With SSD's becoming more popular and affordable, Stardock needs to add a way to change install directories for things like WB's, CFX Themes, IP's, etc.
I made this suggestion some while back, because SSD's are limited in size [as compared to HDD's] but I got the argument that WB skins become OS specific when installed, and in a dual boot environment [which I had at the time] it would not be ideal... hence the skin files are written to the public documents folder to save confusion. I still think, though, that we should have the choice to store Stardock skins off-drive in D:, E: or wherever we have the space.
MS 'requires' the heirarchy of Public Docs, etc to be followed by Application programmers hence the locations to which Windowblinds installs..
This was another very bad move on Microsoft's part. I have NO public users on my PC, and thus I have only one user account... MINE. A public folder is therefore NOT required on MY rig... and it SHOULD NOT be enabled by default that various files are put there WITHOUT my consent. I mean, who the f**k is Microsoft to tell me where I store certain files on MY computer? And I wouldn't be the only person who feels this way.
Like the OEM restrictions MS plans to introduce for Win 8, and calling them security measures, this user account thing is just another way MS controls and monitors its users.
Can't remember exactly where I read this [a Microsoft related forum somewhere] but the reason MS insists that program 'extras' and the like are installed to public folders is so that it can monitor what you have installed [and whether it's legit] via Windows Defender and Security Essentials. According to the article, if these files were installed to another physical drive, then MS cannot see or monitor them. Why Microsoft would want to see/monitor my skin files, beats me, but that apparently is the reason we HAVE to have shit installed somewhere other than we'd like it.
For mine, 3rd party developers should go and tell Microsoft to go and get stuffed.