Windows 8 Pro and Stardock Stuff

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By on September 23, 2012 12:28:51 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

RedneckDude

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Let me start by saying this is not official information.

 

 

Things I have working on Windows 8 Pro:

Modern Mix 

Start8

Decor8

Deskscapes 8

DesktopX Pro 4.0 Beta (3.96)

CursorFX Plus

Multiplicity 2

Fences 2

Sound Packager

Object Dock Plus 2.0 and 1.9

Tiles

WindowFX

Object Media

Icon Packager

Icon Developer

 

EDITED.

 

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September 23, 2012 2:02:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Promising yet again

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September 23, 2012 2:54:56 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

What about RightClick?

Just for the hell of it.....

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September 23, 2012 3:44:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

OK.

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September 23, 2012 4:53:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I think you will find the version of WindowFX that works on Windows 8 is 5.1 not 5.01.

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September 23, 2012 5:21:50 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Snowman,
What about RightClick?

Just for the hell of it.....

Crashes explorer.

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September 23, 2012 5:22:17 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Neil Banfield,
I think you will find the version of WindowFX that works on Windows 8 is 5.1 not 5.01.

 

Corrected...thanks. 

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September 23, 2012 6:44:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

You know, this is kinda' amazing. With all this research and devolopment going on, Win8 may turn out to be quite useful thanks to Stardock. DANG !!! and I was sooooo deadset on NOT venturing into that territory. Does that make me wishy-washy ??                    -- Ace --

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September 23, 2012 7:00:33 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Will Dream work in 8? I really love that program...

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September 23, 2012 7:18:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,

Quoting Snowman, reply 2What about RightClick?

Just for the hell of it.....


Crashes explorer.

As expected. One more reason not to look ahead, but backwards.

Quoting 80sman,
Will Dream work in 8? I really love that program...

One can allways... *puts on sunglasses* dream...

YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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September 23, 2012 10:34:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Damn, so am I now supposed to be excited about the pending release of Windows 8?  

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October 13, 2012 5:48:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Philly0381,
Damn, so am I now supposed to be excited about the pending release of Windows 8?  

If you have to ask...

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November 5, 2012 9:37:01 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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November 5, 2012 9:43:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

EDIT:  Icon Packager tested and working.

          Icon Developer tested and working.

 

 

          IconX tested, working, except for it removes the wallpaper.

 

          Object Media working.

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November 15, 2012 7:42:13 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Oh, BTW....Start8 and Decor8 both work wonderfully too.....hehe...

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November 16, 2012 4:07:44 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

CursorFX Plus (Cursor disappears on metro....use CTRL + shift + C to disable CFX temporarily. Do the same to re-enable.)

Thanks for that tip I hate using the default cursor 

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November 23, 2012 1:31:12 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

EDIT: DesktopX Pro 3.5 worked on the Windows 8 eval. Not working on Windows 8 Pro.  [e digicons]:'([/e]

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November 23, 2012 4:52:56 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

As W8 is the norm Stardock loses at least one faithful client (been since OS/2) No way in hell i am going to install the MS cash machine. I can understand MS is frantically looking to retain their 30.000% profit margin but in the (finally) changing world that is going to be impossible.

So they put their beady eye on the successes of Apple and Google stores and want a piece of that action. Since they are proprietary they'll go the Apple route, and add to it that only MS store installed programs will function giving them total control over what you install and what you pay.

W8 is the first step. W9 will be the next. Till enough sheeple jumped onboard to exercise le coup de grace and take out the possibility of installing unapproved (by MS) applications.

At least that is their road plan.

By then an Android desktop will be available, and count me in. If my tablet is anything to go by it'll be sweet. 

 

 

But my renewal for Objectdesk will be unforthcoming next year. The current w7 with my stardock applications will serve me fine for many years to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 28, 2013 1:06:23 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

want windowblinds for 8 or  i wont  renew

moon_dancer

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November 2, 2013 11:22:35 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Sorry to necro this thread, but I tried to install Sound Packager on my new Win8 laptop, and Object Desktop Manager tells me that it is not compatible with Win 8.  Have things changed since the OP said that it was working on Win8?

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November 2, 2013 11:38:13 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Publius, Sound Packager will not install via SDC or ODM. The version I have archived from the store (V. 1.3.0.29), standalone installer, will install and works fine on my Windows 8.1 Pro MCE x64.

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November 2, 2013 11:50:46 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks very much for your prompt reply.  The version I downloaded from the Stardock "My Downloads" page is 1.31.0, and the installer refuses to run, again saying that my OS doesn't meet the requirements of Sound Packager.  Perhaps they've updated it, or perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I'm on Win8 Home Edition instead of Pro. 

Oh well.  Was hoping to get my Babylon 5 sounds back.  I guess I'm SOL.

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November 2, 2013 12:12:57 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

One more point as to why it is good to let SDC/ODM archive your apps. 

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November 2, 2013 12:41:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Publius, you have a PM. 

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November 3, 2013 12:03:51 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Any list like this for 8.1? I read somewhere else that WB had issues.

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November 3, 2013 3:45:01 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting JuniorCrooks,

Any list like this for 8.1? I read somewhere else that WB had issues.

Where did you read this?

WB is quite happy on my Windows 8.1, but as with any OS you cannot assure that WB will function perfectly on -any- software configuration.

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