WindowBlinds is a utility that allows users to change the look and feel of the Windows desktop experience by applying skins to the user interface. WindowBlinds can change title bars, push buttons, Start bars, scrollbars and nearly every other element of the Windows user interface.
A WindowBlinds skin can change Windows to look like an alternative operating system, favorite sports car brands, favorite sports team, or virtually anything else. With modern video cards, WindowBlinds can do this without reducing performance. WindowBlinds 6 adds the ability to have "blurred glass" window borders on Windows XP which allows artists to make skins that could make Windows XP look virtually identical to Windows Vista.
Additionally, WindowBlinds 6 adds full support for customizing Microsoft's new Windows Vista operating system. Everything from Internet Explorer 7 skinning, Sidebar skinning to explorer backgrounds, WindowBlinds 6 skins virtually every element of Windows Vista while making full use of the hardware acceleration features on Windows Vista for maximum performance.
The new version also adds a host of other features including advanced animation support in skins, user-creatable skin sub-styles, a new, easy to use configuration program, user customization options of fonts and colors in skins and much more.
Customize the look & feel of Windows
Tired of your computer having the same old look as every other computer? Want to give your Windows PC its own unique style? Stardock WindowBlinds will let you apply thousands of different skins (visual styles) to change the look and feel of your entire desktop. WindowBlinds is so flexible that users can create skins that mimic the look and feel of other operating systems.
Not Just Eye Candy
WindowBlinds doesn't just make Windows look better, it can make it more functional. You can create your own skins that add additional buttons to the title bar that provide additional functionality such as roll-up buttons, link buttons, program short cuts, even media player controls. Moreover, because WindowBlinds uses the latest features of your graphics card, it can make Windows even faster than the default Windows XP or "Aero" style.
You are in control
Even with thousands of different visual styles to choose from, you can customize those visual styles as well. WindowBlinds gives you total control over your graphical user interface. WindowBlinds will let you change the color of your Windows GUI, change your wallpaper, give different windows their own specific look, choose a new Windows taskbar and Start button.
Improve your productivity
WindowBlinds has features that significantly enhance a user's productivity when it comes to interacting with windows. For example, you set WindowBlinds to minimize windows just by right-clicking on the title bar, a great feature for minimizing several windows quickly without having to resort to "minimize all".
New start menu animation support
Category filtering on skins in wbconfig
Tag filtering on wallpapers in wbconfig
Random skin support
The ability to save a re-coloring of a skin as a preset
Advanced HSL re-coloring where you pick a single color and a range in a skin and you can just change that color instead of the entire skin
Ability to edit the system colors from wbconfig
Ability to change skin fonts from wbconfig
Ability to control transparency and blur on start menu, menus, taskbar & window frames. Has some limitations on XP
Ability to save such changes as a preset
Vista-Ize me function which sets some defaults to have a more vista like look
Ability to skin the sidebar
Ability to edit a sidebar skin from within wbconfig
Improved WB skin install when handling upgrades of skins
Ability to alter the mouse over animation speed
Ability to alter the default button pulsing speed
Support for explorer background bitmaps
Ability to use the Aero frames with the rest of the skin
Blur support in title bars (and menus on vista)
Lots of new sections for new Vista specific parts
Including IE navigation arrows, IE tabs, start menu shutdown/lock buttons
Skins virtually every aspect of the Windows GUI
Clean and easy configuration dialog.
Tons of configuration options for users
Animation supported on titlebars, buttons, and many other elements.
Change the color of any visual style on the fly
Per-application visual styles
Doesn't alter any system files
Safe, reliable way to change the look and feel of Windows
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