WonderScreens Help and FAQ Compatible with Windows 98/NT/Me/2000/XP
using Windows 95/98/NT/Me/2000/XP can use Wonderscreens as long as Internet Explorer 4.x
or higher is installed and Active Desktop is enabled. Windows XP has active desktop
already enabled. Note: Not compatible with Vista.
You must have either Microsoft Virtual
Machine for Java or Sun Microsystems' Java Machine installed. Most
newer computers do, but if you don't see the effects (rain, snow, water,
ripple, etc.) you need to install the latest version. You can get Sun's
Java Machine free by clicking here.
After ensuring your computer is Java
enabled then you
must install the Wonderscreens. Just choose the one
you want to install, click the download button or link, and choose "Download this
file from location." Choose "Open or Run" if you are using Internet
Explorer 6.0. The file will extract to the correct directory and be ready for
you to choose it as your Desktop Wallpaper.
Wonderscreens will not cover your entire desktop; they will be centered. Many
Wonderscreens for Members Only are available in larger size for 17" monitors, but you
can use the smaller size on your 17" monitor too! If yours is not centered,
then your monitor adjustments are off-center. Most monitors have buttons to adjust the
screen positioning right on the monitor itself.
install the WonderScreen as explained, but it is not showing the effects (snowing,
raining, etc), click here for assistance!
Note! On some of our Wonderscreens, a right mouse click on your desktop will stop the
motion. If you left click on the desktop, it may open your browser and bring you to our
web site; otherwise there is no valid Windows command associated with left-clicking the
If you are
used to right clicking on your desktop, to bring up your "Display Properties"
window, you may have to go to Control panel and choose "Display" as some of our
Wonderscreens use the right click to stop the motion.
all the instructions here and still not seeing the effects? You will
need to install the latest version. You can get Sun's
Java Machine free by clicking here. You cannot see the effects
unless you have a viable Java Machine installed. Sun's Java Machine is
Active Desktop is enabled. (Note: Windows XP has Active Desktop already enabled by
Highlight it and make sure it says "View as web page". If you do not have this feature, we
cannot offer technical support. You will have to contact Microsoft.
You may want to check in the settings dialog
box in the same window to make sure that "hide icons when desktop is view as Web
Page" does not have a check mark by it.
Choose the WonderScreen (HTML Document) by browsing the Cloudeight folder. (make sure you choose the
html document and not the JPG/GIF if you choose the image instead of the
document you wont' have the special effects)
Uninstalling A WonderScreen is easy. First be sure
you are not using one when you try to remove it. You must select a
different desktop wallpaper, or no wallpaper at all. Remember that older WonderScreens
installed to the
C:\Windows\Cloudeight folder while newer WonderScreens install to
Files\Cloudeight folder. Browse to the folder the WonderScreen you wish to
remove is in and delete the files you wish to remove. Most WonderScreens
contain between 2 and 5 files with all files having the similar prefixes.
You may also remove all WonderScreens by simply deleting the Cloudeight
folder in the Program Files directory (or the Cloudeight Folder in
C:\Windows . Deleting this folder will not
affect anything else on your machine. You will not, however, be able to use
WonderScreens unless you reinstall them. Deleting Wonderscreens as described
removes all traces of the WonderScreens from your system. WonderScreens
themselves make no start menu entries or changes or additions to your
If you install a WonderScreen/Active Screen and you only see a
gray box on your desktop, or it is not showing proper effect (snow, rain, etc),
please click here
to install Sun Java Machine on your computer. It is free. You must have
a recent version of a Java Machine like Sun's to see the Java effects in
many WonderScreens. Please remember some of our WonderScreens use
installed. So, if you see some effects but not others, that's good
indication you need to install the Sun Java Machine. Please
please click here
to download the Sun Java Machine free.