Object Desktop update is available for download now.

Features all new Object Desktop manager for simplified access to products included in the suite!

By on October 10, 2013 5:08:54 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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ObjectDesktop-Icon-256x256The Object Desktop suite keeps getting better! The latest update includes access to Stardock’s best productivity and customization innovations for an entire year. The all new Object Desktop manager application makes downloading and installing the components of the suite easier than ever.

Key Features:

  • 11 market-leading productivity and desktop customization products in one suite
  • Unlimited access to new product releases and updates
  • Early invitations to software betas
  • New Object Desktop manager app for automatic installs and updates

How to get it:

Object Desktop subscriptions are available at: http://www.stardock.com/products/odnt

Current subscribers can download the Object Desktop Manager application from: http://tinyurl.com/ObjectDesktopManager

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October 10, 2013 5:45:56 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

A new toy. Yaaaay!

j/k

This will be a big boon for newbies.

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October 10, 2013 5:46:33 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Does it replace SDC?

 

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October 10, 2013 6:14:48 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hi

i believe stardock central manages updates for games and all other stardock apps including object desktop.  This new Manger, when installed does recommend removing Stardock Central, however it is not required.  This Manager just works with Object Desktop components, no games, for those who dont use the games.

Cheers

GigaByte69

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October 10, 2013 7:40:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I like the "new" icon. The old Modern one looked just plain awful on my dock. Well done, SD, so long, SDC.

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October 10, 2013 8:35:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I get to play now. Ha ha........

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October 10, 2013 9:17:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I have a problem. Now that things have changed in the SD Store. My info there says my ODNT sub expires in 51 days. I am good until Dec. 2016. Can someone fix/explain this please?

 

 

Edit: It shows correctly in ODM. 

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October 11, 2013 8:47:59 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
I have a problem. Now that things have changed in the SD Store. My info there says my ODNT sub expires in 51 days. I am good until Dec. 2016. Can someone fix/explain this please?

You really need to contact support@stardock.com for issues relating to your account.  

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October 11, 2013 9:03:33 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I will be checking it out tonight! 

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October 11, 2013 10:34:33 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Question

I haven't installed the new download manager yet. I actually liked just going to the store and My Downloads. You use to see the serial numbers for each program for ones account. Everything bundled now in the download manager shows no serials. 

Do they show if you access them from the new Manager?

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October 11, 2013 10:59:06 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

it won't let me log in, keeps telling me to try again, I reset my password but didn't help.

 On the bright side I like the new icon too.

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October 11, 2013 11:03:41 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DaveBax,
I haven't installed the new download manager yet. I actually liked just going to the store and My Downloads. You use to see the serial numbers for each program for ones account. Everything bundled now in the download manager shows no serials. 

You can still go to the store and download apps individually if you wish.  The serial numbers are still there, and you can also view your serials in the OD app.

 

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October 11, 2013 11:37:16 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Island Dog,


Quoting DaveBax, reply 9I haven't installed the new download manager yet. I actually liked just going to the store and My Downloads. You use to see the serial numbers for each program for ones account. Everything bundled now in the download manager shows no serials. 



You can still go to the store and download apps individually if you wish.  The serial numbers are still there, and you can also view your serials in the OD app.

 

I can see the OD serial.

If you click on the + sign under the Object Desktop Manager you can download each program you want. However there are no serial numbers showing doing it this way. Each program use to have it's own serial number.

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October 11, 2013 11:58:15 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting DaveBax,

Quoting Island Dog, reply 11

Quoting DaveBax, reply 9I haven't installed the new download manager yet. I actually liked just going to the store and My Downloads. You use to see the serial numbers for each program for ones account. Everything bundled now in the download manager shows no serials. 



You can still go to the store and download apps individually if you wish.  The serial numbers are still there, and you can also view your serials in the OD app.

 

I can see the OD serial.

If you click on the + sign under the Object Desktop Manager you can download each program you want. However there are no serial numbers showing doing it this way. Each program use to have it's own serial number.

Any app you own as part of ObjectDesktop uses the same ObjectDesktop serial number and always has done.

As it happens there is no need for the serial number as you should not be using it during product activation at all in anything recent.

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October 11, 2013 12:12:53 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

In ODM if you go to Installed and then right click on a program you will see that there is an option to see the serial number. 

SDC also had the same option.

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October 11, 2013 12:30:10 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Ah, I didn't think before installing it. No OD+ and No MPC+ for me in ODM.

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October 11, 2013 12:32:24 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

One thing I really dislike about this piece of software is that non Object Desktop software doesn't show up in it.

 

SDC shows CursorFX and Object Dock, why doesn't this ODM app?

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October 11, 2013 12:35:36 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Island Dog,

Quoting RedneckDude, reply 6I have a problem. Now that things have changed in the SD Store. My info there says my ODNT sub expires in 51 days. I am good until Dec. 2016. Can someone fix/explain this please?



You really need to contact support@stardock.com for issues relating to your account.  

 

Done. 

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October 11, 2013 12:36:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Neil Banfield,
Any app you own as part of ObjectDesktop uses the same ObjectDesktop serial number and always has done.

As it happens there is no need for the serial number as you should not be using it during product activation at all in anything recent.

Thank you Neil. Excuse an old guy as I don't always see everything.

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October 11, 2013 3:22:32 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Will Deskscapes8 work on Win7 or do I need to get 3?

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October 11, 2013 3:41:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

DS8 works fine on 7, Ross.

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October 11, 2013 4:19:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I installed it bot my cpu is running above 70%. Normally it runs lees that 5.

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October 11, 2013 4:35:09 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

OK - it sounds interesting but I'm not sure if I should uninstall Stardock Central and then install the Object Desktop Manager.

 

One of my issues with Stardock has been they aren't always clear regarding the use of one program over another.  Sometimes they issue programs that appear to do the same thing (for example Theme Manager and My Colors) and then discontinue one without indicating the compatibility issues between the products.  I'm afraid to remove SDC for ODM and then not be notified about programs that are NOT part of Object Desktop (like ObjectDock and CursorFX) that I also own.

 

It would be helpful if Stardock would occasionally put out a list of what programs are part of Object Desktop, which ones have been discontinued and what programs are standalone and not included with the OD subscription.  I've been an subscriber of OD since the OS/2 days and I get confused.

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October 11, 2013 7:29:43 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

All the current apps for Object Desktop can always be found at it's website.

http://www.stardock.com/products/odnt/

CursorFX and ObjectDock have never been a part of Object Desktop, and I don't believe that will change.  If it ever does they would obviously be added to the supported apps.

 

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October 11, 2013 9:43:40 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Island Dog,

All the current apps for Object Desktop can always be found at it's website.

http://www.stardock.com/products/odnt/

CursorFX and ObjectDock have never been a part of Object Desktop, and I don't believe that will change.  If it ever does they would obviously be added to the supported apps.

 
Understood, but it'd be nice if the other apps would show up in the updater like they do in SDC. You know, continuing  to get all my apps in the same place would be nice. 

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October 12, 2013 6:38:24 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I installed Deskscapes on my laptop because of a Dream by Amitsaran called Uranus. It is so cool but it pushed my cpu way up there, 70%. No biggie as I let it run for a bit then changed it to one that came with Deskscapes, cpu dropped back down to less that 8%. Normal for me. Anyway I did uninstall SDC and noticed ODM listed all of my installed programs just like SDC plus the ones available and the GUI is much nicer looking. To say I'm impressed would be putting it mildly. IMO...ODM is what Theme Manager was supposed to be and it works so a big   to the devs at Stardock. You guys rock!

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