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WindowBlinds™ 8 beta is available for download now!

By on June 6, 2013 2:38:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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Today we released the WindowBlinds 8 beta (v7.95) featuring an all-new user interface, Windows® 8 / 7 support and performance enhancements.

Skin the Windows desktop interface with a unique look using WindowBlinds from Stardock. Customize the look and feel of your start panel, taskbar, window frames, control buttons and more.

Features:

  • Apply skins to your desktop
  • Add backgrounds, textures and colors to skins
  • Customize title bars and buttons
  • Choose your own skin fonts
  • Choose from thousands of FREE skins at WinCustomize.com
  • Windows 8/7 support
  • And more!

To learn more or download the WindowBlinds 8 beta visit: http://tinyurl.com/mxgh92u

Object Desktop subscribers can visit their Stardock account to download the latest beta update now!

Note: WindowBlinds 8 beta supports Windows 7 and 8 only.

 

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June 6, 2013 3:52:50 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Is there a changelog? Just curious.

 

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June 6, 2013 4:36:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks, devs, for the ability to show skin names at all times.   

 

 

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June 6, 2013 8:08:02 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I don't know if you guys care or not, but when running the beta version, Vue won't work.. Just thought you might like to know.. It seemed like with not beta versions it was alright but now I have to stop it to run Vue..

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June 6, 2013 9:17:48 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Can you not set WB 8 to not skin Vue, in the exception list?

 

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June 7, 2013 1:17:33 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yea, it still won't work unless I stop it altogether... Also have to stop WBCore.exe in task manager..

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June 7, 2013 2:46:13 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I see in the feature section of per app skinning Chrome is skinned.  Finally Chrome doesn't default to Windows basic!

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June 7, 2013 3:34:28 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting Richard Mohler,

Yea, it still won't work unless I stop it altogether... Also have to stop WBCore.exe in task manager..

So even if you have Windows Aero as the skin and reboot the app does not work?

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June 7, 2013 5:17:10 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting BobbyPhoenix,

I see in the feature section of per app skinning Chrome is skinned.  Finally Chrome doesn't default to Windows basic!

That's odd. WIndowblinds has been skinning Chrome since I installed it before the betas came out. 

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June 7, 2013 7:27:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Neil,

It will work like that but as soon as I pick a windowblinds skin & run it, it won't start anymore. Windows 7 x64 by the way..

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June 8, 2013 7:41:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thank you so much... really enjoying this!!!

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June 9, 2013 3:00:49 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

 

 

 

windowsblinds 8   nice one  been waiting for this  

just  bort it,   and i love it working ok  

 

 

cheers  stardock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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June 10, 2013 9:49:24 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thank you--thank you--thank you!!!!!


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June 13, 2013 6:22:02 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I see in the feature section of per app skinning Chrome is skinned.  Finally Chrome doesn't default to Windows basic!

 

 Skins have been running fine on Chrome for me. I think if you have any theme activated in Chrome than that overrides the Windowsblnd theme. 

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June 13, 2013 6:52:17 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Richard Mohler,

I don't know if you guys care or not, but when running the beta version, Vue won't work.. Just thought you might like to know.. It seemed like with not beta versions it was alright but now I have to stop it to run Vue..

 

I use VUE and it works fine. I had to add it to the not to be skinned list but it runs great.

 

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June 13, 2013 7:23:31 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting TechNoWeb,

Quoting Richard Mohler, reply 4
I don't know if you guys care or not, but when running the beta version, Vue won't work.. Just thought you might like to know.. It seemed like with not beta versions it was alright but now I have to stop it to run Vue..

 

I use VUE and it works fine. I had to add it to the not to be skinned list but it runs great.

 

Reduced 31%Original 1920 x 1080

What problems were you having with it?

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June 13, 2013 7:56:16 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

A minor issue. The line go's all the way around the window even though the preview window. That's why I added it to the do not skin list. I tried both betas .90 and.95

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June 13, 2013 7:57:24 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Ahh, the line issue should be gone in the next update which I believe may be on the downloads page already.

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June 13, 2013 8:16:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Cool new program icon!

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June 13, 2013 8:26:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Do we have a bug thread yet?

Or do we use the one for the last beta?

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June 13, 2013 8:28:11 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I ask because like SKS, you can't pin to taskbar or to start menu. Bummer.

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June 13, 2013 8:32:59 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The line is gone. I am a happy camper

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June 13, 2013 8:36:41 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The new icon looks great. Everything I have now works with WB beta. Great work stardock team !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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June 13, 2013 8:40:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,

I ask because like SKS, you can't pin to taskbar or to start menu. Bummer.

Works just fine here on Win 7/64.  Pinned to both with no trouble.

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June 13, 2013 8:48:31 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,

Do we have a bug thread yet?

Or do we use the one for the last beta?

WindowBlinds 7.9x (WB 8) Beta Issue Thread

Now, what do think, oh sheepish one?

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