WindowBlinds 7.19 Beta Released

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 by Island Dog | Discussion: WinCustomize News

A new WindowBlinds beta has been released bring several new features and compatibility fixes.  WindowBlinds is an application that lets you change the entire user interface to one of thousands available.  Downloaded more than 16 million times on Download.com alone, WindowBlinds is the safe and easy way to change your Windows desktop experience.

WindowBlinds 7.19 update:

  • Added advanced glass support including new sections for SkinStudio
  • Improved compatibility with pre-release Firefox 4 and IE9 builds
  • Added new IE9 sections
  • Added support for per-skin custom colors
  • Optimized skin changing speed on 64-bit Windows

A beta of SkinStudio was also released to support the latest updates for WindowBlinds. 

Beta downloads can be found in the Impulse client, and you can find more information about WindowBlinds, including a free trial download at www.windowblinds.net.

9-21-2010 1-24-34 PM    Windows 7-2010-09-21-13-49-56

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Elsius Saint
Reply #1 Tuesday, September 21, 2010 1:57 PM

Very nice! I'll try it ou lol

spyros2n
Reply #2 Tuesday, September 21, 2010 2:38 PM

Very nice, thanks a lot for the Firefox 4 beta and Trillian 5 fixes!

 

/cheers

skyzyk
Reply #3 Tuesday, September 21, 2010 3:03 PM

Thanks for the update on the update. LOL Is Impulse geared as well for IE9 as well now? 

KenzieDamage
Reply #4 Tuesday, September 21, 2010 3:20 PM

"advanced glass support" - feature-parity with the msstyle hackers - this could be big...

Wizard1956
Reply #5 Tuesday, September 21, 2010 5:44 PM

Optimized skin changing speed on 64-bit Windows

Todays understatement.  Any faster and you may as well get rid of the please wait/loading  screen.  Faster and smoother,good job.

GregII
Reply #6 Tuesday, September 21, 2010 5:50 PM

Are there anymore new skins in addition to "Precision"?

CarGuy1
Reply #7 Tuesday, September 21, 2010 5:51 PM

I get an "error retreiving data" when installing the Skinstudio update. I've tried a few time with the same result, even after a reboot.

Windowblinds updated without any issues.

GregII
Reply #8 Tuesday, September 21, 2010 5:56 PM

I did, too, but it now seems to work fine.

CarGuy1
Reply #9 Tuesday, September 21, 2010 6:08 PM

I did, too, but it now seems to work fine.

Yes...it's fixed.

Just goes to show that the people at Stardock are on thier toes...got that fixed in a jiffy....thanks

neophil78
Reply #10 Tuesday, September 21, 2010 6:08 PM

Is there any interest to update if using XP ??

Neil Banfield
Reply #11 Tuesday, September 21, 2010 8:58 PM

neophil78
Is there any interest to update if using XP ??

XP users get the Precision skin plus support for per skin colours once skins are released with that feature.

Are there any particular features you would like to see on XP?

Neil Banfield
Reply #12 Tuesday, September 21, 2010 9:00 PM

DannyDPX
"advanced glass support" - feature-parity with the msstyle hackers - this could be big...

Actually our glass sections support tiling and layers so they are somewhat more advanced.

Daiwa
Reply #13 Tuesday, September 21, 2010 9:11 PM
If there was a Nobel for understated subtlety, Neil would win hands down.
neophil78
Reply #14 Tuesday, September 21, 2010 10:30 PM

neophil78reply 10Is there any interest to update if using XP ?? XP users get the Precision skin plus support for per skin colours once skins are released with that feature.Are there any particular features you would like to see on XP?

Thanks for reply Neil

WebGizmos
Reply #15 Tuesday, September 21, 2010 10:54 PM

XP users get the Precision skin

Isn't that an old skin?

Bebi Bulma
Reply #16 Tuesday, September 21, 2010 11:31 PM

WebGizmos

XP users get the Precision skin
Isn't that an old skin?

Yeah that's been there a while.

Bebi Bulma
Reply #17 Tuesday, September 21, 2010 11:58 PM

Still getting the error receiving data on the sks update...seems to be stuck calculating the size. Wasn't there a way to clear/refresh the cache or something like that?

sixshot
Reply #18 Wednesday, September 22, 2010 12:44 AM

Sweet, Firefox 4 looks good now with the beta running.  But now I have a couple of inquiries about it.

Before the WB beta, it'd look all funky and stuff with the skin interface.  This is isn't a big issue.  Adding the exe into the exception list pretty much solves that.  Since I run FRAPS for screenshots and video capturing during gaming, I noticed that the FPS counter on the corner of the window.  My guess for that is Firefox4 using the Direct2D stuff which triggered the FPS counter for FRAPS.  However, with the latest update, this is now gone.  Sure this makes the window all the more cleaner but it appears that performance also suffers as a result.

Is the performance hit due to having to force Firefox4 to draw using older methods or something?  Or is that a completely different issue?  Other than adding the exe back into the exception list, will there be a way to get the performance back as using its Panorama/Tab-Candy feels more snappier unskinned than skinned?

2of3
Reply #19 Wednesday, September 22, 2010 1:41 AM

Toolbar text on FF 3.6,10 looks all blurry and crappy. Skype titlebar not looking right either

Aleatoric
Reply #20 Wednesday, September 22, 2010 1:44 AM

I'm also still seeing the error on trying to install SkinStudio (Error: Error retrieving data). No problems installing WB, apart from no longer seeing transparency for explorer wiindows (which worked fine with the prior version). Beta bugs, I guess

The speed of skin changes on Win7, 64 bit, is pretty awesome! Can't complain there!

 

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