The SAO Utilities Project – development log

SAO Utils Develop Progress
Version Alpha3 Iteration 3 Alpha Test
Platform Windows(Windows2000, XP, Vista, Win7, Win8, Win⑨)
Size 24M (Programs:9M + Fonts:9M + Images + Sounds)
SAO Utils Develop Log
model alpha beta v1.0
m1 m2 a1 a2 b1 b2
Beta 1 (Plan) 1.3D Menu.
2.Plug-in Platform.
Alpha 3 (Plan) 1.Rebuild UI.
2.Theme System(SAO/ALO/GGO).
3.Auto Update.
4.Out of Bounds Animate.
2014-07-28 1.SAO Utils User Community is online!
2014-07-09 1.Add ‘Mail Box’ email chat client plugin.
2.Add ‘Bangumi’ daily animation table plugin.
3.Alpha 2 Hotfix 3 Release.
2014-02-04 1.Happy Chinese New Year!
2.Alpha 2 Hotfix 2 Release.
2013-11-09 1.Celebrate for SAO Animation 2nd Season. ^_^
2013-11-09 1.Alpha 2 Hotfix 1 Release.
2013-10-05 1.Alpha 2 Release.
2.Add 3D startup animation.
3.Improve HP-Bar.
4.Looping menu.


WANTED: The Navigation Pixie – YUI Character Set for SAO Utils


  • Slide to Launch

  • Anywhere and whenever,
    Holds both LMB and RMB and slide down to call the launcher.

  • Arrange as You like

  • Press and hold the items you want to edit,
    then press and hold the “Modify” to add/rearrange/delete current item.

  • Launch whenever & wherever

  • Add your applications, launch anytime and anywhere.

    Only “List Menu” could own items which can launch programs.
  • 3D Opening Animate

  • 3D Normal

    3D Stereo

    Change Log

    2014.07.09 – Alpha 2 Hotfix 3

    1. Fix crash when logging off.
    2. Fix patch package missing files.
    3. Fix Image Widget lost when re-enabling with default image. (#411)
    4. Fix widgets disappear when ‘show desktop’. (#50)
    5. Fix ImageWiget bug playing some gifs. (#399)
    6. Fix startup animation does not play fullscreen with high DPI devices. (#425)
    7. Fix Updater.exe UAC requirement.
    8. Fix a misspelling in HP-Bar. (#433)
    9. Fix ‘OK’ and ‘Cancel’ button lost in Icon Settings Panel.
    10. Fix mouse freeze causing by config twice on startup.
    11. Fix content and spelling mistakes in readme files.
    12. Remove gesture recovery pop-up message.
    13. Add Bangumi daily animation table desktop widget plugin.
    14. Add Mail Box email client plugin.
    15. Add gesture recovery notify to Cardinal System plug-in.
    16. Add “All supported files” into Image Widget’s image pickup dialog.
    17. Update German translation by Kevin Kastner.
    18. Update Russia translation by Tailss.
    19. Spanish support by Kai Hakurei and Umack Aku.
    20. Italian support by Leonardo Smedile.
    21. Translation sources update to v0.7.



    Visit BUG Tracker about SAO Utils project.


  • 3D Launcher Menu

  • Breathing Effect

    Scaling Effect

    Rotating Effect


      Update SAO Utils from previous version

    1. Download 32bit/64bit latest patch packages.
    2. Exit running SAO Utils.
    3. Unzip package to SAO Utils original folder.
    4. Run SAO Utils.exe to LINK START!

    Alpha2 32bit Full (featured)
    Alpha2 64bit Full (featured)
    Including programs for 32/64bit windows and icon packages, with EN/CHS/TW/JP language support.
    Program Resources v0.3
    Icon & background resouces from SAO Utils.

    Alpha2 Hotfix3 32bit: 64bit:
    Recommand to update for all users. To know more, please see Change Log.

    日本語対応 v0.7
    한국어 지원 v0.6
    ภาษาไทย สนับสนุน v0.5
    русский поддерживать v0.5
    Deutsch-Unterstützung v0.3
    Apoyo español v0.2
    sostegno italiano v0.1
    Unzip files into ./Langs directory of SAO Utils.
    New Translation File v0.7
    Translation File CHS0.7
    Translation File CHS0.7
    Translation File JP0.7
    Translation File KO0.7
    Translation File TH0.7
    Translation File RU0.7
    Translation File ES0.7
    Translation File IT0.7

    SAO Utils BUG Report Click Me
    SAO Utils Usage Video(CHS) Click Me
    SAO Utils Usage Video(JP) Click Me
    SAO Utils DEMO Video Click Me


    Here’s talking about common problems referred by users.

