Create Windows 7 Start Buttons with Start Orb Creator

Start Orb Creator is a freeware utility which allows you to create Windows 7 Start Buttons.

Some features:

– It creates perfect alpha bitmaps
– Orbs are re-sized to the proper dimensions required by explorer.
– Orb bio info like artist name and orb title are embedded into the images. This cannot be edited.
– Import/Export Orb sets.
– Rating system. The more you apply an orb, the higher it gets rated. This is not changeable by the user.
– Category system. This was created so users can easily manage there orbs.
– The created images are The exported format is a zip file, which is locked down!
– If you don’t want to distribute the zip file, you can go straight to the orbs folder (in the programs data folder) and get the image there. Its a standard png file, not a bitmap

This program allows users to create AND apply the Start Orbs. But a major limitation of this program is that you cannot apply start orbs which have not been created by this app.

Download Page: DeviantArt.

Do note that :

1. I have not tried it.
2. This is an Alpha release and there is no option to restore the defaults. To restore default orb, press Alt+R . And if explorer fails to re-start, press Alt+X.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.