Aston2 Menu opens the new line of Aston2 products, which turn your desktop into a yet more convenient and attractive environment. Aston2 is developed on an absolutely new engine, created from scratch. 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. - Aston2 Desktop, which replaces Windows Explorer desktop and can be filled with any Aston 2 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.
Aston 2 Menu features: - Themes and skins support. Aston2 settings are split into two parts - theme settings and private settings. All Aston2 widgets are skinnable: you can change the skin of any element; - Widgets support (This demo 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 Aston 2 Panels and Aston 2 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 Aston1 shell (staring from 1.9.5 version) and in Explorer shell. - Drag'n'Drop operations support, user friendly interface; - Unicode support; - XML standard, used for all the parameters setup; - Multi-language support; - Plug-ins support.
There are a lot planned features for the future Aston2 Menu release.