Is WindowBlinds 8 Going to Work on Windows 10 ?

By on June 13, 2015 1:51:36 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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Is WindowBlinds 8 going to work on Windows 10?  I'm getting kind of nervous since July 29th is just around the corner, and I haven't seen much info on this compatibility question.

 

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July 30, 2015 1:37:57 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Ive just rolled back my windows 10 update as windowblinds dosent work.Iwill try again as soon as an update is released

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July 31, 2015 12:03:20 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums


Is WindowBlinds 8 going to work on Windows 10? I'm getting kind of nervous since July 29th is just around the corner, and I haven't seen much info on this compatibility question.

No.

Windowblinds 8 is NOT COMPATIBLE with Windows 10, and it cannot be made to be so.

Just as there was/is a Windowblinds 8 for Windows 8 there'll be an appropriate Windowblinds for Windows 10....

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July 31, 2015 12:32:31 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

http://forums.wincustomize.com/469524/page/1/

 

 

List of Stardock programs that are currently compatible with Windows 10.

 

It appears that the list IS expanding.      

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August 1, 2015 1:51:04 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hello everyone,  I haven't been on for a long time as my job puts me on the road most days.  Thanks for the update on Windows 10 and WindowBlinds, Jafo.  It is good to see you and some other long time members again too.  I am running Windows 10 and it's working fine but not nearly as finished as Windows 7 was when it was released. JMHO of course.   It was with great sadness that I uninstalled WindowBlinds before upgrading.  When Microsoft started all of the needed updates, my system was not terribly happy.  I am really looking forward to WindowBlinds 10.  I miss my WindowBlinds and all of those beautiful skins a lot. 

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August 2, 2015 10:40:36 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

When is WindowBlinds going to work on Windows 10, I feel naked without it, this sucks

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August 3, 2015 10:56:04 AM from Brad Wardell's Little Tiny Frogs Brad Wardell's Little Tiny Frogs

If its anything like the upgrade from Windowsblind 7 to Windowsblinds 8 back a couple years ago.   It was like a 6 - 8 month wait to get our hands on a working  beta copy of it.

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August 3, 2015 11:04:26 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Maybe some should have waited for Stardock, before making the upgrade. Stardock isn't, and can't be expected to be, on Microsoft's schedule.

 

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August 3, 2015 11:07:32 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Patience folks. Win 10 is still the newbie and as such will experience some growing pains. SD devs know what they're doing.

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August 3, 2015 11:14:34 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Cameochi,

Hello everyone, I haven't been on for a long time as my job puts me on the road most days. Thanks for the update on Windows 10 and WindowBlinds, Jafo. It is good to see you and some other long time members again too. I am running Windows 10 and it's working fine but not nearly as finished as Windows 7 was when it was released.

I'm always here [need to get a life]....

Re 'nearly as finished'...Win 7 was really just a correction of Vista....and it was vista that was seriously undercooked....so 7 was 'well done' by then.

With 10 it's more like MS is running to the bathroom after a bad experience with 8 and is barely settling its stomach afterwards with 10.

 

OK...I think I've done the cooking analogy to death.....

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August 3, 2015 6:27:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

at least there's finally a benefit of an Object Desktop Infinite subscription. when there's a major os update you can stop paying and re-subscribe when/if the software works again.

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August 4, 2015 8:08:02 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I agree totally, Jaffo.  It seems like they were really rushing to get Windows 10 out.  They were pretty blunt about acknowledging the failure of Windows 8. Loving Start 10 and my system looks decent again.  Like one other person said, it does feel rather naked without WindowBlinds but better to get it right.  I am hearing September or October for the next updates to 10.  Have you or anyone else here heard anything for certain? Not that I am anxious or anything.  I'm not a programmer but will be happy to beta test the next version of WB if needed.

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August 4, 2015 11:35:34 PM from Brad Wardell's Little Tiny Frogs Brad Wardell's Little Tiny Frogs

I just bought a 1-year subscription to Object Desktop, with the intention of installing WindowBlinds on my Windows 10 system.  I should have checked this forum first, as it sounds like WindowBlinds is not yet compatible with Windows 10.  What a waste of money..  

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August 5, 2015 12:01:54 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Eric Oulashin,

I just bought a 1-year subscription to Object Desktop, with the intention of installing WindowBlinds on my Windows 10 system.  I should have checked this forum first, as it sounds like WindowBlinds is not yet compatible with Windows 10.  What a waste of money..  

It's not 'sounds like', it's 'definitely not compatible' - yet.

You should have no issues with updating your Object Desktop Subscription whilst Windowblinds is not-yet compatible with 10, other than the 'please wait until it IS compatible before installing'. ...

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August 5, 2015 12:15:29 AM from Brad Wardell's Little Tiny Frogs Brad Wardell's Little Tiny Frogs

Quoting Jafo,

It's not 'sounds like', it's 'definitely not compatible' - yet.


You should have no issues with updating your Object Desktop Subscription whilst Windowblinds is not-yet compatible with 10, other than the 'please wait until it IS compatible before installing'. ...

When you say "updating your Object Desktop Subscription", what exactly does that mean?  Does that mean I can cancel my subscription and get a refund until WindowBlinds is compatible with Windows 10?  Stardock's web site is only showing me my account information options and nothing about subscription updates.

