WindowBlinds

WindowBlinds

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 710 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5
  • Total Downloads:
    18,372,605
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 29, 2005
  • Price:
    Free to try (Limited skinning capabilities); $19.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    48.28MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,426
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Despite a few issues, WindowBlinds offers a compelling way to add some panache to Windows XP. In short, the program lets you skin Windows, offering a number of preconfigured themes that range in styles and change the entire look of your desktop. No matter what skin you choose, though, we doubt you'll have any complaints with the appearance of the polished, attractive themes. You also choose from several toolbar icon sets to match your skin of choice and tweak settings such as the size of the taskbar. WindowBlinds gets high marks for performance; we found the skins loaded seamlessly after a couple of seconds. However, we should note that the program takes up its fair share of RAM--65MB on our test machine. If you want to edit the themes through the program, you'll have to install the publisher's SkinStudio, and we missed the ability to reassociate a wallpaper image of our choice with our selected themes. On the plus side, the trial version lets you test the program for a full two months, which is very generous by today's standards. Anyone who sits in front of a computer all day will find that WindowBlinds helps liven up the experience.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 87 votes

    • 5 star 40
    • 4 star 22
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 11
  • 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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4 stars

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October 27, 2008  |  By yuleibest

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 5

Pros

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Cons

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Summary

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1 stars

"RUBBISH"

March 18, 2006  |  By jamesaspinall

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 5

Pros

NOTHING

Cons

HATE IT

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4 stars

"it's fun"

March 18, 2006  |  By scorpious

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 5

Pros

Computerman you say windowblinds uses stacks of memory ,i checked the task manager and it appears to use around 14mb ,that does'nt seem like a lot to affect a system compared with other progs in the task manager lineup and once it's loaded i can't see any cpu usage being used,cheers for the heads up on that site you've posted "winks"

I did'nt bother with a trial version i just bought the whole objectdesktop after buying cursor xp and object dock and i absoloutley

luv it especially all the skins that can be downloaded now all i need is a skin for the monitor frame and tower case and keyboard...lol...

Cons

no issues that i can see but i'm not familiar enough with the program yet but so far so good the system seems ok

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1 stars

"Evaluation software must be stopped"

March 15, 2006  |  By whogivesabibble

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 5

Pros

It makes Windows look nicer. Which is a good thing.

Cons

The nag screen wouldn't go away for ages, I later found out that this was because the program was eating up all my resources and thus was causing everything to run incredibly slow. Only system restore saved me.

Any software that begs you to buy it is pointless, if it's not available in a shop, I shouldn't have to buy it.

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3 stars

"partly good, but creates problems"

March 11, 2006  |  By ranga0944

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 5

Pros

it is easy to use and install

Cons

the blinds creates erratic behaviour problems in that the start button and toolbars disappear with the result installed programs other than the ones on the desktop cannot be accessed. u have to restart the computer using task master shutdown facility.

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4 stars

"1"

March 10, 2006  |  By agus budi santoso

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 5

Pros

2

Cons

3

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2 stars

"sucks"

March 05, 2006  |  By thomas lai

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 5

Pros

cool look

Cons

only a 60 day trial

you could go to crytalnet to download cool themes for free

no time limit

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3 stars

"very good computer desktop look"

March 05, 2006  |  By bonjyboy

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 5

Pros

new look of window

Cons

nothing

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5 stars

"AWESOME"

February 28, 2006  |  By broadway_dude

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 5

Pros

Because of this program, my desktop looks absolutely fabulous now, and I got a lot of good comments from others on how good it looks.

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4 stars

"Very Cool Program!"

February 23, 2006  |  By trasta209

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 5

Pros

I love the new ways to change how your destop appears. I like the preinstalled options to start off with.

Cons

Didn't realize till i downloaded it, that it is only a 60 day free period. Guess I better start reading the small print! LOL! Actually I don't recall anything about 60 Day trial untill i installed the program, then they flashed a screeen of pay us 20 bucks and we will upgrade this, type of sign.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Stardock
Publisher web site http://www.stardock.com
Release Date November 29, 2005
Date Added November 29, 2005
Version 5
Category
Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
Subcategory Theme Editors & Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows XP
Download Information
File Size 48.28MB
File Name WindowBlinds8-cnet-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 18,372,605
Downloads Last Week 2,426
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Limited skinning capabilities
Price $19.95

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