BootSkin Vista Product Page
After installing BootSkin Vista, locate the icon on the Start Menu.
Click on Start, then All Programs, Stardock
folder, click on the Object Desktop folder
to open it, and click on the "BootSkin Vista" icon to run it.
The first screen you will see is the "Load a BootSkin" tab which allows you to change the default "Windows Default" (status bar) to any installed BootSkin. BootSkin Vista includes a number of BootSkins to choose from. The initial screen is organized into three main areas: a sidebar menu on the left, preview area on the right and a thumbnail (small image) representing each installed BootSkin available to be applied to your computer.
The sidebar menu on the left gives you a number of options for managing the BootSkins, including:
When you start BootSkin Vista for the first time, "Windows Default" is selected. Simply click on a different BootSkin to see a larger image in the preview area. Use the horizontal scroll bar near the bottom of the BootSkin Vista window to view additional installed BootSkins. When you click on a BootSkin thumbnail, it will be highlighted in a light blue color (i.e. Windows Default is selected in the image below).
Each thumbnail displays a small screenshot image of what the BootSkin image will look like, the preview area shows a larger version of it. Under each thumbnail is the Title of the BootSkin (i.e. Dark Avatar, My Colors, Space) and the Author or creator (i.e. Stardock Design). BootSkins downloaded from WinCustomize may have been created by someone not using their real name, instead using an alias or handle (i.e. HG_Eliminator, ZubaZ, TheProf77). Stopping the cursor over a given thumbnail (except Windows Default) will display a pop-up box with the title, author and file path to where the actual BootSkin is located on your hard-drive.
After applying a BootSkin, save any data & close all applications. Then restart your computer to see the BootSkin when Windows loads.
To view this manual on the Stardock web site, locate the icon in the upper, right-hand corner of any tab in BootSkin Vista. Clicking it while connected to the internet will open your web browser and display this BootSkin Vista Guide on the product page.