Brad Wardell's site for talking about the customization of Windows.
Published on February 14, 2019 By Frogboy In Stardockians

Tell us what you'd like to see us work on for Object Desktop this year.

New apps? Update existing apps? You let us know.


Comments (Page 2)
on Feb 16, 2019


I'd vote for ObjectDock to be dragged screaming into the next millennium with full compatibility with that horrid Windows 10 thing...

You forgot the kicking part.

on Feb 16, 2019

The next Stardock Magazine will talk about the programs you mention and more.

on Feb 16, 2019

Frogboy

The next Stardock Magazine will talk about the programs you mention and more.
Way to go Brad, My main man !!      

on Feb 17, 2019

I would love to see the weather docklet work again... please!

on Feb 17, 2019


I'd vote for ObjectDock to be dragged screaming into the next millennium with full compatibility with that horrid Windows 10 thing...

What he said! I find OD very useful  and for the life of me can't understand why it's being ignored....makes no sense.

on Feb 17, 2019

I want a DesktopX for Win 10.

on Feb 17, 2019

What him said ^^^^^

on Feb 18, 2019

Anytime I get a new computer, or reinstall from scratch, *everytime*, I put on Windowblinds, Icon Packager, Groupy, and Fences. Also winstep. I would never want to have a computer without these things. I might as well have a Mac. If we’re voting, I vote for WB, IP at the least. 

on Feb 18, 2019

I'd like to see a decent window manager. Windows 10 allows you to split windows to half or quarters of the entire desktop, but I'd like to see something that can handle a lot more. I've just started using a high-res Ultrawide monitor and I could easily see myself splitting the desktop into 4 x 2 windows. It would also be fantastic if windows would 'magnetically' snap to the edges of other windows or the desktop edges. Resizing of one window should also resize the other in real-time.

on Feb 18, 2019

Wait, what?  In your e-mail you said ObjectDock does not work on Windows 10.  What if I told you it is the only app of yours I use on Windows 10?

It's one of the first apps I install whenever re-set up my computer, and is my go-to app launcher, even ahead of the W10 Start Screen.  I have it on auto-hide, and love the cool animated dock effects.

You probably think it obtrusive or defunct, or maybe it runs contra to Start10, but with it I have cool choices how I launch stuff.  I think it's definitely worth the effort for improvement (tighter integration, and easier and slicker to set up new apps on a dock).  Definitely one of my favorites besides IconPackager.

In fact, I would have bought every version of Object Desktop if you included ObjectDock in it, but you never did.

on Feb 18, 2019

donbolton

Wait, what?  In your e-mail you said ObjectDock does not work on Windows 10.  What if I told you it is the only app of yours I use on Windows 10?

Yes, it can work on Win 10 ...I have it on most of my 10 boxes [as well as the primary 7 box], but technically it's not designed for 10 having predated the OS by several years...

on Feb 19, 2019

I am sad to hear that desktop customization software no longer has the demand it used to have; it were the Windows 10/8 UI changes that made me discover the Object Desktop suite, and many programs in it remain among my must-haves on a Windows system.

However, I can also see some of the problems; I'd love to use WindowBlinds, but it crashes a program I use daily, thus I was forced to uninstall it. Perhaps increasing compatibility further is very hard to do at this point, but if I'd have to make a feature request for Object Desktop, this would be it.

on Feb 19, 2019

I came back to Stardock for Windowblinds.  I must be an odd ball to want things to look like I want.

One thing I miss is RightClick.  I really found that handy.  I love WindowsFX and deskscapes also.  I hope these stick around.

Did I say I was still on Windows 7?

on Feb 19, 2019

I am sorry to hear that WindowBlinds, IconPackager and WindowFX is less popular than the other Object Desktop software. However, the only reason why I started using Object Desktop is due to WindowBlinds. ObjectDock always freeze on my PC, now I have to go, elsewhere.  Sad!  I do not know of any other programs that work any better.  Updates and tweaks definitely, needed.  Money is always the bottom line however, Window Blinds is the backbone of Object Desktop, along with ObjectDock. Please do not let me down… again. P.S. Happy to hear that, DeskScapes 8 is getting an update.

on Feb 19, 2019

donbolton

Wait, what?  In your e-mail you said ObjectDock does not work on Windows 10.  What if I told you it is the only app of yours I use on Windows 10?


Exactly (well, for the most part, I also use Start 10 and Fences). In fact I came here just to post about how surprised I was to read that Object Dock supposedly doesn't work on Windows 10 while I never had any issue running it, and also quite disheartening to read about the fact it will not be worked on. I can't imagine not using a dock. The only reason I switched from Object Dock to Rocket Dock lately was that Object Dock, at least when set to autohide, seems to have a nasty tendency to pop up over fullscreen apps/games, while Rocket Dock doesn't. Fix this one issue and I am back in an instant. And I would certainly pay more than just 5 bucks for it (in fact I never understood why it was so cheap).