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StartOrbz v3.1.a by Blizo StartOrbz v3.1.a by Blizo
December 14,2010
Public version 3.1a
-Added ability to enable/disable the start tips with regfiles.
-When using Visa, it would still try and apply userframes and start tips. (I missed this one in 3.1)

These are the only two changes in 3.1a. If 3.1 worked for you, then you should NOT install this. Well you can if you want but there is no new features.
I also included StartOrbz 2.1, since this loaded up fine for most people.

There really isnt much more to do with StartOrbz, so only expect bug fixes. If you have suggestions, please let me know. As always, post any bugs, comments, or suggestions.

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Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Windows 8.1 stores the start button separately for the default state and the hover/pressed state. This is the reason why Windows 7 start orbs doesn't work with it without requiring manual editing.

Thanks for the suggestion though, I will try to implement an auto conversion feature.
TheFireBat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Glad to see this thing is still alive!

I stumbled across it working on a custom theme for a client, I had downloaded some examples themes  to figure out how they changed the orb (I had already tried SEVERAL orb changers) as the methods I had been using were not smooth and VERY buggy. I found Version 1.0a of your software and fell in love with it! YOUR program did everything I needed and SO MUCH MORE! It didn't occur to me until MUCH (Nearly a year) later to search for an updated version. The version I was running had it's bugs but was so powerful and the results were so AWESOME I didn't mind a force close now and then. I can't wait to try the new one out! Thanks EVER SO MUCH Blizo. Your efforts and talent are greatly appreciated, even years down the line!

IsaacMichelsen Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
I tried to make a pikachu orb that would have him moving to different positions.  The problem was that your orb changer only put the new image over the old one when mousing over, so that there were pieces of the old image when I moused over and clicked.
4NINJAs Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
best start orb creator man :) thanks for this. I will make a tutorial on this :)
Hondazinho10 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013

CriticalE Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
thanks a lot for your great work man, this program is awesome, always when try apply a orb with another tool get error, with this simple, I mean for manipulate works perfect, really grateful for that, keep working and thanks again for your awesome work, cheers.
mikk809h Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Ehh. Error:

"StartOrbz was unable to unlock explorer.exe

Explorer may be open by another program (like a resource editor or other start button changer). If needed, please close any explorer related programs and try again."

Ehh.. i dont know what to do. no processes is using explorer... i've heard that i have to grant permissions to the startOrbz file.. (but idk how to do that)
(Im running StartOrbz 2.1 in Administrator mode)

Please help me.

VendettaEyes Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
I have the same problem! Have you solved it yet?
20percentcuter Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Try running the program as an admin.
PixieSkull Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
This works SO MUCH BETTER than the other orb changers. Easy peasy!
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