by Stardock

Enables users to customize their desktop aesthetic through skins and other visual styles

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Stardock

Release: WindowBlinds 10.8.2

Antivirus check: passed

Last revision: Last week

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WindowBlinds is a program that gives the user greater control over the graphical properties of their desktop and overall windows experience than would normally be possible. There are 4 main areas where enhanced customization is possible: the start menu, the taskbar, control buttons, and window frames. By using what the program calls skins, users can personalize the colors, fonts, and other graphical features of these customization areas. Users are free to use what is known as the SkinStudio to generate and build their own skins from the ground up, or users are also free to experiment with pre-built skins and other custom-built skins made by users which are available for download at the community website. 

There are even multiple levels and subclasses built into some of the more complex skins available. Certain visual styles have alternative skins available, which function as sub-styles that allow you to have more input on the look that matches your personal tastes. The unique combinations across the 4 main areas of customization can even be saved as presets for easier application at a later time should your preferences or mood change. Some of the more detailed possible changes include changing font styles, editing the transparency of skins to make them blend in or stand out more against your backgrounds, changing colors at an instant's notice, and the ability to texturize windows borders and explorer menu backgrounds.

The interface of WindowBlinds has been updated recently to allow for more efficient usage, making customization easier and faster and allowing the usage of new features such as skin randomizers, which change your aesthetics and skin choices at random or preset intervals. There is an included preview tool that allows you to make changes without applying them so that you can better gauge your thoughts and feelings. The UI, in general, has been massively simplified to eliminate the visual clutter and to remove unnecessary complexities like extra tabs. 

Allows for greater control over your computer's desktop interface by allowing the usage of both custom-designed and pre-built skins

  • Use the included SkinStudio to completely generate skins and graphical elements from the ground up
  • Take part in the community to download other user skins and visual elements
  • Change your windows desktop graphical interface according to the font, windows transparency, colors, textures, etc.
  • Newly added features such as a skin randomizer which allows you to blend and use multiple different skins and visual styles depending on the time of day
  • Enhance your customization of certain windows elements such as the start menu, the taskbar, control buttons, and various windows frames

Supported operating systems: Windows 10, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

WindowBlinds 8.04 (48.77 MB)
WindowBlinds 8.05 (49.01 MB)
WindowBlinds 8.09 (49.98 MB)
WindowBlinds 8.12 (48.28 MB)
WindowBlinds 8.13 (48.28 MB)
WindowBlinds 10.03 (54.15 MB)
WindowBlinds 10.07 (54.19 MB)
WindowBlinds 10.8.2 (54.28 MB)
WindowBlinds 10.60 (54.29 MB)
WindowBlinds 10.65 (54.15 MB)
WindowBlinds 10.74 (54.39 MB)
Not something i would recommend if you're looking to customize your desktop space. Its just add uneesscary bloat and lag to your operating system. There are plenty of other lightweight options if you really want to customize your windows expereince further. Personally i wouldnt recommend any of them though as its the equivilent of updating your myspace page to play music everytime you visit it, along with having half a dozen widgets to tell you your astrological sign. its just a waste of computing power.
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