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WindowBlinds 8 and Windows 10

Not compatible at this time

By on August 10, 2015 10:08:06 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

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At this time WindowBlinds 8 is not compatible with Windows 10. We are currently reviewing it for Windows 10 but do not have an ETA for any possible update.

If you are experiencing issues, please contact support for assistance:

http://esupport.stardock.com/index.php?/Tickets/Submit 

 

To check the current Stardock Software compatibility list for Windows 10:

http://forums.stardock.com/469435/page/1/ 

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August 22, 2015 4:47:58 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

ok jafo.

well done for island dog.

the point raised by the person who was abused was a valid point.

i renewed my subscription earlier this year also and i was very annoyed that stardock

had not upgraded window blinds or icon packager before windows 10 was released.

stardock had ample time to do this and i also am left feeling aggrieved that they did not.

unless they upgrade the programs which i paid for, which included window blinds and icon

packager, i too will not be renewing again, nor renewing to wincustomize in about 2 months time.

if this incited abusive remarks i thank you jafo in advance for any disciplinary measures you take

towards the abusers.

sarah.

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August 22, 2015 8:39:09 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting slflembo,

ok jafo.

well done for island dog.

the point raised by the person who was abused was a valid point.

i renewed my subscription earlier this year also and i was very annoyed that stardock

had not upgraded window blinds or icon packager before windows 10 was released.

stardock had ample time to do this and i also am left feeling aggrieved that they did not.

unless they upgrade the programs which i paid for, which included window blinds and icon

packager, i too will not be renewing again, nor renewing to wincustomize in about 2 months time.

if this incited abusive remarks i thank you jafo in advance for any disciplinary measures you take

towards the abusers.

sarah.

slflembo ...Stardock has no control over when or whether you change your OS to a new one as yet not fully supported.  Your OD Subscription was/is entirely valid for the current OS [plural] at the time of its purchase.

You can be 'annoyed' that Stardock had not upgraded Windowblinds [yet] however the reality is that the Windows 10 GUI has almost been semi-finalized for about 2 weeks or so...and since release has been subject to at least 2 changes affecting anything GUI-related such as WB.  Windowblinds is NOT a program that you SIMPLY use whatever OS to run.  It is a program designed to integrate intimately with the OS shell and thus NEEDS a final GUI design before it can be made to 'match'.

By definition there MUST be a time lag between the OS release and a shell enhancement release.  There IS NO other way....

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August 22, 2015 10:13:39 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

ok jafo thank you for enlightening me on this.

do you know for sure if windowblinds and icon packager will be made windows 10 compatible?

sarah

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August 22, 2015 12:43:01 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

It's a simple solution really -- set the compatibility properties of the installer to Windows 8. Install but do not run.

Install ObjectDock, create your docks and use the settings to turn off the taskbar.

Run WindowBlinds and pick a theme.

Optional: install Rainmeter for awesome widgets (aka skins).

Then you too can have a desktop like this on Windows 10

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August 22, 2015 1:03:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,

For the record, Windows 10 will always be Windows 10.
There will be no Windows 11, 12, etc.

Mhh the trend is to remove bunch of stuff and add useless things for an desktop environment.
That in mind i think once Ten is stable, they will get rid of the "s" in the word "Windows" since less is more  
And then you have it, it´ll be the "ONE" single thang for everything, be it phone, tablet, desktop, fridge, stove, toilet or whatever, also by then cortana will be able to search shit on the net for your pets by meow, woof, muh or bäh.
OneDrive - OneShare - Global Transparency 
Sorry thought this would be funny and lighten the mood of this thread by a bit.


 

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August 23, 2015 5:38:26 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Can Stardock say something about a timelimit for WB 10? Will it be this year? or do we have to wait till next year?

Would help to know since i'm thinking about reinstall Windows 8.1.

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August 23, 2015 9:46:47 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Nerius, on hindsight having checked a few things, it would appear that this has not been the first time that stardock has been tardy with updates.

It does however seem to match with the method that they don't start on a project until it's finalised and I can understand that with Win10 being a glacial continuous upgrade that this might now pose new issues.

However it makes me wonder why Microsoft wont work with stardock as partners, the company hasn't got any smaller or less respected than in the alienware days

Not working with stardock and actually helping to improve their UI seems very Apple to me..  Wait, forget that, I forgot how much companies would like to be Apple these days...

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August 24, 2015 1:47:00 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting Neil Banfield,


 

What does your taskbar look like?

You should find icons are way wider than normal and the clock is probably missing and the entire bar is unskinned.

Yes the icons are weird on the taskbar but I'm using Object Dock on my two Win8 transplants, so that's no trouble right now.

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August 24, 2015 6:50:48 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting NossieUK,

However it makes me wonder why Microsoft wont work with stardock as partners, the company hasn't got any smaller or less respected than in the alienware days

Not working with stardock and actually helping to improve their UI seems very Apple to me..  Wait, forget that, I forgot how much companies would like to be Apple these days...

   Microsoft does not support skinning there OS.  If they did then they would put support tools directly into the OS to do such a  thing.  They could care less about what Stardock does or even wish to support them when it comes to Windowsblinds and there OD suite.  TBH they are close to Apple's mentality in there closed garden approach to Windows 10.  They want a stable OS that works across multiple and varied hardware platforms. 

Quoting Nerius,

Can Stardock say something about a timelimit for WB 10? Will it be this year? or do we have to wait till next year?

