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Editors' Review

WindowBlinds version 8 brings a couple new features that include a brand new interface, better support for Windows 8, and SkinStudio, a theme designer that lets users create their own customizations.

There are four main aspects of your windows that you can modify: style, color, texture, and background. Styles are preset schemes to make your windows look new. Version 8 includes a couple new styles (including Win8, which mimics the flat style of Modern UI). Each style contains a substyle that'll modify a graphic or tailor your windows and taskbars to be more in line with your current version of Windows: 8, 7, Vista, or XP. You can also add or change a texture overlay to give your windows an even greater visual twist, complete with various color hues.

Version 8's more modern interface has made selecting a style much more intuitive and visually appealing. Preset styles are now showcased vertically on the left panel, with the selectable substyles and descriptions appearing on the right. Gone are the dozen tabs or so from the previous version and settings are now tucked away in a simple gear menu on the upper-right corner, mimicking much of the current progression toward flatter UI design. We actually found the new layout to be much more pleasant to use and refreshing.

Beyond an improved user flow and an ever-increasing library of downloadable themes, WindowBlinds doesn't really bring much to the table in terms of revolutionary features. However its only job is to make Windows look prettier and fancier than the original stock experience. Does it accomplish it? Yes.

A minor note is that though Windows 8 users will especially appreciate the greater control over their OS appearance, the Windows 8.1 service pack is just around the corner, as well. But for anyone running older legacy operating systems, WindowBlinds might just be the fresh coat of paint needed to make your PC look fresh again.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 10.62

Version 10.62 - Updates for browser painting issues and Avast interaction Version 10.6 - Updates for the Windows 10 Creators Update Version 10.5: Apply skins to universal applications. Blur the area behind skinned areas (Windows 10 Anniversary [and later]). Taskbar preview skinning on Windows 10. Skin OS ribbon controls and blend in better with titlebars. Completely hide the Windows Explorer ribbon. Improved handling of high and mixed DPI settings. Option for using standard Windows menus which skin better on desktop. Option for applying system accent color based on theskin selected (either auto generated or via AccentColor setting under System Colors). Improved skinning for Mozilla applications.

General

Publisher Stardock
Publisher web site http://www.stardock.com
Release Date May 09, 2017
Date Added May 10, 2017
Version 10.62

Category

Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 7/8/10
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 54.3MB
File Name External File

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Total Downloads 19,062,413
Downloads Last Week 24

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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $9.99
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