I can't remember when I first tried Windowblinds. I really never was into skinning Windows. Don't get me wrong. I always thought it was cool and very imaginative. For years I was a so called, "Power User" so I was always tearing down or getting rid of any unnecessary resources that slowed down my system. Kind of like a gear head for windows. If I could just get a few more ticks on the speedometer or tach I was happy. It was why I went from Windows 3.1 to 3.11 for work groups. Windows 7 was the first time I cared less about squeezing every ounce of speed and went with ( lol voice to txt anesthetics) anesthetics namely aeroglass.
I'm not positive, but around 2002, 2003. I am still using them.
I was using "Style XP" for a couple of years until I went from Windows XP to Windows 7. My first computer was in 1992, and it was an MS Aptiva. I have been using Windowblinds since I went to Win7 right after it came out.
I started using Windowblinds at the beginning. I think the earliest I recall was version '0.3' ... it was definitely pre '1.0'. Some of us were finding tricks Neil didn't realize it could do...back when adding 'transport buttons' to operate Winamp was a 'thing'.
That was pre-Wincustomize ....some-when about '99, I think.
The 'good old days' of Skinz.org ... [and Deskmod, and Customize.org] ...
1998-1999, Around that time.
Basj,Stardock Community Assistant
I started using WB in 2000
Since joining in 2004
2004/2005, i like it because it's editable. i edit/mod everything, computer, electronics (audio), car, house.there's only one thing i won't mod, my gender
Before that I messed around with Litestep and Aston Shell!
Since dinosaurs roamed the earth. Last century. A long time ago.
Like you I was sad when the Dinosaurs died.. 😏
I started using windowblinds around 2003 or 2004, I too was a StyleXP person. I have always had my desktops themed.
I started back in 2001, I found it after I started using Icon Packager
I started using windowblinds Since
It was 2004 for me. I had been using StyleXP previously, and some of the themes were good, but ultimately Windowblinds is a far better way of modding the UI and I've not looked back since first installing it to compare the two programs.
A couple of years in....here's one from 2004 [all mine] ...Windowblinds, Winamp, Sysmetrix and Litestep ... back when people were 'adventurous' ....
Very cool Jafo, Love the winamp
Haven't heard of Aston Shell in quite some time. Thats an oldie Chuck.
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