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.
2014-07-09 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.

    1. Download 32bit/64bit program & latest patch packages
    2. Unzip program package to a folder.
    3. Run SAO Utils.exe to LINK START!


  • 3D Launcher Menu

  • Breathing Effect

    Scaling Effect

    Rotating Effect


    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.
      • Boiesnl
      • 07/24. 2014 11:29pm


      • KDXDARK
      • 07/24. 2014 7:47pm

      I cant download it, somebody can send me the links? my email is: please!!! :D

      • ︶ㄣ逐暗者ゞ灬ㄉ劒鰰域
      • 07/24. 2014 7:39pm

      为什么我的SAO Utils.exe打不来,求解释

      • Goa
      • 07/24. 2014 6:56pm

      额 GPBeta大大好~~Mailbox貌似无法移动啊 小白求教

        • 板栗君
        • 07/24. 2014 10:58pm

        单击那个Mailbox那个图标 最下面有个首选项 倒数第三个有位置设置 不知道你现在找到了没有 同好

      • Furry
      • 07/24. 2014 5:32pm

      Mail Box无法设置呀。QQ邮箱设置已经开启了POP和SMTP服务器,SSL都启用了,依旧是“无法登录到服务器SMTP,错误的用户名或密码”。跪了。(T∇T)

      • guozili
      • 07/24. 2014 10:00am


      • Robson
      • 07/24. 2014 6:39am

      I have a few suggestions:
      It’s very cool that you’ve done a plugin to read emails. My question is why it’s not on the normal laucher, instead of a off-launcher icon?
      Talking about the launcher itself, it is really unnecessary to put a non editable icon with the gadgets. It is already in the config screen.
      Last thing is, why don’t put up in the config button the options to turn off or reboot the system instead of only putting the config and the “log off” (which only closes up de launcher)?

      Thanks for the excellent work so far!

      • kamiya痴汉
      • 07/23. 2014 11:15pm

      我下载完更新包后 显示计算机丢失各种.dll文件T T 有的下载不下来 一直用不了更新包肿么破。。。。。

      • 要说多少遍?更新包不是拿来运行的,你能区别更新包和完整包的字面意思吗?

      • 灯里面的baka
      • 07/23. 2014 11:08pm


      • 塘咧
      • 07/23. 2014 7:24pm


      • 血叶下黄昏
      • 07/22. 2014 6:53pm

      每次启动程序都会弹出一个“Error loading sounds/system.wav,invalid RIFF or WAVE Header”这个……虽然不影响程序的使用……但是老弹出这个神烦……求解答~

        • Daisy
        • 07/22. 2014 11:08pm


      • Yukikoku
      • 07/22. 2014 2:17pm


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