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Windows 7: WindowBlinds : Is it worth it


18 Aug 2011   #1

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WindowBlinds : Is it worth it

Hey there guys! I was wondering... is WindowBlinds worth it to skin Windows? I don't really want to do it myself and when I tried to do it myself, I had so much problems with permissions that it became a chore just to apply a skin.

Do anybody got any problems with it? Is it worth it?
Thanks!


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18 Aug 2011   #2

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I use third party custom themes from Mr Grim there are tons of themes on his site.
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there are also loads more at deviant art.
Browsing Windows 7 Utilities on deviantART
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18 Aug 2011   #3

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Well, hum, I was asking if WindowBlinds was worth it... I'm kind of the verge of buying it... that's why I'm asking if it's worth it.
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18 Aug 2011   #4

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If you like to do custom themes, go for it. I see you have the resources to handle it.
I've seen some samples of what you can create, and I think it would be fun if you're into it.
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18 Aug 2011   #5

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I see... Well, no, I want to have the software to customize with ease Windows and have access to a lot of theme. I am not in theme creating (If I wanted to create a theme, I need extra software from the software vendor).

I've tried v5 and 6 before in the past when i was still using Windows XP. It was a really nice software, I liked it but the only problem was that it was really slowing down the system. From what I read from other sites, version 7 has really improved and well, the main problems before is now gone.

Does anybody uses WindowBlinds right now?
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18 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't use any of this stuff, because as you said, the thing that it usually does the most is "slow down the system". I'm not much into eyecandy myself, so I stay away from things like this. Give me performance and stability, over flashy and eyecatching.
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18 Aug 2011   #7

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pparks1, WindowBlinds version 5 and 6 were known to cause slow down. However, from what I read, version 7 is a complete opposite of the older versions and was completely re-written. Heck, I read that WindowBlinds "overrides" the Windows GDI layer and, let me quote, "and is actually four times more efficient at rendering hardware-accelerated windows". Source

I kind of want to skin Windows because I'm getting a bit sick of seeing the good ol' windows and wanted to spice it quite a bit.
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18 Aug 2011   #8
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I have used the versions 5 and 6, with XP ; I have the entire stardock suite . In Windows 7, I dont see any reason to use windowblinds, coz the themes for windows 7 are much more nice than those of windowblinds . Well it is my opinion .

If you want, you may download the trial at Stardock Corporation - Software - WindowBlinds . Decide yourself if you need it or not .
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18 Aug 2011   #9

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The stardock corporation is located exactly 1 mile from where I work.
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18 Aug 2011   #10
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
The stardock corporation is located exactly 1 mile from where I work.
Go there and ask them what Lebon14 is asking
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