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WindowBlinds 6.4 Released

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WindowBlinds 6.4 has been released. If you currently have WindowBlinds, you can simply update via Impulse. What’s new and updated in WindowBlinds 6.4: * Support for glass menu bars on Windows Vista * Support for a different mouseover image on the right hand side of the Start Menu * Control over the background color of the Start Menu "Programs" list * Double clicking the top left of a per pixel window will now close it on Windows Vista * Control over the search box text color & font ...

02:18 pm, Wednesday, February 11, 2009 (8 years ago)

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The 2008 GUI Championships are Underway!

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The GUI's is the ultimate Windows Graphical User Interface (GUI) competition. Graphics designers from around the world will be competing in three primary GUI categories; WindowBlinds, Icons and Animated Wallpapers. This year's competition has a prize pool of nearly $15,000 with prizes from AMD/ATI, Wacom, Corel, TechSmith, DeviantArt and WinCustomize! Starting October 14th, 2008, skinners will be able to submit their work to the competition website (http://www.guichamps.com/), with the ...

10:51 am, Tuesday, October 14, 2008 (8 years ago)

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MyColors 2.5 Released

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Stardock has released MyColors 2.5 today. MyColors is a software program that includes everything you need to change everything about your Windows experience. MyColors changes your Windows visual style, icons, wallpaper, and even adds gadgets to your desktop. These gadgets can range from media players to weather forecast gadgets depending on the theme. It doesn't modify any system files and enables users to easily switch between themes and back to default Windows with just a few clicks. T...

01:13 pm, Thursday, July 10, 2008 (8 years ago)

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SkinStudio 6

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SkinStudio 6 has been released! SkinStudio is a free application designed to easily create skins for WindowBlinds for both Windows XP and Vista. SkinStudio 6 is re-designed to provide skinners a step-by-step way of creating their own Windows visual styles that, upon completion, can be applied with WindowBlinds. SkinStudio 6 is a free program. SkinStudio Pro 6 adds an animation editor, code editor, and synchronization tools and is $19.95. Download: http://www.stardock.com/products/ski...

12:35 pm, Wednesday, March 19, 2008 (9 years ago)

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CursorFX released!

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Stardock is pleased to announce the official release of CursorFX. CursorFX is a free program that allows users to customize their mouse cursors in ways far beyond what Windows is capable of doing on its own. CursorFX updates the Windows mouse cursor engine to support fluid animations, alpha blending, effects, real-time shadowing, user-action mouse states, mouse cursor resizing on the fly, color changing, trails, and much more. CursorFX is a replacement to CursorXP which only ran on Windows...

03:58 pm, Tuesday, February 05, 2008 (9 years ago)

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WindowBlinds 6.02 released

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Stardock has released WindowBlinds 6.02. WindowBlinds is a program that allows users to change the look and feel of Windows XP and Windows Vista by applying a new visual style. WindowBlinds 6.02 is a maintenance release designed fix some reported bugs, improve skin changing speed, and add support for MyColors themes. WindowBlinds is a free download at http://www.windowblinds.net. Users can purchase an enhanced registered version which adds additional functionality for $19.95 (or get it ...

05:56 am, Wednesday, January 16, 2008 (9 years ago)

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CursorFX Beta Preview

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The first beta of CursorFX has been released. CursorFX is the successor to CursorXP that allows users to create and change their Windows cursors. Very cool cursors can be used and created as CursorFX takes advantage of the visual effects features in both Windows XP and Vista. There will be both a free version, and Plus version with additional features. Keep in mind this is a beta preview release. More information and the preview download can be found at http://www.cursorfx.com/.

06:16 am, Tuesday, December 18, 2007 (9 years ago)

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WindowBlinds 6.01 Released

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WindowBlinds is a program that allows users to completely change their Windows XP or Windows Vista visual experience. It does this by applying system-wide skins called visual styles. WindowBlinds 6.01 is largely a maintainence release fixing reported bugs, tweaking performance, as well as adding support for 64-bit Windows XP (registered version only). WindowBlinds is a free download and can be registered for $19.95. Users can also get the registered version as part of Object Desktop, S...

