Personalize your Windows start screen with Decor8! BETA Available Now.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by Island Dog | Discussion: WinCustomize News

Windows 8 limits your start screen customization options to only 10 provided background images and a few pre-defined color schemes. Decor8 removes these limitations and provides the freedom to personalize your start screen with your own images and colors.

FEATURES

  • Personalize the Windows 8 Start screen with background images and colors
  • Dozens of additional backgrounds included
  • Use your own personal photos and images
  • Randomize the background images at timed intervals for a unique look
  • Customize the start screen color scheme
  • Control the number of rows of tiles available on the start screen

HOW TO GET IT

The Decor8 Beta is available as a free 30-day trial and can be purchased for only $4.99.

Purchase Decor8 today to get access to the Beta now and receive a free update to the final version when it releases this Fall. https://www.stardock.com/products/decor8/


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • Windows 8

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DrJBHL
Reply #1 Thursday, November 8, 2012 1:16 PM
Wizard1956
Reply #2 Thursday, November 8, 2012 1:45 PM

The name choice is brilliant!

SD should get a commission from MS. This and Start8 should increase Windows 8 sales substantially.

DrJBHL
Reply #3 Thursday, November 8, 2012 2:11 PM

I agree, Wiz. The name choice was very clever indeed. 

RedneckDude
Reply #4 Thursday, November 8, 2012 2:57 PM

Wow...lol...this should be cool! 

Nutshell69
Reply #5 Thursday, November 8, 2012 4:04 PM

Great new Addition !

 

xinh2
Reply #6 Thursday, November 8, 2012 4:20 PM

Will this be part of Object Desktop?

Neil Banfield
Reply #7 Thursday, November 8, 2012 4:40 PM

xinh2
Will this be part of Object Desktop?

Yes.

RedneckDude
Reply #8 Thursday, November 8, 2012 7:59 PM

Windows8 is now Decor8ted. Thanks!  

Phoon
Reply #9 Thursday, November 8, 2012 8:50 PM

I can't begin to express my complete and utter appreciation for this app.

Thank you Stardock for proving leadership in the customization world and giving us a sorely needed app that genuinely adds value.

This was a key piece that Windows 8 was missing.

WebGizmos
Reply #10 Thursday, November 8, 2012 8:59 PM

Who ever says customization is dead should be flogged! Severely!

DrJBHL
Reply #11 Thursday, November 8, 2012 9:32 PM

Phoon
This was a key piece that Windows 8 was missing.

And... it's getting good reviews!

http://www.ghacks.net/2012/11/08/stardock-decor8-personalize-the-windows-8-start-screen/

 

Skarny
Reply #12 Friday, November 9, 2012 12:21 AM

Little bug - can't seem to de-select a single wallpaper after ctrl+selecting multiple. I can only click one, clearing the list except for that one, and then reselect again. Using Mouse.

Skarny
Reply #13 Friday, November 9, 2012 12:44 AM

Oh, but otherwise - love it so far! Really pleased to be able to continue sticking with the Stardock family/suite of software and that it keeps growing and adapting so effectively.

In W7 I enjoyed the default theme so much I never really used Windowblinds - but now I can hardly wait!

captainmoonlight
Reply #14 Friday, November 9, 2012 1:54 AM

thanks  star dock windows 8 plus hardwood wall

Skarny
Reply #15 Friday, November 9, 2012 2:23 AM

Could Stardock change the ration by which the background moves relative to the scroll? e.g. we could have 1:1 scrolling, put a nice glass 'shelf' background image behind the tiles and sliding them would slide the background making it feel like the whole thing is sliding at once?

Budaii
Reply #16 Friday, November 9, 2012 2:51 AM

I do not like Windows 8. Therefore, I would prefer if Stardock would focus less on Windows 8 than on fixing bugs in WindowBlinds, IconPackager and so on for Windows 7.

Skarny
Reply #17 Friday, November 9, 2012 8:20 AM

I do not like Windows 8. Therefore, I would prefer if Stardock focus more on making it better. Nah, I know where you are coming from vwaldbrun, Stardock will have their work cut out for them as W7 is probably going to persist as long, if not longer than XP did when Vista and 7 came along.

Uvah
Reply #18 Friday, November 9, 2012 8:41 AM

You guys are making it vey hard for me. You know that! I'm gonna start saving up my pennies for the 40 dollar upgrade. *Sniffles*.

Neil Banfield
Reply #19 Friday, November 9, 2012 9:44 AM

vwaldbrunn
I do not like Windows 8. Therefore, I would prefer if Stardock would focus less on Windows 8 than on fixing bugs in WindowBlinds, IconPackager and so on for Windows 7.

Worry not, WindowBlinds and Deskscapes are on our list for updates too and you can expect Windows 7 users to gain things with the new versions.

RedneckDude
Reply #20 Friday, November 9, 2012 10:45 AM

captainmoonlight
thanks  star dock windows 8 plus hardwood wallReduced 46%Original 1280 x 800
Nice wood!!!   hehe

 

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