DesktopX replacement


Tuesday, September 22, 2009 by gef | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

If you haven’t tried Winstep Xtreme yet, I recommend you try. I hve been using DesktopX for many years but Xtreme is awesome.

You can try it for free so you have nothing to lose.

I now prefer this to DesktopX  for these reasons:

1.        A Weather module that works without any registering with other sites, etc. And is very easy to configure.

2.       NextStart, which is similar to Right-click but much easier and improved. You can use png files for better results and it is perfectly stable.

3.       A very good Email module, again very easy to configure and works perfectly.

4.        For those interested in statistics, there are modules for that also and a module for the Trashcan.

5.       You have a systray !!

All this and no confusing scripts.

Download free trial from here :

I have only used it for a few days but I have already made two themes. You can see them here:

Reply #1 Tuesday, September 22, 2009 9:04 AM

Thank you, Gef.  I've been wondering when you would realize this.  I hope to see some themes from you soon! (And would gladly pay for master themes!)

Reply #2 Tuesday, September 22, 2009 9:17 AM

DX is a super-powerful engine that can do much more than what most "skinners" use it for.  It's more than weather and clocks and calendars.

I love what JCRabbit has done with winstep.  I've used it for years.  It complements many of Stardock's products very well.

I don't think it has to be an either/or . . it's more of what fits your needs best.

Reply #3 Tuesday, September 22, 2009 9:38 AM

For some of us it is also about the money, there just isn't enough to have every piece of software.

Reply #4 Tuesday, September 22, 2009 9:44 AM

You don't need every piece of software.  All you need is Winstep Xtreme.

Reply #5 Tuesday, September 22, 2009 9:45 AM

I'am happy with the 3 yahoo widget I use.  No need for something else.

Reply #6 Tuesday, September 22, 2009 9:58 AM

GregII I'm very happy with using the Stardock software, provides me with what I need. 

Reply #7 Tuesday, September 22, 2009 10:27 AM

More precicely:

[I] don't need every piece of software.  All [I] need is Winstep Xtreme.
Differnet strokes for differnt folks, right?

Reply #8 Tuesday, September 22, 2009 10:35 AM


Is that like internet ? 

Reply #9 Tuesday, September 22, 2009 11:45 AM

I have used Winstep Xtreme for a couple of years, in conjunction with my ObjectDesktop components and have been more than happy with the marriage between the two... it's like having the best of both worlds.

I must admit, however, that I do prefer the Xtreme weather and email modules to DX widgets... they are easy to configure and work like a charm.  The CPU and RAM meters work great also, whereas I had some issues with DX CPU/RAM meters not working correctly in Vista.

In any event, Winstep Xtreme is worth every penny... as is OD.

Leo the Lion
Reply #10 Tuesday, September 22, 2009 11:40 PM

I have often wondered if I should try Winstep and maybe its a good time to give it a go. I like the look of the themes you made, gef........professional and easy on the eye

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