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Win 7 Start Button Animator by Kishan-Bagaria Win 7 Start Button Animator by Kishan-Bagaria

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Windows 7 Start Button Animator is a free portable tool that allows you to set an animated start button in Windows 7. You can set any animated gif image as your start button.

How to use:

  1. Run the tool. You will now see an animated orb instead of the old unanimated orb.
  2. Click on the orb icon in the system tray:
  3. Click on Select Orb and choose your desired GIF animation.
  4. Change Image Style to the style that best matches to your image.
  5. Change Taskbar Position to the position of your taskbar.
  6. If you want the tool to run everytime Windows starts up then select Run on Startup.
  7. Click Apply.


  1. Why does the start button appear on top of a video?
  2. Select Video Mode in the Settings.
  3. When I close the tool, why the default unanimated orb is not there?
  4. Click Restore Orb in the Settings.
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For the customization geeks, this is a pretty fancy little application. Microsoft should have allowed this in the first place (instad of removing it all together in Windows 8).

The porgram does what is intended, places an animated start orb to replace the ugly, unanimated orb that rests in the taskbar. Very original, did not see anyone do this before.

Unfortunately, it only supports .gif files, but, then again, .gif files are the only ones that can be animated.

What I believe is very handy is that there is a feature to "run on startup", so that the orb can be animated from logon.
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pagangirl1986 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quick question : When I run this without administrator, I get an error, but when I run it as administrator it doesn't auto run. I can give the error if needed.
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Make sure your antivirus isn't interfering with app. Disable it, click the startup option and enable it again.
pagangirl1986 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had to manually change the settings of the file that it changes in order to make it work. 
bozskie Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
this is cool! i love it! :)
supra107 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Malleo? Where's Weegee?
Dee-Artist Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student General Artist
This app seems very interesting.  I'm downloading!
rexydallas Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
This is great! I have just one request: can you add support for animated PNGs please?
Morrissex Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I got a virus (TR/Dropper.Gen) on the file.
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
False positive
Morrissex Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. ;-)
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