Type of Program: Development Tools
Supported Platforms: Win 9x/ME/2K3/XP/2K
Company Name: Stardock Systems
Version: 5.01
Price: 19.95
Installed Size: 4716


SkinStudio is a application for customizing your Windows GUI and various parts of the Windows system(such as media player). With SkinStudio you can customize virtually any area of the Windows shell.

The program seems to have a lot of options and lets you edit about any thing you can imagine within Windows. If you don't like your windows start button, change it and make a new one. If that scroll arrow doesn't look right in black make it neon pink..

At least in theory. I'll be the first to admit I'm not graphically inclined and I'm afraid you'll need to be to use this program there doesn't seem to be a quick or easy way to get in to SkinStudio and after ten minutes I was still as confused about its use as when I opened it. There doesn't seem to be any preset skins to tinker with only the default from the windows shell which I was hesitant to mess with.. After all if I loose my start button I'm in trouble(Lets face it, its been awhile since I started Firefox from a command line).

All the options seem to be in SkinStudio, letting you tweak about anything you want but even after a extended tinkering and a browse though the included help files I just couldn't do what I wanted to with it. If your graphically inclined and used to making skins SkinStudio may be a good choice.

However if your graphically challenged or not used to creating skins from scratch this program is probably going to be overwhelming and frustrating which is exactly what I found it to be.

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Reviewed by Cassidy

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