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October 8, 2019 by Frogboy
Lots of exciting things happening this year.   Stardock is actively hiring software developers to begin revamping all of Object Desktop.  You will begin to see the changes starting in mid November as new and old things alike start being added. A few things on our plate include: Updating SoundPackager.  The sounds in Windows 10 are a bit annoying.  Stardock has a lot of audio talent here that we plan to use to revamp the sound packages that it includes as well as...
November 13, 2013 by Frogboy
  WindowBlinds 1.0 was released in November 1998! Since then, it’s gotten over 100 MILLION downloads!  Over on CNET’s Download.com version 8 has received over 18 million downloads.  It was the first program to enable users to customize the look and feel of the Windows GUI.  15 years later it is still going strong. Let’s take a look at its evolution in pictures. Version 1 Changed window frames, menu bars.   Yea, this was the config UI we had.....
May 23, 2013 by Frogboy
As a tablet OS, Windows 8 is pretty decent.  I don’t have a problem with the Start screen in theory.  But I spend 8+ hours a day in front of a PC doing real work and that means using a desktop OS. Windows 8 includes the desktop but it relegates that to being a program you run from the Start screen.  What we really want is to get the good stuff in Windows 8 (faster performance, new Modern app support, etc.) without the negatives.  That’s where Object Desktop comes in! ...
February 28, 2013 by Frogboy
This week DeskScapes 8 was released and while it is most famous for its ability to display animated wallpapers, I personally think of the animated wallpapers as an additional perk on top of the fact that it’s a really awesome way to manage and enhance normal Windows desktop backgrounds. Its home page is https://www.stardock.com/products/deskscapes. Multi-monitor support If you look at DeskScapes 8’s main UI, you’ll notice a few things instantly. First, if you have ...
December 7, 2012 by Frogboy
Early preview.
September 11, 2011 by Frogboy
Was trying to figure out why my windows are resizing so slow and then I realized that my new PC, with a state of the art video card, is not running WindowBlinds yet.  Most people think of WindowBlinds as eye candy and that’s really a shame. For me, these days, the fact it turns things over to DirectX and double buffers so everything is crazy smooth is key. I was hoping that Windows Vista, then Windows 7 would catch up in this area. The fact Microsoft hasn’t fixed this year makes ...
February 16, 2011 by Frogboy
New Object Desktop component about to go into beta. Big in development for a looong time.
March 25, 2010 by Frogboy
Here's a Tour of WinCustomize 2010! The Videos Part 1 Part 2   A review of the new site versus the old site The Main Page NEW: The new main page is much cleaner and yet, provides access to a lot more useful stuff. From the page you can access with a single click: virtually every gallery, the featured skins, the top skins (today’s favorites, 30 days, all time)top skinners (today’s favorites, 30 days, all time)featured master skins, newest ski...
March 21, 2010 by Frogboy
The beta begins this month…really!
January 10, 2010 by Frogboy

December 31, 2009 by Frogboy
The decade is just about over. In that time, we’ve seen skinning rise from being a power user niche to being mainstream and now returning to being a power user niche again. Let’s take a look at some of the highs and lows of skinning for the past decade. The rise of WindowBlinds No discussion of skinning would be complete without WindowBlinds. WindowBlinds demonstrated both the marvels of skinning and its occasional depravity by letting users completely change the look and feel...
December 1, 2009 by Frogboy
Object Desktop is a suite of desktop enhancement utilities designed to let users turbo-charge Windows.  The core programs of Object Desktop 2010 include: WindowBlinds. A program that can customize the look and feel of the entire Windows graphical user interface by applying new “skins” that change title bars, taskbars, scrollbars, and nearly every other part of Windows.   DeskScapes. A program that lets users customize the...
November 18, 2009 by Frogboy
IconPackager is a program that allows users to change all their Windows icons by applying themes of icons contained in an “icon package”. There are thousands of icon packages available on the Internet to choose from. What’s new in IconPackager 5 over IconPackager 4 Supports Windows 7 and Windows 7 specific icons Optionally will restart Explorer to update live folder icons Can now be set to apply only specific icons in a package Performance improvements in applying IconPac...
July 30, 2009 by Frogboy
WindowBlinds 7 is really coming along.  If you have Object Desktop, which is our flag ship suite of programs to turbo-charge your Windows experience, you’ll be getting beta drops of WindowBlinds 7 which adds Windows 7 support along with a ton of new features designed to make customizing Windows a snap.
January 29, 2009 by Frogboy
WindowBlinds 7 internal alpha on Windows 7 beta Unmodified WindowBlinds skin (i.e. skinners won't have to necessarily make any changes to support Windows 7). WindowBlinds 7 betas will probably show up on Object Desktop this Spring.