Would help to know since i'm thinking about reinstall Windows 8.1.

   Trust me I am no fan of Stardock and there slow development of products in the OD suite.  I have a history of being very blunt on various products they developed in the past.  That being said... since I have that history and knowing that Windows 10 is not even close to being truly done.  I will defend them this time.  I do not even think that  today they could even hazard a guess.

   A simple analogy would be trying to paint a wall that isn't finished yet.  Has not had the drywall sanded smooth,  joints taped, and not even sure if the owner will decide to stucco it and change the wall in the next couple weeks. 

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August 24, 2015 9:14:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting anarkys,

A simple analogy would be trying to paint a wall that isn't finished yet. Has not had the drywall sanded smooth, joints taped, and not even sure if the owner will decide to stucco it and change the wall in the next couple weeks.

Or that the Architect has had a brainwave and goes open-plan, removing the wall entirely.....

Meanwhile the Engineer goes  'WTF!!!? that was load-bearing....' ...

[ Jafo is an Architect ]

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August 24, 2015 11:04:55 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

get windows 10 to work properly,beat it with a sledgehammer.caution this will ruin your computer but it might make you feel better

 

i wont say its horrible,windows 10 has some good improvements,but it also has flaws

 

at this moment you might have better luck customizing your porn browser,you dirty birdies!

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August 25, 2015 3:08:12 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

on a lighter note..............winstep xtreme works fine on windows 10.

it may be limited but at least it can change the windows 10 task bar and without hacking the system too.

sarah

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August 25, 2015 4:55:13 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hi,

why can`t there simply be a beta version  that does use some lua bytecode to check what features work and what not.

Windows 10 will change a bit yes, but thinking a software has to be this static to one build release date of one  major  OS version is a bit yeah better not say it. Just imagine what happens if a manufactor change something slightly in  the gui  once microsoft makes some terrible errors. That might happen on every os.

However thats my opinion as an stupid end user who will wait some years before using windows 10.

And im  sure windowblinds 10 will be great once its out. Keep up your great work!

regards bluedxca93

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August 25, 2015 9:47:53 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums


Quoting NossieUK,

I can understand that with Win10 being a glacial continuous upgrade that this might now pose new issues.

Which was exactly the point I made several days ago when a frequent poster here mentioned that an update to Windows 10 had been released:

Quoting darcilicious,

Quoting Jafo,

SR1 has been released as well so the OS STILL is not final.

I hate to break it to you (and I'm surprised that this is news to you) but the OS will never be final. That's pretty much MS's new business plan. If we're all waiting for the developers to release WindowBlinds for Windows 10 because the OS isn't final yet, then we're all in for a very long wait.

Of course, my response was blown off even though I wasn't the one that brought up that ongoing releases were basically going to be problematic.

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August 26, 2015 5:10:51 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

If I buy Object Dock now, do I get the upgrade when its released?

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August 26, 2015 6:46:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting GreenJelly3,

If I buy Object Dock now, do I get the upgrade when its released?

 

Do you mean Object Desktop? Object Dock has nothing to do with WindowBlinds. 

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August 27, 2015 12:27:12 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

How does one get "insider preview build 10525" that's mentioned somewhere in this WindowBlinds thread" (and, for that matter, how does one get on the list for any insider previews)? 

I'm keen to help Stardock test WindowBlinds for Windows 10 so as the help get it released earlier rather than later. It's the only non-Microsoft product in my "must have" list that is holding me back from upgrading to Windows 10.

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August 27, 2015 1:06:19 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting stardock15,

How does one get "insider preview build 10525" that's mentioned somewhere in this WindowBlinds thread" (and, for that matter, how does one get on the list for any insider previews)? 

I'm keen to help Stardock test WindowBlinds for Windows 10 so as the help get it released earlier rather than later. It's the only non-Microsoft product in my "must have" list that is holding me back from upgrading to Windows 10.

 

Go here...

https://insider.windows.com/

Register and follow the instructions. 

 

 

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August 27, 2015 2:17:18 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Oh, I goofed yet again. Didn't mean the Windows 10 Insider Program (which I joined when it was launched many moons ago).

I thought that the post (by anarkys on 19 August) was referring to some sort of Stardock insider program (beta testers program). Is there such an animal? I'm keen to assist.

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August 27, 2015 2:30:00 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Stardock's beta software is generally available via an Object Desktop Subscription, however nothing as yet is available with regards to Windowblinds and Windows 10 ...

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August 27, 2015 4:10:30 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I am an Object Desktop subscriber, but have never seen anything (in my profile or in any emails received over the years) about beta versions being offered. How does it work or how is it supposed to?

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August 27, 2015 9:01:47 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

If there is a beta version offered, it is almost always available for Object Desktop subscribers first. Beta releases are announced in the WinCustomize news section and on the Stardock forums.

 

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August 28, 2015 1:34:22 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting stardock15,

I am an Object Desktop subscriber, but have never seen anything (in my profile or in any emails received over the years) about beta versions being offered. How does it work or how is it supposed to?

If there are any Beta's available this is how you will see them.

 

Open Object Desktop Manager.

Click the gear in the upper right corner.

Click Show beta Downloads. 

 

 

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September 5, 2015 11:53:09 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I dont think stardock will risk releasing a windowblinds version before the next rtm build release. as that build could break things with windowblinds.

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September 5, 2015 12:26:49 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I know nothing about programming; therefore, I R Wait with much patience till that time comes.

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