The Microsoft & WUGNET Shareware Pick of the Week for Windows
Each week Microsoft(R) and WUGNET(R) feature a Windows(R) shareware application demonstrating the very highest programming standards possible. Each new application selected for this award is exhaustively reviewed and less than five percent make the cut. It is our intent to showcase only the very "best-of-the-best" applications. New applications must work with Windows Vista and Windows 7, but many of our past selections also work with prior versions of Windows.
WindowBlinds by Stardock

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Customize your entire Windows experience with WindowBlinds. This one-of-a-kind program can change virtually every element of the Windows graphical user interface. Because WindowBlinds extends the existing painting routines of the operating system, it uses very little memory.

With thousands of free skins to choose from, you can customize Windows to look like another a new take on the standard Windows look, a totally different OS, or something completely different.

●Requires: Windows XP (32 bit only), Windows Vista, Windows 7●Impulse must be installed in order to download and update software.

    Whatís new in WindowBlinds 7 over WindowBlinds 6 There are hundreds of changes and new features in WindowBlinds 7 over previous versions. Below is a summary of some of the more significant changes.

  • Native support for Windows 7
  • Native Aero skinning for Windows Vista and Windows 7 users
  • Native 64-bit support for Windows Vista and Windows 7 users
  • Auto-conversion of Windows XP era skins to Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • Ability to apply textures to skins
  • A new, easy to use configuration program
  • Native Clear-Type support for better font handling
  • New Skin format called UIS0 for skinning Aero (takes hours instead of days to create a new skin).
  • New WindowBlinds 7 skins included such as Submline, Aero Metals, Corporate, Aero Woods, Aero Clay, Sabertooth along with new WindowBlinds 7 skins being released soon after to the public such as Altitude.
  • Option to have a random skin applied each logon
  • Much better customization of fonts
  • Massive performance improvements in applying of skins.
  • Optimization of Windows Vista and Windows 7 DWM drawing to improve battery life on laptops.
  • Aero skinning (UIS0) is 100% compatible (itís Aero) with all Windows program

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