| Billy Bear Storybooks
| PO Box 132
| Tipton, Michigan 49287
| http://www.billybear4kids.com
| rainiew@cass.net

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Cookie Jar to support more fun and frolic."

Screen Saver sites, Desktop Theme sites, Icon site... etc etc please take the time to READ THIS!

 

Animated Cursors | Icons | WallPaper | Greeting Cards | Screen Savers
SSW ScreenSavers & Wallpaper Program | FAQ & Download Help | Programs I Use | Online Orders | Registration

 

Q: We emailed you, and you didn't answer us! A: If you emailed us, and we didn't answer your email... it may have been because the answer to your question(s) is already here. This way, none of your questions go unanswered.

 

ANIMATED CURSORS

For Win95 & Win98, Click on START - next, click on SETTINGS - then, click on CONTROL PANEL. When the screen comes up find MOUSE and click on it. Next click on POINTERS. Click on BROWSE to find where you saved the Animated Cursor you downloaded and click on it. When you are done click on APPLY and your Mouse should appear as your cursor.

Free to use (unless otherwise noted on the page you came from) for your personal computer's desktop use only! NOT to be distributed by any means. Our work is not public domain. Everything you see on our site, we've created, including photos and drawings.


 

ICONS

For Win95 & Win98... To install the Icons - unzip the file. Next, look at your Computer's Desktop and decide which Icons you want to change. Click on the ICON with your "right" mouse button. Click on PROPERTIES, next click on SHORTCUT, then click on CHANGE ICON. When the screen comes up, click on BROWSE and select the icon you want to use, then click on OK.

Some Win95 users can not change the standard Icons on our Desktop... such as the MY COMPUTER, MY BREIFCASE or the RECYCLE BIN by using the above instructions. To change these safely, you can use Microangelo's Engineer Program or Microsoft's Plus! program.

For Window 3.1... Go to your Program Manager, then locate the icon that you would like to change. Click to select it, then in the FILE menu, select PROPERTIES. In the Program Item Properties window, click on CHANGE ICON... in the Change Icon, click on BROWSE... use the browse window to find your icon that you want to use (it has an .ico at the end of the file name). Once you have found the file, click on it once to highlight it, then click OK to return to the Program Item Properties window. Then click OK one more time.

NOTE: When I was using Win3.1, I was only able to use 16 colors ... most of the icons that I've created are 256 or higher. If you are only able to use 16... these icons won't be very pretty on your desktop... if 256, most will look good.

The Icons that you get from my site are in zip format... they all have the extention .ico and are ready to be used as your desktop's icons for the PC.

Free to use (unless otherwise noted on the page you came from) for your personal computer's desktop use only! NOT to be distributed by any means. Our work is not public domain. Everything you see on our site, we've created, including photos and drawings.

 

WALLPAPER

Win95 & Win98... If you have a Netscape or Microsoft Internet Explorer browser... click on the picture you want to use, with your "right" mouse button. Do you see the options on the lil' screen that popped up when you did that? You can set this picture up as your Wallpaper right now, just click on SET AS WALLPAPER, there it's done. If you are using Netcape's browser, this picture is now on your Desktop's Screen, take a look. It is saved in your Windows directory as NETSCAPE.BMP. If you want to remove the wallpaper, you would look for NETSCAPE.BMP and remove it from your windows directory.

Sometimes our computers are tired... what you may need to do... is click on your computer's screen with your "right" mouse button, then click on REFRESH. Now your picture should show up.

More Detailed HELP on WallPaper

If you would like to use our photo wallpaper for your personal screen saver... you may do so... but ONLY for your own personal use... you may NOT distibute our work in any form. We recommend ScreensaverShot that allows you to set up and use your own photo selections... it is easy to use, and to set up your .exe auto install screen saver. We can not give a link to this site due to it's adult content... but if you are an adult, you can do a search for it. It is about $19.00 (the best price found for a screen saver program of it's kind) ... you can set up a slide show screen saver with this program... and if you are using your own graphics/photos you can even sell them royalty free. PLEASE NOTE: You may NOT use our photos for profit, you can not distribute them (not even for free, they are not your photos to give away)... you may ONLY use them on your own personal computer.

If you like Microsoft's programs and don't own the Microsoft Plus program to stretch the photo to the size of your screen... visit Microsoft's site, and download their Font Smoother / Plus! pack W95GRAY.EXE... it's free! Microsoft Plus now comes standard on Win98.

