Hanami for Windows: User Guide

  • Start Hanami for Windows
  • Stop Hanami for Windows
  • Settings

    Start Hanami for Windows

    To start Hanami for Windows double-click the application icon:  By default it is placed on your desktop when you install Hanami for Windows. Else, you can start Hanami for Windows from the Start menu at the bottom of your screen:
    Start -> Programs -> Hanami for Windows ->

    When you start Hanami for Windows a little icon is added to the task bar at the right bottom of your screen:


    Stop Hanami for Windows

    You can stop Hanami for Windows by clicking the icon:  with the right mouse button.
    A pop-up appears where you can click "Exit".


    When you click the icon in the lower right of your screen with the left mouse button you get the following window, where you can specify the settings:

    The icons have the following meaning:

    The number of flowers that release blossoms. With a registered copy the maximum is 10, else it's 1. Show the flowering branches or not
    The "whirl" factor: how much the blossoms move from right to left and vice versa Switch falling blossoms on or off
    The number of pixels a blossom moves right or left each time Wind or no wind
    The number of pixels a blossom falls each time If selected the blossoms fall behind the windows, else they stop at the top of a window and don't fall through.
    How thick petals will build up on windows. With a registered program the sky is the limit, else it's 15. Blossoms on the windows (or not)
    How thick blossoms will build up on the task bar. With a registered program the sky is the limit, else it's 15. Blossoms on the task bar or not
    Wether the blossoms tumble while falling, or not.

    Control how fast Hanami runs:

    50: Hanami runs every 50 milliseconds by default (that is 20 times per second). If you make the number smaller the blossoms will fall smoother, but it will use more CPU time. If you make the number larger the blossoms will fall jerkier, but use less CPU. 
    500:    The second number tells how often the flowering branches are redrawn. Make the number larger and the branches are drawn less often. The default value is 500 milliseconds, that is every 0.5 seconds.

    Control the wind:

    30:  The third number is the minimum period in seconds between winds. Make the number larger and the wind will blow less often, make it smaller and wind will blow more often. This setting does not affect CPU usage.
    100:  This number tells how fast the wind grows in force. A bigger number makes the wind grow slower.
    6:  This is the time in seconds the wind actually blows, before slowing down again.
    100:  This number tells how quick the wind slows down. A bigger number makes the wind slow down slower.
    4:  This is the time in seconds it takes to stop the wind from full blast to zero.
    40: The maximum force of the wind.

    Select the type (color) of flower you want:

    Select the type of branch you want:

    You can have 4 branches on your screen at the same time, all with different colored flowers, and with different branches. Each branch is located in a "tab" at the right side of the settings. A branch is activated by clicking the button, you can delete a branch by clicking the button. Branches that are already active are labelled with the symbol, branches that you can activate still are labelled with the symbol.

    There are three groups of branches:
    This branch is always located in the upper left corner of your screen

        These branches are always in the upper right corner of your screen.

        These branches can be located anywhere at the top of the screen.

    The horizontal position of the branch on the screen, in pixels from the left. (This has no effect on branches that are always located in a corner.)

    Hanami tries to make sure you do not put branches on top of other branches. It helps you by hiding branches that are already active on screen, or branches that would not fit on the screen anymore.

    Save/Restore settings:

    Saves the current settings. Next time you start Hanami these settings will be used.
    Restores the settings as you saved them last time.
    Restores all settings to the default values.
    Sets the currently selected settings.
    Sets the currently selected settings and closes the dialog.
    After purchasing Hanami via Kagi you receive a registration code, that you can enter after clicking the Register button.


    Try running Hanami with a nice picture on the desktop, for example a picture with a forest or Mount Fuji!
    Rick Jansen, rick.jansen@xs4all.nl