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Frogboy's Articles for April, 2020
April 21, 2020 by Frogboy
Last year, Microsoft released “Dark Mode” to Windows 10 users.  Dark Mode gave users an alternative color and style option to the Windows GUI.  Now, Stardock is preparing to release a new customization program called Curtains.  Curtains works similarly to the modes that Microsoft has implemented.  Any app that already supports the existing dark and light modes will automatically benefit from Curtains. Stardock CurtainsStardock Curtains includes several new s...
April 20, 2020 by Frogboy
The first 3 rows are ones I set.  The second 3 rows are just ones MS’s “frequently used” populated.  edit: columns!!! This early, I haven’t used much. These are the apps I first install onto a new PC.  What are the first apps you install?
April 15, 2020 by Frogboy
So we are on the road to v4.0.  It's hard to believe that GalCiv III was released five years ago.  We've made a lot of changes since then. Version 4.0 is designed to do a lot of different things.  I won't go over all the changes here but instead will take you on a bit of a guided tour. Most of the changes are for users of Retribution which is the latest expansion.  If you don't have that, I highly recommend getting it. Turn 1 On your first turn you're going to lik...
April 14, 2020 by Frogboy
This PC is using Windows 10.  But not just Windows 10 on its own.  It's been upgraded a bit with Object Desktop. That's what Object Desktop does.  A lot of the things in Windows we see today first showed up in Object Desktop.  A few examples include transparencies, shadows, gadgets, ZIP files as folders, GUI skinning, etc.  There is a natural progression to the operating system. On this screenshot I have Groupy, CursorFX, Fences, Start10 and a new app that hasn't ...
April 9, 2020 by Frogboy
April 2, 2020 by Frogboy
With our state on lockdown, our offices are empty.  This gives me a rare opportunity to give a little tour of our offices with almost no one here.  A little bit about Stardock So I started Stardock from my dorm room back in 1991 and incorporated it in 1993.  The building we’re in now, we bought in 2005.  We own it, so we are able to do whatever we want with it.  It’s about 20,000 square feet and we’ve had the opportunity to try out various worki...
April 8, 2020 by Frogboy
This week’s update to the Political Machine adds Ronald Reagan.  He’s the first candidate that includes a scoring handicap which means that your score is modified slightly because he’s a bit easier to win with than other candidates.  We’ll show you here. The update also includes AOC, Al Gore, and Barry Goldwater.  The Reagan Era Ronald Reagan was one of the last Presidents we had before the hyper politicization of American life really took hold...