If you really don’t like the way Windows looks, Stardock Software is back. The company’s latest WindowBlinds 11 beta lets you make Windows 11 look like Windows XP.
WindowBlinds 11 enables unique customization of the Windows Start menu, taskbar, window frames, control buttons, and more using desktop interface themes called skins, according to the company. It can also be paired with Start11, which modifies the Start menu, for further customization.
WindowBlinds will cost $14.99 during the beta period or $19.99 at release. You can download the beta from the Stardock site. The software will only work with versions of Windows 11 or Windows 10, not Windows Insider betas that Microsoft makes available to test new Windows code.
“Windows 11 introduced a new design language to the operating system, but we know it’s not for everyone,” Brad Sams, vice president of Stardock Software, said in a statement. “With WindowBlinds 11, you can enjoy the benefits of a modern operating system, but also the flexibility to customize the interface to fit your own personal theme.”
New features in the latest beta include:
- Auto dark mode
- Improved high resolution support for new skins
- Market Browser for Skins Library
- Auto-scaling for legacy skins to improve visual fidelity
- Support for File Explorer tabs and taskbar widgets
WindowBlinds 11 comes with an in-app browser to make it easier to find new skins to download from sites like WinCustomize, which archives skins to let users tweak and refine their Windows experience, the company said. society.