July 2021 Desktop Screenshots

Thursday, July 1, 2021 by DrJBHL | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

Welcome to July!

Heat wave here...so, wanted a "cool" theme, at least temperature wise. Also, loved V's Trident theme.

Post yours!

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SimplexDesigns
Reply #1 Thursday, July 1, 2021 4:30 AM

Since Windows 11 no longer has toolbars or Bins no longer works for grouped taskbar icons. I found a replacement for the time being using this cool app: https://github.com/tjackenpacken/taskbar-groups

1nsomn1ac
Reply #2 Saturday, July 3, 2021 5:51 PM

LightStar
Reply #3 Sunday, July 4, 2021 8:40 PM

Will be releasing a new Windowblinds Master Skin on the site soon called The Blues. Should be on the site by July 12th as it's Stardock Spring Break week. Enjoy!

1nsomn1ac
Reply #4 Monday, July 5, 2021 2:08 AM

LightStar

Will be releasing a new Windowblinds Master Skin on the site soon called The Blues. Should be on the site by July 12th as it's Stardock Spring Break week. Enjoy!

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always amazes me how you can make a wb so fast, and never run out of ideas. how? tell me  

Chasbo
Reply #5 Monday, July 5, 2021 8:36 AM

LightStar
Reply #6 Monday, July 5, 2021 9:02 AM

1nsomn1ac


Quoting LightStar,

Will be releasing a new Windowblinds Master Skin on the site soon called The Blues. Should be on the site by July 12th as it's Stardock Spring Break week. Enjoy!

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always amazes me how you can make a wb so fast, and never run out of ideas. how? tell me  

Well, that's a really simple answer. I get inspired by a color, a look, a pattern, anything... and then I toy with some ideas until I come up with something I like. I begin with the start menu, and then I base the rest of the skin around the look of the start menu.  I am a Disabled Veteran and I am 70 years old, so I do not go many places unless I need to, so I spend 10-14 hours a day, sometimes more, working on these designs. Some are Master Skins, some are free. When I get paid by Stardock 4 times a year for my Master Skin sales (which have been horrible for the past 3 payments), I then give that money to help the poor and needy (which can be verified).

I have been designing skins since the late 1990's when I did .MSstyle's for Windows XP using a company called TGTSoft's software (StyleXP and SkinBuilder), but when WIndows 7 came out, they shut down and I began using Stardock's great products and have been ever since. Hope this answers your question.

SamEVO
Reply #7 Monday, July 5, 2021 9:15 AM

LightStar

When I get paid by Stardock 4 times a year for my Master Skin sales (which have been horrible for the past 3 payments), I then give that money to help the poor and needy (which can be verified).

I have been designing skins since the late 1990's when I did .MSstyle's for Windows XP using a company called TGTSoft's software (StyleXP and SkinBuilder), but when WIndows 7 came out, they shut down and I began using Stardock's great products and have been ever since. Hope this answers your question.

 

I've known Tom For many years and I can definitely verify these statements. Tom is a great guy who is constantly helping others and never he asks for anything in return. 

Back in the day when I was one-click porting msstyles to WB and before Tom started making WB skins, he always allowed me to port his and even helped with images that needed fine-tuning. 

 

LightStar

I am a Disabled Veteran and I am 70 years old, so I do not go many places unless I need to

 

I can verify this too. He doesn't get out much. Who can blame him? He has a very nice house with a view of the river.  You may run into him at the local computer shop if you're lucky. 

LightStar
Reply #8 Monday, July 5, 2021 9:20 AM

Thanks for the support John, much appreciated.  🙂

1nsomn1ac
Reply #9 Monday, July 5, 2021 10:24 AM

LightStar


Quoting 1nsomn1ac,






Quoting LightStar,



Will be releasing a new Windowblinds Master Skin on the site soon called The Blues. Should be on the site by July 12th as it's Stardock Spring Break week. Enjoy!



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always amazes me how you can make a wb so fast, and never run out of ideas. how? tell me  



Well, that's a really simple answer. I get inspired by a color, a look, a pattern, anything... and then I toy with some ideas until I come up with something I like. I begin with the start menu, and then I base the rest of the skin around the look of the start menu.  I am a Disabled Veteran and I am 70 years old, so I do not go many places unless I need to, so I spend 10-14 hours a day, sometimes more, working on these designs. Some are Master Skins, some are free. When I get paid by Stardock 4 times a year for my Master Skin sales (which have been horrible for the past 3 payments), I then give that money to help the poor and needy (which can be verified).

