WindowBlinds™ 7.90 beta is available for download now!

Monday, May 20, 2013 by Island Dog | Discussion: Press Releases (WC)

Today we updated your Object Desktop subscription with the WindowBlinds 7.90 beta. Featuring Windows® 8 / 7 support, an all-new user interface and performance enhancements.

Current Object Desktop subscribers
Visit your Stardock account now to download the beta and you will also have free access to the final release version in the near future.

Note: WindowBlinds 7.90 beta supports Windows 7 and 8 only.

Info about upgrades for current WindowBlinds (non-Object Desktop) customers will be available at a later date.

 

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ZubaZ
Reply #21 Monday, May 20, 2013 3:39 PM

If you had rebooted after installing, do that too.

Wizard1956
Reply #22 Monday, May 20, 2013 4:01 PM

I'm not seeing any way to add folders or individual walls to the backgrounds menus. All that show for me are in the Windows/Web folder, or loose in the pictures folder. I don't even see the walls in the WindowBlinds folder in Public Docs.

Neil Banfield
Reply #23 Monday, May 20, 2013 4:04 PM

Wizard1956

I'm not seeing any way to add folders or individual walls to the backgrounds menus. All that show for me are in the Windows/Web folder, or loose in the pictures folder.

That's still to come.  This is beta 1.

Wizard1956
Reply #24 Monday, May 20, 2013 4:07 PM

Neil Banfield
That's still to come. This is beta 1.

In that case, carry on.   Really nice job on the new version, well worth the wait.

TechNoWeb
Reply #25 Monday, May 20, 2013 4:11 PM

cool beans

Phoon
Reply #26 Monday, May 20, 2013 4:21 PM

If you are using Win8 and you want the start menu skinned, you need Start8.


First off, let me say that I greatly appreciate what's been done SO FAR.

That being said...

Unless the plan for "Blue" is to bring back the traditional Start MENU vs just a Start button to open the modern UI Start MENU (and don't even begin to call it anything else.. it's just the start menu...), then WB8 really does nothing for a Windows 8 user other than change the taskbar and the look of explorer windows. I ( MY PREFERENCE ) am not going to rely on a 3rd party app to take a step backwards (again.. MY OPINION ).

If "Blue" is going to continue with the Modern UI Start MENU, then I feel that your efforts would have been wisely spent with providing a means to customize that MENU.

 

My 2-cents..

neone6
Reply #27 Monday, May 20, 2013 4:22 PM

The stuff that drea..... blinds are made of ! 

GREAT work Neil

RedneckDude
Reply #28 Monday, May 20, 2013 4:22 PM

Bug in Task Manager/Performance.

AceMatrix
Reply #29 Monday, May 20, 2013 4:25 PM

I noticed that I cannot change the Explorer background texture or create my own texture. Is this normal right now for this beta ?     -- Ace --

Neil Banfield
Reply #30 Monday, May 20, 2013 4:26 PM

RedneckDude

Bug in Task Manager/Performance.

Reduced 37%Original 1600 x 800

Uninstall WB8, and download the build again.  There were some missing files in the first build we put up that were causing that.

Neil Banfield
Reply #31 Monday, May 20, 2013 4:26 PM

AceMatrix

I noticed that I cannot change the Explorer background texture or create my own texture. Is this normal right now for this beta ?     -- Ace --

No.  Those features should work.

Neil Banfield
Reply #32 Monday, May 20, 2013 4:29 PM


Quoting Zubaz, reply 10If you are using Win8 and you want the start menu skinned, you need Start8.


First off, let me say that I greatly appreciate what's been done SO FAR.

That being said...

Unless the plan for "Blue" is to bring back the traditional Start MENU vs just a Start button to open the modern UI Start MENU (and don't even begin to call it anything else.. it's just the start menu...), then WB8 really does nothing for a Windows 8 user other than change the taskbar and the look of explorer windows. I ( MY PREFERENCE ) am not going to rely on a 3rd party app to take a step backwards (again.. MY OPINION ).

If "Blue" is going to continue with the Modern UI Start MENU, then I feel that your efforts would have been wisely spent with providing a means to customize that MENU.

 

My 2-cents..

We already offer Decor8 which allows you to customize the background and colour scheme used by the Windows 8 full screen start menu.

I am unsure why the lack of a start button in the OS would impact the usability of WindowBlinds.  That's a tiny part of what WB has always skinned.

Of course if you have Start8 then you get a skinned start button and start menu with WB too and if you have ModernMix you can even have your fullscreen Modern UI applications running in windows which will therefore have skinned titlebars.

delve-miller
Reply #33 Monday, May 20, 2013 4:32 PM

I must be some kind of idiot. Because I can't find a link for download.

Robbie_Boy
Reply #34 Monday, May 20, 2013 4:34 PM

Can we use any skin that's for Win 7..... On win 8?

 

ZubaZ
Reply #35 Monday, May 20, 2013 4:38 PM

delve-miller

I must be some kind of idiot. Because I can't find a link for download.

https://store.stardock.com/myaccount/products

Neil Banfield
Reply #36 Monday, May 20, 2013 4:38 PM

delve-miller

I must be some kind of idiot. Because I can't find a link for download.

If you have an active ObjectDesktop subscription the download link should be in the store under My Products. (https://store.stardock.com)

Neil Banfield
Reply #37 Monday, May 20, 2013 4:38 PM

Robbie_Boy

Can we use any skin that's for Win 7..... On win 8?

 

Yes.  Even XP / Vista skins can be used, though they may be less optimal.

ZubaZ
Reply #38 Monday, May 20, 2013 4:38 PM

Robbie_Boy
Can we use any skin that's for Win 7..... On win 8?

They should all work.

neone6
Reply #39 Monday, May 20, 2013 4:41 PM

Neil Banfield



Yes.  Even XP / Vista skins can be used, though they may be less optimal.
Amazed

boboxi
Reply #40 Monday, May 20, 2013 4:43 PM

I install WB8 today and just want to say that stardock software team once more have demonstrated that they are one of the best software developers in the world. Great job was done. I realy like your software.

       

Thak you. Greetings from Slovenia. 

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