Windowblinds help!

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  • Deleted user 24 February 2006 11:58:21
    After hearing a few forumites banging on about Windowblinds, I've decided to install it and am having a few problems.
    When I tried to install a skin, it changes the colour of everything but not the style.
    i.e. My Start button, bottom toolbar, menu etc is a different colour, but still in my deault 'classic' style. It looks nothing like the fancy buttons shown in the skin previews. Am I missing something?
    I've been into Display Properties/Appearence and changed it there, but to no avail, only the colours change and not the style!
  • Deleted user 24 February 2006 16:24:42
    Bump!
  • billythekid 24 Feb 2006 16:28:57 11,103 posts
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  • GTBurns 24 Feb 2006 16:31:25 1,772 posts
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    *rofl*

    :D
  • Deleted user 24 February 2006 16:37:21
    Nipples wrote:
    Am I missing something?
    I've been into Display Properties/Appearence and changed it there, but to no avail, only the colours change and not the style!

    I think that's pretty much it for windowblinds. It's a piece of shite.
  • GTBurns 24 Feb 2006 16:40:21 1,772 posts
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    Aye! Tried it, hated it, uninstalled it.

    Took about 20 minutes, piece of cake! :D
  • Dirtbox 24 Feb 2006 22:32:55 77,685 posts
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    Naabs.

    Style XP is crap, WB isn't!

    Don't post "helpful" comments unless you know what you're talking about.

    Nipples, what version of windows?
    boabg wrote:
    I think that's pretty much it for windowblinds. It's a piece of shite.
    Why?

    Edited by Dirtbox at 09:25:01 04-11-2011

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  • mooth-EcToX 24 Feb 2006 22:45:31 3,619 posts
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    I use the .dll hack, works like a charm
  • Dirtbox 25 Feb 2006 00:54:25 77,685 posts
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    I used to use it. It's nothing more than a freely available theme service hack with a shitty front end. If you paid for it, you've been ripped off.

    WB uses less than half the recorces the native XP themer does nowadays.

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  • Deleted user 25 February 2006 03:54:45
    Dirtbox wrote:
    Naabs.

    Style XP is a piece of shit, WB owns you all.

    Don't post "helpful" comments unless you know what you're talking about, eh?

    Nipples, what version of windows?
    boabg wrote:
    I think that's pretty much it for windowblinds. It's a piece of shite.
    Oh? Why's that then?

    Edited by Dirtbox at 22:36:40 24-02-2006

    It's the latest version Dirt. The 30 day trial from the website.
  • Dirtbox 25 Feb 2006 04:41:24 77,685 posts
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    Windows, not WB.

    XP home, pro... 98?

    Try killing off the native themes service if it's xp pro, with home you'll have to do it via start>run>msconfig>services and reboot.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 08:02:27 25-02-2006

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  • Bunda 25 Feb 2006 05:33:54 5,241 posts
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    OSX?
  • Deleted user 25 February 2006 14:50:18
    It's Xp Home. I've looked in services for a 'native theme service' and can't find anything along those lines.
  • Dirtbox 25 Feb 2006 15:31:51 77,685 posts
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    It's just called Themes.

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  • Deleted user 25 February 2006 16:18:12
    Thansk.

    Everything apart from the Start menu is skinned now. I'm not sure how, but it works ok apart from that. It's a bit annoying having fancy skins with a Windows Classic menu tho.....
    Any ideas?
  • Deleted user 25 February 2006 16:32:04
    All working now! Thanks Dirtbox for your help.
  • mooth-EcToX 25 Feb 2006 17:48:52 3,619 posts
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    WindowBlinds sucks ass... It's buggy and uses a shitload of resources. Your much better with something like the uxtheme.dll hack and some 'proper' Windows themes!
  • sam_spade 25 Feb 2006 18:05:47 15,745 posts
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    Alternatively, don't bother and look at what is between the edges of your screen.
  • bzzct 25 Feb 2006 20:46:38 1,725 posts
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    I like it.
  • Ceatlan 26 Feb 2006 13:28:21 105 posts
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    I'd personally steer clear of window blinds. I used to use it, but then spent a good couple of days trying to track down a memory/resource leak in a software application I was developing only to discover the leak was in actually within window blinds. Turned off / uninstalled straight away and haven't had any problems since.
  • Mike_Hunt 5 Apr 2006 13:05:36 23,512 posts
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    Bump

    I'm having similar problems. I've installed WindowBlinds 5, but my system just seems to keel over and die. It runs really slowly and the only thing that changes is the background. The toolbar goes black, all my icons disappear.

    Anyone got any ideas? I've disabled the "themes" service and it's installed on a fresh install of XP Pro.

    [MH]
  • Vroom 5 Apr 2006 13:28:03 4,644 posts
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    MH,

    Beware, there is a cracked (several actually) versions fo WB5 knocking about which have memory leaks and other problems such as bmp's not displaying etc.

    Before anyone does 'oh arrr me hearties' on me, I have a full verison of object desktop and WB5 is working just fine for me.

    I had some issues in the past and I found these People to be incredibly helpfull.

    Also, I had to mail Stardock once about an issue and they were FANTASTIC, responded personally in 10 minutes and followed up aswell.

    Previous verison of WB were prone to a little memory hogging alright. Not WB5 tho it seems.

    Vroom

  • Dirtbox 5 Apr 2006 18:25:17 77,685 posts
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    You've used an old crack, Mike. There are working versions about.

    ;)

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  • Dirtbox 4 Nov 2011 09:18:58 77,685 posts
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    Hehe.

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