    1. Q: What does the LV in the HP-Bar means? & why does it reset to LV1 every time I restart the program?
      A: The LV of HP-Bar indicate the up-time of SAO Utils, so you will lose your previous LV if you close it.
    2. Q: How can I add a Catalog Menu or List Menu in the main menu?
      A: To add sub-menus in the main menu:
      1.Long press the first icon(others are system icons & cannot be modified);
      2.Long press agin on the ‘Modify’ itrem;
      3.Click “+”(Add) on the editing tray.
    3. Q: How can I add short cuts in List Menu?
      A: For the restriction of file picking dialog, we can’t pick up short cuts(*.lnk) directly. If you pick up a short cut in a file dialog, you will actually pick up the target file of the short cut, so exttra infomation such as CMD & params in the short cut will be lost. To pick up a short cut (temporary):
      1Choose ‘Command’ in the ‘Action’ label, click ‘…’ button then input the short cut path like: C:\notepad.exe.lnk;
      2.Switch ‘Command’ to ‘File’ in ‘Action’ label, Save.
    4. Q: How can I add system folders such as Computer, Videos and Music folder?
      A: For the restriction of folder picking dialog, we can’t pick up a vitual folder directly. To pick up a virtual or system folder:
      1.Choose ‘url’ in the ‘Action’ label, click ‘…’ button then input on of the strings:
      Computer: file://::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
      Labraries: file://::{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}
      Documents: file://::{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\Documents.library-ms
      Music: file://::{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\Music.library-ms
      Pictures: file://::{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\Pictures.library-ms
      Videos: file://::{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\Videos.library-ms
      Recycle Bin: file://::{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
    5. Q: Useful commands?
      A: From the internet:
      Shut Down: shutdown.exe -s -t 0
      Reboot: shutdown.exe -r -t 0
      Lock: rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation
      Suspend: rundll32.exe powrProf.dll,SetSuspendState
      Command Line: cmd
      Notepad: notepad
      Calculator: calc
    6. Q: How can I change the display language?(Temporary)
      1. Find your system locale name:
      1.1 Open a CMD window
      1.2 Enter ‘systeminfo’
      1.3 Copy the ‘System Locale’ value
      2. Duplicate existed locale files:
      2.1 Make a copy of the locale folder you want in SAO Utils/Langs folder
      2.2 Rename it as the value(xx_YY) section 1.3 shown
      3.Restart SAO Utils
    7. Q: About icons?
      A: SAO Utils Full contains 200+ sets of icons in the Images folder of program, there are two types of icons in corresponding:
      Images/symbol: symbol icons for the first level menu.
      Images/icon: circle icons for both Catalog Menu & List Menu.
      • Kevin R
      • 09/20. 2014 2:18am

      I am having trouble creating a new column on the sao uti. It not allowing me to create a new one i just have the main 3 that it comes with. Can you please take a look and let me know what is wrong. I am thinking that it might be a bug or something in the new hotfix. Thanks

      • xiaoyang
      • 09/20. 2014 1:00am

      XML解析错误:’partial character’位于行97

    1. Daaaaaaa

      Ta re bueno esto loco!!!
      Quisiera usarlo dentro de un Juego ;)

      • Somens
      • 09/17. 2014 7:46am

      Did you rip the 3D opening of link start from the show or did you made it yourself ? Is there any chance to get it somehow ?

      • 棠棠
      • 09/15. 2014 9:15pm


      • Jay
      • 09/15. 2014 10:18am

      please put a Mac version up!!! ;D I love this sooo much!

      • zeta
      • 09/14. 2014 4:00pm


        • Samuel
        • 09/15. 2014 8:55pm


      • 刘佳凯
      • 09/14. 2014 3:05pm

      之前用的好好地 不知但怎么了突然就不行了 重新下载的也不行

      • 刘佳凯
      • 09/14. 2014 3:03pm

      我家电脑用这个特别不流畅 而且新建不成子列表 就算建好了 也添加不成东西 而且长按时出来的向下或者添加的那些按钮都在外面 如果你有qq的话 我希望能qq联系一下 我给你发截图

      • 枫月林丶
      • 09/13. 2014 11:29pm

      我不会用啊,我window7 64的系统,这东西怎么用啊?我小白,真心求指导!

      • 忧郁的夜
      • 09/13. 2014 5:08pm


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