Curtains v1.1 is Now Available

Customize Windows with new style modes, now with new blur and transparency effects

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 by Tatiora | Discussion: Curtains News

Stardock releases v1.1 for Curtains, the popular Windows customization app
v1.1 is now available for all Curtains and Object Desktop users

Stardock released a v1.1 update for Curtains today. One of Stardock’s newest customization tools, Curtains allows users to apply new styles along the lines of Dark Mode and Light to Windows® 10.


Taking advantage of the groundwork built to support light and dark mode, Curtains includes several unique styles that enhance the look and feel of the Windows UI along with apps that already support light and dark mode.  

"The advantage of using a program like Curtains is that it's essentially just adding new 'modes' to Windows," said Brad Wardell, CEO of Stardock.  "It works with high DPI displays and your existing programs. This gives users a little extra touch of customizing the Windows experience."

Users can easily create and share their own styles using the built in style editor.  A Curtains style can change everything that Light and Dark mode can change, including the Start button, title bar buttons, and title bar coloring. It also supports tweaking gradients, shadows opacity, and hundreds of other small elements of the Windows GUI.

The newest version of Curtains adds a major new feature for Explorer background transparency and blur effects. While the new option only comes standard with certain styles in the app, users can edit other styles and apply the blur and transparency effects themselves for further customization. 

A new option to extend the title bar ribbon in Explorer windows also adds an extra layer of customization for those who enjoy editing every detail of their Windows experience. v1.1 also introduces several quality of life improvements and increased style application speed.

Don't have Curtains yet? Get it now through Stardock or Steam.

Curtains is also available in Object Desktop™, our complete suite of desktop enhancements.
Object Desktop includes programs like
 Fences®, Start10, Groupy, SoundPackager, DeskScapes™, Multiplicity®, and more.



Reply #1 Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:34 PM

Can now you remove the user picture in Start 10 when curtains is running ?

Neil Banfield
Reply #2 Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:35 PM


Can now you remove the user picture in Start 10 when curtains is running ?

That would be a Start10 feature.

Reply #3 Wednesday, September 16, 2020 3:36 PM

Neil Banfield

That would be a Start10 feature.
-Oh yeah.. you told me, forgot, sorry   

-Will there be a Start 10 update?   

Reply #4 Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:38 AM

Great update!

Now, if only the default Dark Mode of Windows 10 wasn't so ugly. Black backgrounds everywhere is just not easy on the eyes. If the Curtains team could do something about that in a future update, that would be so great. I don't even know if that kind of modding would be possible with Curtains, but who knows...

Reply #5 Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:11 AM

When does V1.1 come to Steam? I've checked right now and it's still V1.01.

Reply #6 Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:54 PM

What about window border size? Is the main feature i miss in order to customize my desktop.

And what about big space between maximize, restore and close buttons in windows?

Reply #7 Saturday, September 19, 2020 8:04 PM

I'd like a rollup feature, like in WB where you can set it to rollup on double clicking titlebar.

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