Windows 3.1... Click the right mouse button, when the lil' screen pops up select SAVE IMAGE AS. Save the file to your Windows directory. The Wallpaper you are saving from my site are either .gif or .jpg graphics formats... you may need to take this picture into a graphic editor and change the picture to a .bmp. To do this, open the wallpaper you saved... then select to SAVE... when you save the wallpaper, save it with the .bmp extention.

Open your CONTROL PANEL, then your DESKTOP. Pull down the selection box under the WALLPAPER section and select the file you downloaded. Choose Tile or Center, and click OK.

Macintosh... (I am not a MAC user, but was told that this is how you would set the desktop wallpaper) Click and hold your mouse over the photo you want. A little menu will pop up. Choose "Save This Image As," and save it to your desktop. Open the JPG in an image-viewing program and choose select all. Then choose copy from the edit menu.

Next go under the apple menu and select Control Panels, then Desktop Patterns. Go under the Edit menu and select Paste. Click the Set Desktop Pattern button, and the wallpaper will appear on your desktop.

MAC O/S 8.0... (received email with these instructions) Click on the image while holding down the mouse button choosing "save image as" saving it to your desktop. Then after opening the control panel DESKTOP PICTURES click remove picture, then click select picture, then go to where you have saved the image and select POSITION AUTOMATICALLY.

Free to use (unless otherwise noted on the page you came from) for your personal computer's desktop use only! NOT to be distributed by any means. Our work is not public domain. Everything you see on our site, we've created, including photos and drawings.


 

SCREEN SAVERS

After you've downloaded and UNZIPped your Screen Saver(s), run the Self Extracting .exe file. This will install the Screen Saver to your Window's Directory. Some of the Screen Savers have sound included, if you don't wish to hear the sound, you can turn the sound off from your Window's Control Panel.

To change your screen savers - For Win95 & Win98 click on START, then choose SETTINGS, then CONTROL PANETL. Double click on DISPLAY and select the SCREEN SAVER tab at the top of the screen. Near the middle (on the left side), select the screen saver you want to appear on your screen. This is also where you can change your Screen Saver Settings.

For Win3.1... Open Desktop from the control panel (main group). Double click on CONTROL PANEL. Then double click on DESKTOP. Select "The Screen Saver you want" from the screen saver drop down menu (about the thrid box down). NOTE: These screen savers are in 256 or higher colors... if you can not run high color, some of these screen savers won't be vibrant.

More Detailed HELP on Screen Savers.

To Un-Install one of the screen savers found on this page, simply go to your WINDOWS directory (some may be in your WINDOWS/SYSTEM directory), and delete the NAMEOFFILE.scr file. Our .zip file usually has the same name as the .scr file for each of our screen savers. If you've forgotten what the name is, return to our screen saver pages to find which screen saver you downloaded.

The Registration for most of the Screen Savers is $5.00 each. Registration monies help us to remain on the internet and allow us to continue to create new programs for Kids! Our prices for Personalized Screen Savers start at $19.00.

MAC users... we've heard of a great screen saver program for the MAC that allows you to use your own graphics/photos. With Eclipse you can add your own photos by just dragging and dropping them into the Eclipse folder. You may use our wallpaper photos for your own personal use. They may not be used for profit, or distributed... but if you wish to use them on your own home computer, you may do so.

Our FREE Screen Savers are for your personal computer's desktop use only! NOT to be distributed by any means. Our work is not public domain. Everything you see on our site, we've created, including photos and drawings. If you decide that you do not wish to purchase the products we sell, then remove them from your comptuer. A review of our work is nice with a link back to our site (NOT our files) so your visitors can download our products is welcome!


 

 

SCREENSAVERS & WALLPAPER PROGRAM

SSW Screen Savers & Wallpaper program... Follow the same basic instructions as for all of our screen savers... to UNINSTALL, just click on the uninstall icon. You will find the UNINSTALL button ... click on START... then click on PROGRAMS... then find the screen saver you want to take off your computer.

Most of these screen savers are created with True Color Photos, and will not look good on 256 color computers.

To RUN the Screen Savers, set the Wallpaper (even set it to the size of your monitor), or to UNINSTALL... click on START... then click on PROGRAMS... find the [name of your SSW]. It's that easy to use, setup and/or uninstall!

SSW Gives you the demo version of the Screen Saver and ALSO allows you to use the photos as your computer's desktop wallpaper! You can set the screen saver to stretch the photo to your monitor's screen, regardless of size! You can also set the wallpaper to change at different times during the day, or at every start up.

More detailed help

The Registration for most of the Screen Savers is $5.00. Registration monies help us to remain on the internet and allow us to continue to create new programs for Kids! Our prices for Personalized Screen Savers start at $19.00.

