Object Desktop Manager 4 - BETA is Now Available!

The download manager for all apps included in Object Desktop has a new interface and improved user experience

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by Island Dog | Discussion: WinCustomize News

New Object Desktop Manager Beta Now Available
With a new interface and streamlined user experience for Object Desktop Members

Object Desktop members can download the newest beta for the Object Desktop Manager today. With it, you can easily install, update, and uninstall any of the apps that are included with your Object Desktop membership.

With Object Desktop Manager, you can:

  • Easily connect to our forums
  • Check for updates
  • Choose how apps are installed
  • Hide unused apps
  • Choose to install beta versions
  • Easily locate additional content for customization apps

The beta for Object Desktop Manager is now available and is waiting for you to download here. Thank you for being an Object Desktop member!

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Kinger
Reply #1 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 2:27 PM

Got it. So far so good. Nice and simple.

RedneckDude
Reply #2 Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:05 PM

Tells me that there are updates for my apps, when there are none.

I'm guessing in reality, it's pointing out the apps not installed. but they aren't even compatible with my system.

I guess My Downloads is still the way to get my apps.

Chasbo
Reply #3 Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:23 AM

RedneckDude

I guess My Downloads is still the way to get my apps.

That's what I do. Everything you ever bought is there. What could be easier? I'm not gonna bother with Desktop Manager unless they make it the only option. I think that would be a mistake. Why mess with what's working?

sdRohan
Reply #4 Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:00 AM

RedneckDude

Tells me that there are updates for my apps, when there are none.

What apps RND?  Can you post a screenshot?

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Sean Drohan
Stardock Customer Service Manager

RedneckDude
Reply #5 Thursday, May 23, 2019 3:46 PM

Sean, it's the system tray icon that informs me of updates.  Actually, I right click the icon and it says "view updates". 

 

I was thinking it gave me a notification yesterday as well, but I just started a new job after 15 years of retirement, so I am a bit tired, memory may be fuzzy.

RedneckDude
Reply #6 Friday, May 24, 2019 3:58 PM

sdRohan

What apps RND? Can you post a screenshot?

 

 

 

I'm running Windows 10.

sdRohan
Reply #7 Friday, May 24, 2019 4:31 PM

Where is it telling you that you have updates, RND?

RedneckDude

I'm guessing in reality, it's pointing out the apps not installed. but they aren't even compatible with my system.

While Theme manager is debatable, all the apps in the list are compatible with Win10 RND.

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Sean Drohan
Stardock Customer Service Manager

RedneckDude
Reply #8 Friday, May 24, 2019 5:20 PM

sdRohan

While Theme manager is debatable, all the apps in the list are compatible with Win10 RND.
Ok, my bad. I thought Launch was a Windows 8 only app. Didn't know Keyboard Launchpad was good on 10.

 

The system tray icon tells me every day that there are updates, yet there aren't any.  The next time it happens (tomorrow, I guess) I'll post a screenshot.

RedneckDude
Reply #9 Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:50 PM

@Sean

 

Today, the tray icon showed up, on it's own.  If I right click it, I get View Updates, and Exit.

 

RedneckDude
Reply #10 Sunday, May 26, 2019 1:13 PM

Again today, there's the icon, but there are no updates.  Uninstall time, I guess.  ODM still buggy.

RedneckDude
Reply #11 Sunday, May 26, 2019 1:17 PM

Oddly, it seems to be a double install....

 

Chasbo
Reply #12 Sunday, May 26, 2019 5:04 PM

RedneckDude

I was thinking it gave me a notification yesterday as well, but I just started a new job after 15 years of retirement, so I am a bit tired, memory may be fuzzy.

Oh my. I've been off since December 2018 and I'm starting a job this coming Wednesday. The job requires me to be physically fit, somewhat. Anyway it's too bad when old guys have to keep working. Have to pay for my wife's health care somehow so I work. 

ALMonty
Reply #13 Sunday, May 26, 2019 5:40 PM

I might be missing something, but how do you get the icon on the system tray or does it just show when you get an update?

sdRohan
Reply #14 Tuesday, May 28, 2019 9:56 AM

RedneckDude

Tells me that there are updates for my apps, when there are none.

Are all your Stardock apps installed in their default location?

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Sean Drohan
Stardock Customer Service Manager

RedneckDude
Reply #15 Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:41 AM

Yes, Sean. I have never moved any applications, from any vendor, from the original directories. Other than Steam games.

 

 

RedneckDude
Reply #16 Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:44 AM

ALMonty

I might be missing something, but how do you get the icon on the system tray or does it just show when you get an update?
That appears to be the scenario, Al. But it apparently shows up when it THINKS there are updates.

 

Actually, upon further ponderance, I bet if I told it not to check for updates, it wouldn't show up at all. I think maybe it only shows up upon checking for updates. I would test this theory, but I already uninstalled it.  It never worked correctly, and I dunno why I thought it would now.

 

Something is also wonky about it showing up twice in my uninstaller.

sdRohan
Reply #17 Tuesday, May 28, 2019 11:31 AM

RedneckDude

Again today, there's the icon, but there are no updates.  Uninstall time, I guess.  ODM still buggy.

As a test, I installed WB 10.74.  ODM told me there was an update:

And ODM shows 'Update' in the list.  

 

What may be a good idea for us is to put any updates at the top instead of like here, where WB is all the way at the bottom - some may be missing it - think there is no update when there is.

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Sean Drohan
Stardock Customer Service Manager

RedneckDude
Reply #18 Tuesday, May 28, 2019 12:33 PM

RedneckDude

Actually, upon further ponderance, I bet if I told it not to check for updates, it wouldn't show up at all. I think maybe it only shows up upon checking for updates.

 

Yes Sean, good idea.  As for me, there were no updates.  I didn't get the popup window that you show in your screenshot. I only got the one you get on right click. Which is why I think the icon only shows up upon checking for updates, which confused this redneck.

RedneckDude
Reply #19 Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:01 PM

Apparently the quote system is messed up...lol.

 

ALMonty
Reply #20 Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:32 PM

Thanks Jim. I don't have it set to start when windows starts. I did use it to reinstall WB from that little problem 1903 has. I still like the old fashion way by going to my account.

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