Option to make custom toolbars work with skins?

Friday, November 25, 2016 by Weboh | Discussion: WindowBlinds

I love WindowBlinds, but was disappointed to learn upon installing it that when a theme is applied, it replaces the command bar/menu bar with its own. I don't have a problem with this in theory; it's nice to have that on Windows 8+ instead of the awful ribbon, and I guess it's easier to skin the command bar by replacing it.

But I don't like the way the menubar is replaced. I have a custom toolbar in the menubar that doesn't show up when I have a skin applied, and I see no option in WindowBlinds that would allow me to show it. Is there such an option? If not, can it be added? As is, I can't use themes and have my toolbar both—and the toolbar gets priority (so no using WB... ).

While I'm at it, is there an option to remove the command bar from skins? All the things I need from it are duplicated in my custom toolbar. I can remove it from msstyles, but again, I see no such option here.

And is there a way to get rid of breadcrumbs? I can disable them with Classic Shell, but they come back with a skin applied.


Reply #1 Saturday, November 26, 2016 9:45 AM

I don't know what breadcrumbs are, unless you mean recently used programs. That can be turned off with Start 8/10. But I see you use classic shell.

You can hide/show the menu bar in explorer, organize, layout. I don't see anything for the commandbar.


Reply #2 Saturday, November 26, 2016 10:26 AM

Breadcrumbs is the replacement of the address with clickable links to every part of the address. Compare the Windows Vista+ address bar with XP's and you'll see what I mean.

I don't want to hide the menubar—my custom toolbar is on it. I want to use Windows' menubar instead of replacing it with WindowBlinds' (which doesn't allow toolbars on it that I can see).

Reply #3 Saturday, November 26, 2016 10:22 PM

Never mind. A restart made the toolbar appear again and fixed the breadcrumbs. I should really have tried that first...

I'd still like to know how to remove the command bar, but maybe I should make a new post asking that.

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