SSW Online Orders... if you have problems with any software that you purchase online, please contact Unboxed.


 

ANIMATED GREETING CARDS

After you've downloaded and UNZIPped your Animated Card(s), run the Self Extrating .exe file. This will place your Card in a directory of your choice and it will run the card so you can view it! CARD STYLE I: To turn the card off... press your keyboard's ESC key. CARD STYLE II: Click on FILE, then click on EXIT.

When you pay for the card, you can send them to your friends! Email them (by attaching them to your email message... you can even send them the .exe file so they won't have to unzip it), or send them through the mail on a disk!

Most of the Animated Greeting Cards only cost $1.00 and helps us continue to create other cards for you to pick from.

The free Greeting cards are for your personal computer's desktop use only! NOT to be distributed by any means. Our work is not public domain. Everything you see on our site, we've created, including photos and drawings.If you decide that you do not wish to purchase the products we sell, then remove them from your comptuer.

 

Questions we've received...

Q: I can't download your programs.
A: With most browsers, you simply click on the file you want to download. When you do this the downloading to your computer automatically begins. If you can not download this way, the try "right" clicking with your mouse button. When the lil' screen pops up, select SAVE AS.

Q: I am having problems downloading. What can I do?
A: It could be any one of several different issues. Sometimes the problem is that sometimes the server is overloaded or temporarily offline. Sometimes there are isolated outages on the internet, this has to do with the internet connections of networks between your computer and the other site. The best advice if you are having problems downloading, try again later. Outages are usually fixed or restored quickly.

Q: I downloaded your program, but can't find it.
A: When downloading things from the internet... create a file (you can even use your name for the directory) always save what you've downloaded in that directory... that way you will always remember where it is.

Q: What's this zip stuff?
A: To make the programs/files smaller for downloading onto your computer, we use a Zip program. Once the program/file is on your computer, you need to UNzip them. The program we use is from PKWare.

Q: I use the program [WHATEVER] to unzip, but it does not work for your files?
A: There are alot of Zip programs on the market today. It is not possible for me to keep up with them all. The only thing I can say is we suggest the Zip program from PKWare or WINZIP.

Q: I have a MAC, how can I use your .zipped files?
A: Zipit Susie Blackwell wrote to tell me that she used Zipit on her MAC to unzip the desktop themes and it works perfectly for her! Thank You Susie!

Q: The colors on my screen saver look funny.
A: Make sure that the your color is set at least at 16 bit. To do this, go to START, then click on SETTINGS, then click on CONTROL PANEL. When the next screen comes up, click on DISPLAY, then on the top tabs, click on SETTINGS. On that screen it will tell you what your computer coloring is set at.

Q: I'm not getting the nice icon colors that appear on your webpage. When I put them on my computer's desktop, they look dull.
A: You have to make sure that your computer's screen is set to see all the colors. I used Microangelo's "The Engineer" program. Click on "Show Icons Using All Possible Colors" restart your computer... and all the color we put into our icons show up on your computer's desktop! Another program you can use ... if you don't have Microsoft Plus, visit Microsoft's site, and download their Font Smoother / Plus! pack W95GRAY.EXE... it's free!

Q: You said it is FREE, so why can't we use it any way we want to?
A: "FREE" means that I do not require you to pay a fee to use my "FREE" stuff for your own personal enjoyment. Free does not mean, you can take it and do anything you want with it. I retain the copyright to all my works, and am the only one that can license my stuff for profit, or non-profit use.

Q: What programs do you use?
A: Icons & Animated Cursors - Microangelo
Graphics Program - Paint Shop Pro
WebPage Animation - GIF Construction
WebPage Animation - Microangelo GIFted
Storybooks - Storymaker+
Screen Savers - Screen Saver Studio
Animated Cards - SoftDisk Card Creator
TTF Fonts - FastFonts
WebPages - HotDog version 2.097
...and more may be listed on the pages where you found a product.

Q: The $5.00 I am sending, is this a one time fee or do I have to pay everytime I get a screen saver?
A:The Screen Savers are charged $5.00 per screen saver. (prices do vary, but the majority of the screen savers cost only $5.00 each. The price is included with each discription.)

Q: Do you send me my programs on a disk?
A: No, we do not send you a disk. What you have downloaded from our site, is the fully working program. What you are paying for is the license to continue to use the program.

Q: Where do I send the registration/license to use and registration fee?

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A: Send to:
Loraine Wauer
PO Box 132
Tipton, Michigan 49287
USA funds only. Please make check out to Loraine Wauer

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