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Holiday Lights

Type of program: Screen Saver
Supported platforms: Win 95/98 Mac
Company name: Tiger Technologies
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Version: 4.0.0
Cost: $19.95
Installed size: 2 MB


Ho, ho ho! After seeing this program, you will either be in the holiday mood, or SCREAMING Bah Humbug! When you click on the shortcut, your screen lights up, starts doing strange things, all around the edge. Wanna play? Find the lil lite bulb in your systray, [down by the clock-pay attention there will be a test later!] Right click on that lil bulb and you got all kinds of things to play with. You can change the sequence of the light strings, import new bulbs, and you can change the lights from don't flash, flash together, alternating, bulb chase, and random flash.

Second tab is music, the shareware version comes with 8 Christmas midis, and the registered version will bring you up to 37 ho, ho, ho, and other holiday songs. You can import your own midis, change the volume, and choose when you want songs to play, always, sometimes, etc.

The 3rd tab is screen saver, [which is screen saver and paper] and from there you can check out the screen savers that Holiday Lights offer, without actually changing your screen saver yet. Each screen saver comes with animation, and background, and off course you can choose from the list. [I like the snow-let it snow, let it snow, let it sn...never mind]. Oh yeah, you can also add a text message to all this, with your choice of fonts!

The 4th tab tells you that you can download new bulbs from their website, or upload any bulbs you've created. The 5th and last tab, is a box that allows you to automatically run Holiday Lights whenever you start your computer.

I think this program is great for the holidays, and then you can show everyone how together you are [NOT] by keeping Holiday Lights running untill April!

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Reviewed by Stormy Strock

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