If you’re one of the many people who like to customise your desktop, you’ll feel somewhat naked when you sit in front of vanilla version of Windows, when you first purchase or use a PC at work. To be fair, Windows 7 offers a fair better visual experience than previous editions. As long as your graphics card is capable of powering the Aero theme, this is a good enough option for most users.
However, you can go much further with the Windows operating system. Just about every element of the desktop can be configured, other than the usual components such as the wallpaper, fonts and size of your icons. The only problem is that advanced tweaking of your interface is not encourage by Microsoft, apart from official themes you can download from the Microsoft website.
WindowBlinds goes much further than downloading a theme. It puts you in full control over your own customisation. On a basic level, you can just download a theme and install. There are hundreds of pre-designed themes which might suit your requirements. Alternatively, download a theme and customise this to your requirements. You can also create a theme from scratch if you know what you are doing.
WindowBlinds 10.5 contains these changes/fixes:
- Apply skins to universal applications!
- Blur the area behind skinned areas (Windows 10 Anniversary [and later])
- Taskbar preview skinning on Windows 10
- Skin OS ribbon controls and blend in better with titlebars
- Completely hide the Windows Explorer ribbon
- Improved handling of high and mixed DPI settings
- Option for using standard Windows menus which skin better on desktop
- Option for applying system accent color based on theskin selected (either auto generated or via AccentColour setting under System Colours)
- Improved skinning for Mozilla applications