Stardock Announces Object Desktop 2016, a Complete Windows Customization Experience

Object Desktop 2016 is loaded with software applications and capabilities for customization, desktop enhancement, and personal productivity

By on September 1, 2015 1:00:00 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

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Plymouth, MI - September 1, 2015 - Today, Stardock announced the release of Object Desktop 2016, a popular suite of over a dozen different software applications that give PC users the tools they need to make Windows® work they way they want it to.

Object Desktop 2016 includes popular software applications such as Start8 /Start10, Fences, DeskScapes, WindowBlinds, Tiles, and more. Additionally, this suite now also features two new software applications, Multiplicity and SpaceMonger, as well as the beta version of Fences 3, a popular desktop organization app.  The suite has also seen Windows 10 compatibility and feature upgrades for WindowFX, Launch, and other products with more on the way.

The applications in Object Desktop 2016 offer many customization options, enabling PC users to customize the Windowsuser interface to look and behave how they want it to. Popular customizations include bringing back the Windows 7 style Start menu, organizing desktop shortcuts, adding virtual desktops, applying animated wallpapers, and creating many other stunning visual effects.

Object Desktop 2016 also provides essential applications to improve a user’s personal  productivity such as the ability to organize, control multiple PCs with a single keyboard and mouse with Multiplicity, and manage PC, network, and cloud storage with SpaceMonger.

Owners of the the Object Desktop Suite receive product updates and new product additions at no charge during their license period.

Object Desktop is available for $49.99 and can be downloaded at www.objectdesktop.com.

 

About Stardock

Stardock is a developer and publisher of PC games and desktop software founded in 1991 by nationally recognized technology expert Brad Wardell. Located in Plymouth, Michigan, Stardock is a powerful leader in the video gaming and software development world.  Its PC games include Sins of a Solar Empire, the critically acclaimed Galactic Civilizations series, and the highly anticipated upcoming Ashes of the Singularity. Stardock puts the user experience first through software that enriches the Windows experience for everyone from casual computer users to highly technical professionals. Products offered by Stardock include Start8, Start10, Fences, WindowBlinds, Multiplicity, and more. www.stardock.com

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September 1, 2015 1:37:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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September 1, 2015 3:59:50 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Object Desktop Infinite is gone?

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September 1, 2015 5:32:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I couldn't find any compatibility information.  Does this release mean WindowBlinds is Win 10 compatible?

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September 1, 2015 7:50:51 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Awesome sauce!

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September 1, 2015 8:35:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting gevansmd,

Does this release mean WindowBlinds is Win 10 compatible?

Not yet.  You'll know when it is....as its name will change. [it won't have '8' in it]...

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September 1, 2015 10:32:39 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

In the email I received there is no mention in 'Windows 10 Support Coming Soon' of Decor8. Is this going to be updated to work on Windows 10? And if so I guess it will have a name change? The email had no mention of Iconpackager? Is this great proggy going to get some Windows 10 love too?

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September 2, 2015 1:41:29 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Leo, IconPackager doesn't function correctly on Windows 7 or Windows 8. I have given up on it. It would be nice if it could work correctly on Windows 10, but frankly, I'm gonna have to see widespread success before I try it.

 

Not sure what function Decor10 would have, but then, I didn't use Decor8 either.

Just my 2 cents.

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September 2, 2015 5:20:55 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Looks like I got (back) in just in time. 

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September 2, 2015 10:21:56 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Leo the Lion,

In the email I received there is no mention in 'Windows 10 Support Coming Soon' of Decor8. Is this going to be updated to work on Windows 10? And if so I guess it will have a name change? The email had no mention of Iconpackager? Is this great proggy going to get some Windows 10 love too?

Love was requested for Iconpackager in Vista; Win 7 and Win 8.... and now again for Win 10.

Will it happen?  Probably not!

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September 2, 2015 11:37:29 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Unfortunately I get less and less value from my subscription. Skins coming out for WB are less and lesser my taste not given they are incomplete and inconsistent in so many ways sometimes, so I don't even have it installed. Decor and Launch are pretty useless now that Win10 has the startmenu back and even more with Start10. IconPackager is in wrecks, ObjecDock (I know, not part of ODNT) is not maintaiend in ages, DesktopX is dead, I don't need animated Wallpapers at all and I could go on. Pretty sad, if You ask me.

 

Oh, and I bought Multiplicity and Spacemonger over at Edgerunner before they where part of OD (again), so those don't count for me.

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September 2, 2015 11:44:58 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting c242,

Oh, and I bought Multiplicity and Spacemonger over at Edgerunner before they where part of OD (again), so those don't count for me

I did the same, but they still show up for me in my ObjectDesktop downloads.

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September 2, 2015 11:46:54 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Leo the Lion,

The email had no mention of Iconpackager? Is this great proggy going to get some Windows 10 love too?

 

it's not mentioned on the Object Desktop website: http://www.stardock.com/products/odnt/

 

you can also compare the "Get it now" pages of Object Desktop component with the one of Icon Packager:

http://www.stardock.com/products/fences/download.asp

http://www.stardock.com/products/start10/download.asp

http://www.stardock.com/products/iconpackager/download.asp

 

doubt you'll get an official answer though  

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September 3, 2015 2:28:45 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yeah great, another useful prog biting the dust and even more sad considering Win 10s ugly default icons, that show up everywhere even when IP should have changed them. And I resist to let anyone else unknown mess with my dlls or patch my system with obsure 'packs'.

RedneckDude: I have MPC Pro, so that one is different to the OD one, not sure if Spacemonger is the same.

