Instant Elevator Music is a fun little application that sits on the system tray and automatically starts playing cozy elevator music whenever a progress bar appears on the screen.
Instant Elevator Music works with a large number of programs, including:
- Windows Explorer: while copying/moving/deleting files
- Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox: while waiting for downloads to finish
- Microsoft Office and Visual Studio: while waiting for programs to load
- 7-Zip: while waiting for archives to extract
- TeraCopy: while waiting for files to copy/move
- Audacity: while waiting for music files to open/save
- Eclipse: while waiting for it to load, complete a build or refresh the workspace
- VMWare: while waiting for a virtual machine to resume
- Virtual PC: also while waiting for a virtual machine to resume
- Most installers
By default, the program comes with only one music but you can choose to play any music you want.
One useful addition to this application is a counter that tells you how much time you waited for the progress bar to complete.
Instant Elevator Music came a bit too late – it would have been fun in the days of yore when we ran 333 MHz machines and spent hours watching the progress bar crawl. It’s still fun though.
[via Download Squad]