WindowBlinds 7.9x (WB 8) Beta Issue Thread

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By on May 20, 2013 5:10:46 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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As you probably know, we have released the WindowBlinds 7.90 beta today.  Please use this thread only to report any issues that you come across that you'd like to report.

Note: Current beta is only for active Object Desktop subscribers.  Info about upgrades for current WindowBlinds (non-Object Desktop) customers will be available at a later date.

When posting to this thread please provide as much information as possible.
 
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  • What OS are you using, Windows 7 or Windows 8?
  • A screenshot of the issue if possible
  • x86 or x64
  • Name/link to skin if applicable
 
 
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May 20, 2013 5:18:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

From the other thread:

Maximized windows lose frame transparency. Using the WB Fire, or Laguna for instance. The title bars flatten out and lose transparency.

Windows 8/64, any window.

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May 20, 2013 5:21:51 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I am too getting the windowsblinds does not seem to be installed correctly.  I rebooted, reinstalled, etc. I so much looked forward to this, i am bummed.

win8 x64. nvidia titan

 

Your computer has a Windows Experience Index base score of 7.7
Your Windows Graphics Experience score is 8.3

WindowBlinds version : WindowBlinds 7.90 (008 - Windows 8 Edition) - 64 bit OS

WindowBlinds is not installed correctly on this PC. If you did not reboot after installing WindowBlinds 8 for the first time, then please reboot and try this again.

(Generic PnP Monitor) 1 is attached to NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN
(Generic PnP Monitor) 2 is attached to NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN

Wblind.dll 2013/05/20 10:43:ll
Wblind64.dll 2013/05/20 10:43:48
Wbsrv.dll 2013/05/20 09:18:07
WB8Config.exe 2013/05/20 11:03:20
Wbload.exe 2013/05/07 12:30:24
Wbhelp.dll 2013/04/18 13:51:37
Tray.dll 2013/04/18 13:51:19
Wbload.dll 2013/05/20 09:18:39
Screen.exe 2013/05/09 13:07:23

 

tried to post screenshot... but failed.

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May 20, 2013 5:22:31 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting Wizard1956,

From the other thread:



Maximized windows lose frame transparency. Using the WB Fire, or Laguna for instance. The title bars flatten out and lose transparency.

Windows 8/64, any window.


I suspect this may be normal for the skins?  Maximized windows use different frame images and skin authors often make these less transparent.

EDIT: I just checked.  It is certainly normal for the Laguna skin, so I suspect it is normal for both.

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May 20, 2013 5:24:46 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I was able to get the Explorer background function to work after a reboot, but I am still unable to create or add my own custom explorer backgrounds from the "create texture" button. It takes me to my texture folder and when I click on the image it just reverts back to the texture options and won't add or create. Here is my System info. -

 

Your computer has a Windows Experience Index base score of 5.9 Your Windows Graphics Experience score is 6.9

WindowBlinds version : WindowBlinds 7.90 (008 - Windows 7 Edition) - 64 bit OS

WindowBlinds is installed correctly on this PC

(AOC 2752Q) 1 is attached to NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT

Wblind.dll      2013/05/20 11:43:ll Wblind64.dll      2013/05/20 11:43:48 Wbsrv.dll      2013/05/20 10:18:07 WB8Config.exe      2013/05/20 12:03:20 Wbload.exe      2013/05/07 13:30:24 Wbhelp.dll      2013/04/18 14:51:37 Tray.dll           2013/04/18 14:51:19 Wbload.dll           2013/05/20 10:18:39 Screen.exe      2013/05/09 14:07:23

 

thanks.                      -- Ace --

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May 20, 2013 5:33:15 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting doctorx,

I am too getting the windowsblinds does not seem to be installed correctly.  I rebooted, reinstalled, etc. I so much looked forward to this, i am bummed.

win8 x64. nvidia titan

 

Your computer has a Windows Experience Index base score of 7.7
Your Windows Graphics Experience score is 8.3

WindowBlinds version : WindowBlinds 7.90 (008 - Windows 8 Edition) - 64 bit OS

WindowBlinds is not installed correctly on this PC. If you did not reboot after installing WindowBlinds 8 for the first time, then please reboot and try this again.

(Generic PnP Monitor) 1 is attached to NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN
(Generic PnP Monitor) 2 is attached to NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN

Wblind.dll 2013/05/20 10:43:ll
Wblind64.dll 2013/05/20 10:43:48
Wbsrv.dll 2013/05/20 09:18:07
WB8Config.exe 2013/05/20 11:03:20
Wbload.exe 2013/05/07 12:30:24
Wbhelp.dll 2013/04/18 13:51:37
Tray.dll 2013/04/18 13:51:19
Wbload.dll 2013/05/20 09:18:39
Screen.exe 2013/05/09 13:07:23

 

tried to post screenshot... but failed.

If you run services.msc, do you see Stardock WindowBlinds listed?  Does it say if it is running?

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May 20, 2013 5:41:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Reposting this from a different thread:

 

Sadly the beta works not so good for me.