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September 3, 2015 3:43:48 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Carl, I do as well, and Multiplicity Pro isn't the same. But Multiplicity Pro is only needed on one PC, the primary. The ODNT version is good for all the secondaries.

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September 3, 2015 5:43:28 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Iconpackager used to be great, at one time. Now its listed as legacy and I fear it'll go the same way as Desktop X. Stuck in limbo until poof...all gone.  [e digicons]:'([/e]

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September 6, 2015 1:43:30 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I've been an OD susciber almost from the start.It is now a shadow of what it once was and decline is across the board.Once a pioneer now just tending a cow.Soooo disapointed with this company and much sadness for all the great artists and other suscribers. Many things were never fixed and others just faded out. Time to move I guess...   

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September 6, 2015 4:26:27 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Bonjour

Trés déçu de stardock , et wincustomize , de moins en moins de peau , d'icone , de cursors etc... et,  tout est payants , je pense , que cette socièté se repose sur ses lauriers.

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September 6, 2015 11:12:04 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Object Desktop is available for $49.99 and can be downloaded at www.objectdesktop.com.

A good company would make it clear to possible customers that most of the products will not work with Windows 10 though until sometime in the distant future !

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September 6, 2015 1:47:52 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting gef,

Object Desktop is available for $49.99 and can be downloaded at www.objectdesktop.com.

A good company would make it clear to possible customers that most of the products will not work with Windows 10 though until sometime in the distant future !

 

http://www.stardock.com/products/odnt/?utm_source=sdpresspage&utm_medium=forumpost&utm_content=odnturl&utm_campaign=Object%20Desktop%202016 

 

 

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September 7, 2015 2:15:08 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting blazz,

I've been an OD susciber almost from the start.It is now a shadow of what it once was and decline is across the board.Once a pioneer now just tending a cow.Soooo disapointed with this company and much sadness for all the great artists and other suscribers. Many things were never fixed and others just faded out. Time to move I guess...   

I agree, OD is a shadow of its former self, what with the disappearance of DesktopX, among others.  It's all well and good to develop new software for new OSes, but the old favourites like Iconpackager NEED to be maintained [and updated] in order to make desktop enhancement complete.  I mean, what's the point of customising all other elements of the GUI and leaving MS' dirty old default cons on-screen.... especially in Win 10.  They'd have to be the butt ugliest icons I've ever seen... they're nauseating at best.

My refusal to upgrade to Win 10 is, in part, due to the unavailability of compatible Windowblinds and Iconpackager for it.  I simply could not bear to look at 10's GUI and default icons for the next few months, so Win 8.1 will remain on all my machines bar one.... which will be used to evaluate and modify Win 10 to see if it is fit for my personal use.  If not!  I'll ditch it.

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September 7, 2015 3:07:25 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting starkers,


Quoting blazz,

I've been an OD susciber almost from the start.It is now a shadow of what it once was and decline is across the board.Once a pioneer now just tending a cow.Soooo disapointed with this company and much sadness for all the great artists and other suscribers. Many things were never fixed and others just faded out. Time to move I guess...   



I agree, OD is a shadow of its former self, what with the disappearance of DesktopX, among others.  It's all well and good to develop new software for new OSes, but the old favourites like Iconpackager NEED to be maintained [and updated] in order to make desktop enhancement complete.  I mean, what's the point of customising all other elements of the GUI and leaving MS' dirty old default cons on-screen.... especially in Win 10.  They'd have to be the butt ugliest icons I've ever seen... they're nauseating at best.

My refusal to upgrade to Win 10 is, in part, due to the unavailability of compatible Windowblinds and Iconpackager for it.  I simply could not bear to look at 10's GUI and default icons for the next few months, so Win 8.1 will remain on all my machines bar one.... which will be used to evaluate and modify Win 10 to see if it is fit for my personal use.  If not!  I'll ditch it.



I totally agree with you!
It's sad how Stardock has forgotten what made them great.

Hell even ther support is slow now my last support ticket is still not answered after little more then a week!

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September 7, 2015 4:19:37 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting SCORPION2000net,

I totally agree with you!
It's sad how Stardock has forgotten what made them great.

Precisely, while Start8/Start10 are important for additions for Stardock and the new OSes, the core apps of ObjectDesktop have been neglected, like IconPackager, for instance, and long-time users have been let down.  For me, and I'm sure many other users, IconPackager is a KEY component that completes the UI transformation and helps create an entire desktop theme.  Without it, something is missing, so IP needs some TLC and updating to ensure users are provided a complete desktop experience on all OSes, rather than something that's only half done.

 

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September 8, 2015 12:52:15 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Pity, that noone ist caring for our concerns. Been there, left frustrated. There are tons of postings trying to help with bug reports and good suggestions for IP and others rotting in the dated forums.

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September 8, 2015 4:18:10 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Oh, crap! I was one of those idiots that just purchased Object Desktop because I moved from Win7 to Win10 and I wanted to customize the appearance of Win10. Now I see that most of Object Desktop doesn't even apply for Win10! None of the themes at Wincustomize work, what was the point of buying this? I had already purchased Start10, and I bought Object Dock a few years ago (and it isn't even included in the Object Desktop suite, so what does that mean? Is it also fading away?) Is there any way to get a refund? I seriously have no use for Object Desktop on Win10 aside from Start10, which I had already bought standalone.

Reading this thread doesn't fill me with optimism that Win10 will ever be supported by Stardock UI development the way earlier versions of Windows evidently were. I just have great timing, I guess.

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September 8, 2015 11:02:31 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

The apps within the suite are being worked on for Windows 10, as has been stated. Please be patient while they are developed/updated.

Keep an eye on this page for any updates:

http://forums.stardock.com/469435/page/1/ 

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