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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.

Troubleshooting:

  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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:iconrcmero:
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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:iconpagangirl1986:
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.
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
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.
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:iconpagangirl1986:
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. 
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:iconbozskie:
bozskie Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
this is cool! i love it! :)
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:iconsupra107:
supra107 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Malleo? Where's Weegee?
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:icondee-artist:
Dee-Artist Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student General Artist
This app seems very interesting.  I'm downloading!
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:iconrexydallas:
rexydallas Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
This is great! I have just one request: can you add support for animated PNGs please?
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:iconmorrissex:
Morrissex Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I got a virus (TR/Dropper.Gen) on the file.
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
False positive
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:iconmorrissex:
Morrissex Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. ;-)
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:iconlinkfan16:
LinkFan16 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'd love to use this to animate my start orb, but after downloading the archive from door2windows and extracting, the .exe file delets itself and I don't know why it does that. If I happen to be fast enough to double click the .exe file, I get an error message saying the .exe file does not exist and after that the file vanishes again. Other programs like the start button changer work fine. Is there any solution to this?
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Disable your anti-virus and try.
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:iconlinkfan16:
LinkFan16 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
and before you ask, I tried redownloading the file several times and still the problem persists.
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:iconblack4blood:
black4blood Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
nice
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:iconarshid-k:
Arshid-k Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Student Artist
Great Tool! Featured - [link]
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:iconcivilization33:
Civilization33 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
sounds cool testing it
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
:)
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:iconabajyan:
Abajyan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011   Filmographer
thank you
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:iconabajyan:
Abajyan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011   Filmographer
thank you
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
:iconyourewelcomesignplz:
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:iconabajyan:
Abajyan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011   Filmographer
please!
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:iconozgurakarsu:
ozgurakarsu Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
sen,n ananı sikiyin.
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
:?
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:iconarjunsingh:
ArjunSingh Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
nice explored.Keep it up dud.
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Thanks!
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:icongizmothegreen:
GizmoTheGreen Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
I wonder how you went about this, in memory patching/hooking?
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
This program just replaces the start button with a blank orb. After that it draws the GIF image on your taskbar.
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:icongizmothegreen:
GizmoTheGreen Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
interesting :)
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
:D
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:iconandretm:
AndreTM Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great job! (:
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Thanks!
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:iconkaran8624:
karan8624 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Haha, thats awesome man
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Thanks!
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:iconwintercool612:
wintercool612 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
When you gave me a point I promised to favorite and comment on everything I like in your gallery, so I'm letting you know that this deviation has been featured in: [link]

I also owe you a drawing if you want one. If you do want a drawing from me, what would you like???

P.S. The animation in this is very well done!!!
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Thanks! but I don't need any drawing,
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:iconwintercool612:
wintercool612 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome! :phew: Thank goodness!!!
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:iconminidoc569:
MiniDoc569 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010   Interface Designer
I Had this bug agers ago and wanted to tell you it, on 64-bit Windows 7, i ran as admin and the default animated orb showed up, but the windows didn't! I was lucky to get it off the screen as in Task Manager , the software called Orb showed up and i ended it, then it went. Just wanted to say :D
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Happens sometime... very odd bug.
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:iconminidoc569:
MiniDoc569 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010   Interface Designer
ok :D
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:iconsheenze:
Sheenze Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
good job :D
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
Thanks!
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:iconmkforever200:
mkforever200 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
hey, it works on vista too :D
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
But it overlaps on the default orb.
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:iconrcpage:
RCPage Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
:D
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
:bow:
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:iconmacreeve:
Macreeve Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
I love it!!!
Can I tell a few suggestions?
1. Add an option to change the orb during: nothing, hover and click? As in use 3 different gifs during these 3 different actions?
2. Can you make it compatible during games?(It blinks during a game.) Or just make it disable when a game runs?

Thank you ^_^
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
1. I was thinking of adding that.
2. Check "Video Mode" in the settings.
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:iconmacreeve:
Macreeve Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Um when I put it on "Video Mode" it goes under my taskbar whenever I click it, it then stays that way.

Thank you!
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:iconarmani077:
armani077 Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
Can you do one to go with my alien themes? Either a planet or an alien?
Thanks
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