Jan 2, 2019 5:04 PM by Discussion: Skinning

Hi Everyone,

Some of you may know me but I guess a lot won't. I used to be a a skinner and Moderator on Deviantart.

Its been over 8 years since I created a Windowblind but i've always been lurking, keeping an eye on the community. I would like to try and pick up where I left off and create some new themes but also step up my game.

What Skinstudio version is it now but most importantly, what skins would people like to see, if at all? :-)

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Mar 5, 2010 6:10 AM by Discussion: WindowBlinds

Here's a little question I've been pondering so I hope someone can answer :-)

Your gonna think this is a long way round to do something but it's just something I got used to lol

I would start by creating a skin in SK5. When  I had finished I would duplicate it too create another substyle. I would then open this new substyle in SK6 and add all the elements for Vista. Now I still do this but use SKS7 instead of SK6.

If I was  just to create my skin in SK5 and then just open it in SK7 and add all the vista and 7 stuff, wouldn't the one style just apply properly for each OS? Do we have to make a seperate substyle for each?

Like I say, long way round to do something lol but I was curious about the need for seperate subs. Hope someone can answer me :-)

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Take a New Step!

Feb 18, 2009 7:41 PM by Discussion: Community

Hi everyone. Hope this is the proper place to post this [e digicons]^_^[/e]   

For those who do not know me, I am the Skins & Themes Gallery Moderator on DeviantART  [e digicons]:thumbsup:[/e]

I am trying to steer the customization community in a whole new direction, a one that's long over due and needed IMO. I don't want to copy and paste my newsletter here and create double the amount of reading so I would like to link you to it . As you will be able to see from the responses, it has been very popular and a lot of top skinners, themers and modders are on board.

If this is something you would be interested in, please reply to the newsletter, reply here or send me a note so I can add you to the list. I will evetually be creating a directory that will be regularly updated with the names of members and the community they belong to.

Questions and feedback is welcomed

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May 8, 2008 4:03 PM by Discussion: Community


I thought you guy's might be interested in this. I was recently given the privelage of being the first person to try out this new application from The Skins Factory. I urge you to go and check out my review here

Hope you enjoy  ;) 

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Feb 26, 2008 3:02 AM by Discussion: Skinning

Can anyone tell me what i'm doing wrong here?

It's that little bit of white on the images im importing that's causing me problems. You can see on the right, surrounded by red, what i'm importing. I've noticed some other skins using the images with the white on but it seems to not be a problem like it is on mine. They are bmp's. Im not setting any transparency. Is there something i'm missing to make the white bits not show?

I noticed the Solarion skin uses a similar image but the white does not cover the tabs like this when applied. I hope someone can help me.

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Is it just me or has anyone noticed that when you apply a skin (on vista) that you have just updated for vista using SK6, the skin seems to apply a slightly different shade to the elements you just created?

Lets say I have a light blue theme created in SK5. I open it in SK6 to add the vista bits. After its all done, the new bits i've added are slightly a darker light blue in shade to the originals. I have also noticed that skins are applying a slightly different shade to what they should be. Ive compared an applied skin to a screenshot of the same skin I done a while ago and there just slightly off in colour. I have nothing set to change skin colours. Is this a ss6 bug wb6.0 bug? I've not had any major issues with wb6.0 other than this.

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Jan 29, 2008 6:24 PM by Discussion: WindowBlinds

Hi. Can anyone tell me the things that have been updated or fixed with this build? I can't find any info on the update before I update because I had a time getting it to work in the first place. I am having an issue with wb6 though. It seems that the skin is applying a slightly different shade to the original skin or the new parts of vista I skinned in ss6 were a slightly different shade to my original images. Is this bug because ss6 was a trial and still beta or does the new wb6.2 fix this issue, if it was a known one?

SS6 trial has expired now though  (:( 

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Oct 3, 2007 12:45 AM by Discussion: WindowBlinds

Hi. I've installed wb6 and it shows the skin in the prev window with no per pixel but the bmp frame with its magic pink. The skin then applys in total classic mode.

WindowBlinds is installed correctly on this PC
WindowBlinds appears to be activated on this PC
(Generic PnP Monitor) 1 is attached to NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405

Wblind.dll            2007/09/27 17:47:20
Wbsrv.dll            2007/09/24 19:08:43
Wbconfig.exe      2007/10/01 17:35:33
Wbload.exe         2007/09/27 17:47:44
Wbhelp.dll          2007/08/27 11:54:07
Tray.dll              2007/09/12 17:58:21
Wbload.dll          2007/09/26 14:42:28
Screen.exe         2007/10/01 11:23:24

Can anyone help me? also, after reboot, it asked to reboot again and then to reboot again. The only way i can stop getting this reboot message is by double clicking WBInstall32.exe in the wb folder and then the main exe

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I'm not sure if this has been covered but I have a couple of questions relating to the new skinstudio and wb6 thats on their way.

1. Will we be able to make or have transparent statusbars and scrolls like a mac gui? I know there is better control over transparency now but "forcing" transparency is not that same thing.

2. Are the glass limitations still the same on xp as apposed to vista? ie vista can have transparent menubar's.

3. Can animations be added to the menubar/rebar images? (that one i would doubt due to the nature of them)

Sorry if they have been convered elsewhere but i have not found an answer.


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Apr 21, 2007 3:20 PM by Discussion: OS Customization

I don't know if anyone will be interested but after a month in the making, i finally finished by Windowblinds/Skinstudio Video Tutorial If you have ever wanted to mod, create or just wanted help with skinstudio and a windowblind, this is what u need. It will help give you a basic understanding of how Skinstudio works and how to go about creating your own skin. Deviantart has helped with this and Aquasoft are linking it. Since this is the home of Windowblinds and Skinstudio, i thought u guys might like to know Check it out at

If your wondering, due to the file size and bandwidth needed for this, DA has given me special persmission to host it on my site. They have even promoted it from there accounts and in there newsletters   

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