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August 2, 2016 by PoSmedley
Seems they don't want to play well together. Any one having issues with anything else? I've been holding off on updating my OD sub to see how things would work with this anniversary update.
March 3, 2016 by PoSmedley
So I have been subscribing to ODN on a monthly basis, even though it costs more in the long run, it's what I could afford or I should say 'how' I could afford it. I have received the emails saying that the monthly sub will be discontinued as of April 2016.

My question is this : Come April, will programs that have NOT been compatible with Windows 10 be updated or not?

I am referring to 

SoundPackager (which I miss dearly)IconPackager (Another I miss dearly especially now...
June 11, 2014 by PoSmedley
I have seen this posted on Facebook and am unfamiliar with it. Since I don't have ODN right now I was curious.  Is it a desktop customization suite?
March 18, 2014 by PoSmedley
I'm not sure what i did but for some reason Object Desktop Manager has decided that I don't have any Stardock software on my computer. My subscription is expired and I'm concerned because I may need to re-install Windows on my laptop and I don't know how it will effect trying to reinstall my Stardock stuff. I was actually wanting to do some skinning and make sure my stuff was as up to date and backed up before I started messing with Windows and I don't think I even have the S...
September 18, 2013 by PoSmedley
I looked around and couldn't find any other posts on this. I can't figure out why my Fences are showing the tops of icons under the first row. No matter how I resize the icons, fonts, etc., I can't hide the icons on the bottom. This started with the Fences 2.01 update.
January 31, 2012 by PoSmedley
About six years ago, Phoenixheart started a thread titled 'Rare Icon Request' which got 1907 hits in four years. I cut my teeth on Photoshop doing requests in that thread as did a few other skinners. I lost count of the icons I did. I also lost count of the Iconpackages I started or OD packs I started because of ideas I got from that thread.

Anyway.....there are a lot of great artists out here making icons for all kinds of things. So, what have you got going on with icons? Dazzle us. ...
February 7, 2010 by PoSmedley
If someone could make a Dream out of this...I would download it...over and over...and put it on every computer at my office.

Click the image...then click FUll Screen at the bottom. You may want to take a minute or two and knock back a couple shots or pop your favorite pain med.
March 9, 2008 by PoSmedley
Launchy 2.0 goes beyond it's ability to be a lightning-fast application launcher. Besides opening apps, folder, and files, you can do more with this one little application than I thought possible.Launchy can -Remember The Milk - Post reminders to Remember The MilkPost to your Google CalendarTwit with Launchy - You can set reminders on Twitters Timer and update your status on Twitter.Append text to filesSearch Google and a host of other sites like WikipediaIndex your Music, Pictures, Files, Cust...
February 4, 2008 by PoSmedley
"Time Warner's AOL has acquired Goowy, San Diego-based flash widget startup for an undisclosed sum. Widgetized versions of AOL properties could be the next step for the dinosaur ISP."

I love a good widget, so I went to check out Goowy.

"Goowy, a tiny, six-employee outfit which currently has partnerships with Brightcove, Veoh, MTV, VH1, and Red Bull, hosts and syndicates widgets developed on its own yourminis platform."

Goowy offers 'yourminis' widgets and the 'goowy webtop'. The...
February 4, 2007 by PoSmedley
Who do you know, that, like myself, is whining for their Vista Upgrade? Well, they need wait no more. Through Major Geeks I found this cool little 'Vista Upgrade' prank. I ran it myself and it's absolutely harmless (Major Geeks has been 100% good for me as far as safe downloads and programs). The graphics are great and it looks like you are actually getting the upgrade. The only flaw would be that anyone who is familiar with 'installs' would know it takes 'much' longer than what the prank does...
August 13, 2006 by PoSmedley
I don't want to offend anyone. Okay?

But what is the freakin deal with the sudden increase in skins that require Styler Tool bar to get the whole effect? If a person has to design or make the toolbar for styler, why not make all that stuff and apply it to WB's? I have seen some great skins, but end up deleting them when I find out I need styler to complete the skin.

Am I missing something? Is it possible to take the bits and pieces from the styler stuff and apply it to the wb skin in Ski...
August 12, 2006 by PoSmedley
I remeber reading a post a while ago that Stardock/WC would be adding an animated wallpaper feature. I can hardly wait. However, in the meantime...

My wife has one or two 'animated gifs' that she sets as her wallpaper (a garfield one and an office humor one). I was surprised that she could set them as backgrounds. My question is, how much of a drain is this on system resources and such? I have been toying with making something, but not if it's going to slow everything down. My understanding...