Latest Windows patch conflicts with Windowblinds

Min/Max/Close buttons don't get skinned and lose function

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by JanOscar | Discussion: WindowBlinds

Latest Windows patch for Windows 10 version 2004, KB4557957, mess up min/max/close on most new Windows apps like calculator, calendar, personalize, settings, etc.. I have tested twice by uninstalling and reinstalling and can confirm that it's the patch causing the errors.

Reply #1 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:28 PM

Sorry to hear you are having issues. Need to know if the issue on specific WB style or all styles?

Stardock Community Assistant.

Reply #2 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:30 PM

Happens with all styles, (tried at least 20-25) also the ones with buttons placed almost in the same place as the default ones. Nothing happens when I try to click on or around the buttons. Have to right click on taskbar buttons to close windows. When closing the a window, calculator or apps with the error, WindowFX does not apply animations and it looks just  like the window/app crashes.

Reply #3 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:47 PM

Strange, I can't seem to update to that one. Tried few time and get same result. Not applicable.

Anyway, I have forwarded your questions/problems to the Stardock Support team for their assistance. Please keep an eye on this thread for any updates. We appreciate your feedback and patience.

Thank You,
Stardock Community Assistant.

Reply #4 Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:32 AM

This rig has the latest updates and not having that problem.  

Neil Banfield
Reply #5 Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:21 AM

Do you have curtains installed?

If so go to curtains UI, apply win10 and reboot.  Then reapply your WB.

Any change?

Neil Banfield
Reply #6 Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:31 AM

I installed 2004 in a VM and installed that patch and cannot see any issues here.

Reply #7 Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:00 AM

Uninstalled Curtains and the problem seems to be solved. I didn't use Curtains much, so I'm just happy Windowblinds works for now.

Thank you!

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