WindowBlinds

WindowBlinds

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6
  • Total Downloads:
    18,307,396
  • Date Added:
    October 02, 2007
  • File Size:
    49.98MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,817
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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WindowBlinds offers a generally compelling way to add some panache to Windows XP or Windows Vista. It lets you skin your graphic interface, offering a number of preconfigured themes that range in styles and change the entire look of your desktop. You also have the ability to make some serious tweaks to each theme, should it be close to what you want, but just not quite right. 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 that the skins loaded seamlessly after about 30 to 60 seconds. However, we should note that the program takes up its fair share of system resources, and that load times will depend on your system hardware.

To make more than mere cosmetic changes, you'll have to install the publisher's SkinStudio. However, the latest version of WindowBlinds lets you use your own wallpaper, and being able to see your changes without restarting is a serious plus. WindowBlinds helps liven up any Windows experience for both novices and those advanced users who've got better things to do than hack Windows on their own.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.6

    out of 45 votes

    • 5 star 16
    • 4 star 10
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 7
  • 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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1 stars

"Bad VISTA Problems"

November 05, 2007  |  By mikevowell

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 6

Pros

Initially, it wa nice...but when I re-booted...

Cons

Computer froze up on re-boot

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5 stars

"Wonderful"

November 05, 2007

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 6

Pros

I really love it. It's so beautiful ^^

Cons

Don't have any thing to tell

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4 stars

"You gonna LOVE IT!"

November 04, 2007  |  By Ivring

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 6

Pros

OMG. Feel the diffirent between XP and Vista.

Download and test it.

It feels like i have bought a new computer with vista in. :=)

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5 stars

"*"

November 04, 2007  |  By assian

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 6

Pros

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Cons

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1 stars

"Slow, cumbersome, & a TRIAL! I hate when they don't tell you b4!"

November 03, 2007  |  By Britti79

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 6

Pros

Seemed to be a lot of themes available, if you're willing to dig deep and pay for the thing.

Cons

It's a trial version, and I hate when they make you download and install before they tell you. To me that's no better than spamming. Now it comes up asking for money when I turn the PC on - it's not like it's an antivirus program or something important. I only wanted to change the look of my PC a bit, not shell out dollars for some complicated thing that takes up residence on my system and starts itself automatically. I'll be uninstalling it immediately, and hoping it hasn't left crap in the registry or something. But it's jolly nice of Download.com to ask my opinion :)

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4 stars

"nice"

October 31, 2007  |  By eleola

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 6

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4 stars

"very good "

October 31, 2007  |  By PanthersClaws4

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 6

Pros

i like the changes to the overall look -- i got the molten changes with a dragon --i love dragons ---and i like the over all look --however i ahve the trial version and i am somewhat limited in the full chagnes i can make at this time but it certainly has intrigued me to want to get the full version

Cons

the backgrounds need to be more animated -- it does get boring when the same thing happens over and over -- i would love to see more things going on --more sophistication

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2 stars

"bad"

October 29, 2007  |  By dus_003

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 6

Pros

nice.

Cons

it make my computer slow i have to format again my computer .it make damage to my computer.

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5 stars

"not bad it slows the computer down"

October 23, 2007  |  By mohamad_kav

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 6

Pros

it's good

Cons

it slows the computer down

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5 stars

"A nice change for once"

October 21, 2007  |  By celeretaudax

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 6

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6
Version 6 adds full skinning support for Windows Vista as well as support for "blurred glass" on Windows XP. Other new features include advanced animation support, user-created substyles, user-defined color changing of existing skins, and a new, easy-to-use configuration program.
General
Publisher Stardock
Publisher web site http://www.stardock.com
Release Date October 02, 2007
Date Added October 02, 2007
Version 6
Category
Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
Subcategory Theme Editors & Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista (32-bit)
Download Information
File Size 49.98MB
File Name WindowBlinds8-cnet-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 18,307,396
Downloads Last Week 2,817
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Limited skinning capabilities
Price $19.95

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