WindowBlinds 6.4

Stardock is excited to announce the release of WindowBlinds 6.4. WindowBlinds is an application that allows users to change the complete look and feel of both Windows XP and Windows Vista using skins, also called "visual styles". WindowBlinds does not alter system files, so it's completely safe to use, and it uses the latest in hardware acceleration features so it will not affect your PC's performance.
Aside from just changing the visual style, WindowBlinds gives you control over them by allowing users to change the colors of the skin, adjust opacity and blur levels, change skin fonts, change Explorer window backgrounds, and much more.

What's new and updated in WindowBlinds 6.4:

  • Support for glass menu bars on Windows Vista
  • Support for a different mouseover image on the right hand side of the Start Menu
  • Control over the background color of the Start Menu & "Programs" list
  • Double clicking the top left of a per pixel window will now close it on Windows Vista
  • Control over the search box text color & font
  • Better control over the Start Menu fonts & colors
  • New section to allow a custom mouseover image used on the "Programs" link on Vista versus the legacy solid color
  • Start button overlay now supports animation
WindowBlinds is part of the Object Desktop suite of desktop enhancement, and is also available stand-alone for $19.95. Visit www.windowblinds.net for a free trial download.
Link: WindowBlinds
Download: WindowBlinds (free trial, $19.95)
Screenshot: Themes Selection

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I agree with most people here. The themes that are paid themes are the only ones worth checking out for Windowblinds. Most (not all) of the themes submitted by members are very poor for Windowblinds. I remember back in the day when the Theme section of the forums here for Windows XP (uxtheme.dll themes) was the hottest spot on the forums. Now, a good one trickles in every now and again. I miss those days. But, as for WB, it's just not worth it unless we get more quality themes.

M. Seth said,
that it a laugh to which part of my comment?

Well let's see...you only made one comment, so...

"That it a laugh" to the part about $20 being this huge expense. Oh noes! Teh global recession! Save you $20!

If it wasn't for the news hyping up all this recession garbage, most of you wouldn't even KNOW there was anything going on. So you know what? By reporting this and spreading fear around they're just making it worse. Hurray for the news...

Sorry...but I work for a living and every dollar counts.

Maybe you haven't noticed but a little over 600,000 people lost their jobs in january. Just don't think that is what I feel like spending my money on right now.

WindowBlinds is a nice app, I used to use it years ago but I found it highly unstable and more importantly most of the themes for it are ugly as sin. This doesn't seem to have changed much, there are a couple of decent skins but most are still rubbish. With the falling Aussie dollar as well, WindowBlinds isn't really cheap (~AUD$30 + ~AUD$7.60 for the decent premium themes [each], plus you also need to tag a currency conversion charge on that too) so until it gets more decent themes I won't feel compelled to part with my hard earned money yet. However, I'm happy to wait as I'm more then happy with Aero for now

I gave up on Stardock when they told me WB would not allow me to do Per-Pixel in Vista Basic, not everyone has a fancy card, and I'm stuck with a GMA 900 until I get a new rig.

heh. I just upgraded my copy on Windows 7 to this version and was told that it was not supported. Oh well, the Windows 7 WB beta is due out shortly according to their forums.

Great as usual on XP or Vista...just take the warning to heart that this is not useable on Windows 7 Beta build 7000.

Look nice, too bad my sub is over and I don't really use Windows anymore.
If MacOSX need really something it's well Stardock :P