Phoon's Articles
November 17, 2017 by Phoon
Not too long ago I stumbled upon a page where I could reset/deactivate products that I've activated.

I can no longer find that. Could someone point me in the right direction?
November 18, 2014 by Phoon
I'm trying to use Start8tweak to unload Start8 which was the prescribed method in the past.

Now, when you try to launch it, it just opens . 

I'm already running the latest version (1.47).
November 28, 2013 by Phoon
DisplayFusion Change Log (v5.x)v5.1.1 ~ November 27, 2013Change: Added an option on the Taskbar tab to disable Aero transparency on all taskbarsChange: Added a warning to the wallpaper window for people using an interval less than 1 minuteChange: New Advanced Setting: "Don't Show HotKey Bind Errors"Change: New Advanced Setting: "Use Classic Functions for Monitor Configuration"Change: New Advanced Setting: "Don't Show Desktop Window in DisplayFusion's Alt+Tab"Change: New Advanced Sett...
September 2, 2013 by Phoon
Those of you that have display fusion will probably get the notification.

In case you miss it though...

That first new feature sounds interesting too!

Changes from 5.0.1 to 5.1 (Sep 2, 2013):
New Feature: Monitor Splitting for creating smaller, virtual monitors out of your large monitors (in the Monitor Configuration window)
New Feature: Circular mouse wrapping (cursor wraps from one edge back to the opposite edge)
New Feature: Prevent mouse cursor from snagging on unaligned monitor ...
April 28, 2013 by Phoon
Just an FYI in case you don't have auto updates turned on.

Display fusion update now available.


Changes from 5.0 to 5.0.1 (Apr 27, 2013):
Multiple tags can now be selected for the WallpaperFusion image provider
Tags can now be excluded from the WallpaperFusion image provider
Added History support to the online plugins to prevent duplicate images loading (history is per-monitor)
Added a label to the random wallpaper interval selector (numeric control)
Added support for en...
April 2, 2013 by Phoon
A bit of information for you to aid in your troubleshooting (if needed).

ISSUE: Chrome Browser using either FVD Speed Dial, or Speed Dial 2 (perhaps more) your thumbnails become skewed and distorted upon refreshing them.


After having spent the last 2 days sobbing uncontrollably over my keyboard trying to find a solution for this problem I happened upon a thread somewhere that solved it.

Don't waste your time uninstalling apps, checking video drivers, etc. The problem is...
November 8, 2012 by Phoon
This app will allow you to create Modern or Metro style Tiles for Files, Folders, Desktop Programs, Web links and more.

Modern Tile Maker

Features in a nutshell:

Add any File type to the Start screen. Files such as Images launch using their default program.Add any Directory(Folder) to the Start screen.Add Web Shortcuts to the Start screen. Just enter the address of the webpage you want the shortcut to direct to.When you begin to create the Tile you will be prompted to select your d...
July 24, 2011 by Phoon
Using the new method of downloading and installing your apps.

DesktopX Pro 3 is SUPPOSED to be v 3.50.018, however the actual file downloaded is 4.00.017. Please fix this as I refuse to use that worthless version.

The non-pro version is the correct download however.

December 21, 2010 by Phoon
Thought I would share a very strange thing that just happend to me with Windowblinds.

I was 1 version behind on and had not updated on Impulse yet.

Downloaded Avante blind. As it was extracting, all of the files in the blind appeared on my ( redirected ) desktop.

BTW, I HATES Icons on my desktop... but I digress...

Being a noble sport about the whole thing I promptly hit CTRL-A then SHIFT-DEL and presto! All those nasty desktop icons are gone (even checked with my peripheral vision t...
November 15, 2010 by Phoon
Don't know why, but i just giggle my butt of every time I see this..

September 17, 2009 by Phoon
I used to be an avid user of Logon Studio with XP. After careful consideration I decided to try Logon Studio Vista on Windows 7 (After reading the promo by Island Dog). Yes, it works but...

BORING AS HELL! What happened to all the tweaks that you could do with XP Logons? Is this just not at all possible with Windows 7.

I mean, it's nice to have a different background, but that is absolutely all it does. Nothing else?
September 20, 2008 by Phoon
Microsoft has quietly released a utility that allows you to create multiple desktops on Vista or XP. Some unexpected stuff comes out of Microsoft’s labs. Microsoft’s Sysinternals team has released a virtual desktop manager for Windows XP and Vista that allows a user to create up to four separate desktops on the one OS.
From the creator of the Sysinternals suite...

Available Here

September 3, 2008 by Phoon
The past few days I've noticed that when I enter the forums my login credentials are not following me. I have to log back in.

This is happening on every computer I use. Using IE7.
April 28, 2008 by Phoon
I just came across this article and thought it fascinating.
I've been saying this all along but some stubborn people just refuse to accept the facts of logic.

As MS alternative software and OS's gain in popularity, they WILL become targets. There is nothing more secure about them.
They simply have not been targets thus far


Many people are switching from Internet Explorer to alternative browsers such as Firefox and Safari. Though that might make...
March 1, 2008 by Phoon
So far on my system I have had the following Vista Versions

Vista Ultimate x86
Vista Business x64

I'm getting ready to try out:

Vista Ultimate x64 wSP1

I have 4GB RAM, hence the need to use x64.

At work I run Vista Business x64 (also a 4GB RAM Machine) and absolutely cannot get DesktopX to even say hello.

So, as of right now..

What Stardock apps DO NOT work with Vista Ultimate x64?

If they don't work, when will they?