WindowBlinds

WindowBlinds

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.1
  • Total Downloads:
    18,337,558
  • Date Added:
    May 14, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $19.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    49.98MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,476
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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 11 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 2
  • 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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3 stars

"Fun but the fun runs out soon"

June 04, 2008  |  By antmarkson

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 6.1

Pros

Pretty cool but I found that I wanted my old, standard desktop settings after a while.

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5 stars

"I downloaded it for free, but I've got a perfect facelift....Molten..with animations. I loved it!!!"

June 01, 2008  |  By espressoFX777222999

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 6.1

Pros

The new look, animations, and it's ability to show the right size of the objects/fonts.

Cons

It goes well with my firefox browser...but, in Internet Explorer..nayyyyyy...

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4 stars

"VERY COOL and EASY Program to use"

May 31, 2008  |  By acurban

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 6.1

Pros

I have been a Windows Blind customer for a couple of years now and have been very happy with it. The interface is extremly easy and intuitive.

I have had no real issues with it.

Cons

Can slow things down a little depending on how instensive the windows skins you use.

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1 stars

"warning. read before you download and buy"

May 25, 2008  |  By phil1961

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 6.1

Pros

to be fair, this would be an excellent tool to play with if it didnt make a mess of your computer.

Cons

BE WARNED: once used you will not be able to restore your default settings. my icons went haywire, my computer ground to a halt, and my desktop and browsers looked like they were right out of windows 95.

pay particular attention to this companys refund policy. if you choose to opt for a refund you are forced to let their tech guys try and sort the mess out first or they subtract 25% of the price of your purchase. they say this is "administration costs". however, all other companies have the same costs involved to refund, but they do not charge you. i only had the software on my machine for 2 hours before i decided it was not for me. i ended up having to format and reload to get rid of it.

it is also very intrusive on resources.

my advice: dont bother

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4 stars

"good program"

May 24, 2008  |  By camelflauge

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 6.1

Pros

has the best theme ive ever seem, get the molten rock one, then go to the start menu and check it out

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4 stars

"It's good, just uses more system resources than I expected."

May 22, 2008  |  By vivilionheart

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 6.1

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5 stars

"Very Fun To Use"

May 22, 2008  |  By alwaysok

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 6.1

Pros

I own this product and it was money well spent. Every week, or more often if I choose, I can change the colors of my wallpaper, desktop and screen saver. I can also change my cursors. It' fun for holidays and well, for all occassions. The blinds download quickly and install on my computer quickly.

Cons

Nothing. It's great.

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5 stars

"good"

May 20, 2008  |  By saleh_duwahi

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 6.1

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1 stars

"Download has malware in it"

May 16, 2008  |  By anarghya_mitra

 |  Version: WindowBlinds 6.1

Pros

Nothing

Cons

This download has malware in it, according to Mcafee. I can't see why people don't realize this.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.1
WindowBlinds 6.1 adds support for 64-bit Vista, user selectable explorer backgrounds, and glass effects on Explorer.
General
Publisher Stardock
Publisher web site http://www.stardock.com
Release Date May 14, 2008
Date Added May 14, 2008
Version 6.1
Category
Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
Subcategory Theme Editors & Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista
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 30-day trial
Price $19.95

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