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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TechNoWeb
Reply #121 Tuesday, May 07, 2013 8:46 PM

Object Desktop is well worth the money. even with out windowblinds that's not to say I don't want windowblinds. I'm just saying all the software you get is well worth the price. updates' betas' can't go wrong.

Hiedran
Reply #122 Friday, May 10, 2013 9:19 AM

Is it possible to get an estimate of how far into testing WinBlinds 8 is?  I'm a developer, so I know that giving a 50% complete may not budge for a week or more because of having to find the cause of the error.

I also won't be surprised if there's no response to avoid having other people take a comment out of context.

ZubaZ
Reply #123 Friday, May 10, 2013 9:39 AM

Hiedran
I also won't be surprised if there's no response to avoid having other people take a comment out of context.

^^^^ This.   ^^^^

 

Thanks for understanding.  

Hiedran
Reply #124 Friday, May 10, 2013 11:40 AM

Thanks for understanding.  

Worth a try.  

llennellV3
Reply #125 Saturday, May 11, 2013 12:37 PM

I can't wait for this. I love Windowblinds. I've been coming back, checking for WB8 since December....or actually BEFORE December. I go through different periods, like a druggie. Sometimes I go 1 or 2 months without checking...sometimes i check daily. This is very frustrating. My two favorite softwares (Cant mention other since not Stardock's) have been in the work since the release of Win8.  It has been an almost identical process (both softwares) I pray for the day that the featured posts "read "WB8 released" instead of the MANY "X company reviews Start8. They say it's great!"  

 

 Next month is June. Half a year...8 months since Win8 release. Getting a bit ridiculous.

 

Thanks for the hard work tho!

Hiedran
Reply #126 Thursday, May 16, 2013 9:14 AM

Woo!  We're one day closer to the release of WindowBlinds 8!

In unrelated news, I saw a unicorn today.

TanKCR
Reply #127 Thursday, May 16, 2013 10:25 AM

I think I saw some pigs on a runway, they were getting ready to take off!

Michael Lyman
Reply #128 Saturday, May 18, 2013 9:29 AM

Any news from Stardock? Thanks!

rickaffeldt
Reply #129 Sunday, May 19, 2013 3:31 PM

Ok, its now past Q1 2013 and no word on Windows Blinds for Window 8. I have purchased this product for 2 reasons 1. get the start button back 2. change the windows form background color from the blinding white which huts my eyes.  Can we at lease get another ETA? (ESTIMATE or an update?) The only way to get rid of the white is to use High Contrast Mode which has color change abilities but is very limited. I so pissed and Microsoft just another case of believing the marketing people and not testing first. Truth is in the details and without test driving first never purchase software on a sales mans word.

Wizard1956
Reply #130 Sunday, May 19, 2013 3:47 PM

rickaffeldt
1. get the start button back
Use Start 8 for that. LINK

It does a great job bringing the menu and button back and the price is more than reasonable.

boboxi
Reply #131 Monday, May 20, 2013 2:25 PM

I install WB8 today and just want to say that stardock software team once more have demonstrated that they are one of the best software developers in the world. Great job was done. I realy like your software.

Thak you. Greetings from Slovenia. 

ZubaZ
Reply #132 Monday, May 20, 2013 2:34 PM

In case you missed it, http://forums.wincustomize.com/444593

We are live for ODNT subscribers!

Michael Lyman
Reply #133 Monday, May 20, 2013 3:12 PM

Cool!!!! Thanks Stardock!!!

ian_stagib
Reply #134 Monday, May 20, 2013 3:12 PM

Installed and playing around with it right now. I'm so excited! It's working well so far. WB8 ftw!

Technowitch
Reply #135 Monday, May 20, 2013 3:55 PM

Okay, I'll do the proper beta tester thing and report a minor problem or glitch in an interaction with Object Dock and the Task Bar. This is probably an odd situation so bear with me--

- Two monitor set up

- ObjectDock is set to hide the Task Bar.

- However, my system was set to show the Task Bar on both monitors, the result being that on my secondary monitor, if I moused over the bottom of the screen, the Task Bar would pop-up.

- After installing WindowBlinds 8 (thank you SO much for this, by the way, I've been waiting a long time for it and am very happy), I noticed that whenever I made any changes to a WB8 skin configuration, even before I committed any changes, the secondary monitor's Task Bar would bounce into view several times with an odd flickering, before finally settling down and disappearing again.

Unchecking the Windows option to 'display task bar on all monitors' eliminated the problem.

TanKCR
Reply #136 Monday, May 20, 2013 4:18 PM

whoo hoo the pigs are actually flying!

Robbie_Boy
Reply #137 Monday, May 20, 2013 4:27 PM

Looks Real good to see a change to the windows 8 desktop.... THANKS GUYS!!!!

plywood99
Reply #138 Monday, May 20, 2013 5:01 PM

Sadly the beta works not so good for me.

 

I choose a skin, and when I press apply my screen starts blinking constantly like it's trying to apply the skin but never fully doing it. Just keeps blinking.

Eventually it will stop blinking but the skin is not applied properly. Windows borders look likes Classic style, and the taskbar simply remains the same.

Belgarion75
Reply #139 Monday, May 20, 2013 5:06 PM

plywood99

Sadly the beta works not so good for me.

 

I choose a skin, and when I press apply my screen starts blinking constantly like it's trying to apply the skin but never fully doing it. Just keeps blinking.

Eventually it will stop blinking but the skin is not applied properly. Windows borders look likes Classic style, and the taskbar simply remains the same.

 

I'm having an identical issue.  I'm not able to pin it down either.  Very sad

ZubaZ
Reply #140 Monday, May 20, 2013 5:09 PM

We need to know the OS you are using, 32 or 64 bit.

We need to know the skin you are using.

We need you to copy and paste the information from the WB about.

 

Thanks.

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