Skarny's Articles
November 21, 2014 by Skarny
Does anyone want something made in DesktopX or xWidgets?

The table below lists requests which have been made in this thread and the skinners/creators who have expressed an interest in taking them on.

It does not indicate they are actually going to complete/finish any request, just that they might be doing so or be giving them a try.

Request Requestor SkinnerFull screen image on all monitors when user has not had a 'break' for a period of time. With an unlock button and...
November 8, 2014 by Skarny
Any suggestions from peeps on a desktop widget engine? Windows 8 compatible.

I would love something that can render with more speed/flexibility than DesktopX used to be able to.

e.g. LittleBoy once released a canvas plugin for DesktopX that let me draw to a HTML5 Canvas direct to the desktop rather than in a browser window.

I'd use that...if DesktopX was still supported and had a chance to get other bugs fixed.

Because I'd like to play with animations and a bit of 3D if the e...
March 5, 2013 by Skarny
See link - Big IT names should be in Australia having a "chat" about why they enjoy taking Australian money so much. Apparently we can't work it out for ourselves. I'm pretty sure the answer is "Just because. Because we *can* and we *want to*"

Free enterprise or capitalism (or whatever it is) shouldn't give 'them' the right to arbitrarily rip entire nations off. It's probably the opposite of the actual definitions.

At the moment I've only heard "it's mine, I...
December 17, 2012 by Skarny
Just wondering if the auto-colour matching and highlight on mouse over of taskbar buttons has been there since windows 7?

If the icon is mostly yellow, the highlight is yellow too, and likewise for all other colours.

Just a nice touch which I only just noticed!
November 9, 2012 by Skarny
W8 - DX4 Beta - hangs on the Stardock Account Registration window after hitting Register button.

Other Stardock stuff seems to be verifying ok.
November 9, 2012 by Skarny
IE10 W8 Some (not all) comments and replys appear *below* the avatar, instead of adjacent to it.

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=781BAE43965593BC!272&authkey=!AHmgP-dDol4kjDI
July 25, 2012 by Skarny
http://www.buildwithchrome.com/static/map

By the way, I had no problem using this with firefox. Didn't need chrome at all...



 
July 24, 2012 by Skarny
So there was a bit of discussion recently about advertising on Wincustomize. Basically RAH RAH GRR! and then sensible explanations.

But the question in my head was, for 'revenue raising' advertising (where you are advertising 3rd party ads for small income) - does it really help a forum owner? Does it just equate to $1-$2 dollars a day? Every little bit counts I guess, but 36 members donating $10 would cover that and then all users would be 'ad-free'.

On Wincustomize if I s...
May 28, 2012 by Skarny
Just sharing this program I've found.

http://winaero.com/download.php?view.22

Unlocks some neat animations for windows explorer icon views. The icons can 'expand their positions' from top to bottom or left to right and a couple other variations.

I found it via this webpage which also has a video showing some of the animations.

http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2012/05/aniexplorer-adds-customisable-animations-to-windows-explorer

 
April 13, 2012 by Skarny
Has Stardock ever considered making customization software for Apple's platforms?

DesktopX for example would be great if I could put gadgets into Apple's world