WindowBlinds for Windows 8

Come on, it's been months now!

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by Tanjo3000 | Discussion: WindowBlinds

When will we get WindowBlinds for Windows 8? Windows 8 has been released for a couple of months now.

Not only WindowBlinds, how about other software in the Object Desktop for which I paid and can not use?!

 

Many of us have paid a yearly subscription and for those of us who 'upgraded' to Windows 8 upon release, and those who had the beta versions for longer, we have not been getting our money's worth!

 

Please please please Stardock, get WindowBlinds and other Object Desktop software working in Windows 8.

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Neil Banfield
Reply #1 Thursday, December 13, 2012 8:55 AM

WindowBlinds 8 is currently under development and I would expect to see it appear next quarter.

DeskScapes 4 is currently under development and I would hope to see a beta this month.

shine
Reply #2 Friday, December 14, 2012 1:08 AM

I use Windows 8 also. I am looking forward to Windowblinds 8, and Deskscapes 4!

benmanns
Reply #3 Friday, December 14, 2012 4:26 AM

Neil Banfield
WindowBlinds 8 is currently under development and I would expect to see it appear next quarter.

That early ?  

Narusegawa Naru
Reply #4 Friday, December 14, 2012 3:14 PM

Like many others I too eagerly await a Windows 8 version of WindowBlinds. Ive used the trial versions many times in the past and love it. I never purchased a copy simply because it was a fun app and not really a requirenment. However to my dismay (a long time windows user) I discovered That windows 8 makes this program a MUST HAVE. With aero being all but shown the door this is simply the ugliest version of windows since MS was wearing diapers. My main concern now is versioning on this new, well version? Will this be a 7.4 or a whole new major update to 8.0. The latter makes sense to me Windows 8 WindowBlinds 8 I just dont want to buy 7.4 and then pay an additional upgrade fee when 8.0 comes out.

 

Great work btw and let me reitterate WindowBlinds is as required for Win8 as its kernel is.

 

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Nevermind. I have no idea how I missed Neil saying WindowBlinds 8 lol sorry. Guess Ill wait a little longer.

vStyler
Reply #5 Friday, December 14, 2012 4:34 PM

Neil Banfield
WindowBlinds 8 is currently under development and I would expect to see it appear next quarter.

 

Neil.. will it work roughly as it does in 7, if not, what will the major differences be..?

 

Merry Christmas

Nerius
Reply #6 Friday, December 14, 2012 7:50 PM

Im waiting and longing for WindowBlinds8 as well for my Windows 8 Pro x64 since it really is needed for win8. I can't live without it on my Xp machine.

One of the best software ever made Hope it comes soon! 

Tanjo3000
Reply #7 Sunday, December 16, 2012 8:46 AM

Neil Banfield
WindowBlinds 8 is currently under development and I would expect to see it appear next quarter.

DeskScapes 4 is currently under development and I would hope to see a beta this month.

 

How about beta version release for those of us with Object Desktop subscription, when will that be available?

Neil Banfield
Reply #8 Sunday, December 16, 2012 8:48 AM

Tanjo3000
Quoting Neil Banfield, reply 1WindowBlinds 8 is currently under development and I would expect to see it appear next quarter.

DeskScapes 4 is currently under development and I would hope to see a beta this month.

 

How about beta version release for those of us with Object Desktop subscription, when will that be available?

I am talking about the betas.

Tanjo3000
Reply #9 Sunday, December 16, 2012 9:10 AM

It just seems to me that by the time my subscription runs out I will not have a full set of Object Desktop software that I can use on Windows 8. Where is the insentive to renew a subscription when half the programs do not work?

 

It seems I will have to buy another PC with Windows 7 on it just to be able to use the software I have paid for!

Neil Banfield
Reply #10 Sunday, December 16, 2012 9:52 AM

Tanjo3000
It just seems to me that by the time my subscription runs out I will not have a full set of Object Desktop software that I can use on Windows 8. Where is the insentive to renew a subscription when half the programs do not work?

 

It seems I will have to buy another PC with Windows 7 on it just to be able to use the software I have paid for!

