Decor8

Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.08
  • Total Downloads:
    291,323
  • Date Added:
    August 06, 2014
  • File Size:
    38.67MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,640
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows/8

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4 stars

"I really like it"

June 06, 2013  |  By jjbrain

 |  Version: Decor8 1.01

Pros

low price
Relatively easy to use
good features for the cost

Cons

Start Screen Tiles and password window background must be the same color

Summary

I am the kind of person who is fussy about my wallpaper, my screen saver, my color scheme, etc. Windows 8 does not provide enough options for me to customize the start menu so that it looks the way I want it to. I am willing to take the time needed to work with this program and get the start menu to a place where it is visually pleasing to me. If you are fussy like me then this program might just be for you.

If you don't really care about all those visual details then this is the kind of program that will drive you nuts as it takes patience to find photos that will work well as a background for the start window tiles. Once you load the appropriate backgrounds you need to coordinate the tile color with the background colors. If you want to select more than one background photo and have the program change them at regular intervals, you will need to make sure that the selected tile color is compatible with all of them as that does not change as the photos cycle. Taking care of all of these little details can be time consuming, so unless they really matter to you it may not be worth the effort you will need put out to get a really nice result.

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1 stars

"Not worth the effort"

February 18, 2013  |  By OlderThanOld

 |  Version: Decor8 1.01

Pros

Low price.

Cons

Customization is mostly limited to what can be done with Windows 8 hacks already.
Panoramic wallpapers don't seem to work - if you have a wallpaper that would normally span two monitors, you won't be able to use the entire width of that wallpaper as a Start Screen backdrop.

Summary

This is a nice try, but sorely lacking in value. I gave it about twenty minutes of trying to overcome some of the constraints and limits that Microsoft imposed on the Start Screen, and finally uninstalled it when I couldn't get any more customization than it could offer.

If you live on the Start Screen all day, maybe (that's a very large maybe) you will find this of value. If not, then just bypass this and set a color scheme from those offered, decorate the backdrop with one of the preconfigured options (or none at all), and be done with it.

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5 stars

"Does what it says it will do."

December 05, 2012  |  By tindalljr

 |  Version: Decor8 1.0

Pros

Easy install, easy setup.

Cons

Found None

Summary

If you don't like windows 8's start screen background, this program is for you.

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2 stars

"Not what I was expecting or wanted..."

December 05, 2012  |  By Ben637

 |  Version: Decor8 1.0

Pros

Works with Win8

Cons

Better programs out there for these functions..

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.08
Version 1.08 is a maintenance release.
General
Publisher Stardock
Publisher web site http://www.stardock.com
Release Date August 06, 2014
Date Added August 06, 2014
Version 1.08
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 38.67MB
File Name Decor8-cnet-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 291,323
Downloads Last Week 1,640
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $4.99

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