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DeskScapes 11: A Guided Tour

DeskScapes is a program designed to make it easy to have really cool Windows desktop backgrounds. It doesn’t just manage wallpapers - it integrates native animated wallpaper support into Windows.

Are you a streamer? We have some software that can help!

Because streaming is something I do often in both my work and home life, I’ve picked up a few tricks and things that help my experience run smoothly for both myself and my viewers. Specifically, a few pieces of software that make my life a lot easier - let’s take a look at them!...

Genres in Gaming: RPGs

An RPG is a story-driven game that places the player in the position of the main protagonist, either via a first or third person lens.

Spring Cleaning for your Windows PC

Even if you already have an organizational system in place, the occasional “spring cleaning” is still called for - let’s take a look at what can help with that!...

Stardock's Virtual Trivia Night

A couple Fridays ago, we hosted an online trivia night using Discord. We offered a $20 Amazon gift card as a prize, worked on the honor system that no one would use Google (or any other search engine, for you loop-hole searchers!), and had a grand old time. I teamed up with Raeann, our awesome admin...

A Tour of Multiplicity KVM

There are a few pretty big differences between the KM and KVM versions of Multiplicity. KM is great, but what if you’re a user who has more than 2 PCs they’d like to connect and wants to make use of the other options? KVM has you covered.

Customizing Start10 Searches

A feature I haven’t used too much until recently is filtering my searches. In order to do this, you want to first make sure to go into the Start10 configuration and set the “Show search filtering icons” is on.

Genres in Gaming: Story versus Immersion

To discuss the idea of immersion, I want to turn primarily to sandbox games. More specifically, I’d like to focus on strategy sandboxes like Galactic Civilizations III, Stellaris, Civilization, and so on.

A Dive into Classic Stardock Software - Part 1

We are always adapting and updating our programs to better serve all of you and keep up with the world and technology as it changes. But, sometimes, a product outlives its usefulness and becomes discontinued. We’re going to take a look at a few of Stardock’s today!...

Let's take a look at Tiles 2.0!

It's already been an exciting year for Stardock software - and it's only February! We are working on DeskScapes 11 still (you can see some previews and walkthroughs), but today I’d like to focus on our newly released beta for Tiles - what’s already there, and also what new things are coming to the a...

Open World vs Linear Games

I don’t know about you, but I play a lot of video games. Something I think about often as I flit between game fads is the kind of experience that each individual game offers. Specifically, an open world game versus a game with a more linear, deliberate story.

Curtains: How to Create Your Own Styles

One of Object Desktop’s greatest additions last year, Curtains lets you add new “modes” to Windows 10. With Curtains, you can customize the Start button, title bar buttons, and title bar, plus adjust hundreds of other small elements in Windows. You can be as specific and detailed as you want to be,...

TouchTasks: A Guided Tour

Are you a Microsoft Surface user? Whether you have an older Surface Pro or are up-to-date with the most recent model, take a moment to read on about a snazzy little app called TouchTasks.

DeskScapes 11: A Sneak Peek

Happy almost New Year, everyone! I have a little treat for you before we go on break here at Stardock: that’s right, I have a sneak peek at the new DeskScapes!...

Looking Back on Object Desktop 2020

As 2020 draws to a close (I thought it would never end, to be honest!) I thought we would take a look back on Object Desktop and all of the great apps and updates we’ve added this year.