We had, quite some time back, covered a freeware called Madodate which let you move, flip and zoom your explorer windows, any which way you wanted. We had also covered a tip, where you could make your explorer windows minimize and maximize in slow motion, just for the fun of it. If you like such explorer animations, here is another tool which may interest you.
AniExplorer is a freeware which allows you to enable hidden Windows Explorer’s UI animation options in Windows 7 and Windows 8 too.
To use it, simply download the tool, select the settings and Apply them. Once you click on Apply, explorer.exe will restart, so that the changes can take effect.
Now open your explorer windows and see how your icons move!
Apart from letting you set the animation speed, the tool offers you four types of animations:
- Horizontal Rectangle, where icons slide from left to right.
- Vertical Rectangle, where icons slide from top to bottom.
- Alpha – Here the icons fade out to a pre-defined transparency level.
- Position – icons will be aligned from heap to regular order.
Watch the video to get an idea.
If you like what you see and would like to try it out, you can get AniExplorer from here. Do remember to create a system restore point first.