Wednesday, January 27, 2010 by Island Dog | Discussion: OS Customization
WindowBlinds 7 is here, and some of the older tutorials and guides show the older user interface, and since WB7 was such a big change I wanted to create some new guides instead of updating old ones. This time we are going over the basics of using WindowBlinds to change the visual style of Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7.
If you don’t already have WindowBlinds, you can grab a free trial at www.windowblinds.net. You can also purchase the full version there, or get it as part of the Object Desktop suite of desktop enhancements.
This is the main configuration window.
The bottom is where you will find your skin list of all installed skins, and you can easily move through the list by “swiping” with your mouse. Clicking a skin from the list will show a preview of the skin in the window above so you can get a quick look at what the skin will look like. At the very bottom is the tabs where you will find options such as coloring, sub-styles, textures, etc. We will talk more about that in another tutorial.
You can download additional skins from www.wincustomize.com. Just double-click the .wba file and it will automatically be installed into your skin list. Just choose the skin you wish to use, and click ‘Apply Changes’ in the upper left-hand area. That’s it! Your skin will be applied and you will have taken the first step in customizing your PC.