Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
Fans of The Matrix may get a kick out of downloading this animated desktop background. ZMatrix displays a stream of characters pouring down your monitor. The program sits in your system tray awaiting a right click to access its configurations. You can adjust the numbers, speed, and refresh rate of matrix streams. You can also change the font, background, and foreground color. The program gives the same character-streaming effects seen in the movie. Best of all, it lets you configure it to have the smallest amount of CPU time, halting any possible reduction in your computer's speed. ZMatrix can run as a desktop background and as a screensaver. Fans of the movie and screensaver junkies will love this free program.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.4.8

General

Release November 8, 2008
Date Added May 14, 2003
Version 1.4.8

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP

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Total Downloads 194,753
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Developer's Description

ZMatrix is a desktop enhancement tool that creates the streaming character effect of 'The Matrix' on your desktop. The program will blend with an existing background or be drawn over the top of it. Also, the program does not impede normal desktop operations. The program now has multi-monitor support and a screensaver mode. Turn off Active Desktop before using this application.