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Nyan Cat Progress Bar Will Have You Shuffling Files All Day

by Lambert Varias

Are you still addicted to the hypnotic and trippy Nyan Cat? Well now you can have it dancing around your desktop and hear its nyan-tastic theme music every time you transfer or download a file, thanks to Ben Stone and his custom Nyan Cat progress bar.

nyan cat progress bar by instant elevator music

This is a mod of Ben’s Instant Elevator Music program, which automatically plays music whenever a process requires the user to wait, e.g. loading, downloading or transferring files. Still think it’s too good to be true? Here it is in action:

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Nyan nyan nyan nyanyanyanyan! Sorry. Ben has only successfully tested the Nyan Cat progress bar on Windows 7, and says outright that it won’t work properly on Windows XP. I just know there’s someone out there who will upgrade from XP to 7 just to get this to work. Ben also says that the cat may only play nicely with the Windows File Explorer progress bar. You can download the Nyan Cat progress bar for free from Ben’s website.

[via Gamefreaks]

Comments (15):

  1. Kenny says:

    I gave it a go, and it’s quite amuzing. But I can see it getting rather annoying and tiresome after a while. Kudos to the creator for actually making such an odd and interesting piece of internet-phenomenon software. It works on some other progress-bars, but due to it’s size, it works best on the standard 7-explorer ones. It can be easily be turned on and off and you can tell it to stop playing the fancey music aswell, as it can be controlled by right-clicking a taskbar-icon. Fabulous.

  2. Nathan says:

    Where is the download buttooooooon!?!?!?!?

  3. Sam says:

    As soon as I press ‘run’ it says it’s lookingfor a solution to a problem. HELP!!!!!

  4. Like A Boss. (; says:

    Is there an option or something where you can choose whether or not to include the audio, but still have the nyan cat as your progress bar? Because, the music would get very annoying very quickly.

    • Lambert V. says:

      I only have a MacBook so I wasn’t able to test the program. Stone didn’t mention if it can be done; it seems like you can only toggle the app as a whole. Anyway the program is free, so it won’t hurt to try it out for yourself. :D

  5. Harri says:

    I only see download buttons for aps I DON’T want! Never did find the progressbar download, had to pick it out of the comments. Not cool!

  6. Munira says:

    I want it for my XP…. pleaaaaaaasseeeee….
    nyaaaaaaaaaann~ <3

  7. Munira says:


    nyaaaaaaaaaann~ <3

  8. Munira says:

    nyaaaaaaaaaann~ <3

  9. Munira says:

    `·.,¸,.·*¯`·.,¸,.·*¯[;::;(。◕‿‿◕。) nyaaaa

  10. anonymous says:

    thats easy

    nyaaaaaaaaaann~ <3


  11. anonymous says:

    nyan nyan nyancat

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