Make Windows 8 function like Windows 7 but with the improvements of Windows 8

Published on Thursday, May 23, 2013 By Brad Wardell In OS Customization

As a tablet OS, Windows 8 is pretty decent.  I don’t have a problem with the Start screen in theory.  But I spend 8+ hours a day in front of a PC doing real work and that means using a desktop OS.

Windows 8 includes the desktop but it relegates that to being a program you run from the Start screen.  What we really want is to get the good stuff in Windows 8 (faster performance, new Modern app support, etc.) without the negatives.  That’s where Object Desktop comes in!



So with Object Desktop, the beta of WindowBlinds 8 is now available which brings back “Aero glass” to Windows 8 users on the desktop. Plus with  ModernMix, Start8, Fences and the other goodies you can have the best of both worlds.

Here’s the UI of WindowBlinds 8:


We include some “skins” that are timeless favorites plus a few that represent what we thought (hoped) the Windows 8 UI might have been like to choose from.  Plus there are thousands of skins available at

If you want to get our whole package, you can get Object Desktop at  When you buy it you also get a 1-year subscription to which gives you access to everything new we add for a subsequent year (Object Desktop is always improving and changing as the needs of PC users change).