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Trying out Windows Blinds-How do I change task bar color

By on September 27, 2013 8:15:21 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Borg999

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I'm trying out the 30 day trial version.

According to the ad for WB, you should be able to customize ever aspect of the desktop.

For example it says if you select a theme but don't like the color, you can change it, but as far as I can tell, the theme colors are fixed.

Also, I found the option to change the transparency and texture of the task bar, but not the color.

Does the trial version have features disabled? 

Is there a help file available?

Thanks.

 

 

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September 28, 2013 11:53:26 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

What version of Windowblinds are you using Borg999?

 

I do not remember where the color link was exactly in Windowblinds 7, but in Windowblinds 8 it is really hard to miss, there are 4 buttons in a row that say Style, Color. Texture, Background.  As far as I know though, you cannot change just the taskbar itself, you would have to use SkinStudio to change the actual image itself.

 

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September 28, 2013 12:17:38 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

For some skins you also need to uncheck the "Use smart recoloring option" too before they'll recolor.  I don't know exactly where that is in WB8 but I'll bet LightStar does

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September 28, 2013 12:24:56 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DaveRI,

For some skins you also need to uncheck the "Use smart recoloring option" too before they'll recolor.  I don't know exactly where that is in WB8 but I'll bet LightStar does

 

Don't worry Dave, once the Color link is checked, that option is right in the forefront.

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September 28, 2013 12:34:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting LightStar,


 As far as I know though, you cannot change just the taskbar itself, you would have to use SkinStudio to change the actual image itself.

 

Thanks to both of you for your replies!

I guess that answers my question...the task bar can't be changed by itself. That's a relief. I thought I was going crazy.

One last question. is skin studios included in the full version, or will I have to purchase it separately?

Thanks!

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September 28, 2013 12:45:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Borg999,
is skin studios included in the full version

Included with purchase. - http://www.stardock.com/products/windowblinds/download.asp

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September 28, 2013 1:41:41 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting Hankers,


Quoting Borg999, reply 4is skin studios included in the full version

Included with purchase. - http://www.stardock.com/products/windowblinds/download.asp[/quote]

 

Thanks Hankers!

I just purchased WB, but I lied. I have one more question.

I see a bunch of styles on Wincustomize, but no textures.

Is that something I'll have to make myself?

 

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September 28, 2013 1:50:40 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Borg999,
I see a bunch of styles on Wincustomize, but no textures.

http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds_textures

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