What you need to know
- Stardock announced Curtains, a program that allows you to add customizable modes to Windows 10.
- You can use it to customize elements of the OS that can be changed with Windows 10's default light and dark modes.
- Curtains (opens in new tab) will be available in beta starting next week.
Stardock announced another tool to customize the look of Windows 10. It's called Curtains, and it allows you to create and use customizable styles in Windows 10. The app can edit the look of elements that are affected by Windows 10's default light and dark modes, such as the title bars of applications. Curtains will be available in beta starting next week.
Skinning older versions of Windows was more common than it is on Windows 10. With curtains, it will be easy to customize design elements using styles. The program has several styles preinstalled, but you can also create and share your own styles. Curtains works with high DPI displays and changes elements within any app that supports dark and light mode on Windows 10. While that means Curtains can affect many apps, there will be some apps that it won't work with because they don't support light and dark modes.
Curtains will change the design of the Start button, title bar buttons, and title bars. It can also tweak gradients, shadow opacity, and many other small elements on Windows 10.
The beta version of Curtains will roll out next week to people using Stardock's Object Desktop (opens in new tab), which includes several programs that can tweak Windows 10. You can read more about Curtains on Stardock's website (opens in new tab).