WindowBlinds 8.01 Update Released

Thursday, September 05, 2013 by Island Dog | Discussion: WinCustomize News

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The WindowBlinds 8.01 update was released today which adds a variety of improvements and fixes including support for Windows 8.1.  WindowBlinds gives you the ability to change the look and feel of Windows giving you the ultimate desktop customization experience.

v8.01 includes:

  • Adds support for the Windows 8.1 including tweaks to the jump list painting)
  • Assorted start menu fixes
  • PhotoInstrument, Trine 2, and Dragon Age Origin auto-excluded
  • Internet Download Manager's frames should paint happily
  • Misc tweaks like misaligned textures on titlebars in some skins on Windows 7
  • Fixed Say the Time titlebar
  • Fixed Opera 15 black bit on opening
  • Fixed display fusion issue with blank taskbar
  • Fixed issue with not being able to move Explorer windows on negative screen coordinate monitors on Windows 8
  • Fixed issue with some skins showing a small white bar under a transparent taskbar when maximized
  • Fixed no text on non perpixel skins
  • Fixed no text on MDI child windows
  • Fixed the reset button correctly show on UIS0 skins too on Windows 7 for titlebars
  • Tweak to start menu code for alterative start menus

Current customers and Object Desktop subscribers can download the updated version from their Stardock account, or via Stardock Central.

For more information on WindowBlinds including the free trial, visit the WindowBlinds website here.

Snowman
Reply #1 Thursday, September 05, 2013 3:23 PM

Has the issue with the Logitech software, mentioned in this thread, been fixed?

I won't waste my time reinstalling if not.

Uvah
Reply #2 Thursday, September 05, 2013 4:31 PM

Neil Banfield
Reply #3 Thursday, September 05, 2013 5:33 PM

Snowman

Has the issue with the Logitech software, mentioned in this thread, been fixed?

I won't waste my time reinstalling if not.

Disable enhanced graphics in the Logitech app and I understand that sorts it,

We cannot reproduce the issue.

Snowman
Reply #4 Thursday, September 05, 2013 6:10 PM

Neil Banfield
Disable enhanced graphics in the Logitech app and I understand that sorts it

Indeed that sorts the graphical issue, but as long as WB is running none of the programs launched from the G-keys on the keyboard are skinned and some are not functioning correct.
I cannot remember all of them, I haven't had WB installed since my last reply to the other thread, but I seem to recall that the titlebar in FireFox is missing (all skins) plus some menues in other programs are fucked up.

RedneckDude
Reply #5 Thursday, September 05, 2013 6:13 PM

Scarborough
Reply #6 Saturday, September 14, 2013 1:04 AM

The new WindowBlinds v8.01 Beta has been working well on both Windows 7 & 8. Concratulations to the development team. (other Betas such as FX 5 & Deskscapes going well too).

Will you, if not already, be looking at updating the "Explore Filters" function to include a search option for Windows 8 compatable Blinds only?

Cheers,

Ian

Western Australia

Daiwa
Reply #7 Saturday, September 14, 2013 1:18 AM

Possibly silly question - do WB, Start8 & ModernMix work in Win8 on the Surface?  Thx.

Frogboy
Reply #8 Saturday, September 14, 2013 8:53 AM

Yes, in a Surfsce Pro.

DaveBax
Reply #9 Saturday, September 14, 2013 9:19 AM

Scarborough
Will you, if not already, be looking at updating the "Explore Filters" function to include a search option for Windows 8 compatable Blinds only?

Good question. On another note as a skin maker. I haven't found one WB made for win7 that doesn't work fine on win8.There is so little to either add or change when making a Wb for win8 that I haven't even noticed what it does for win8.

Daiwa
Reply #10 Saturday, September 14, 2013 1:34 PM

Thanks for chiming in, Brad.


Since you did, have another question or two if you don't mind. 

I currently remote in from my iPad to a VPN which requires a Citrix Receiver client for access (my day job).  From what I've read, Citrix Receiver for the Surface Pro requires a proprietary Citrix front end on the remote server and doesn't work the way Citrix Receiver works for other platforms.  Do you know if that is indeed the case, and if so, are you aware of any VPN clients that behave on the Surface like Citrix Receiver for Windows 7 desktops, allowing virtualization of local printers in particular?  Biggest drawback with Citrix Receiver on the iPad is not being able to print to local network printers, which is what has prompted my interest in the Surface as a potential replacement for my first gen iPad.  Not looking like a promising option so far.

Sorry to be a little OT.  Thanks in advance!

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