Winstep Question

Explorer Background option ?

Friday, December 16, 2016 by AceMatrix | Discussion: OS Customization

I'm considering purchasing the Winstep Software as I really like what I have been seeing of all the ways of customizing my desktop. I really have to be honest here....I really do enjoy using Windowblinds, but the truth is, I only use it because I don't like the plain white Explorer Background.

I'm considering a change of pace with Winstep , but I was wondering if it has an option to change Explorer Background colors?  If it doesn't , I would definitely recommend that that function be added.

I'm still pondering whether I should purchase since I'm living on a limited income. Just felt that I needed to get some input from my fellow community members.

----Ace ----

P.S. --- MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE

RedneckDude
Reply #1 Friday, December 16, 2016 11:40 PM

Ace, just so you know, WinStep also doesn't skin explorer windows. Taskbar, modules, nextstart start menu, and docks. For skinning the explorer windows, you need WindowBlinds.

AceMatrix
Reply #2 Saturday, December 17, 2016 12:14 AM

RedneckDude

Ace, just so you know, WinStep also doesn't skin explorer windows. Taskbar, modules, nextstart start menu, and docks. For skinning the explorer windows, you need WindowBlinds.

O.K. , that's some good information to know. Thank you Jim for the response. So I guess I will go ahead and give Winstep a try with my Windowblinds installed. It's good to try new things I guess, and as my eye sight continues to improve I'm looking forward to a great New Year ahead.

-- Ace --

Uvah
Reply #3 Saturday, December 17, 2016 7:35 AM

You'll find that Winstep and Windowblinds play very well together. Its almost as if they 'blend'. I have both to play with.

JcRabbit
Reply #4 Saturday, December 17, 2016 3:31 PM

WindowBlinds (WB) only purpose is to skin other applications.

Winstep applications (Nexus, Nexus Ultimate and Winstep Xtreme) are mainly tools, i.e.; application launchers that feature a truckload of other built-in useful tools (such as the modules/widgets, clock alarms, etc..) and also happen to be skinnable. They do not mess with 3rd party applications in any way, form or shape, however - they only skin themselves.

This is why Stardock WindowBlinds and Winstep applications are perfect companions for each other, as Uvah mentioned. For every Winstep theme, you can usually find a matching WB theme.

AceMatrix
Reply #5 Saturday, December 17, 2016 9:21 PM

JcRabbit

WindowBlinds (WB) only purpose is to skin other applications.

Winstep applications (Nexus, Nexus Ultimate and Winstep Xtreme) are mainly tools, i.e.; application launchers that feature a truckload of other built-in useful tools (such as the modules/widgets, clock alarms, etc..) and also happen to be skinnable. They do not mess with 3rd party applications in any way, form or shape, however - they only skin themselves.

This is why Stardock WindowBlinds and Winstep applications are perfect companions for each other, as Uvah mentioned. For every Winstep theme, you can usually find a matching WB theme.

Thank-you so much for explaining and helping me understand exactly what Winstep does. I'm looking forward to purchasing it next week on payday, I'm sure it will brighten my Christmas this year.           -- Ace --

Uvah
Reply #6 Sunday, December 18, 2016 1:48 PM

You're gonna love it Ace. 

Hint...when you get it up and running try mix and match. I drive me crazy doin' that. 

AceMatrix
Reply #7 Sunday, December 18, 2016 3:10 PM


You're gonna love it Ace. 

Hint...when you get it up and running try mix and match. I drive me crazy doin' that. 

LOL !!.....o.k. , I sure will. Sounds like fun !!                     --Ace---

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