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August 5, 2015 1:04:28 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting CalicoSkies,

When you say "updating your Object Desktop Subscription", what exactly does that mean? Does that mean I can cancel my subscription and get a refund until WindowBlinds is compatible with Windows 10? Stardock's web site is only showing me my account information options and nothing about subscription updates.

Your Object Desktop Subscription is entirely functional with functional software for which it was intended.  Windowblinds [and the other software] still functions as usual with the OS vers for which it was purchased.

It is entirely beyond Stardock's purview of control to determine whether a Customer is going to move beyond supported/functioning OS vers to become early adopters of a new OS.

I am sure that if you were to contact sales@stardock.com they would be able to explain any options open to you more clearly...

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August 5, 2015 1:05:39 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The real question is whether WindowBlinds 10 will be able to tap into the Aero Transparency/Blur API that has returned to Windows 10 via the taskbar/start menu/etc.  I would love to be able to run my old "all glass" skin from Windows 7 on Windows 10.  

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August 5, 2015 10:58:51 AM from Brad Wardell's Little Tiny Frogs Brad Wardell's Little Tiny Frogs

Quoting Jafo,

Your Object Desktop Subscription is entirely functional with functional software for which it was intended.  Windowblinds [and the other software] still functions as usual with the OS vers for which it was purchased.


It is entirely beyond Stardock's purview of control to determine whether a Customer is going to move beyond supported/functioning OS vers to become early adopters of a new OS.

I am sure that if you were to contact sales@stardock.com they would be able to explain any options open to you more clearly...

Regarding "OS vers for which it was purchased" - There was no specific question asking which version of my OS I was purchasing it for.  They seem to offer multiple versions of WindowBlinds for multiple OS versions, so it seems they don't restrict you in that regard when you purchase it.  Furthermore, there is nothing on the WindowBlinds page saying it doesn't work on Windows 10 yet:

http://www.stardock.com/products/windowblinds/

Also, after I installed the Object Desktop download manager, it would not let me download WindowBlinds 7, saying that was incompatible with my version of Windows, but it did let met select & download WindowBlinds 8 - which I thought meant that would work with Windows 10.  But of course, it did not.

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August 5, 2015 11:12:13 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting CalicoSkies,

Regarding "OS vers for which it was purchased" - There was no specific question asking which version of my OS I was purchasing it for.

I do not have access to your customer account records however it was reasonable to expect that since you joined back in August 2001 you would have had your Object Desktop subscription long before the advent of Windows 10.

Windows 10 is NEW software.  It actually requires a lead time before shell enhancement software can be made compatible.

This has always been the case [certainly since 2001] and only differs more recently in complexity with Microsoft's radical rethinking [and about-face] of the OS interface.

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August 5, 2015 11:13:16 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting CalicoSkies,

Furthermore, there is nothing on the WindowBlinds page saying it doesn't work on Windows 10 yet:

http://www.stardock.com/products/windowblinds/

Scroll to the bottom of the page. Supported OSs are clearly stated.

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August 5, 2015 11:29:42 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

If you have an active Object Desktop subscription, you will get WindowBlinds 10 when available. That's one of the benefits of the subscription.

For anyone else: http://forums.wincustomize.com/469524/

Stardock apps and Windows 10.

 

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August 5, 2015 9:41:15 PM from Brad Wardell's Little Tiny Frogs Brad Wardell's Little Tiny Frogs

I know Windows 10 is new - But Microsoft tends to provide pre-release versions of Windows to companies before it's released so that companies can test with it and make their software ready for that version of Windows ahead of time (I work for one such company).  I had wondered if perhaps Stardock might have been doing this, but perhaps not all companies get access to the pre-release builds of Windows.

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August 5, 2015 10:39:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting CalicoSkies,

I know Windows 10 is new - But Microsoft tends to provide pre-release versions of Windows to companies before it's released so that companies can test with it and make their software ready for that version of Windows ahead of time (I work for one such company).  So I thought perhaps Stardock might have been doing this, but perhaps not all companies get access to the pre-release builds of Windows.

Stardock also gets access - they are a Gold Partner after all.  However, as I've mentioned several times - it was not until the LAST RTM version was released that any confidence could be had in what the Windows SHELL was actually going to be.

Check your 'pre-release versions' and you should notice quite significant differences in the GUI design.  Since Stardock's software interfaces directly with the Shell you actually NEED to know what it is FIRST.  Designing Windowblinds to suit what you THINK might be the OS Shell is an utter waste of time.

Now, last I checked, Windows 10 was formally released [and thus 'finished'] to the public on July 29.  It's currently the 5th of August.

 I'll trust you to do the math...

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August 6, 2015 4:39:47 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,


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Stardock also gets access - they are a Gold Partner after all. 

...

are you sure?

it doesn't take much to be a "Gold Certified Partner". you collect some kind of points, pay a yearly fee and you're done. Stardock did that at least once eleven years ago in 2004.

but if Stardock still pays their yearly fee they should get in contact in Microsoft. they can not be found with MS's partner finding website:

https://partner.microsoft.com/en-us

https://pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-us/search?keyword=Stardock

 

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August 6, 2015 9:56:44 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yes...I had assumed they still were...but should have noticed the lack of banner...

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August 6, 2015 10:00:41 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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