I have been designing skins since the late 1990's when I did .MSstyle's for Windows XP using a company called TGTSoft's software (StyleXP and SkinBuilder), but when WIndows 7 came out, they shut down and I began using Stardock's great products and have been ever since. Hope this answers your question.

yes it does  

no wonder, you've been doing this for more than 30 years. wow!

i like your skins, but i like your personality more, you're a good guy, much respect Lightstar, stay healty  

SamEVO


Quoting LightStar,

When I get paid by Stardock 4 times a year for my Master Skin sales (which have been horrible for the past 3 payments), I then give that money to help the poor and needy (which can be verified).

I have been designing skins since the late 1990's when I did .MSstyle's for Windows XP using a company called TGTSoft's software (StyleXP and SkinBuilder), but when WIndows 7 came out, they shut down and I began using Stardock's great products and have been ever since. Hope this answers your question.



 

I've known Tom For many years and I can definitely verify these statements. Tom is a great guy who is constantly helping others and never he asks for anything in return. 

Back in the day when I was one-click porting msstyles to WB and before Tom started making WB skins, he always allowed me to port his and even helped with images that needed fine-tuning. 

 


Quoting LightStar,

I am a Disabled Veteran and I am 70 years old, so I do not go many places unless I need to



 

I can verify this too. He doesn't get out much. Who can blame him? He has a very nice house with a view of the river.  You may run into him at the local computer shop if you're lucky. 

agree, i also noticed.

btw, do you remember what sks version that still can do porting msstyles?

LightStar
Reply #10 Monday, July 5, 2021 10:46 AM

If I remember correctly, that would be SkinStudio 4.3 to 4.6, but good luck on finding either of those versions, they were for Windows XP.

1nsomn1ac
Reply #11 Monday, July 5, 2021 1:38 PM

LightStar

If I remember correctly, that would be SkinStudio 4.3 to 4.6, but good luck on finding either of those versions, they were for Windows XP.

the oldest i have is 5.01, gonna give it a try but file extension is sdc, it's a stardock central back up, i give up  

JanOscar
Reply #12 Monday, July 5, 2021 2:48 PM

You have a pm, 1nsomn1ac.

1nsomn1ac
Reply #13 Tuesday, July 6, 2021 12:06 AM

JanOscar

You have a pm, 1nsomn1ac.

yes, thanks Jan, i've just replied it  

1nsomn1ac
Reply #14 Wednesday, July 7, 2021 1:23 PM

1nsomn1ac
Reply #15 Monday, July 12, 2021 3:59 PM

thanks Jan, will try to update all my fav old wb since no one's gonna do it for me.

even the authors seems to have forgotten about their beautiful creations, while i'm still using them  

LightStar
Reply #16 Monday, July 12, 2021 4:26 PM

Sorry, but vStyler no longer does WB skins, hasn't for years. Those that were updated were done by me for him (with his permission of course). There are still a bunch of them to do, it just takes time.

silverfox491
Reply #17 Monday, July 12, 2021 5:25 PM

vStyler made some cool skins back in the day.

 

1nsomn1ac
Reply #18 Monday, July 12, 2021 6:05 PM

LightStar

Sorry, but vStyler no longer does WB skins, hasn't for years. Those that were updated were done by me for him (with his permission of course). There are still a bunch of them to do, it just takes time.

ahh i see, so many wb with so many substyles will definitely take a lot of time to update.
i've been waiting for these 2 get updated, but after 14 years and all hope is lost, i know what to do.
these 2 aren't easy because of the texture on the start panel & the unusual shapes, need to do some calculations to ensure that not a single pixel deviates. but it's fun, quite happy with the result  

silverfox491

vStyler made some cool skins back in the day.

 

he did, but don't forget about Lightstar, i just don't dare to do anything with his skins coz he's still around  

JanOscar
Reply #19 Thursday, July 15, 2021 2:37 PM
teddybearcholla
Reply #20 Thursday, July 15, 2021 3:56 PM

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  The wall also?

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