Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Oct 2007 19:21 UTC, submitted by draginol
Graphics, User Interfaces Developer Stardock has released WindowBlinds 6 today. It is a utility that allows users to customize the look and feel of Windows by applying "skins" to change the user interface of the OS. WindowBlinds 6 can make Windows XP look virtually identical to Windows Vista (including blurred glass). Thanks to hardware acceleration, a typical XP system dressed to look like Vista will perform faster than Vista still. WindowBlinds 6 also adds full skinning support to Windows Vista, making it the first and only program to support full Windows Vista customization. CNet takes a quick look at this new release.
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RE[2]: Never understood...
by rikostan on Tue 2nd Oct 2007 20:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Never understood..."
rikostan
Member since:
2007-02-24

I understand I can accomplish most of the same functionality using different .msstyles and a shell like Litestep.

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RE[3]: Never understood...
by sappyvcv on Tue 2nd Oct 2007 20:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Never understood..."
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

WindowBlinds isn't a shell. Also, using .msstyles requires a dll hack (uxtheme.dll). As well, XP styles can't do alpha-transparency or effects like blurring.

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Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

Has Litestep gotten easier to install and use?

I remember it being a bear to back in 98-99.

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RE[4]: Never understood...
by rikostan on Tue 2nd Oct 2007 21:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Never understood..."
rikostan Member since:
2007-02-24

Obviously it isn't a shell... which is my point.

Flatland_spider, not to get to far off the topic, but yes Litestep has a simple installer and more config tools now, no more editing files by hand, unless you want too.

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