DeskScapes 8.09 Beta Available

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by Island Dog | Discussion: DeskScapes

New beta releases for DeskScapes is now available for registered users and Object Desktop customers from the store accounts page athttps://store.stardock.com/myaccount/products/ or via Stardock Central. 

DeskScapes 8.09 beta

  • Adds support for the Windows 8.1 Preview
  • Additional bundled wallpapers including a selection licensed from Vladstudio (http://www.vladstudio.com)


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RedneckDude
Reply #1 Thursday, July 18, 2013 11:27 PM

Yay Stardock! Thanks for the new beta releases!

jacobdang
Reply #2 Sunday, July 21, 2013 3:21 PM

Thanks for the update! wondering is there any bug fix in this version?

number74
Reply #3 Saturday, July 27, 2013 2:22 PM

How did they release the beta Deskcapes 8.09 for Windows 8.1 Preview with such a huge bug?

Let me explain, with Windows 8.1 Preview, there is an option in the Charms to set the desktop wallpaper as a background for the start screen and all apps area.

So when Deskscapes is active, it is the desktop wallpaper (Animated) ... 

I was very excited when Deskscapes, for a few minutes, would run the animations on the start screen and all apps area.

This is when Deskscapes (beta 8.09) crashes.  I thought the beta would have addressed this.

Deskscapes (beta 8.09) is buggy if set as the background for the start screen and wallpaper (from the charms).

Well, that is my experience anyway for now.

 

RedneckDude
Reply #4 Saturday, July 27, 2013 5:00 PM

number74
How did they release the beta Deskcapes 8.09 for Windows 8.1 Preview with such a huge bug?

Windows 8.1 is a preview. You cannot expect Stardock to have all the bugs worked out for a temporary "preview" of an OS. Give 'em a break. 

number74
Reply #5 Saturday, July 27, 2013 10:44 PM

ok. 

 

It would be awesome if it ever works.  I was really blown away when I saw a video playing in the background of the start screen and all apps area.  That would really make news !! At least for those that find that sort of thing interesting.

Neil Banfield
Reply #6 Sunday, July 28, 2013 7:42 AM

number74

ok. 

 

It would be awesome if it ever works.  I was really blown away when I saw a video playing in the background of the start screen and all apps area.  That would really make news !! At least for those that find that sort of thing interesting.

Are you using a real machine or a VM?

We have seen an issue in VirtualBox, but it seems to be in VirtualBox only.

number74
Reply #7 Sunday, July 28, 2013 8:22 AM

Hello.  No VirtualBox.  Just a basic install of 8.1 Preview on an ssd.  No dual booting.  Currently have gone back to Windows 8.0 because of other beta issues with new features in 8.1 such as the annoying "new" install highlights that remain permanent and graphics resolutions that vary on different monitors and zoom factors that are always changing.  Will retry on a separate disk with a clean install and report back. 

For now, it doesn't matter to me.  I will definitely be there and using Deskscapes, now in 8.0 and in future releases. 

I like stardock programs.  Just bought Windows Blinds and FX, ... awesome in Windows 8.

 

 

 

hackztor79048
Reply #8 Saturday, August 03, 2013 3:56 PM

I can confirm that bug as well. If you want to get it to work after the bug takes effect (when you go to start screen then back)  bring up taskmanager and restart windows explorer. This is beta software and treat it as such. It exists to give people something to use in the mean time, making your desktop background apart of start is an EXTRA feature to the OS not default, so they easily missed it. If you dont want the bug uncheck that feature in windows if you have previously checked it until final version of deskscapes comes out.

RedneckDude
Reply #9 Saturday, August 03, 2013 4:07 PM

I'll test this in VMWare Windows 8.1

Just cause.

fabeese
Reply #10 Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:31 PM

Still the beta does not work and I own Windows 8.1 Pro WMC

scuse me for my english

 

fabeese
Reply #11 Tuesday, September 17, 2013 2:30 PM

when a compatible version final windows 8.1

Boo_Berry
Reply #12 Friday, September 20, 2013 5:13 PM

It sounds like you're experiencing the potential bug I noticed, for which I posted more information about here for the devs to help reproduce it: http://forums.stardock.com/448101/get;3397536

Ralph124C41
Reply #13 Saturday, September 21, 2013 4:36 AM

A glitch in Windows 8.1 RTM:

When the charm bar/PC Settings is opened (not used, just opened), on return to the Desktop, the animation has frozen and no Explorer or Control Panel windows can be opened. (Tested with Vista animated wallpaper video clips).

Normal operation is re-established by pskill of explorer.exe.

This bug does not seem to appear after other Stardock applications are installed (Start8, ModernMix).

Neil Banfield
Reply #14 Saturday, September 21, 2013 7:27 AM

Ralph124C41

A glitch in Windows 8.1 RTM:

When the charm bar/PC Settings is opened (not used, just opened), on return to the Desktop, the animation has frozen and no Explorer or Control Panel windows can be opened. (Tested with Vista animated wallpaper video clips).

Normal operation is re-established by pskill of explorer.exe.

This bug does not seem to appear after other Stardock applications are installed (Start8, ModernMix).

This is resolved in our internal build, so it should be sorted before official release of 8.1.

RedneckDude
Reply #15 Saturday, September 21, 2013 12:27 PM

number74
Let me explain, with Windows 8.1 Preview, there is an option in the Charms to set the desktop wallpaper as a background for the start screen and all apps area.

I am not finding that setting.

 

 

fabeese
Reply #16 Monday, September 23, 2013 12:42 PM

Neil Banfield


Quoting Ralph124C41, reply 13
A glitch in Windows 8.1 RTM:

When the charm bar/PC Settings is opened (not used, just opened), on return to the Desktop, the animation has frozen and no Explorer or Control Panel windows can be opened. (Tested with Vista animated wallpaper video clips).

Normal operation is re-established by pskill of explorer.exe.

This bug does not seem to appear after other Stardock applications are installed (Start8, ModernMix).

This is resolved in our internal build, so it should be sorted before official release of 8.1.

 

ok and what temp it takes to switch from internal to external even a beta

fabeese
Reply #17 Thursday, October 03, 2013 2:36 PM

Still no new version, I pay for a version that works, not to wait for 10 days still unanswered 

scuse me for my english .....

fabeese
Reply #18 Thursday, October 03, 2013 2:47 PM

just one question: animated wallpapers you they work in the SmartScreen

number74
Reply #19 Friday, October 04, 2013 2:36 PM

Quoting number74,  > reply 3

Let me explain, with Windows 8.1 Preview, there is an option in the Charms to set the desktop wallpaper as a background for the start screen and all apps area.

RedneckDude
I am not finding that setting.

 

Just responding to the reply

Can I post a link > http://www.intowindows.com/set-desktop-background-start-screen-background/

Using method 1 or 2 > steps 2 > 3 > 4 etc...

 

I have not had any problems with deskscapes normally on the desktop UI.  It works fine.  Perhaps the issues about running deskscapes on the start screen will be fixed later on.    

 

 

 

 

fabeese
Reply #20 Friday, October 04, 2013 2:58 PM

fabeese

just one question: animated wallpapers (dreams)you they work in the SmartScreen

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