 

I choose a skin, and when I press apply my screen starts blinking constantly like it's trying to apply the skin but never fully doing it. Just keeps blinking.

Eventually it will stop blinking but the skin is not applied properly. Windows borders look likes Classic style, and the taskbar simply remains the same.

 

Windows 8 Pro 64bit.

Doing more testing to see if I can narrow down what's causing it.

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May 20, 2013 5:46:27 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

yes... it says it is running.

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May 20, 2013 5:48:12 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

oh... i have start8, decor8, and modernmix installed too.

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May 20, 2013 5:49:15 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting doctorx,

yes... it says it is running.

Do you have any anti virus / anti malware software running?

and do you have a file called wbcore.exe in your WindowBlinds directory?

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May 20, 2013 6:04:30 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Just so we all are on the same page, are you completely uninstalling Windowblinds 7, before installing the beta? 

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May 20, 2013 6:17:41 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

not sure if that was for me or not... fresh install... 

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May 20, 2013 6:18:44 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting Neil Banfield,


Quoting doctorx, reply 7
yes... it says it is running.

Do you have any anti virus / anti malware software running?

and do you have a file called wbcore.exe in your WindowBlinds directory?

 

yes... but never caused a problem before... yes there is a wbcore.exe

 

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May 20, 2013 6:20:59 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting doctorx,


Quoting Neil Banfield, reply 9

Quoting doctorx, reply 7
yes... it says it is running.

Do you have any anti virus / anti malware software running?

and do you have a file called wbcore.exe in your WindowBlinds directory?

 

yes... but never caused a problem before... yes there is a wbcore.exe

 

 

isnt there supposed to be a tray icon?

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May 20, 2013 6:21:30 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting doctorx,

Quoting Neil Banfield, reply 9

Quoting doctorx, reply 7
yes... it says it is running.

Do you have any anti virus / anti malware software running?

and do you have a file called wbcore.exe in your WindowBlinds directory?

 

yes... but never caused a problem before... yes there is a wbcore.exe

 

Which AV do you have?

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May 20, 2013 6:27:42 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting Neil Banfield,


Quoting doctorx, reply 12
Quoting Neil Banfield, reply 9

Quoting doctorx, reply 7
yes... it says it is running.

Do you have any anti virus / anti malware software running?

and do you have a file called wbcore.exe in your WindowBlinds directory?

 

yes... but never caused a problem before... yes there is a wbcore.exe

 

Which AV do you have?

eset 6

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May 20, 2013 6:33:57 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Just curious, is it possible now to delete the skins that come with WB8 if you don't want them with repercussions? There arre some skins I will never use and since the rating system is gone how does one remove them?

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May 20, 2013 6:55:39 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I notice that the systray icon never appears. I have notifications set to show all systray icons to.

 

In Task Manager the only Windowblinds related process running is the Service.

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May 20, 2013 7:13:15 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums





I found that LS. In the upper left click on the tiny arrow. A drop down box opens and lets you delete the skins you don't want.

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May 20, 2013 7:51:48 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting plywood99,
Eventually it will stop blinking but the skin is not applied properly. Windows borders look likes Classic style, and the taskbar simply remains the same.

I'm just throwing this out there. I was always told when you uninstall Windowblinds always make sure you set the skin to the default "Windows Classic" now uninstall.

Then install Windowblinds and choose your skin.

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May 20, 2013 8:21:47 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Uvah,


I found that LS. In the upper left click on the tiny arrow. A drop down box opens and lets you delete the skins you don't want.

 

I knew that Ross, what I am trying to find out is if I delete the skins that are included with WB8, will there be problems? In know it caused some issues in WB7 if you deleted certain skins.  Are there certain skins that must be left in WB8 for functionality?

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May 20, 2013 8:25:47 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Applied Skins work great. Even older ones.

However, I run in to an issue when I revert back to Windows Aero theme ( which should be renamed to indicate it is the default OS theme ).

After doing this, Chrome seems to go belly up and give me the "Aw Snap! Something went wrong while displaying this webpage" screen.

I have to either apply a WB Skin or uninstall WB completely to get this to work right again.

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May 20, 2013 8:34:27 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting Phoon,

Applied Skins work great. Even older ones.

However, I run in to an issue when I revert back to Windows Aero theme ( which should be renamed to indicate it is the default OS theme ).

After doing this, Chrome seems to go belly up and give me the "Aw Snap! Something went wrong while displaying this webpage" screen.

I have to either apply a WB Skin or uninstall WB completely to get this to work right again.

Even if you close chrome and reopen it?

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May 20, 2013 8:36:53 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Phoon,
( which should be renamed to indicate it is the default OS theme ).

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May 20, 2013 8:40:21 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Neil Banfield,
Even if you close chrome and reopen it?

Yes. Tried that. 

I didn't even have chrome open at the time that I reverted back to the Aero theme.

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May 20, 2013 9:12:50 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Wizard1956,

Quoting Phoon, reply 21( which should be renamed to indicate it is the default OS theme ).

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