Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Aug 2006 22:17 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Stardock on Tuesday released the 2007 version of its popular Object Desktop suite of Windows customization utilities. The package of tools enables customers to completely change the way Windows looks and functions to suit their personal tastes. Included in Object Desktop 2007 are the latest iterations of WindowBlinds, IconPackager, DesktopX, WindowFX, RightClick, Keyboard LaunchPad and more. Enhanced File Dialog is a newcomer to the suite, providing a much more expansive Open and Save dialog window than that offered in Windows.
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RE[3]: Nice video...
by truckweb on Wed 2nd Aug 2006 03:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Nice video..."
truckweb
Member since:
2005-07-06

I realy need to drink some of your koolaid. Since when did Windowblind speed up a system? It was allways slower for me at least, even with new computers, faster one with better video card. Running WinXP with and without Windowblind does make a diffrence. It's slower.

And if you add WinFX, DesktopX and everything else... God... Just take a look at your CPU monitor, it wont lie.

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RE[4]: Nice video...
by rondeth on Wed 2nd Aug 2006 03:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Nice video..."
rondeth Member since:
2005-12-05

Actually, truckweb, your statements were (somewhat) true for pre-V5 versions of WB...but v5 really brought its performance up. I've been using it on my WinXP systems for a couple years (miss the customization of kde), and the system is at least no less performant with WB5 skinning the UI.

The other stuff? Yeah...it does slow it down. But I've tried a lot of the widget engines and whatnot, and DX doesn't seem to be tremendously worse than any others. Cheers.

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RE[4]: Nice video...
by HappyGod on Wed 2nd Aug 2006 09:09 in reply to "RE[3]: Nice video..."
HappyGod Member since:
2005-10-19

As of WB 4, all WB themes are hardware accelerated and are no faster or slower than the standard WinXP "Luna" theme.

MS and Stardock collaborated on the themes used in WinXP. The XP Luna theme uses exactly the same technology.

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RE[4]: Nice video...
by Morgan on Wed 2nd Aug 2006 15:26 in reply to "RE[3]: Nice video..."
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I've not had any speed issues with WB (shareware version) since the v5 days. StyleXP is said to be even faster, and in my experience it's certainly not slow. StyleXP seems to be as fast as the native Windows skins, probably because it is just an addon to the native theme engine in Windows. In fact, you could say that it's faster if you use a skin that enhances productivity.

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RE[5]: Nice video...
by CPUGuy on Wed 2nd Aug 2006 18:50 in reply to "RE[4]: Nice video..."
CPUGuy Member since:
2005-07-06

StyleXP isn't an add-on, all it does is hack one file so that unsigned themes can be used.

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