I assume when you purchased your subscription the current operating system was Windows 7.  The software you purchased continues to work on that platform and over time we are adding in support where required for Windows 8.

Krustak
Reply #11 Monday, December 17, 2012 11:55 AM

Hi,

I see that WindowBlinds is for better prize now. I have windows 8. If I buy it now, will it be possible to go to version 8 for free or it will be payed update? 

thank you

 

Tanjo3000
Reply #12 Thursday, December 20, 2012 1:59 PM

Neil Banfield

I assume when you purchased your subscription the current operating system was Windows 7.  The software you purchased continues to work on that platform and over time we are adding in support where required for Windows 8.

 Yes, I DID have Windows 7, but now have Windows 8. That is what upgrading is about, moving on, no longer using a version of software or OS.

 

Krustak
Hi,

I see that WindowBlinds is for better prize now. I have windows 8. If I buy it now, will it be possible to go to version 8 for free or it will be payed update? 

thank you

 

WindowBlinds 7.4 does not run in Windows 8 so I would have to suggest you wait for WindowBlinds 8 to be released before buying WindowBlinds. Without Object Desktop you would have to pay for the upgrade.

 

I have been a supporter of Stardock for many years now recommending it to many people. I had a period when I could not afford to pay for the software updates but as soon as I was able I started paying again as it was well worth the money. Now I am starting to get doubts along with many others.

benmanns
Reply #13 Saturday, December 22, 2012 10:18 AM

I dont think you have to doubt anything... we already seen a screenshot with a tiny preview of windowblinds running on windows8, sadly we still have to wait im also kinda upset about it, simply because i upgraded my subscription but that was my own fault since i made the choice to switch to windows8 early - was it worth it ?- absolutely! but sadly now i cant use windowblinds but there is start8 decor8 and iconpackager already supported.
The only thing i dont understand is the schedule of DS4 before windowblinds8... 

Wizard1956
Reply #14 Saturday, December 22, 2012 10:43 AM

Roloccolor
The only thing i dont understand is the schedule of DS4 before windowblinds8... 

I would imagine getting animated wallpapers to run on Win8 is far easier than replacing the entire shell.......but I could be wrong.

benmanns
Reply #15 Saturday, December 22, 2012 1:35 PM

Wizard1956

I would imagine getting animated wallpapers to run on Win8 is far easier than replacing the entire shell.......but I could be wrong.

good point  

TomRichter
Reply #16 Saturday, December 22, 2012 2:38 PM

Roloccolor

Quoting Wizard1956, reply 14
I would imagine getting animated wallpapers to run on Win8 is far easier than replacing the entire shell.......but I could be wrong.
good point  

Yes, Wiz is right. I understand that everybody having win8 is shivering like a leaf when WB8 are ready. But it definitely needs a time

to have all working properly. We - wb skinners - are waiting on how good or bad its gonna be.

 

A PATIENCE IS THE BEST WAY 

anarkys
Reply #17 Friday, January 18, 2013 2:54 AM

Neil Banfield

I assume when you purchased your subscription the current operating system was Windows 7.  The software you purchased continues to work on that platform and over time we are adding in support where required for Windows 8.

 

Can I suspend my subscription till the time you actually support Windows 8 with Windows Blinds?  I have not been able to use 95% (Only Start 8 & Fences) of the features since I upgraded to Windows 8 in October.  By the time you get around to releasing one with my experience in your development cycles I will have lost 6-8 months of the use of it.

ZubaZ
Reply #18 Friday, January 18, 2013 7:42 AM

Currently Start8, Decor8, Fences 2, Tiles, IconPackager, IconDeveloper ,and WindowFX 5 are designed to work with Windows 8.

WindowBlinds and DeskScapes should be ready in early 2013.
Other applications may or may not work. At this time though, they are not supported.

Wizard1956
Reply #19 Friday, January 18, 2013 9:06 AM

 

Supuhstar
Reply #20 Friday, January 25, 2013 11:17 AM

Is there an update on this time estimate?

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