02:44 pm, Wednesday, November 07, 2007 (9 years ago)

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WindowBlinds 6 Released!

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Stardock has released the highly anticipated WindowBlinds 6 today. WindowBlinds is a utility that allows users to change the look and feel of the Windows desktop experience by applying skins to the user interface. WindowBlinds 6 adds the ability to have “blurred glass” window borders on Windows XP which allows artists to make skins that could make Windows XP look virtually identical to Windows Vista. WindowBlinds 6 adds full support for customizing Microsoft’s new Windows Vista operating...

10:44 am, Tuesday, October 02, 2007 (9 years ago)

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DeskScapes 1.02 Released

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Stardock DeskScapes allows users of Windows Vista Ultimate to have dynamic, animated wallpaper. It works as an extension to the Windows DreamScene Ultimate Extra that is available to all users of Windows Vista Ultimate. Deskscapes now has a power saving feature that automatically turns off the animations when running on battery power. If you’re ever working on a laptop, this feature will especially come in handy as it will extend battery life, without having to remember to shut off the Dre...

04:49 pm, Thursday, September 06, 2007 (9 years ago)

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WindowBlinds 6 Beta Released!

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WindowBlinds 6 Beta has been released for subscribers of Object Desktop. WindowBlinds 6 represents a whole new generation of Windows skinning with advanced new features such as animation overlays, blur glass effects on both Windows Vista and Windows XP, user created sub-styles, full font control, explorer backgrounds, complete Windows Vista skinning, faster performance, and much more! [http://www.stardock.net/islanddog/diamond.jpg
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07:58 am, Monday, August 06, 2007 (9 years ago)

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WindowBlinds 5.51 Released

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Stardock has released WindowBlinds 5.51 which adds 64-bit support for Windows Vista. WindowBlinds is a program that can change the entire look and feel of Windows XP or Windows Vista by applying a new "skin" to the Windows user interface. These skins (also known as visual styles) can change title bars, push buttons, the Start bar, scrollbars, and nearly every other part of the Windows interface. WindowBlinds 5.51 not only adds support for running on 64-bit Windows Vista (32-bit support a...

11:14 am, Wednesday, June 27, 2007 (10 years ago)

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LogonStudio Vista 1.0 released

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Stardock has released LogonStudio Vista v1.0. LogonStudio is a popular freeware program for creating and changing the Windows logon screen. LogonStudio Vista adds is a new program that enables users of Windows Vista to change their Windows logon screens. Screenshot: LogonStudio in action Download: LogonStudio Vista

03:47 pm, Tuesday, June 05, 2007 (10 years ago)

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ObjectDock 1.9 released

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Stardock has released ObjectDock 1.9. ObjectDock is a free program that adds a configurable, skinnable dock to Windows. Once installed, users can add short-cuts, display running tasks, and add mini-applets called docklets to their docks that can display weather information, time, system info, or much anything else. ObjectDock 1.9 adds a host of new features including a Start menu docklet (for bringing up the real Start menu in the system tray), live thumbnail previews on Windows Vista, ...

12:27 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2007 (10 years ago)

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IconPackager 3.2 released

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Stardock has released IconPackager 3.2. IconPackager is a program that can change all the icons on Windows 2000, XP, and Vista by applying entire icon sets called "icon packages". IconPackager 3.2 adds support for Windows Vista including the new "live folders" feature of Windows Vista making it the first (and only) program to support changing the new icons on Windows Vista. IconPackager 3.2 also supports changing individual icons from a new "change icon" context menu for documents and m...

02:39 pm, Thursday, April 19, 2007 (10 years ago)

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DeskScapes 1.01 Released - Introducing Dynamic Dreams!

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From the beginning we have been working to not only allow users to play videos on their desktop, but also be able to run triggered content that could change based on time of day, local weather, or other set events, not to mention dynamically generated content, rendered on-the-fly on their system. A looping video is cool, but what about a rotating planet Earth that accurately shows where it is currently day or night? Or maybe a lake scene that changes from day to night based on your compute...

02:47 pm, Wednesday, March 28, 2007 (10 years ago)

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