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Published on November 13, 2019 By Frogboy In Object Desktop

Object Desktop

This past year we've been recruiting developers to begin doing some major updates to Object Desktop over the next year.  

First, I'm going to post what our thoughts are on what to focus on but then we want to hear what you would like to see updated.  As always, our choices are determined by a combination of factors including technical challenge and market demand.

Definitely getting big updates next year

Fences

CursorFX

SoundPackager

Keyboard LaunchPad

DeskScapes

New Apps

We have three new programs for Object Desktop slated for release next year

Maybe getting big updates IF there's demand

Multiplicity

Tiles

Start10

On the bubble (for getting major update)

WindowBlinds (usage of desktop skinning is becoming less common and skinning  has gotten more and more complicated). What would go into v11?

IconPackager (making icons today is a lot of work due to resolution and most people don't bother changing them anymore)

What are your thoughts?

What do you use Object Desktop for and what sorts of things do you want to see updated as well as what new things do you think people would like to see?

Let us know in the comments area.

 


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on Nov 15, 2019

In the majority of my reading i have seen most use WB. Myself included. i go back to styleXP. Themimg OS has always been in my cards. Stock Stinks! Hence why we are here now. Skinning! The more platforms to skin the merrier..  

on Nov 15, 2019

Windowsblinds

Deskscapes

Cursor FX

Fences

Objectdock

on Nov 15, 2019

How hard would it be to make an app that reads your desktop icons and lets you size them individually?

on Nov 15, 2019

I use

- Start10 (A must! Too bad MS doesn't use it as a built-in alternative!

- Groupy

- Fences. Best thing since sliced bread! But, please add the following:

-- A simple way, like double click to hide/show, to make fences show on top of all other windows/hide behind them. Needs to be easily accessible even when whole screen area is covered by other windows.

-- A "copy fence to this page" property. Like "make fence visible on all pages" but with the pages where the fence shows up selectable. Even a simple "Copy Fence" would be a step in the right direction!

_Lup  

on Nov 15, 2019

Dang.

on Nov 15, 2019

 

I'm gonna go off the deep end here and guess that you like to read?

 

[quote who="terry.cato@gmail.com" reply="31" id="3764377"]
I'm a major modder too. Windows should not be boring.

 

Reduced 66%
3 monitor early stage
Original 1000 x 187


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on Nov 15, 2019

shit

on Nov 15, 2019

Quoting seems a bit wonky.  Maybe it's just me.   

 

(Enter Doc to say yes, stumphumper, it's just you.)

on Nov 16, 2019


Is there another program where you can run mp4 videos as a desktop? Since DS 10 is still buggy.

Are you kidding?? There are tons of options out there and morally corrupt sharing competitive products in Stardock forum.

on Nov 16, 2019

I love Start10!!. Please continue to update it!

on Nov 16, 2019

Hi everyone!   

The Windowblinds was and still is the best and the most popular Stardock product in the world, it is a pity and a shame a mother not to support her best and most famous child...
"Skinning is becoming less common" you say Brad, but not for the reasons you may think, I will just point out few words about it, not a huge analysis.

When skinning is started with Windows XP three skinning options, (blue, silver and olive) people wanted more and better... skinning had a lot of success...
Now Windows 10 has the new very popular and beautiful flat design, people can't find here at Wincustomize what they are looking anymore, there for less interest... and skinning became less common...


I know that many of you here at Wincustomize forums may not agree, but this is a long story that I am not going to start... or to go on.
"Like" or "don't like" is an endless conversation with no results, numbers though, are a reality that everybody agree, let's say for example, numbers of people who buying Windowblinds, numbers of visits at Wincustomize and finally numbers of downloads...

I am still supporting Windowblinds as much as I can, I hope you will be supporting it too.

Be well my friends!

on Nov 16, 2019

I use deskscapes constantly on my 3 monitors. I cut 10min clips of some ambiance vids for my wallpapers.

One thing I'd really like to see is a monitor identify function. Deskscapes numbering system doesn't match my display settings system.

on Nov 16, 2019

btw, the switch for Chrome + WB is --disable-windows10-custom-titlebar

on Nov 16, 2019

adni18

The Windowblinds was and still is the best and the most popular Stardock product in the world,
Agree 100%

adni18

I am still supporting Windowblinds as much as I can, I hope you will be supporting it too.

I will support it till I no no longer can. That time is coming way to quickly for me. I have several WB's that I made a year and months ago. I will be uploading from time to time just not going to flood the site with them all at once. Mentioned before I can no longer make a new one. But I can still check the ones I have done. Truly sorry as I'm sure I said some of this a few times in the recent past. Think it's my way to just remind people here how much I loved all their support and Thank you. Also my memory is jumping around.

I also agree this could be a debate for a life time with no actual solution. I do like to see it pop up because it also shows there is still a lot of Love for WB and WC.

 

on Nov 16, 2019

adni18

Hi everyone!   

The Windowblinds was and still is the best and the most popular Stardock product in the world, it is a pity and a shame a mother not to support her best and most famous child...
"Skinning is becoming less common" you say Brad, but not for the reasons you may think, I will just point out few words about it, not a huge analysis.

When skinning is started with Windows XP three skinning options, (blue, silver and olive) people wanted more and better... skinning had a lot of success...
Now Windows 10 has the new very popular and beautiful flat design, people can't find here at Wincustomize what they are looking anymore, there for less interest... and skinning became less common...

 

I agree 100% also!

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