March 28, 2006 -- WindowBlinds has broken the 10 million download mark on CNET's popular Download.com website. Last week, WindowBlinds 5.01 was released and continued its trend as being the world's most popular way to customize the look and feel of the Windows GUI.
WindowBlinds is a program that enables users to completely change the look and feel of Microsoft Windows. With it, users can apply "skins" that change the existing Windows graphical user interface (GUI) across the entire system. Title bars, push buttons, radio buttons, the Start bar, and nearly every other part of the Windows interface is changed. WindowBlinds 5.01 improves performance on X64 based systems, adds support for wallpaper management, taskbar blurring, IE 7 support, and various tweaks, bug fixes, and performance enhancements.
WindowBlinds is used by
companies such as Microsoft, nVidia, ATI, Nintendo, Blizzard, Alienware and
many others to create their own custom desktops. The most recent
addition to WindowBlinds fans is Xbox 360 Desktop, which uses
WindowBlinds to create an xBox themed desktop.
Companies also license WindowBlinds-based technology in the form
of DirectSkin to make their own applications skinnable. For example, the
WindowBlinds has skinning features not thought possible on Windows XP or before. The most popular of which is that WindowBlinds can support alpha blending in skins (glass effects and other visual enhancements in title bars and controls) as well as animation, shadows, sound effects, and more.