Startmenu Animation 2
Aside from themes, background images and icon collections, there are various other applications that can give you a helping hand in customizing your working area and making the Windows desktop more appealing.
A nice animation for your Start menu
One alternative that you can use goes by the name of Startmenu Animation 2. As its name suggests, its purpose is to make the start menu look more interesting.
What this software solution actually does is implement an animation to the start menu of your Windows computer at opening, making it look like it rises up from water. The program works with Windows XP, Vista and 7 and it is not suitable for computers that run on Windows 8, for obvious reasons.
No configuration required
Using the application is very easy, since your only task is to launch the executable. You know that it is up an running when you see the new icon in the system tray. Right-clicking on it will reveal a menu where you can pause the script or suspend its functioning.
Once Startmenu Animation 2 is running, just press on the Start button to open the Start menu and consequently, view the animation before the menu is shown. Depending on your computer's performance, the animation might be displayed for just a fraction of a second, so you might want to watch carefully to see it.
In case you have problems with the animation, you should try to delete the cache folder created by the application in its installation directory and restart the program.
Beautify your Start Menu
Startmenu Animation 2 aims to make your Start Menu a little more interesting, but that is its only function. Together with other tools, it can help you customize your working environment to your liking.
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