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Clean up icon clutter on your desktop.

4 stars Editors' rating on Jan 6, 2015
4 stars Users' rating out of 1186 reviews
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5,392,260 total downloads
4,547 last week


Place favorite Web links, program shortcuts, and widgets on a fun, animated, and easy-to-use dock.

4 stars Editors' rating on Aug 27, 2014
4 stars Users' rating out of 805 reviews
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13,037,707 total downloads
2,359 last week


Customize the look and feel of the Windows desktop interface with skins.

4 stars Editors' rating on Jun 18, 2013
3.5 stars Users' rating out of 710 reviews
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18,451,250 total downloads
1,604 last week

DeskScapes 8

Customize your wallpapers and screensavers with pictures and videos.

3.5 stars Users' rating out of 75 reviews
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1,490,023 total downloads
3,378 last week


Return the Windows 7 style Start menu to Windows 8.

4 stars Editors' rating on Sep 5, 2014
4.5 stars Users' rating out of 52 reviews
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1,565,399 total downloads
2,436 last week


Give your Windows 8, 7, XP, or Vista cursor a wide range of effects.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on Feb 27, 2015
4 stars Users' rating out of 392 reviews
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6,286,578 total downloads
1,627 last week


Change your icons by grouping them into themed packages.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 7, 2009
4 stars Users' rating out of 89 reviews
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4,595,684 total downloads
650 last week


Animate Windows and Start menus with slick animations and effects.

3.5 stars Users' rating out of 92 reviews
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1,797,307 total downloads
578 last week


Make Windows look, feel, and function like any other operating system with a fully skinnable and customizable interface.

4 stars Editors' rating on Jul 27, 2009
3.5 stars Users' rating out of 67 reviews
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1,429,499 total downloads
26 last week


Customize your Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 logon screen.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on Jan 23, 2009
3.5 stars Users' rating out of 156 reviews
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3,532,420 total downloads
276 last week

Windows 8 Start menu from Microsoft? Not till 2015

It's looking like Microsoft's new "mini" Start menu for Windows 8.x won't be part of Windows 8.1 Update 2 as rumored.

By June 2, 2014


How to get the Start menu back in Windows 8

Several third-party utilities can serve as Start menu replacements for Windows 8 users who aren't as keen on the new Start screen.

By May 27, 2014


How to run Windows 8 apps on the desktop with ModernMix

Windows 8 apps are limited to running in full-screen mode, but a new program by StarDock allows you to run apps on the desktop like any other desktop program.

By March 8, 2013


Getting started with Twitter for Windows 8

The new Twitter app for Windows 8 has some familiar features as well as a few new ones that are specific to Windows 8. We'll show you how to get started with the new app.

By March 14, 2013


Microsoft won't wait for 'Blue' to update Windows 8 core apps

Microsoft may have refreshes for its Mail, Calendar, Music and Games apps for Windows 8 and Windows RT in its app store as soon as this month.

By March 7, 2013


How to log in directly to the Windows 8 desktop with Start8

Start8 can help you bypass the Windows 8 start screen and go directly to your desktop.

By July 20, 2012


Miss the start button in Windows 8? This app will bring it back

Microsoft decided to jettison the familiar desktop start button in its upcoming OS, but a utility from Stardock offers a promising alternative.

By March 22, 2012


Steve Jobs and the Apple MacBook: The laptop that changed (almost) everything

See how the MacBook line of laptops has managed to be both contrarian and influential at the same time.

By August 25, 2011


GameFly acquires Direct2Drive PC digital distribution service

GameFly announces acquisition of Direct2Drive PC game digital distribution service from IGN.

By May 25, 2011


GameStop considering a gaming tablet

GameStop President Tony Bartel tells GamaSutra that if the company's partners can't come up with a tablet "that's great for gaming," GameStop would go it alone.

By April 6, 2011