ViOrb Titanium (formerly ViOrb Gold)
ViOrb Gold is a lightweight application designed to change the aspect of the Windows Start button with minimum effort. It allows you to personalize your desktop with the image that suits your background or the other icons.
If you are simply bored with the classic Start button, this tool can help you modify its aspect with any image that you like. It runs in the system tray and allows you to select one of the available buttons from the list.
You can set the application to start automatically with the operating system if you want to have the same Start button in every session. It is able to remember the last selected button and to load it without any configuration.
The program is easy to use since you only need to run it in order to change the image used for the Start button. Unfortunately, the installation only includes the default button which means that you have to design you own images for the Start button.
In order to install a new button you just need to copy a PNG file in the Resources folder and to select it from the list. When you want to create a new image for the Start button, it is better to preview the included file and to use the same dimensions for best results.
ViOrb enables you to change the start button image without modifying its properties or the Start menu. If you want to change the aspect of the Start menu, you need to look for another tool.