The first beta for WindowBlinds 10 is now available for active Object Desktop owners!
This beta includes support for Windows 10 and a new UI.

Object Desktop members can now get the WindowBlinds 10 beta from your Stardock account hereIn future updates, we'll be including new skins and features.

WB v10.0.1 update:

  • Added skin rebuild list button
  • Fixed config screen resolution
WB10 14 WB10 21


If you're not an Object Desktop member, now is a great time to become one. You get over 10 Windows customization products such as WindowBlinds, DeskScapes, Fences, Start10, and many more. You will also get access to betas and updates first, like WindowBlinds 10 for one year. Get Object Desktop today!


Comments (Page 3)
on Dec 25, 2015

Snowman

Gave it a go today and installed WB again, just for the fun of it not because I've missed it much.
I see that skinning Firefox is still a challenge. No issues with Chrome or Opera.

The caption bar is "missing", no matter what state the window is in:

Fullscreen:

Reduced 31%
Original 1920 x 1080



 

Windowed:

Reduced 56%
Original 876 x 773



Fully updated Win10 (offcourse)
Happens with all skins.

That is particularly odd as WB does not skin Firefox on Windows 10.  It is excluded due to Firefox rendering its own Win 10 look on the titlebar.

on Jan 03, 2016

I'm seeing the same thing with Firefox 43, ie no skinning along the title bar.  This is also true for Microsoft Outlook 2013.

on Jan 03, 2016

Neil Banfield

WB does not skin Firefox on Windows 10

 

Victek, Stardock has stated that WindowBlinds does not skin Firefox on Win 10.

 

MS Office apps have never skinned good, if at all. Nothing new there.

on Jan 08, 2016

Can only Object Desktop users download Window Blinds 10?

on Jan 08, 2016

delve-miller

Can only Object Desktop users download Window Blinds 10?

While WindowBlinds 10 is in beta only active ObjectDesktop subscribers can download it.

on Jan 08, 2016

RedneckDude

MS Office apps have never skinned good, if at all. Nothing new there.

Office 2010 skins fine on WB8 - only quirk is titlebar text not skinning.

on Jan 08, 2016

I sit corrected. 

on Jan 08, 2016


Office 2010 skins fine on WB8 - only quirk is titlebar text not skinning.

Daiwa, I also use 2010. Word and Excel have always skinned. However I use Outlook all the time and it has never skinned. How did you manage to skin that?

on Jan 08, 2016

Didn't have to 'manage' to do it.  It just skins the same as Word & Excel here, 'out of the box' so to speak.  Only the frames, just to be clear.

on Jan 09, 2016


Didn't have to 'manage' to do it.  It just skins the same as Word & Excel here, 'out of the box' so to speak.  Only the frames, just to be clear.

To be clear Office 2010 has the standard title bar, while Office 2013/2016 have the new "app" (aka metro) look which doesn't accept WindowBlinds skinning.  It's a bummer because Outlook 2013 and Firefox v43 are the two applications I have open all the time.

on Jan 09, 2016

victorsacco

Office 2013/2016 have the new "app" (aka metro) look which doesn't accept WindowBlinds skinning. It's a bummer

One of the reasons Office 2010 will have a long & healthy life here.

on Jan 09, 2016


One of the reasons Office 2010 will have a long & healthy life here.

Thanks for the reply. 

I use outlook all the time and word sometimes. Since retiring not to much need for the office products anymore except outlook. Keep what I'm using as it works just fine.

on Jan 09, 2016

DaveBax -

Is OL2010 not skinning for you but Word2010 is?

on Jan 20, 2016

Pretty much sucks that people who bought and paid for their windowblinds can't download the beta.  it's not like we've already waited forever.  Not a happy camper. 

on Jan 20, 2016

Stand-alone purchase is different than an Object Desktop subscription, as it appears you understand.  When the release version is ready (should be soon given how long the beta has been out) you'll be eligible for upgrade, either free (if your purchase was recent enough) or at a discount.

I'd spring for the OD subscription & eliminate the wait, but that's me.

 

Edit to clarify (I hope) -

Historically, SD has provided free updates to interim dot-x releases of the same base version (e.g., 6.0 thru 6.99) and offered upgrade discounts to existing standalone owners when a new base version was released (e.g., discount on 7.x for 6.x owners).  In some cases, they've offered a free base version upgrade if the prior version was purchased within a defined recent time window.  I'm not speaking on behalf of SD, however, and those policies are always subject to change (and may actually have changed) without my being aware as I'm just an OD subscriber.