WindowBlinds 10 Beta with Windows 10 Support Available for Object Desktop Members

By on December 15, 2015 1:00:00 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

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The first beta for WindowBlinds 10 is now available for active Object Desktop owners!
This beta includes support for Windows 10 and a new UI.

Active Object Desktop owners can now get the WindowBlinds 10 beta from your Stardock account hereIn future updates, we'll be including new skins and features.

WB v10.0.1 update:

  • Added skin rebuild list button
  • Fixed config screen resolution
WB10 14 WB10 21


If you're not an Object Desktop member, now is a great time to become one. You get over 10 Windows customization products such as WindowBlinds, DeskScapes, Fences, Start10, and many more. You will also get access to betas and updates first, like WindowBlinds 10 for one year. Get Object Desktop today!

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December 15, 2015 3:33:24 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I thought win10 had an expanded start menu. That look s like win7. Confused.

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December 15, 2015 3:35:44 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

That's Start10.

 

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December 15, 2015 3:53:36 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Could I see a screenshot without Start10 running?  Thanks.

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December 15, 2015 4:03:15 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Awesome

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December 15, 2015 4:12:24 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

WB10 is working nice on 8.1 and no problems with Start8.

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December 15, 2015 4:57:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DaveRI,

Could I see a screenshot without Start10 running?  Thanks.

Likely, like with Windows 8.1, without Start10, you'll get an unskinned Windows10 start menu.

 

Edit:  Yes, I checked. Non skinned Win10 menu, which is to be expected.

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December 15, 2015 5:06:42 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Xp had a startmenu- It was being skinned.

Win 7 had a startmenu- It was being skinned.

Win 10 has a startmenu.....why do we need start 10 ??? Hmmm...

Hopefully Sks 10 will have a Startmenu area for skinning the win 10 startmenu just like it used to be for XP & 7

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December 15, 2015 5:15:33 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting neone6,

Xp had a startmenu- It was being skinned.

Win 7 had a startmenu- It was being skinned.

Win 10 has a startmenu.....why do we need start 10 ??? Hmmm...

Hopefully Sks 10 will have a Startmenu area for skinning the win 10 startmenu just like it used to be for XP & 7

The Win10 startmenu is not designed to be skinned and is not theme aware.

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December 15, 2015 5:21:10 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,

Edit:  Yes, I checked. Non skinned Win10 menu, which is to be expected.

 

Quoting Neil Banfield,

The Win10 startmenu is not designed to be skinned and is not theme aware.

Thanks guys for checking and the info. 

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December 15, 2015 5:24:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,


Quoting DaveRI,

Could I see a screenshot without Start10 running?  Thanks.



Likely, like with Windows 8.1, without Start10, you'll get an unskinned Windows10 start menu.

 

Edit:  Yes, I checked. Non skinned Win10 menu, which is to be expected.

 

My Windows 10 start menu is skinned just fine Jim, Using the new Start 10 1.08. I get the actual skin start menu. I have it set to Windows 7 menu in Start 10 though.

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December 15, 2015 6:03:13 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yes, Tom. Mine too, WITH Start10. DaveRI was wanting to see it WITHOUT Start10, in which case, it isn't skinned.

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December 15, 2015 6:10:52 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,

DaveRI was wanting to see it WITHOUT Start10, in which case, it isn't skinned.

Yep, we're all good. I wasn't sure how all this was fitting together. 

I never had any reason to pay attention to the Start8/10 line until, well, today

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December 15, 2015 6:13:39 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Neil Banfield,

The Win10 startmenu is not designed to be skinned and is not theme aware.
Thanks Neil, then we know. 

-Question 2 from me. Can you create an option/feature just like you can choose Win 7 style, for start 10 so it looks like the "native" Win 10 Start menu ? 

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December 15, 2015 6:17:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting neone6,

the "native" Win 10 Start menu ? 

 

That feature is already there Andy, just select the Windows 10 menu in Start 10. I tested it in Windows 10 and it works.

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December 15, 2015 6:18:24 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting LightStar,

Quoting neone6,

the "native" Win 10 Start menu ? 



 

That feature is already there Andy, just select the Windows 10 menu in Start 10. I tested it in Windows 10 and it works.

Is it skinned with "Tiles" on the right hand side ?

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December 15, 2015 6:30:49 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting neone6,


Quoting LightStar,




Quoting neone6,



the "native" Win 10 Start menu ? 



 

That feature is already there Andy, just select the Windows 10 menu in Start 10. I tested it in Windows 10 and it works.

Is it skinned with "Tiles" on the right hand side ?

 

Yes, but not skinned, it is the normal Windows 10 start menu.

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December 15, 2015 6:36:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting LightStar,
Yes, but not skinned, it is the normal Windows 10 start menu.
So the Feature that we all want (??) is for Start 10 to have a feature with it skinned With Tiles on the right.

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December 15, 2015 6:53:13 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting neone6,


Quoting LightStar,
Yes, but not skinned, it is the normal Windows 10 start menu.

So the Feature that we all want (??) is for Start 10 to have a feature with it skinned With Tiles on the right.

 

According to Neil, that is not possible Andy. 

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December 15, 2015 7:33:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting neone6,

So the Feature that we all want (??) is for Start 10 to have a feature with it skinned With Tiles on the right.

EEwwww. I wouldn't want that anyway. Screw the tiles.

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December 15, 2015 7:36:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks Stardock, works fine for me

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December 15, 2015 7:39:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

That's ridiculous strategy,for me it's ok as long there is a  start 10 studio builder  but what about new users?New users will not buy windowblinds 10 if ever they found out that WB10 start menu will not skinned the menu of win 10.

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December 15, 2015 7:48:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Me like my windows 10 tiles.  Skinning would be great.

 

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December 15, 2015 9:42:27 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Quoting LightStar,

According to Neil, that is not possible Andy.

I think he's referring to what might be doable with updates to Start10, not the native Win10 start menu (the one Neil reports is not theme aware).

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December 15, 2015 10:41:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Destrohelix,

That's ridiculous strategy

The ridiculous strategy is Microsoft's.

Since post Windows 7 Microsoft has dumbed-down the OS GUI so it looks 'OK' [their opinion] on a small form-factor Windows Phone [that no-one uses] to the detriment of [almost] ALL their Customer base who actually don't use Windows on anything other than a standard PC.

Their mistake...their heads rolled....

IN SPITE of Microsoft, Stardock has managed to enable skinning/sanity/recognizable-usable GUI for all...

 

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December 15, 2015 10:50:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Daiwa,

Quoting LightStar,

According to Neil, that is not possible Andy.



I think he's referring to what might be doable with updates to Start10, not the native Win10 start menu (the one Neil reports is not theme aware).

Yup

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