Published on April 11, 2012 By Island Dog In WinCustomize News

WB_icon_smA new update for WindowBlinds 7 has been released today.  WindowBlinds lets you change the look and feel of the Windows user interface with thousands of skins that are available from sites like WinCustomize.com.

This is a maintenance update with various fixes included:

  • Adds support for transparent scrollbars on Windows 7 Explorer windows
  • Updates for start button and high dpi
  • Fix for IE sizing issue
  • Fix for Opera repaint issue on scrolling
  • Fix for blurred borders on large bordered skins
  • Fix for UltraMon secondary taskbar
  • Directory Opus fixes -SyncBack / SyncBackSE / SyncBack Pro fixes. There are still some menu text colour issues with some skins, but thats skin-specific.
  • KVIrc - Black scrollbar resolved along with some other issues linked to the QT framework. Unfortunately apps using this framework may end up with strange mouseover issues where the previous skin images are used on mouseovers for a while. This is not a WindowBlinds issue. It also has menu text colour issues. The QT changes should impact any other app that also uses this framework such as the TeamSpeak 3 client.
  • Total Commander - The black menu bar items are now resolved
  • Photoshop Elements - tweaks to sort out a cosmetic non maximized window issue and seperators in their menus painting light when the rest is dark.
  • Yahoo Messenger - The correct theme is now used on the frames
  • uTorrent- An issue with buttons not positioning correctly when the add link window is expanded / collapsed has been worked around
  • Alcohol 120% - WB enforces strict Vista rules on the menus now
  • Automatic detection of custom menus that use the new menu theme parts added and strict Vista menu rules are forced on the application when this is detected.
  • The mouseover animated flash now applies to readonly combo boxes as well as buttons and toolbars.
  • IE9 should now support the use of the Web scrollbar sections where defined
  • IE9 groupboxes in webpages tweaked to match the style closer
  • CCCleaner - Small tweak to alter margins on header bars to prevent text on headers ending ... when there was enough space.
  • Thunderbird - Small tweak to add a line gap between the attached files list border and the selection box of any files attached.
  • IE9 on Vista - The second apply of a UIS2/PerPixel theme will no longer cause the tabs to vanish if IE is closed and reopened.
  • Keyboard selected items in explorer will now show with a selection image for all themes.
  • Menu padding settings no longer impact the menu bar itself.
  • Activation will request elevation (if required) -Some tweaks to the default themes included with WB

You can download WindowBlinds 7.4 from the Stardock download page (http://download.stardock.com) or via the beta of Stardock Central (http://www.stardock.com/products/stardockcentral).

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Comments (Page 1)
on Apr 11, 2012

100%

on Apr 11, 2012

Mine too. Very smooth!

on Apr 11, 2012

Stardock Central updated with no problems.  Sweet!

on Apr 12, 2012

why is it not possible to install it through impulse?

on Apr 12, 2012

Urban1
why is it not possible to install it through impulse?
Impulse has been sold to GameStop.  All future Satrdock installs are to be done via Stardock Central or the Stardock Store.

on Apr 12, 2012

RedneckDude
Stardock Central or the Stardock Store

http://www.stardock.com/products/stardockcentral/

and 

http://download.stardock.com/

respectively.

on Apr 12, 2012

Thanks Rosco.....rednecks are a bit slow sometimes. 

on Apr 12, 2012

RedneckDude
Thanks Rosco.....rednecks are a bit slow sometimes. 

 

All you gotta do is dangle a cool one in front of them the same way you dangle a tennis ball for a dog.

on Apr 12, 2012

LizMarr



Quoting RedneckDude,
reply 7
Thanks Rosco.....rednecks are a bit slow sometimes. 


 

All you gotta do is dangle a cool one in front of them the same way you dangle a tennis ball for a dog.

 

You must have forgotten that they need to be sitting next to the out house also.

Nice update BTW.

on Apr 12, 2012

Yup. Just in case the unthinkable happens and the outhouse springs a leak he needs to be ready with the bucket. Waste not want not.

on Apr 13, 2012

Mine did not update properly through Stardock Central. I had to go to the Stardock Store and download it. Then it installed properly to version 7.4.

on Apr 13, 2012

The-Reaper-Man
Mine did not update properly through Stardock Central. I had to go to the Stardock Store and download it. Then it installed properly to version 7.4.
The same here (Win 7 64bit)

on Apr 13, 2012

The-Reaper-Man
Mine did not update properly through Stardock Central. I had to go to the Stardock Store and download it. Then it installed properly to version 7.4.

vwaldbrunn
The same here (Win 7 64bit)

What happened when you tried?  Errors?  Explosions?  Nothing?

on Apr 13, 2012

Worked for me through Stardock Central app and I'm using Windows 7 x64

on Apr 13, 2012

The-Reaper-Manreply 11Mine did not update properly through Stardock Central. I had to go to the Stardock Store and download it. Then it installed properly to version 7.4. vwaldbrunnreply 12The same here (Win 7 64bit) What happened when you tried?  Errors?  Explosions?  Nothing?
No explosion  but error message "could not install silently, please go to download folder and install manually", then prompt to reboot. After that I did a clean install and that it was. May be my fault not to unload WindowBlinds before starting Stardock Central?