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#1 Island Dog

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 06:41 PM

M. Oreilly posted to me that he was a user of Stardock products in XP, and recommended I start a post here to give some info about our products for Windows Vista. We have been working hard on getting applications compatible with Vista, so I wanted to give you a quick update on where we are at, and where we are going as far as customization of Windows Vista. I would appreciate any comments or feedback you might have.

WindowBlinds 5.51 is the current version and this just released update now completely supports Windows Vista including x64 systems. Existing WB skins made for XP work very well with Vista, and generally should not have any problems running them. Several skinners have already, and are in the process of making Vista sub-styles for their skins. WindowBlinds 6 will go into beta sometime soon, and that will bring blurring and transparency effects to both Windows Vista and XP. Vista users will also get the ability to skin the Vista Sidebar.

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If you want to change your Vista logon screen, we have also released LogonStudio Vista (freeware) to make it easy to create and apply new Vista logon screens. Several other applications have also been updated to work with Vista, such as ObjectDock and IconPackager. They all allow you to easily customize your desktop in basically the same way as you did with Windows XP. Only in Vista we have the advantage of the DWM and other Vista improvements to make things like resource usage a non-issue.

I hope this wasn't too long of a post, and there are a lot of areas I could cover, so if you have any questions please feel free to ask. I always appreciate input from the community. :roadrunner:

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 06:55 PM

thanks for this :roadrunner: i can't wait to try it in vista! i am a real fan of the transparencies, and the shot you posted is just sweeet :lol:

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 06:57 PM

Yeah, that is the Dreamland WB skin, but the actual shot is from WindowBlinds 6 which will enable more transparency effects.

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 07:01 PM

Thanks IslandDog, i too like Stardock & ObjectDock and look for more of your input. Its greatly appreciated :roadrunner:

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 01:32 AM

Thank you, I appreciate the comments.

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Edited by Island Dog, 04 July 2007 - 01:33 AM.


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Posted 04 July 2007 - 12:12 PM

I always liked Stardock products too.... Cant wait to try WB6 :talker:

And the screenshot is really sweeet :chriso:




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