ZubaZ's Articles
November 13, 2019 by ZubaZ
I met some of my best friends on this site. Thank!
November 13, 2018 by ZubaZ
I know I'm not as active as I once was but I'm lurking daily. It's crazy that the babiies of memebers when I started out here are now in high-school. Great products brought me here and great people kept me here. Many thanks to T-Man, _Andrew, Nickie, SexyMat, KarmaGirl, Nakor, and of course Frogboy for all they've done at the WinCustomize and Stardock forums.
September 11, 2017 by ZubaZ
This beta addresses an Insider Creators issue where a user would have to log out to apply the shadow color when automatically using window border color. Any and all feedback is appreciated. Current ShadowFX users and Object Desktop members can download the beta from your Stardock account.  Learn more about ShadowFX here.  
August 21, 2017 by ZubaZ
Last week, as a joke, I posted an image to Facebook of what (I thought) would be an awesome t-shirt design for my birthday today (which also happens to feature an eclipse across much of the US. Wincustomize member teddybearcholla took it upon herself to make one and send it to me. In the fifteen years (!!!) I have been a member here I am constantly surprised at what great friendships I have made.   You all are pretty great! (but teddybearcholla is super-great today!) ...
July 28, 2017 by ZubaZ
It is with sadness that I report that one of our own is ill. Xiandi has been a member of our community since 2007 and has created some amazing skins. Her body is no longer able to tolerate her chemo treatments and she is now under hospice care at the hospital. She has put up a good fight. She said to tell you that she loves each and every one of you. It's fairly near Stardock HQ so I will be going over today to visit.  I will happily take your good thoughts with me. My favorite ...
November 15, 2016 by ZubaZ
I have three events on my calendar that have lasted through many event purges; my wife's birthday, our anniversary, and joining this place. It is still the most friendly group of internet denizens around. Thanks!~
September 16, 2012 by ZubaZ
If you aim at nothing, you are sure to hit it.  But if you at least try . . something might happen, right? I live in a suburb of Detroit; a city that needs help. There are good people trying to do their best and still having trouble. And it's a city filled with children that have few choices and limited futures. The YMCA in Detroit has been building schools for the past two years.  Schools that are safe and that have teachers who are trying to build leaders where...
September 13, 2012 by ZubaZ
Sometimes I need a little break .  . .so I fire up Minesweeper. It's fast and fun.  I think my best time on the smallest board is 18 seconds.   So I put a fresh install of Win8 on a test machine, installed Fences and Start8  . . . and Minesweeper!   Wait .. there is no Minesweeper on the PC. I have to go to the store and get the free copy. Fine.  Install. Can't play from here . -sigh-   I get distracted after MS makes m...
March 26, 2012 by ZubaZ
A pipe extending from my house into the back collapsed and had to be dug out for replacement. I can only hope that by the end of today I'm only sore when I move and not when I'm sitting still. Red Five . . standing by. Hit the link to see the video. (no need to sign up [I think]).   https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150762695378384  
February 15, 2012 by ZubaZ
Stardock Support is looking to make improvements in many of our systems in the near future. We're updating the support page to make resolving issues faster and easier.  It will make it easier for people having issues to find the right channel to get the solution to their problem. For as long as Stardock has been around we've been a part of the skinning community and we've relied on that partnership to ensure products improve and new users get help.  The comm...
October 4, 2011 by ZubaZ
Greetings. I'm collecting data. If, when you try to change cursors using CursorFX, you find that it takes two clicks of the Apply button to make the change I need to know.   What version of CursorFX are you using?  Free or paid?  Version #? What operating system are you using?  32- or 64-bit? Installed via Impulse or the Stardock store?   Thnkas!
January 28, 2011 by ZubaZ
I upgraded from Vista to Win7 adn backed up everything I needed . . except my skins.   Again.   Time for a DX widget to do it for me.   After a search in the DX galleries I *did* find these. . which doesn't help but are awfully cool. https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/desktopx_widgets/1086/ https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/desktopx_widgets/235/
November 16, 2010 by ZubaZ
I saw this and thought it interesting.     AeroWeather features include: Temperature-based color changes Minimum and Maximum values let you define your own range of colorsMaximum temperature (or higher) is always redMinimum temperature (or lower) is always purpleColor is calculated based on minimum and maximum values For example, given a minimum of zero, and a maximum of 100, if the temperature is 50 degrees, the calculated color would be a shade of greenCondition-based...
September 11, 2010 by ZubaZ
If the EULA says you've licensed your software instead of buying it and further says that you cannot transfer the software then you can't. Glad that's "settled". 
January 21, 2010 by ZubaZ
Facebook, twitter, etc?  Heard of it?  It'd be nice to be able to share skins or what-have-you.