WindowBlinds 6 Beta Preview Video

Video demo on Windows Vista

Tuesday, August 7, 2007 by Island Dog | Discussion: WindowBlinds

Well the long awaited and much anticipated WindowBlinds 6 beta has recently arrived.  With the arrival there have been many requests for additional screenshots and videos of the much talked about "Molten" animation.  I created a video of some of the key features of WindowBlinds 6 that I think people will be very interested in.  This video does not show all the new features, but it will give you a general idea of what WindowBlinds 6 is all about.

The video demo shows the following:

  • Demonstration of the Molten skin start menu animation
  • Ability to adjust transparency of start menu, window borders, etc.
  • Using XP .msstyles on Vista and adding transparency
  • Changing skins on the Vista Sidebar

This video was done on Vista, but I will make another soon showing off the skins in XP as well.  Please note that WindowBlinds 6 is currently in beta, so things you see may or may not change upon final release.  This is just a preview I wanted to give showing some of the really cool features.

Right now the beta is available to subscribers of Object Desktop.



Reply #1 Tuesday, August 7, 2007 10:34 AM

Nice Work! Looks great!


Reply #2 Tuesday, August 7, 2007 10:51 AM
That's really neat, I completely forgot about the Sidebar changing.
Reply #3 Thursday, August 9, 2007 3:12 PM
Thanks for this, I was hoping there would be a demo vid.
mike b1954
Reply #4 Thursday, August 9, 2007 7:02 PM
Greetings , Island Dog !

Sorry about this, bud , But I have a little problemmete with the video ~ all I see is a little box in the top left corner ..

I have WMP11 and the Apple Quicktime installed .. do I have to install another player ?
Island Dog
Reply #5 Thursday, August 9, 2007 7:32 PM
Not sure what the problem is, but you can check out the video on YouTube also.  The quality isn't as great, but it should work.

WWW Link
Reply #6 Sunday, August 12, 2007 6:02 AM
this is nice
But it would be nicer to be able to see the words to read what you on clicking on
and sound would be good too.

and move a little slower for us (me)newbies
Neil Banfield
Reply #7 Sunday, August 12, 2007 6:12 AM

OxygenHazard-1: If you mouseover the video you should see a > icon at the top right.  If you click this it will play the video full screen and you can then see the options he is clicking on.

I have also made the video window in the initial post bigger as it was smaller than the video itself.

Fuzzy Logic
Reply #8 Sunday, August 12, 2007 6:38 AM

Great video. I was unaware of some of the new features, WB6 almost makes Vista usable

It's nice to have those transparency settings. It means you can make a solid skin and add transparency without any fuss   

Reply #9 Sunday, August 12, 2007 6:42 AM
Thanks for making this IslandDog, looking forward to the XP one. Thanks for increasing the size Neil, much much better

It's My Secret
Reply #10 Monday, August 13, 2007 5:21 AM
Neil Babfield


I must be Blind. Did not see the full Screen button the first time.

I Must need new glasses.
Reply #11 Tuesday, August 14, 2007 10:14 AM
Very Interesting
Reply #12 Wednesday, August 29, 2007 10:08 AM
I don't know if you guys have hear of compiz, but I think windows and now windowblinds are just way out of the game, that stuff is so damn sweet, I 'm kindda dissapointed in this preview, transparency to everything? that's it? come on, even microsoft made a nice looking tool like flip3d. guess windowblinds is just interested in shading windows.

check out compiz WWW Link
Neil Banfield
Reply #13 Wednesday, August 29, 2007 10:22 AM

varomix: WindowBlinds is designed to skin windows.

For other features you can use applications like WindowFX.

Reply #14 Monday, September 10, 2007 2:51 PM

por: Joaquim

Parece-me que será um verdadeiro show esse novo windowblinds
Reply #15 Monday, September 10, 2007 3:35 PM
guess windowblinds is just interested in shading windows.

Its a little more than shading, WB is not a program to add weird squiggly effects, as Neil said its strictly for skinning the interface.
Reply #16 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 6:15 PM
I absolutely cannot wait till they release this!

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