Remember WindowsBlinds? Back in the day, this was the go-to tool for customizing your Windows user interface. By allowing far more modifications than any theme or desktop background change would provide, WindowsBlinds became a popular way to give your computer a whole new look and feel.
Over the years, the software has received less attention, especially as the built-in themes in Windows improved to allow more granular modifications, like the selection of custom colors for window borders or, as in Windows 7, themes that allow for multiple images which change at designated intervals.
However, if you want more control over the UI, there’s still no better tool than WindowsBlinds. In the latest update to this software, the program has added support for the new Windows 7 operating system, including 64-bit versions. Thanks to this support, users can now skin Aero using a new skin format called UIS0 which is a much easier and faster way to create skins, notes the company blog post. The software also includes skins you can use out-of-the-box like Submline, Aero Metals, Corporate, Aero Woods, Aero Clay, and Sabertooth.
With WindowsBlinds running on Windows 7, you can give your desktop a Windows XP retro look (not sure why you would, but you could!), tweak the standard UI, or go all-out and do a complete overhaul of Widnows 7 down to the Start button itself.
The program, as always, is free to try, but costs $19.95 if you want to own it. You can download the trial version here.