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WindowBlinds

Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 710 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.2
  • Total Downloads:
    18,424,730
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 09, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    48.28MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,922
  • Platform:
    Windows
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  • Current Version

    2.3

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 7
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 710 votes

    • 5 star 270
    • 4 star 189
    • 3 star 80
    • 2 star 61
    • 1 star 110
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1 stars

"Avoid: Adware !"

January 10, 2011  |  By William_Berzoff

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 7.2

Pros

None to mention.

Cons

AVOID : Stardock uses extremely agressive marketing methods. If you want to use any of their products you must first install the Impulse program. Impulse is only ment to get you to buy more software.

Summary

AVOID : Stardock uses extremely agressive marketing methods. If you want to use any of their products you must first install the Impulse program. Impulse is only ment to get you to buy more software. Impulse is a resource hog, embeds itself in your system startup, and connects every day to their website to update itself with the most current advertisements from Stardock. On top of all that Impulse installs itself in the same folder as OpenOffice.org, an open source (= freeware) office suite. This makes removal of Impulse a precarious endeavor since you may accidentally harm your OpenOffice installation at the same time. After de-installation of Impulse there were no less than 354 registry keys, 463 values and 18 folders left that I had to remove manually with Revo Uninstaller. At the end I felt like someone qualified for neuro surgery...
Because of all the facts above I can only draw the conclusion that Stardocks Impulse program qualifies as an advanced malware application !

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1 stars

"DO NOT USE THIS-It took out my wallpaper-black screen-"

September 03, 2011  |  By andreaborman

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 7.2

Pros

None.sure it will change everything including folders in Windows Explorer. But it took out my wallpaper leaving me with a black screen. And I could not change my folders back.

Cons

Everything,left me with no wallpaper or desktop background and a black screen. I had to reinstall Windows-do a full factory restore. To get my computer back to normal.

Summary

DO NOT USE THIS-it took out my wallpaper and sure it changed my folders. But it left me with a black screen,no wallpaper,no desktop background. And I could not change my folders back even after I uninstalled this.It corrupted my system. So I had to reinstall Windows by doing a factory restore. This product is also know as Stardock My colors but-DO NOT USE THIS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. The price you pay for using this-a black screen, and your whole computer corrupted so you have to reinstall Windows,is just not worth it.Andrea Borman.

Updated on Sep 3, 2011

This product is also know as Stardock My Colors it's other name. But do not use this-it will take out your desktop wallpaper and background-it left me with only a black screen. And will corrupt your folders in Windows Explorer and you WON'T be able to change them back to normal. I ended up having to do a complete factory restore to reinstall Windows. Because of what this software did to my computer. SO BE WARNED. Andrea Borman.

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4 stars

"excellent program, magnificent"

August 29, 2011  |  By maxitenz

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 7.2

Pros

superb,works just fine

Cons

it does every thing it promised.

Summary

the software is incredible good,it does every thing it promised.now, i want to buy the full version

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4 stars

"Fun to use"

August 07, 2011  |  By HoverTank

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 7.2

Pros

Makes your computer looks like an ultra cool high tech - futuristic machine (if you pick the right themes)

Cons

Somewhat problematic and there are bugs in themes created by users that you can get from Wincustomize

Summary

This is a good program. Its not perfect but still you can't say that it doesn't bring any good to your computer. I recommend that you get this if you have a lot of money to spend on softwares

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1 stars

"I used windowblinds for years till it crashed my pc"

August 03, 2011  |  By MELW1980

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 7.2

Pros

i'll admit i do miss being able to change my taskbar,start menu ect. but after the program crashed my system i decided its not worth it

Cons

where do i start, well it crashed my computer i had to take it to the repair shop it was so bad....course the only thing they did was write a note saying to remove windowblinds, fences and anything by stardock. it was a pain removing

Summary

don't bother to download its not worth it.

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4 stars

"One Cool Add-on"

July 01, 2011  |  By coach mick

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 7.2

Pros

hundreds of skins to choose from

Cons

you could get dizzy looking at so many different skins after awhile they all start looking the same

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1 stars

"totally unneeded with 7"

May 27, 2011  |  By deckie49

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 7.2

Pros

nice to look at

Cons

drag on system
they require you to use their propriatary download program
customer support

Summary

windowblinds for xp was great. offered alot that xp didn't have, and actually ran faster than windows' shell. back then, the company seemed to genuinely care about making wb better, and customer service seemed more responsive. you also were able to download wb and updates directly, avoiding an extra (spyware laden?) downloader.
my experience is that all that is gone now. wb is trying to compete with steam now, and wb customers are REQUIRED to use their downloader. and, with windows 7, windowblinds really doesn't offer anything special. it actually diminished my overall system performance.

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4 stars

"very good to excite you once more about your pc"

April 07, 2011  |  By UF-X

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 7.2

Pros

easy to use, and quick

Cons

few times it was buggy. initial loaded styles are limited. download your own, didn't see an automated option to download themes.

Summary

very nice and useful for those who are tired of the same pc look and want some flavor.

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1 stars

"Terrible product"

March 17, 2011  |  By Brincewindish

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 7.2

Pros

None
None
None

Cons

Slows down your computer
Breaks your user interface
Installs adware Impulse program that bombards you with ads all the time
Can't uninstall it like a virus

Summary

This product isn't worth 2 cents let a lone 20 dollars. It takes over your computer putting this nasty impulse garbage on it. You get ads non stop. It won't uninstall no matter what you do. The looks it adds to your computer are boring and it slows your computer down.

Skip this one if you value your time.

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2 stars

"Annoying popups- either buy full version or not at all!"

March 17, 2011  |  By thedarkyobo

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 7.2

Pros

The product is good.

Cons

Annoying popups come up EVERY DAY telling me to buy something! I am uninstalling it!

Summary

Full version might be good- but popups are crazy!

DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!!

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3 stars

"needs more thems in it"

March 17, 2011  |  By antoniofcj1

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 7.2

Pros

needs more thems in it

Cons

needs more thems in it

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.2
Version 7.2:
  • New advanced glass skinning support
  • Skinning for IE9 and Firefox 4 windows
  • Per-skin custom coloring support
  • Optimizations for 64-bit Windows
General
Publisher Stardock
Publisher web site http://www.stardock.com
Release Date September 01, 2011
Date Added December 09, 2010
Version 7.2
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 48.28MB
File Name WindowBlinds8_cnet-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 18,424,730
Downloads Last Week 1,922
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $19.95

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