Some Sneak Previews for end of the year

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 by Frogboy | Discussion: OS Customization

Lots of exciting things happening this year.  

Stardock is actively hiring software developers to begin revamping all of Object Desktop.  You will begin to see the changes starting in mid November as new and old things alike start being added.

A few things on our plate include:

  1. Updating SoundPackager.  The sounds in Windows 10 are a bit annoying.  Stardock has a lot of audio talent here that we plan to use to revamp the sound packages that it includes as well as put dev resources into updating it.
  2. Updating Keyboard LaunchPad.  This is mostly about updating the UX and feature set to support modern apps as well as changing the defaults short-cuts.  Sorry WinAmp fans!
  3. DeskScapes 10.1.  We are going to be integrating in-app Dream creation (not just DreamMaker but a full on mini app for creating really cool effects and dreams!).
  4. NEW APP.  I can't talk about this yet but it should show up within the next month or so.  It's the biggest new customization app we've put out in years.

And that's just by end of this year!

Stay tuned!

 

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neone6
Reply #1 Tuesday, October 8, 2019 1:10 PM

I just hope us Master-skinners can keep making a few bucks futurewise whatever changes you decide to implement...

LightStar
Reply #2 Tuesday, October 8, 2019 1:26 PM

neone6

I just hope us Master-skinners can keep making a few bucks futurewise whatever changes you decide to implement...

I am sure it will be just fine Andy, they make a lot off of Master Skin sales too. 

ALMonty
Reply #3 Tuesday, October 8, 2019 1:39 PM

It's great that StarDock is updating old apps. 

Having said that I have never used Sound Packager or Keyboard LaunchPad and DeskScapes doesn't work on my desktop. So let's hope the new app is useful. 

RedneckDude
Reply #4 Tuesday, October 8, 2019 2:07 PM

As for DeskScapes, I hope you fix the current bugs before worrying about adding features. Right now, I get better performance and no bugs using Wallpaper Engine.

Frogboy
Reply #5 Tuesday, October 8, 2019 3:43 PM

RedneckDude

As for DeskScapes, I hope you fix the current bugs before worrying about adding features. Right now, I get better performance and no bugs using Wallpaper Engine.

That's good feedback.  What bugs do you get with DeskScapes?

 

neone6
Reply #6 Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:15 PM

LightStar


Quoting neone6,

I just hope us Master-skinners can keep making a few bucks futurewise whatever changes you decide to implement...



I am sure it will be just fine Andy, they make a lot off of Master Skin sales too. 

Ok, sounds good, I'll stop worrying then   

RedneckDude
Reply #7 Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:41 PM

Frogboy


Quoting RedneckDude,

As for DeskScapes, I hope you fix the current bugs before worrying about adding features. Right now, I get better performance and no bugs using Wallpaper Engine.



That's good feedback.  What bugs do you get with DeskScapes?

 

Well, currently, if I load a downloaded dream by double click, it loads all blurry. I have to reload it to get it right.  Sometimes it locks up, sometimes it crashes explorer.  

I have an 8GB graphics card, 16 GB ram, and a Ryzen7 - 8 core cpu that hyperthreads.  So it's not a power issue.

I tried sending a video to support, but they can't deal with flash, which is what Jing uses.

 

Before my fresh install of Windows10, with Deskscapes installed, every time I would load a WB, I'd end up with 3 black screens. (triple monitors)  Uninstalled DeskScapes and no more black screens.  but we got that sorted.

RedneckDude
Reply #8 Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:44 PM

neone6


Quoting LightStar,






Quoting neone6,



I just hope us Master-skinners can keep making a few bucks futurewise whatever changes you decide to implement...



I am sure it will be just fine Andy, they make a lot off of Master Skin sales too. 

Ok, sounds good, I'll stop worrying then   

I can tell you that wallpapers and dreams aren't selling.  Seems that only WB sells. Gonna try Winstep soon.

I may just have to start skinning WB.

 

neone6
Reply #9 Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:47 PM

RedneckDude

I may just have to start skinning WB.
You WON'T regret it !   

LightStar
Reply #10 Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:47 PM

RedneckDude

I may just have to start skinning WB.

 

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RedneckDude
Reply #11 Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:51 PM

neone6


Quoting RedneckDude,

I may just have to start skinning WB.

You WON'T regret it !   

LightStar


Quoting RedneckDude,

I may just have to start skinning WB.



 

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah, well the last one took months....

 

Sorry Brad, no hijack intended.

BigDogBigFeet
Reply #12 Tuesday, October 8, 2019 8:23 PM


NEW APP. I can't talk about this yet but it should show up within the next month or so. It's the biggest new customization app we've put out in years.

 

Hopes Up.  

ZubaZ
Reply #13 Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8:59 AM


Updating Keyboard LaunchPad.

I loved KLP for years but swittched over to AutoHotKey in 2018.  It might be worth looking at for some enhancementd.

ZubaZ
Reply #14 Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9:03 AM

Is SkinStudio looking to get any love in the future?

It's super-powerful but super-complex.  (Remember making skins in Paint and notepad?  )

neone6
Reply #15 Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9:17 AM


Remember making skins in Paint and notepad? 
       

Jafo
Reply #16 Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9:35 AM


(Remember making skins in Paint and notepad?

Yep...

sdRohan
Reply #17 Wednesday, October 9, 2019 3:46 PM

RedneckDude

I tried sending a video to support, but they can't deal with flash, which is what Jing uses.

Really hope you give the alternative I mentioned, ShareX, a try.  It is much more powerful than Jing (a fine app on its own) and has many more utilities (auto file upload, OCR, etc).

https://getsharex.com/

Its also free.

Sean Drohan
Stardock Support Manager

RedneckDude
Reply #18 Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:17 PM

I got it, Sean, but last I tried I couldn't reproduce the issue. Seems somewhat random.

joeKnowledge
Reply #19 Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:59 AM

Frogboyreply 5 Quoting RedneckDude, reply 4 As for DeskScapes, I hope you fix the current bugs before worrying about adding features. Right now, I get better performance and no bugs using Wallpaper Engine. That's good feedback.  What bugs do you get with DeskScapes? Well, currently, if I load a downloaded dream by double click, it loads all blurry. I have to reload it to get it right.  Sometimes it locks up, sometimes it crashes explorer.   I have an 8GB graphics card, 16 GB ram, and a Ryzen7 - 8 core cpu that hyperthreads.  So it's not a power issue. I tried sending a video to support, but they can't deal with flash, which is what Jing uses.   Before my fresh install of Windows10, with Deskscapes installed, every time I would load a WB, I'd end up with 3 black screens. (triple monitors)  Uninstalled DeskScapes and no more black screens.  but we got that sorted.

 

I got that Ryzen too and been havig issues with Deskscapes. I wonder if it has to do with AMD?

BigDogBigFeet
Reply #20 Sunday, December 1, 2019 5:27 PM

BigDogBigFeet



NEW APP. I can't talk about this yet but it should show up within the next month or so. It's the biggest new customization app we've put out in years.



 

Hopes Up.  

 

Well the next month has come and gone.

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