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Some Apps don't skin

By on March 18, 2013 8:01:28 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

WhiteInsane

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So I have a question:

is there a posibility for thunderbird, skype, media player classic and miranda IM to set it uses default aero theme?

 

I installed wb's and everything skins normally but those apps except thunderbird (which has skinning issues by itself) have default classic windows style of currently applied skin.

When there is no skin applied they function normally with aero skinng, but there seems to be no possibility to set aero skin only for those 4-5 apps since they don't skin as they should and they look awefull. This is absurd since wb's have the posibility to set different skins per app but no possibility to use default aero on those apps?

So am I stuck with nice skins for regular windows but ugly app appereances which I use almost 90% of the time? If so, I regret buying this product.

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March 18, 2013 8:05:06 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Also this is strange behaviour of skype, when I install a new version the skinning applies normally, but after quiting and starting application for a second time it reverts back to classic. This is a sign that  skininig of this app is possible but there is obviously a glitch somewhere.

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March 18, 2013 9:22:58 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I don't know about Skype or Media Player Classic, but Miranda (latest version) and Thunderbird v16.0.2 skin fine with Windowblinds. However, anything above Thunderbird v16.0.2 does have issues. When you exclude an application in Windowblinds, a lot of applications do indeed use the classic look and unfortunately I don't think there is anything you can do about it. Hopefully someone from Stardock technical support will see this and assist you.

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March 18, 2013 10:24:10 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Skype skins fine for me with WindowBlinds.

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March 18, 2013 10:44:55 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
Skype skins fine for me with WindowBlinds.

Same here.

You could have a corrupted WB install. Copy and paste your WB about info here and someone who knows could tell you if there is something off on the numbers.

I should have the latest build and your info should look something like this:

Your computer has a Windows Experience Index base score of 5.6
Your Windows Graphics Experience score is 5.6

WindowBlinds version : WindowBlinds 7.42 (325 - Windows 7 Edition) - 64 bit OS

WindowBlinds is installed correctly on this PC
WindowBlinds appears to be activated on this PC
(Generic PnP Monitor) 1 is attached to Intel(R) HD Graphics Family

Wblind.dll         2012/07/13 13:23:20
Wblind64.dll         2012/07/13 13:24:18
Wbsrv.dll         2011/09/26 15:10:56
SevenConfig.exe         2012/07/09 17:44:31
Wbload.exe         2010/10/20 16:08:35
Wbhelp.dll         2011/10/04 10:01:37
Tray.dll              2009/10/23 20:12:19
Wbload.dll              2010/06/07 15:59:25
Screen.exe         2010/06/07 15:59:43

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March 18, 2013 10:45:29 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I was playing a bit with settings:
so far:

default thunderbird skin shows no titlebar skin or background behind menus so there is no buttons to _ - X, when I go to skins and select alternate (silvermall skin) and restart it the skining is ok. After closeing and reopening the issue is back but with double restart from skin window inside the thunderbird (first default than back to silvermall skin) it works until I close the app.

 

I switched off miranda skins (inside it) and putted all in default but there is still no skinning on it.

Skype just doesn't want to work, only when I reinstall it works until I close - reopen it again.

And MPClassic still whatever I try it's stuck with default classic.

 

I don't intend to reinstall windows since I have tons of applications and it's a drag to set everything back to working enviroment....

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March 18, 2013 10:48:42 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting 2of3,


Quoting RedneckDude, reply 3Skype skins fine for me with WindowBlinds.

Same here.

You could have a corrupted WB install. Copy and paste your WB about info here and someone who knows could tell you if there is something off on the numbers.

I should have the latest build and your info should look something like this:

Your computer has a Windows Experience Index base score of 5.6
Your Windows Graphics Experience score is 5.6

WindowBlinds version : WindowBlinds 7.42 (325 - Windows 7 Edition) - 64 bit OS

WindowBlinds is installed correctly on this PC
WindowBlinds appears to be activated on this PC
(Generic PnP Monitor) 1 is attached to Intel(R) HD Graphics Family

Wblind.dll         2012/07/13 13:23:20
Wblind64.dll         2012/07/13 13:24:18
Wbsrv.dll         2011/09/26 15:10:56
SevenConfig.exe         2012/07/09 17:44:31
Wbload.exe         2010/10/20 16:08:35
Wbhelp.dll         2011/10/04 10:01:37
Tray.dll              2009/10/23 20:12:19
Wbload.dll              2010/06/07 15:59:25
Screen.exe         2010/06/07 15:59:43

My is the same as yours
Your computer has a Windows Experience Index base score of 5.9
Your Windows Graphics Experience score is 7.6

WindowBlinds version : WindowBlinds 7.42 (325 - Windows 7 Edition) - 64 bit OS

WindowBlinds is installed correctly on this PC
WindowBlinds appears to be activated on this PC
(BenQ E2400HD (Digital)) 1 is attached to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460

Wblind.dll         2012/07/13 12:23:20
Wblind64.dll         2012/07/13 12:24:18
Wbsrv.dll         2011/09/26 14:10:56
SevenConfig.exe         2012/07/09 16:44:31
Wbload.exe         2010/10/20 15:08:35
Wbhelp.dll         2011/10/04 09:01:37
Tray.dll              2009/10/23 19:12:19
Wbload.dll              2010/06/07 14:59:25
Screen.exe         2010/06/07 14:59:43


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March 19, 2013 3:58:13 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Sooooo, no techical support answer?

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March 19, 2013 4:33:36 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting WhiteInsane,
Sooooo, no techical support answer?

You prolly should have posted this in the support forum: http://forums.wincustomize.com/forum/165

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March 19, 2013 5:30:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

How about you exclude the app you want?

Select an aero (UIS0)skin.

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March 21, 2013 8:20:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

If I exclude those apps I get shitty classic windows skin which is terrible to see or use in 2013.

Also those aero's are wb's aero not win7aero so I still get classic skin even by choosing per app skin wb option.

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March 22, 2013 7:56:54 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Try *not* selecting the total exclusion option.

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March 28, 2013 12:46:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

ah...nothing helps...i'm stuck with win classic skins.

i'll uninstall and clean registry and everything and retry again in couple of days...

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May 9, 2013 4:08:57 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

i m using WindowBlinds 7.42 (325 - Windows 7 Edition) - 64 bit OS.  Skype works fine with windowblinds.

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March 8, 2014 8:52:01 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

i have the same issue with skype but the thing is that it worked fine yesterday

 edit: restarted skype worked

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