Applying Skins/Themes with WindowBlinds 7

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 by Island Dog | Discussion: OS Customization

WindowBlinds 7 is here, and some of the older tutorials and guides show the older user interface, and since WB7 was such a big change I wanted to create some new guides instead of updating old ones.  This time we are going over the basics of using WindowBlinds to change the visual style of Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7.

If you don’t already have WindowBlinds, you can grab a free trial at  You can also purchase the full version there, or get it as part of the Object Desktop suite of desktop enhancements. 

This is the main configuration window.

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The bottom is where you will find your skin list of all installed skins, and you can easily move through the list by “swiping” with your mouse.  Clicking a skin from the list will show a preview of the skin in the window above so you can get a quick look at what the skin will look like.  At the very bottom is the tabs where you will find options such as coloring, sub-styles, textures, etc. We will talk more about that in another tutorial.

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You can download additional skins from  Just double-click the .wba file and it will automatically be installed into your skin list.  Just choose the skin you wish to use, and click ‘Apply Changes’ in the upper left-hand area.  That’s it!  Your skin will be applied and you will have taken the first step in customizing your PC.

Reply #1 Wednesday, January 27, 2010 2:16 PM

 ...and don't blink or you'll miss it applying.  The latest build is very fast at switching skins.

Reply #2 Tuesday, February 16, 2010 6:04 AM
Could be I missed it, but where is the 'create sub-style' option in WB7? I'd want to mess around with a copy, not with the original skin.
Reply #3 Monday, May 17, 2010 7:04 PM
wheres the wba file i have to double click??? >;U
Reply #4 Monday, May 17, 2010 8:01 PM

wheres the wba file i have to double click???

The wba file would be wherever you save downloaded files to.  First you need to select a blind to download from WinCustomize WindowBlinds and then download and save it.  Then go to the directory where you saved it and double-click the wba file.

Reply #5 Sunday, July 31, 2011 5:26 PM

so i need software to upload the skin unto my desktop?

Reply #6 Sunday, July 31, 2011 5:33 PM
Pretty much.

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