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WindowBlinds is described as 'computer program that allows users to skin the Windows graphical user interface. It has been developed by Stardock since 1998, and is the most popular component of their flagship software suite, Object Desktop' and is a System Tweaker in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to WindowBlinds for Windows. The best alternative is 7+ Taskbar Tweaker, which is free. Other great apps like WindowBlinds are bbLean, SharpEnviro, Curtains and 3D Color Changer.

WindowBlinds alternatives are mainly Desktop Environments but may also be Desktop Customization Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WindowBlinds.
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  1. 7+ Taskbar Tweaker icon

    7+ Taskbar Tweaker

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    26 alternatives to 7+ Taskbar Tweaker 

    Customize the Windows taskbar with dozens of exclusive options.

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    1.  Portable7+ Taskbar Tweaker can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    It's a taskbar tweaker, nothing like windowsblinds.

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    bbLean

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    10 alternatives to bbLean 

    bbLean is the lean version of Blackbox for Windows. It tries to keep balance between features and complexity, to give you some efficient means within a compact shell.

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    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.17.1, released in May 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    A free alternative to WBlinds, completely the same so I'm good with it.

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    SharpEnviro

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    19 alternatives to SharpEnviro 

    SharpEnviro (or SharpE) is an open source shell replacement system for Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. When using SharpEnviro the default Windows desktop is replaced by a new and more powerful desktop environment.

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    1.  Support for Multiple MonitorsSharpEnviro supports the use of multiple displays.
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      As of december 2011 the SharpEnviro project is no longer under active development. All files provided come without any warranty or support! It is uncertain if or how well the previously released versions of SharpEnviro will work with any new or updated Windows system after Windows 7 Service Pack 1.

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      Shell replacement is not the same as Windowsblinds.

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      Curtains

      • Windows
      3 alternatives to Curtains 

      Easily create and add additional style modes to Windows 10. (Stardock alternative software to its WindowBlinds, for Windows 10).

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    • 3D Color Changer icon

      3D Color Changer

      • Windows
      3 alternatives to 3D Color Changer 

      Simple tool for changing the colours of "Windows Classic" theme. You will gain access to User Interface aspects that Microsoft restricted: 3D Frames' colors, mouse hot-tracking color and more. // NOTE: even though this app is commercial, the payment is not forced an.

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      3D Color Changer doesn't allow to change themes, only color modification allowed, practically none of functionality of WindowBlinds.

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      DeskSpace

      • Windows
      16 alternatives to DeskSpace 

      DeskSpace is a 3D desktop visualisation tool, allowing you to seamlessly switch between 9 desktops.

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    • Liteshell icon

      Liteshell

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      10 alternatives to Liteshell 

      tiny windows shell (explorer.exe) replacement designed for slow PCs. Is a minimalist's shell - no screen space is occupied by the shell. When you right-click on the desktop or press a hotkey, a menu provides access to your programs, documents, tasks and anything else you.

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      Discontinued

      It's discontinued. Last update was 25th June 2008.

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      SphereXP

      12 alternatives to SphereXP 

      The SphereXP is a 3D desktop replacement for Microsoft Windows. Taking the known concept of three-dimensional desktops to its own level. It offers a new way to organize objects on the desktop such as icons and applications. It has been tried out by millions worldwide.

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      Discontinued

      Official website not accessible. Available here: http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/spherexp.html

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      Talisman Desktop

      • Windows
      19 alternatives to Talisman Desktop 

      Talisman Desktop is a configurable Windows shell replacement introduced in 1997 by Lighttek Software. It is available in a number of languages including English, French, Spanish, Swedish, Portuguese, Russian and Italian.

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      Talisman Desktop vs WindowBlinds opinions
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      Talisman Desktop is a shell-replacement program, WindowBlinds isn't shell-replacement, just customization tool for standard Windows GUI

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      SmartWindows

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      11 alternatives to SmartWindows 

      SmartWindows streamlines the way you work. It is perfect for professionals looking to optimize the overall work experience or switch between projects. You can save display preferences for applications with the help of a few clicks.

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      1.  Works OfflineSmartWindows can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
      2.  LightweightSmartWindows consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
      SmartWindows supports unlimited profiles. It helps increase productivity by creating multiple profiles. Each profile remembers the desktop apps, their window size, and display position on the screen.
      SmartWindows reopens MS Office files such as Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Project, Notepad, and Wordpad. It provides auto-arrangement support and restores applications at same position in a single click.
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