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Ok, if you consider yourself a Lain fan then you need this program. It turns your desktop into a fairly good reproduction of Lain's Navi. If you'd like to download it, click on the image. I think the included read.me file explains the file better than I could, so here's a copy of it:
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Navi Ver3.31
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Navi is a program luncher like CommunicationOS seen in "Serial Experiments Lain"


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Supported Operating Systems:
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows ME
Windows NT 4.0
Windows 2000
Windows XP

Navi recommends a minimum of 100 MHz. If your computer is slower, you may be able to use Navi if you do not create many luncher spheres and disable blind of small sphere animation.

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At Navi starting, it is added to your system tray and menu sphere appears.
Luncher spheres are created with the "New luncher" command on the popup-menu that appears when you click on menu sphere.
You can send files to a registered item (application) with drop icons of the files to the luncher spheres.
EXE files, TXT files, or folders may be registered.
You can collect luncher spheres into groups. Group spheres are created with the "New group" command, then you can make luncher spheres with group menu or you can drop existing luncher spheres into group spheres to add them to the group.


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Right click menu------------------------------
"Open" Indicate hidden Navi.
"Close" Hide indicated Navi.
"New luncher" Make luncher sphere without group.
"New group" Make group sphere.
"Line spheres" Line scattered spheres. Lost spheres lined, too.
"Options"--------------------------------
"Blind" Blind ON/OFF.
"Small sphere animation" Small sphere animation ON/OFF.
"Always on top" Always on top ON/OFF.
"Lock menu position" Lock menu position ON/OFF.
"Configure" Configuration of menu sphere and Navi.

Double click Indicate hidden Navi.

*) When Navi is hidden, a part of menu items showed gray.


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Right/Left click menu-------------------------Same as TASK-TRAY menu.

Drag menu sphere Move menu sphere.


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Right click menu------------------------------
"Options"--------------------------------
"Lock position" Lock position ON/OFF.
"Configure" Configuration of this luncher sphere.
"Delete" Delete this luncher sphere.

Left click Open registered item.

Drop file/folder into luncher sphere Register this luncher item.
Drop file/folder into luncher sphere w/ Alt Send the file/folder to regestered item.(if no item regstered, register this luncher item.)

Drag luncher sphere Move this luncher sphere. If this luncher seted any group, it can't move.

Drop luncher sphere into menu sphere Remove this luncher from any groups.
Drop luncher sphere into group sphere Add this luncher to the group.


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Right click menu------------------------------
"New luncher" Make luncher sphere seted this group.
"Options"--------------------------------
"Lock position" Lock position ON/OFF.
"Configure" Configuration of this group sphere and luncher spheres seted this group.
"Delete" Delete this group sphere. Luncher spheres seted this group delete together.

Left click Indicate 4 luncehr spheres seted this group. If more than 4 luncher spheres seted this group, you may indicate next/prev luncher sphere with left click on "Next"/"Previous" sphere.

Drop file or folder icon into group sphere Make luncher sphere seted this group, resister the item.
Drag group sphere Move this group sphere.
Drop group sphere into otehr group sphere Set all luncher spheres seted this group to the other group. This group sphere is deleted.
Drop group sphere into menu sphere Release all luncher spheres seted this group. This group sphere is deleted.


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Each groups, You may configure sphere color and font.

Menu sphere menu (task-tray menu) - "Options" - "Configure" - "Menu sphere configuration":

You may configure menu sphere and luncher spheres without group. But you can't change font size of menu sphere's charactor "Menu".

"FONT" button Change font, but you can choose font color from only 16 kind of color.
"FONT COLOR" button Change font color to any color. If you change font after font color, it use the color what choosen in "FONT" button.
"Color" slider Change Sphere color. You may choose the color with moving slider.
"INITIALIZE" Set to original configuration.


Group sphere menu - "Options" - "Configure":

You may configure group spheres and luncher spheres seted group. Contents are same as menu sphere.


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Menu sphere menu (task-tray menu) - "Options" - "Configure" - "Navi Configuration":

"Blind ON" Indicate blind window.
"Original picture" Blind window use original picture.
"Use BMP or JPG file" Blind window use picture of BMP or JPG file. If size of the picture is different from screen, the picture size change to screen size.
"Small sphere animation" Small sphere around menu sphere start animation.
"Always on top" Always Navi locate on top of screen.
"All group and luncher spheres use same configuration"
All group and luncher spheres use same configuration to menu sphere. Each group configurations are ignored.
"Lock positions of all spheres" Lock positions of all menu, luncher and group spheres. But if you make new luncher or group spheres, you have to release it to move the spheres as their first position are same.


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"navi.dat" file contains your saved data, position of each sphere, luncher item, etc... If this file is deleted or broken, Navi can start, but your settings will be lost. After Navi is exited, "navi.dat" file will be created.

You can drop only single file or folder at the same time when you want to regster that.
You can drop more than 2 items when you want to send them to regsitered item.

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ver 3.31 Fixed message layout bug.
ver 3.3 Ability to send items to the regstered item with drop to luncher spheres.
If you want to register new item again drop item with Alt-key.
Fixed bug that spheres disappear with Alt-F4.
ver 3.21 Fixed font bugs.
Change default luncher font and dialogbox message font from depended system to "Arias".
Fixed bug that when click on group, next and prev sphere it may get double-click.
Fixed bug that when you use same configuration on all spheres rancher spheres in groups are not same. etc.
ver 3.2 Fixed for Windows XP etc.
ver 3.12 Compile with English resource settings. Fixed bug that strings can not show with English system font on some systems??(I can't test it)
ver 3.1 Fixed for Windows 2000.
ver 3.02 Fixed a bug that JPG file for blind picture (Usually created with Adobe Photoshop 4 etc) may be not able to shown.
ver 3.01 Fixed a bug that BMP file for blind picture could not be showed on Windows NT 4.0.

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Navi is Freeware. You may use it at no cost. However, Navi is still Copyright 1999-2002 by Atsushi Yashiro. All right reserved. Navi may be distributed freely on on-line services and by users groups.
You expressly acknowledge and agree that use of Navi is at yhour exclusive risk.


Atsushi Yashiro
a-yasiro@sc.xdsl.ne.jp
http://pkunto.akuma.to/



Also available for this Navi is a special designed screen saver.