Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Oct 2007 12:38 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Last week, Stardock released version 6 of WindowBlinds, their Windows skinning suite, which is the first version to include full support for Windows Vista. Stardock was kind enough to provide OSNews with a copy of WindowBlinds 6.0. Read on for some findings.
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Luna Element
by VManOfMana on Tue 9th Oct 2007 02:30 UTC
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2006-11-01

The impression that I have is that if you want a more functional or minimalistic style you need to look at Visual Styles. Unfortunately, Visual Styles require a hack, and are not as customizable or system-wide like Window Blinds skins (example: Command Prompt).

On the other hand, I do have a license of Window Blinds 4, but its not installed on my system and I haven't renewed the license. The reason is simply that the WindowBlinds skins available just make my eyes hurt.

My Visual Style for a long time has been Luna Element (since version 3):

http://tornado5.deviantart.com/art/Luna-Element-v5-1-Blue-47567543

It doesn't looks like a big change from the default XP look, but the changes in color choice, color saturation and button shape are very well thought.

If there was an official Window Blinds port this that uses the Window Blinds additional skinning features, I'd buy Window Blinds 6 without thinking twice.

Edited 2007-10-09 02:30

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