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WindowBlinds 2.2 help file - almost all of this is still valid and the same [download]
Full documentation can be
found online for WindowBlinds at http://www.windowblinds.net/docs/.
Changing skins with
Windows 98/ME/2000: A Skins
tab has been added to Display Properties. Use the Windows and buttons dropdown
to select a skin to apply. The WindowBlinds button will take you to the Advanced
Configuration window and allow you to adjust additional settings (like which
controls are skinned, performance optimizations, and excluded applications). The
Advanced button lets you configure font and color settings for the current skin.
Windows XP: The Appearance tab
in Display Properties has been enhanced to allow you to select and apply
Use Display Properties (Skins tab or Appearance on XP) to
Loading on startup
By default, WindowBlinds will
set itself to load on startup when a WindowBlinds skin is selected. Select the
Windows Classic skin (at the top of the list) or check the checkbox on the Skins
tab to not load on startup. Note: this checkbox is not present on Windows XP.
Select Windows Classic or the included Windows XP Style to prevent WindowBlinds
If you are running Windows XP
and find that the skins you set are not loading on startup, please come to the
Downloads page at http://www.windowblinds.net
and look for a tweaked update file to resolve that.
Downloading and installing
When connected to the
Internet, click in the preview window to be taken to WindowBlinds.net. There
you'll find links to the WinCustomize.com
libraries which currently contain over 1400 different skins which are freely
available for your use!
Installing under other
WindowBlinds does not attempt
to install itself under all users on a Windows 2000 or Windows XP system. Please
see the documentation on the website for how to add support for WindowBlinds to
other user logons on your system.
Creating your own skins
Documentation is available
from http://www.windowblinds.net on
the UIS Language used to create skins. Be sure to checkout SkinStudio
(http://www.skinstudio.net) for a powerful and easy to use graphical skin
and non-responsive min/max/close buttons
Some applications do not
always play well with others. You may wish to add these to the exclusion list in
WindowBlinds or assign them a UIS1+ skin like Watercolor as a Per Application
skin. Some applications, like Logitech Mouseware and Commonnames also do not
pass messages correctly to WindowBlinds, so you might see your min/max/close
buttons fail to respond. Contact the vendor for a fixed version of the
application, but you can also try making sure Mouseware (for instance) loads
after WindowBlinds so that the message chain is properly followed.
WindowBlinds Home Page: http://www.windowblinds.net
(includes links to the latest enhanced version for registered users)
WindowBlinds Newsgroup: news://news.stardock.com/stardock.windowblinds
WindowBlinds 3 Product Guide: http://www.windowblinds.net/wb3/wb3_guide_final.htm
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