WindowBlinds 7.1

WindowBlinds is a application that allows users to customize the user interface of Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7. By applying “skins,” WindowBlinds can easily change nearly every element of the Windows experience including the task bar, Start menu, window borders, scrollbars, push buttons, and much more.

The v7.1 update includes:

  • Added three new UIS0 skins for Vista/Windows 7
  • New create textures UI
  • New random wallpaper changer UI
  • Added support (with SkinStudio 7.09) for skin authors to control folder background color on Windows 7
  • Added support (with SkinStudio 7.09) for skin authors to control text color in the bottom preview area of Explorer windows on Windows 7
  • Added new font objects with texture and later support
  • Added flip option for text along with use texture alpha channel option
  • Advanced font objects now supported by per pixel frames
  • New WindowBlinds guide
  • Various fixes and tweaks

A free trial for WindowBlinds 7 is available, and the full version can be purchased for just $19.95.  

To learn more, visit http://www.windowblinds.net.

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The only thing I remember from when I used WindowBlinds was a sea of horrible looking themes... It seemed as though everyone with photoshop and half a day on their hands would upload some very distasteful looking theme making it almost impossible to find a decent looking one...

Not saying all themes for WB are bad, but amongst all the bad ones, its hard to find any themes I could stand to look at for more than a few seconds... because staring at neon green / pink colors for any longer than that would cause brain damage...

$20 to install an incompatible windows theming engine? where do I sign up?

Besides such technology has existed in Desktop Linux for a decades (and free as in beer)

incompatible? how so?

desktop linux has it? well, that's grand. we aren't talking about linux though, are we?

yes, there are some bad WB skins. there are some really bad msstyles for XP, too. there's also some poor themes for Vista and 7. what you think are great examples of quality skins may be horrible to me and vica versa. "to each their own" is the applicable saying.

I only paid $10 CAN a few months ago on their Weekend special and it just automatically updated itself to 7.1. I've noticed a big improvement in quality of Skins for it under Windows 7.

Ender2070 said,
it should be free, its stupid to charge for themes

Most of the skins are free. In order to use non-Microsoft Visual Styles you have to apply a patch to the OS thus opening up yourself to getting infected.

Foub said,

Most of the skins are free. In order to use non-Microsoft Visual Styles you have to apply a patch to the OS thus opening up yourself to getting infected.

You're opening yourself up to getting infected simply by running Windows.

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