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    Aston2 Menu

      Aston2 Menu

         This software is intended to open the new line of Aston2 products. Accumulating the best achievements of Aston 1 and keeping up with the latest tendencies, we have created a brand-new shell, which is expected to turn your desktop into a yet more convenient and attractive environment. Aston2 is developed on an absolutely new engine, created from scratch.

    The basic principle of Aston2 product line is its modularity. Its components can be used all together or separately from each other. Being used as separate items, they work with another shell (Explorer or Aston 1.9.5 and above), expanding its functionality. When combined, they completely replace the shell. Each of the components is feature-rich and yet extremely intuitive: it can be used as is or customized in every aspect.

    Aston2 product line includes three basic products:

  • Aston2 Menu, which replaces the regular Windows start menu.
  • Aston2 Panels, which can replace Windows taskbar and yet enhance the shell functionality. There is a possibility to add various widgets to the desktop panels in Aston2.
  • Aston2 Desktop, which replaces Windows Explorer desktop and can be filled with any Aston2 widgets and icons.
  • Thus, complete Aston2 SHELL can be considered the combination of all the above components. But which of them to use is entirely up to end-user's choice.

    Aston2 Menu features:

  • Themes and skins support. Aston2 settings are split into two parts - theme settings and private settings. Private settings can't be modified by means of regular theme operations (creation/application). Theme application can have effect on theme settings only. Thus, theme-pack file contains theme settings and skins. All Aston2 widgets are skinnable: you can change the skin of any element;
  • Widgets support (This version contains the following default widgets: Clock, Calendar, Recycle bin, Disks, Power control, Search, Toplist, Username, Weather and Uninstall). Widgets can be built into the desktop, panels or popup menus;
  • Fast and convenient search for the files on the local disks and for the information in the Internet;
  • Flexible configuration. Every element of the menu can be tweaked and customized, thus letting one to create yet more convenient working area. The same concerns Aston2 Panels and Aston2 Desktop as well;
  • Animation support in every aspect of Aston2: smooth widgets opening and moving, animated wallpaper, animated icons and other elements of skinned widgets;
  • Aston2 Menu can be used both in Aston 1 shell (staring from 1.9.5 version) and in Explorer shell. There is no need to give up the habitual surroundings in order to use the new menu;
  • Drag'n'Drop operations support, user friendly interface;
  • Unicode support;
  • XML standard, used for all the parameters setup;
  • Multi-language support;
  • Plug-ins support.
  • 64-bit systems support. Please note that Aston2 works on Windows XP and Windows Vista only.

  • Aston2 Planned Features.

  • Aston2 Skin WYSIWYG-like Editor (a tool for skin creation/editing).
  • An intuitive GUI setup tool (a tool which will allow you to add/remove/enable/disable/setup widgets and other elements via a convenient dialog and will also provide an easy way to save and apply themes).
  • Widget Palette (a tool which will allow adding widgets easily by means of drag'n'drop).
  • Script support: widgets are planned to be able to support scripts. This feature will be implemented for scriptable widgets only. All the scriptable widgets will be protected by anti-virus script security policy. (If a new theme contains scriptable widgets, the scripts will have no access to the file system and Internet. To grant such access to a script, its security settings should be configured accordingly.)
  • Additional Widgets: RSS-news, currency info, battery state (for notebooks), other useful trifles (notes, stickers, mail checker).
  • Video hardware accelerator effects support.
  • Improved Security Policy, which will provide flexible configuration of user permissions: to start applications via Aston2, to add/remove widgets, to configure widgets, to create/remove/rename desktop icons, to move panels, etc.
  • Sounds and other multimedia resources support.

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    Aston2 Menu

    Last Update:
    20 Oct. 2009

    File size:
    9.4 Mb

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    Windows XP/2003
    Windows Vista
    Windows XP 64-bit
    Windows Vista 64-bit

    Shareware, $19.95

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