Version 8.1 released! This update releases a number of tweaks and improvements for our popular Autorun Maestro package. These changes mainly include improvements in many areas of the Menu Editor, including:
l Changed behaviour when setting a default text button.
l Improved dynamic menu text display.
l Improved behaviour when creating an autorun application while working on multiple menus simultaneously.
l Improved menu conversion from early versions.
l Improved behaviour when copying and pasting buttons between menus.
l Improved MS Windows buttons appearance in Menu Editor and main application.
l Various other minor improvements, upgrades and fixes.
Version 8 Changes include:
l New menu objects! Place images, text, shapes and divider lines anywhere you wish on your menu.
l New rich text! Menu, button and object text can all be fully formatted as rich text.
l Completely interactive Menu Editor, with the ability to resize all objects directly on the menu.
l Text is now converted to graphical images, so there are no font or language availability concerns.
l 200 objects on one menu! The maximum number of objects on one menu has been doubled, from 100 to 200.
l New Bring Forward, Send Backward, Bring to Front, Send to Back functions allow you to layer your menu easily and quickly.
l New and improved dialogs! This includes larger dialogs for such things as application creation and custom color picking.
l Plus many other interface, performance and function enhancements!
This new version is a free upgrade for Version 8.0 users. If you wish to receive the free upgrade, just send us an email with the name and email address you originally registered with.
You can download this new version at the bottom of this page!
The ultimate Autorun CD menu software, Autorun Maestro allows you to create any interface you want and create a standalone Windows application from it. Autorun Maestro allows you to put buttons anywhere you want, on a menu of any shape you want... while being easy to use at the same time. Some of the features Autorun Maestro have are:
Autorun Maestro Menu Editor
With its simple to use, intuitive Menu Editor, Autorun Maestro allows you to quickly create the Autorun CD menu/s you want. You see the results in real-time, and can quickly add, change or remove buttons and other elements. You can have up to 100 buttons on a single menu, and as many sub-menus as you want. You can even create Viewer Installation Menus, which then automatically load when appropriate. You can set the buttons to do any number of things including:
You can set any button to also (after performing any of the above actions if you wish):
You can set your buttons to do any of the above by using the simple Button Wizard, which will take you through each step in a clear, easy to understand fashion. With tool tips, helpful first-use messages, Wizards to guide you through things like creating your menu, creating the commands for your buttons and creating your autorun application, as well as an extensive Help system, online trouble-shooter and email technical support, it's dead-easy to create your autorun menu! You can keep your menu as simple as you wish, and expand the complexity and features of your CD menus as your talent and expertise develop.
(included in download)
The properties of the buttons (the images used, the command to execute etc) can easily be viewed and changed by simply right clicking on them. Right clicking on the form brings up it's properties, allowing you to quickly and easily set screen position, background image, default text etc. As the interface is something which you have complete control over, it is impossible to show it here. The form can be any size, any shape, with buttons in any location etc. We leave it to your imagination!
Autorun Maestro has been designed to integrate in with StyleSkin, you can directly export skins to Autorun Maestro menus! You can design a skin to look any way you like, using all the power of StyleSkin, and then in a matter of seconds have that skin turned into your very own program in the form of an Autorun Maestro menu. StyleSkin will automatically create all necessary up, down and active button images, can give you transparent menus (menus of odd shapes) and automatically identifies your text display area and sets up your minimize and exit buttons with the correct commands. StyleSkin optionally even takes you to your menu in the Autorun Maestro Menu Editor where you can set up commands for the rest of your buttons (using Maestro's full Button Command Wizard). This means now creating an interface for a CD, or a free standing menu application, is simpler than ever. What your menu looks like is completely up to you, but now it is easier than ever to get the stunning results you want!
User's with menus in Autorun Maestro Version 5 or earlier formats can convert these menus to the latest version using the free Autorun Maestro Menu Conversion Wizard.
* This software is compatible with all versions of Microsoft Windows from Windows 95, it does however require the COMCTL32.DLL system file on the original Microsoft Windows 95 be updated (original 1995 release only). We have found this file is naturally updated through the normal use of a PC, installing software, or installing Internet Explorer 4.0 or later. There are no known issues with Windows 95 OSR2, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista.
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