Island Dog's Articles In Personal Computing
August 30, 2017 by Island Dog
Our support team here at Stardock fields a lot of questions, but most commonly they receive communication from customers who aren't sure how to use and access their accounts. This quick guide will show you how to navigate our support site and make changes to your account without having to contact anyone! 

Navigating the support site
First, let's take a look at where you can access your account info, product downloads, password reset, and much more. Check out our supp...
August 23, 2017 by Island Dog
If you read any of our software blogs or keep up with our news, you probably see a lot of discussion about Object Desktop. So, what is Object Desktop? I'm going to detail what's in the suite, plus some of the benefits of a membership. 

For starters, Object Desktop is a suite of over a dozen of our most popular Windows desktop applications that customize your PC. Its yearly membership includes apps that organize your desktop with Fences, create a customized Start experience with...
August 4, 2017 by Island Dog
Exciting news! Dell's revolutionary Canvas 27 display is available for order! Why is this exciting news for Stardock? Because one of our most popular desktop organization applications, Fences, is an essential aspect of the product's design. Fences provides specialized creative space on the Canvas desktop. Imagine, Canvas users can drag and drop items into Fences and assign certain projects specific rules to organize files, folders and shortcuts automatically!

Read more here....

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August 8, 2017 by Island Dog
Fences organizes your Windows desktop, improves your workflow, and makes your important applications easy to find at a glance. These shaded areas on your desktop can be completely customized (color, size, transparency, roll up options, and more), but there's a lot more to this program than just that! Here are a few quick tips that will help you get the most out of Fences.


Tip #1 – Quick hide the desktop icons
If you ever need a blank desktop space for any reason, ...
July 25, 2017 by Island Dog
It's back to school season! For some of you college-bound grads, it's "first time at a new school" season. If you're worried about how to keep track of all the new syllabuses and assignments you're going to have, stay productive, AND manage all of your budding social engagements on top of that, we have something for you. The productivity apps in the Object Desktop suite will make organizing the stuff piling up on your computer just a little bit easier, and the added customiza...
July 20, 2017 by Island Dog
Stardock has a wide variety of desktop enhancement and customization applications that are used by millions of Windows® users daily. Whether it’s Fences, WindowBlinds, or the whole Object Desktop suite, there’s something for just about everyone. The best part is, you can easily purchase and download these apps directly from our website.

When you make a purchase from the Stardock store, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to download it. Down the line, though,...
September 13, 2017 by Island Dog
Fences and Start10 are two popular apps from Stardock. Fences is an app that lets you organize your desktop icons into customizable fences. Start10 is an alternative Start menu for Windows 10 that brings additional options over the default Start menu. Both of these are also included with an Object Desktop membership.

One of the great things about having both these apps is they work wonderfully together and Start10 has an integrated feature with Fences which allows you to show your f...
March 6, 2017 by Island Dog
This is a question that gets asked quite frequently, so with the help of Zubaz I wanted to put together this quick how-to on backup and restore your Fences layouts.

You can restore your snapshots if you are having issues with your current layout, or want to move them to another PC.

Layout snapshots

In the Fences configuration you can see your snapshot settings and a display of your current snapshots. You can also set Fences to take daily snapshots or manually take one.



Snapshots ...
February 24, 2017 by Island Dog
If you are a Windows 10 user, we have a great set of apps that can help you customize and enhance your user experience. The best part is, this can be done for under $10 each!

Below is a quick overview of each app and what it can do to improve your Windows 10 experience.


Fences
Fences lets you organize your icons and shortcuts by placing them into fences, which are customizable shaded areas located on your desktop. You can even create folder portals, which gives you easy access to freque...
February 17, 2017 by Island Dog
Fences, Stardock’s desktop organization app, has become quite a fan favorite since it was first released. The app lets you automatically organize your desktop icons and shortcuts into fences to keep your desktop area clean and organized. The latest version, Fences 3, added several new features, including compatibility with Windows 10.

Get Fences here.

Fences has lots of cool features to help you organize your desktop just the way you want it. I’m going to share my top 3 ti...
November 2, 2016 by Island Dog
If you are a Windows 10 user, we have a great set of apps that can help you customize and enhance your user experience. The best part is, this can be done for under $5 each!

Below is a quick overview of each app and what it can do to improve your Windows 10 experience.


Start10

Start10 is one of Stardock's most popular apps for Windows 10. It is an alternative Start menu that brings additional customization and functionality to the Windows 10 Start menu. If you prefer the look of t...
October 26, 2016 by Island Dog
Microsoft is having a Windows 10 event today at 10am ET.

You can watch the livestream here.

http://news.microsoft.com/microsoft-event-2016/#2Ezje2dEX13dMFI8.97

Here is some info on what to expect to be announced and shown today.

https://www.neowin.net/news/heres-what-to-expect---and-what-not-to-expect---from-wednesdays-windows-10--surface-event

 
September 27, 2016 by Island Dog
Ever since Windows 8 came out with the missing Start menu, Start8 has been a very popular Stardock app because it brought users back to Start menu they were familiar with. Even when the Start menu eventually returned, Start8 remained popular since it still offered Windows users a variety of options and customization.

Fast forward to today and now we have Windows 10 with its own take on the Windows Start menu. That’s where Start10 comes in, and just like before, gives Windows users the f...
July 29, 2015 by Island Dog
Windows 10 is here today and we’ve seen lots of questions about compatibility with Stardock software. I wanted to take the time to post a chart with compatibility so you can know what to expect when you update to Windows 10.Now is a great time to be an Object Desktop subscriber. Learn more about Object Desktop here.Note:Please note that even though we say it’s working on Windows 10 doesn’t mean full compatibility or supported and there is always the chance that issues...
March 19, 2015 by Island Dog
Lots of Windows 10 news has been coming out lately, and a new technical preview build was also released yesterday.

http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/03/18/windows-10-technical-preview-build-10041-now-available/

Some of what's new:Improving the Start experienceImprovements to Virtual DesktopsCortana is expanding into new markets on the desktopNew network fly-out from the taskbarEnhancements to the Photos appNew Text Input CanvasExperimenting with the Lock screen