Windows users. You can see all the rest of our apps here. I also recommend taking a look at Object Desktop, the suite of desktop apps which include all of the apps mentioned above.

Learn more about Object Desktop here.

 

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Stardock's CEO Brad Wardell takes us through the history of Object Desktop and gives us a glimpse of what we can expect in 2017 with our popular suite of desktop enhancements.

 Check out the article here...

http://forums.wincustomize.com/480274/



 

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The WindowBlinds v10.4.9 beta is now available for current Object Desktop members and current WindowBlinds customers.

Update includes:

  • Taskbar notifications displayed for modern apps
  • Fixed [Windows key]+[arrow key] now dock windows correctly
  • Fixed Win7 transparency with maximized windows
Users should uninstall, REBOOT, and then install this beta.

The beta can be downloaded from your Stardock account at http://download.stardock.com

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Microsoft is having a Windows 10 event today at 10am ET.

You can watch the livestream here.

http://news.microsoft.com/microsoft-event-2016/#2Ezje2dEX13dMFI8.97

Here is some info on what to expect to be announced and shown today.

https://www.neowin.net/news/heres-what-to-expect---and-what-not-to-expect---from-wednesdays-windows-10--surface-event

 

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Halloween is approaching soon and it’s always a fun time to find some skins to put on your desktop. We have quite the variety here at WinCustomize with wallpapers, WindowBlinds skin, animated wallpapers, cursor themes for CursorFX, and more.

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

Bat O Ween

Halloween BoO

Busy Night

Pumpkin

Where Halloween Pumpkins Are Born

Happy Halloween

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The WindowBlinds v10.4.8 beta is now available for current Object Desktop members and current WindowBlinds customers.

Update includes:

  • Fixes Chrome min/max/close buttons causing flicker
  • Fixed issue with IE favorites not showing
  • Improved tab visibility in Thunderbird
  • Fixed font issues on start panel
  • Improved IE tab dragging
  • Added support for substitution of higher DPI graphics in skins (SkinStudio support to follow)
Users should uninstall, REBOOT, and then install this beta.

The beta can be downloaded from your Stardock account at http://download.stardock.com

 

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Oct 14, 2016 4:06 PM by Discussion: OS Customization

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 Subscribing

Reminder: Backup Your Object Desktop Apps!

 

Object Desktop Manager

Using Object Desktop Manager

 

WindowBlinds

WindowBlinds 8 Walkthrough: Changing and Applying Skins

WindowBlinds 8 Walkthrough: The New User Interface

WindowBlinds 8: Colors, Textures, and Backgrounds

 

DeskScapes

DeskScapes 8: How to Have Animated Wallpapers on Your Windows Desktop

Animated Wallpapers for Windows 8 with DeskScapes 8

How to Create an Animated Wallpaper Using Stardock’s DreamMaker

DeskScapes: Using Random Wallpapers on Your Desktop



ObjectDock

 

Start8 

 

ModernMix 

 

Decor8 

 

Fences 

Stardock Central 

 

WindowFX 

 

Tiles 

  

Stardock Store 

 

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