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         Gladiators Software announces the release of Aston version 2.x. This surprisingly smart, considered, at once sophisticated and simple shell replaces the standard Windows desktop and makes it more usable, beautiful and customizable. Many Windows users find standard shell too rigid and inflexible. Aston offers the completely unique approach with yet unseen features and themes with live wallpaper.

    The basic feature that makes it so unique is that Aston is fully skinnable and customizable. You can freely choose from many themes and pick the one that suits you the most. If you want to give your designing skills a try you can even make your own theme. The advanced skinning engine is very intuitive and your imagination is the only limit. Every element of the theme: menu, desktop, panels - can be tweaked and customized, thus letting one create the most convenient working area.
    Widgets push the limits of usability and customization even further. You want to know the weather forecast, your system resources, time or something else - no problem! Floating widgets extend the Aston shell usability in a subtle but yet powerful way. You have the choice and full control of what and how will be displayed on your desktop keeping your computing smooth and enjoyable. Therewith, Aston is known to be one of the most confident and dynamic Windows shells ever.

    Switching to Aston is easy because it incorporates all the things that you are already familiar with, and not only that, Aston makes them more efficient. Integrated search makes searching through your local drive as well as through Internet fast and convenient. Efficiency and convenience is just one dimension of this powerful application. Aston is superior in almost every respect, starting from supported operating systems (Windows 7/XP/Vista 32 and 64-bit), multi-language support, etc.
    Animation can be used for almost every element and every widget achieving stunning effects. Aston is the combination of beauty, style and efficiency, a kind of desktop you deserve.

    Aston features:

  • Settings flexibility, 3D animated themes creation capability
  • Animated skins and themesand their application simpleness
  • Live wallpapers
  • 3D objects in skins support
  • Widgets support, fixed and floating (RSS, analog clock, weather forecast, power management, system resources monitor, etc.)
  • Easy wigdets personalization
  • Themes' support and their application simpleness
  • Customization simplicity and usability even for a novice user
  • Multi-language support
  • Systems with several monitors support
  • Color labels for desktop icons
  • Effects support for icons
  • Quick search on local disks and in the internet
  • Progress indicator for tasks
  • Hotkey Manager
  • Events Manager
  • Task list appearance choice
  • Flip3D and Expose modes for open applications view
  • Secure Features
  • Sound effects
  • Start menu items and top programs list customization
  • Much more...

  • Explore Aston's most-loved features

    1. Flexibility.
      Create your own desktop and make it look and behave the way you like. That's the main idea about Aston. Bind hotkeys, tweak desktop components, install plug-ins and never lose control over your desktop. No wizardry here, everything is simple. Even if you're not an experienced designer or programmer, you can create your own desktop the way you want it to behave, not like someone else does.
      You can easily rearrange widgets on your Desktop, Menu and Panels and drag them anywhere you like. You can also lock widgets and panels to prevent drag'n'dropping them by mistake.
    2. Beauty.
      Aston looks great just out-of-the-box and if you want more, you can get free themes from our themes section or one of numerous related sites. You can change your Desktop's look and behavior with just a few mouse clicks.
      Customize Aston with lots of beautiful themes and skins which you can download from our Themes and Menu skins section.
    3. Reliability.
      Tested extensively on numerous computers Aston is known to be the most stable program of this kind. It's much more stable than competing programs and even the native Windows desktop.
    4. Power.
      Whether you have Windows XP, 7 or Windows Vista, Aston runs smoothly on any system, providing you with additional toolbars, launch panels and other useful components, allowing you to get more control over your system.
    5. Usability.
      We have taken into consideration our working experience with Aston 1.x and tried to meet all your expectations. Upon installing Aston a user may be thrilled that his wishes have been already implemented in the program and he doesn't have to make any drastic changes in preferences.
    6. Simplicity.
      Aston desktop is streamlined, clean and simple.
      It includes features that are designed for efficiency and ease of use. For example, you can search and navigate from the same search box, and arrange panels and widgets however you wish - quickly and easily.
    7. Security.
      Aston is designed to keep your computer safer and more secure. With our special Aston Secure Desktop version only you will be able to constrain user's ability to change any settings and access certain applications, restrict time a user can spend in front of PC and more - fast and simple.
      You can Learn more about Aston's security features.

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    Last Update:
    12 Aug. 2010

    File size:
    15.5 Mb

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    Windows XP/2003
    Windows Vista
    Windows 7
    Windows 2008
    Windows XP 64-bit
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    Windows 7 64-bit

    Shareware, $29.95

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