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September 17, 2020 by Tatiora
If you love a coordinated and stylish desktop, then you really need to try Curtains.  Taking advantage of the groundwork built to support light and dark mode, Curtains will let you apply new styles along the lines of Dark and Light Modes to Windows® 10.  It also includes styles that will let you make Windows look like Windows XP, Windows 95, or other operating systems! Use the built-in style editor and can create your own Style modes! We just released v1.1 yesterday, adding a...
September 10, 2020 by Tatiora
When I first came to Stardock and started learning about all of our software, one program in particular eluded my understanding: Multiplicity. What exactly is Multiplicity? Why on earth would I ever need to use it? It felt somewhat intimidating to me. However, having spent more time using the application, I've discovered that it's far more convenient and useful than I originally realized. My personal use of Multiplicity is fairly modest, though I know there are plenty of other peopl...
September 3, 2020 by Tatiora
Today we're going to talk a bit about the history and evolution of WindowBlinds, which released all the way back in 1999 (for the mathematically challenged, that's 21 years ago...yikes!). WindowBlinds was the first program that let users customize the look and feel of the Windows GUI and is still widely popular today. Although the start of WindowBlinds was long before I came to Stardock (I started here in September 2015), I took a dive through the forums and the website to take a look all the...
April 16, 2020 by Tatiora
About 2 years ago, I built my first PC. It was a long time coming - I’d been using a friend’s older computer ever since mine went up in flames (dramatic, but also kind of literal) and it was really starting to lag terribly when I played games. I had decided that I wanted to build it myself in order to become more informed about the process, since I worked at a PC gaming/software company. I’ll never do it again, but I learned a lot! One of the most notable differences for me ...
April 9, 2020 by Tatiora
Prior to coming to Stardock, I never got to work from home. I was the director of an afterschool program for K-4 kiddos and if you couldn’t be in the “office,” then you couldn’t work. Making the shift into an industry that is already largely digital was certainly different, and even though I would work the occasional day from home, I generally prefer to be in the office (there are some pretty great people there, after all).  Now I’m working at home on the da...
January 30, 2020 by Tatiora
There are dozens of quotes that express something along the lines of “disorganization is a sign of intelligence.”  Well, if that’s true, then my computer is evidence that I’m a dang genius. Don't let the image below fool you - this is definitely an 'after' shot. The above image is after I'd painstakingly organized.Fences has a lot of fantastic features to help with desktop organization (and, admittedly, I don’t take advantage of them as well as ...
December 9, 2019 by Tatiora
I have to admit: before I came to Stardock, I'd never given much thought to desktop customization. Don't get me wrong! I changed my screensaver to slideshows of my college years and updated the background on my desktop as much as anyone else. But, I had no idea about the depth of customization I'd been missing out on, or the kind of community that existed out there in the world of the Internet.  Whether I want to completely change the look of Windows or just add some minimal chan...
November 11, 2019 by Tatiora
I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time at my computer. I also really enjoy displaying aspects of my personality all over my desk - so, why not also on my computer desktop? I accomplish this using an app called DeskScapes. DeskScapes is an application for Windows 10/8/7 that lets you apply animated backgrounds to your desktop, as well as customize and manage static backgrounds by adding effects or recoloring your existing backgrounds.  I love having so many options for...