Will Windowblinds work on Windows blue 8.1?

By on June 26, 2013 12:41:08 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

DeanMc

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If we install this version of Windowblinds 8 will it work with the upcoming update Blue

Windows 8.1

 

(and will Start8 also work)

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June 26, 2013 1:08:32 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Being it just released we can't say for sure yet.  If there are any issues, we'll work to resolve them asap.

 

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June 26, 2013 1:34:02 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

isnt it just a consumer preview that has been released ?
 

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June 27, 2013 12:24:19 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I tried 8.1 preview but there are some visual bugs with windowblinds.

 

click on icons on taskbar and draging up to bring up the menu. it totally transparent or black.

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June 27, 2013 1:23:02 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting dsbig123,

I tried 8.1 preview but there are some visual bugs with windowblinds.

 

click on icons on taskbar and draging up to bring up the menu. it totally transparent or black.

Is that the only issue you have found so far?

It looks to be a simple fix, so we will aim to fix that in the next update for WB.

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June 27, 2013 5:18:59 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Think I will wait for WB and Start8 etc. to be Windows 8.1 compatible before upgrading.

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June 27, 2013 5:20:11 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

There is a beta update of Start8 out now.

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June 28, 2013 8:56:10 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I can't even get Windowblinds 8 to install in 8.1. I keep getting decompression errors on every file.

Like these:

Happens with every file. I tried compatibility settings. Doesn't help.

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June 28, 2013 9:23:28 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting nabob052,

I can't even get Windowblinds 8 to install in 8.1. I keep getting decompression errors on every file.

Like these:



Happens with every file. I tried compatibility settings. Doesn't help.

It looks like your installer is corrupted as WB8 installs on Windows 8.1 just fine.

I would download it again without using any download helper apps.

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June 28, 2013 9:56:06 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

You were right, thanks. The download got corrupted through the Stardock Central installer. I downloaded it directly and no problems.

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June 28, 2013 3:23:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I just installed the 8.1 prerelease and the only problem I see is that they've added their own start button,with an ugly right click menu, which overlaps the start 8 button.The start 8 button is still functional,just click to the right of the stock start button, and partially visible on certain skins. oh and the glitch dsbig123 is referring to you can still read the text just the background of the menu is transparent which I never would of known if he didn't mention it I didn't know those menus were there lol

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June 28, 2013 4:01:32 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I didn't see a start button...hmm.

 

 

 

Edit: If I mouse over the bottom left corner, I get a start button.

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June 29, 2013 7:14:53 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

RND do you get the old startmenu if you click on it or just the w8 Start interface would be interesting to know since i havent installed the preview yet.
Ty in advance

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June 29, 2013 11:31:26 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Rolo, I get the Windows 8 start page.

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June 29, 2013 12:46:23 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,

Rolo, I get the Windows 8 start page.


 Thank you, but that sounds exactly like window8.0 you have that same there without start8

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June 29, 2013 12:49:46 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Pretty much. The OS does have a few changes, but the "new" start button is a very poor joke. It hides in the lower left corner and only pops up when moused over.

Brings up an improved start page, but still not a start menu like we're used to.

 

ModernMix seems to work ok, as do Start8 1.17 beta, Decor8 5.01 beta and WinFX 5.11 beta.

 

BTW, I have Windows 8.1 in a virtual machine.

 

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October 29, 2013 9:28:28 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I've noticed a bug with WindowsBlind on windows 8.1

 

The only theme without bug is the default...

 

You can see it on these picture

 

 

and after a reboot

 

 

 

This bug appear with all theme include in windowsblind. Can you help me ?

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October 30, 2013 6:25:18 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Try re-applying the theme. The same issue happens on Win7 at times and re-applying usually fixes it.. In the meantime send to support@stardock.com  with a reference to this thread.

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May 4, 2014 5:46:15 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

i am using windows 8.1 and windowblinds 8.4 but the problem is when i apply a theme everything seems okay for a while like 50 seconds but then the wb changes the theme automatically to default theme what ever theme i apply i get this problem and then i see the taskbar and only "my computer" window in wb theme but any other program window still appears in windows 8.1 default theme ,,, and another thing is that when i right click on anything (taskbar icons) and what i see is a menu that is black or totally transparent.... plz if anyone could help
 

Windows 8 Pro (9600.winblue_gdr.130913-2141)
WindowBlinds 8.4 

Wblind.dll 2013/06/18 19:17:ll
Wbsrv.dll 2014/05/02 12:41:03
WB8Config.exe 2014/05/02 12:37:29
Wbload.dll 2013/06/17 19:03:35
Screen.exe 2014/05/02 12:37:23

 

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May 4, 2014 6:43:45 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting gulbakheena,

i am using windows 8.1 and windowblinds 8.4 but the problem is when i apply a theme everything seems okay for a while like 50 seconds but then the wb changes the theme automatically to default theme what ever theme i apply i get this problem and then i see the taskbar and only "my computer" window in wb theme but any other program window still appears in windows 8.1 default theme ,,, and another thing is that when i right click on anything (taskbar icons) and what i see is a menu that is black or totally transparent.... plz if anyone could help
 

Windows 8 Pro (9600.winblue_gdr.130913-2141)
WindowBlinds 8.4 

Wblind.dll 2013/06/18 19:17:ll
Wbsrv.dll 2014/05/02 12:41:03
WB8Config.exe 2014/05/02 12:37:29
Wbload.dll 2013/06/17 19:03:35
Screen.exe 2014/05/02 12:37:23

 

I am afraid you do not appear to have a version of WindowBlinds released by Stardock...

For a start there is no 8.4, only 8.04 and your file dates appear to be a mismatch of versions.

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