WindowBlinds

WindowBlinds

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.01
  • Total Downloads:
    18,337,558
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 21, 2006
  • Price:
    Free to try (Limited skinning capabilities); $19.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    49.98MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,476
  • 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

    3.8

    out of 108 votes

    • 5 star 47
    • 4 star 27
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 14
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 710 votes

    • 5 star 270
    • 4 star 190
    • 3 star 80
    • 2 star 60
    • 1 star 110
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5 stars

"NO PC lag.......yet"

October 08, 2006  |  By cortland1998

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 5.01

Pros

Awesome skins!!!! I thought it would slow down the system big time! Well.... this is not the case... good program!

Cons

Nothing so far...

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5 stars

"dsa"

October 04, 2006  |  By gonza_dee_jay

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 5.01

Pros

dsa

Cons

dsa

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5 stars

"Makes my computer look beautiful!"

September 27, 2006  |  By tomdunn21

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 5.01

Pros

Fantasic features and the choice of skins is overwhelming.

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5 stars

"great!"

September 24, 2006  |  By ms_shai83

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 5.01

Pros

I really like this product because it allows me to change the way my XP looks without paying someone to do it. I like to personalize my computer and this is perfect for that. Plus.... you can go to websites and get new looks often (you don't even have to know how to do graphics.....people who like doing it, do it themselves and post them on websites to share!!)

Cons

I haven't found any..... well sometimes I want to make changes to a skin I like but can't because there is a secondary program you need. Other than that, I LOVE IT!!

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4 stars

"Very Cool Program!"

September 14, 2006  |  By Roger.Morgan

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 5.01

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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1 stars

"slowed down my compuetr big time"

September 08, 2006  |  By ozzy_scl

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 5.01

Pros

i wasn't even able to use the prog.

Cons

i have a pentium mobile notebook, 1.7ghz, 1gb ram and this program after launched slowed my computer like i never saw before.

Plus when i unistalled, zone lab's firewall detected a program was being install for windowsblind, weird, isn't???

you couldn't notice the prog unless you have a firewall. game me second thoughts about this program

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4 stars

"fun but expensive"

September 06, 2006  |  By steve.grant1899

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 5.01

Pros

This is fun but a little on the expensive side for what you get.

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4 stars

"Pretty vs performance"

September 04, 2006  |  By godsmurf2005

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 5.01

Pros

It lets you skin your computer with another theme other than the default Windows theme. It makes the look and feel of your computer a little more pleasing to the eye. Some skins allow you to launch WMP from it

Cons

Costs more resources. After using this, a regular default Windows skin looks too plain.

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1 stars

"Unable to really use shareware without buying full version"

August 30, 2006  |  By MrRock

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 5.01

Pros

Looks very nice. Has many different things which can be changed.

Cons

In my experience, the only thing I was able to change are the menu bars and tast bar. It looks nice, but this is far far to limited to really test anything out.

The program itself may be nice, but I'll never know because I was not able to do anything other than change the look of the menu bars and my internet explorer icons which I dont use. If I could actually test this product out, I might give it a better rating. Not worth the time, I'm uninstalling it now.

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4 stars

"A good program"

August 27, 2006  |  By yanyan.

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 5.01

Pros

WindowBlinds allows computers to have XP like visual styles.

Cons

I ruined my XP installation with this. Vista visual style not included in the trial version. I recommend using uxtheme patcher for XP users those who need Vista's Aero visual style.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Stardock
Publisher web site http://www.stardock.com
Release Date March 21, 2006
Date Added March 21, 2006
Version 5.01
Category
Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
Subcategory Theme Editors & Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows XP
Download Information
File Size 49.98MB
File Name WindowBlinds8-cnet-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 18,337,558
Downloads Last Week 2,476
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Limited skinning capabilities
Price $19.95

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