Four desktop themes from this collection - Baseball, Jungle, Space and Underwater - were included in Windows 98; the Underwater theme, however, was modified to have its sounds play in different events. Some examples of these include a fullscreen wallpaper, smooth font for better looking fonts, and show window while dragging. All of the themes include sounds, cursors, background images, icons, and even color schemes. Later, Windows 98 included all of the enhancements included in Plus! Publisher: Stardock Corporation Developer: Stardock Corporation Genre: Object Desktop Icons for applications and folders. You can get genuine wallpapers, cursors, sounds, icons - everything except screensavers from those themes. After the specified time period, you have no further rights to receive any revisions, upgrades or updates without the purchase of a new license for the Network Associates product.
In the official press release, Microsoft described the Microsoft Plus! In the Express version you could perform basic editing procedures, such as soften edges, adjust contrast, and remove red eye from photographs. Today, you can get those themes in modern Windows versions like Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7. The above features are a few of the new additions you will find with Microsoft Plus! There are a couple themes included with the Plus! New games - Includes Lose your Marbles, Spider Solitaire and Golf 1998 Lite. It also brought some extended shell features. I am trying to do animated icons, but they are black and white and do not work. Lose Your Marbles and SegaSoft are trademarks of SegaSoft Networks Inc. You could then publish them online to a service called PhotoNet.
® Express , a basic version of Microsoft Picture It! The retail package of the Microsoft Plus! There is also a demo version for Microsoft Plus! We currently cover , , and. A few words about Microsoft Plus! You first must be meeting the below requirements to do the animated icons. It works by talking to existing desktop enhancement programs and then applying a MyColors or Suite file. The screen saver in Architecture was an awesome display of 3D floating objects. Enhancements include the ability to graphically drag open windows, standard font smoothing, and high color icons. Use of this feature requires Internet access. Image created by Greg Shultz for TechRepublic.
One of most popular features in Microsoft Plus! In addition, a total of three games were bundled with the software package: Microsoft Golf 98 Lite, SegaSoft Lose Your Marbles! Although the desktop backgrounds have a low-resolution, they can be stretched to fit the screen. If you have been using Windows since Windows 95 or Windows 98, you might remember Microsoft Plus! A Start Menu cleanup utility was added to Windows 98's Maintenance Wizard. However, it only contains the readme for the program and the Underwater theme. It comes with several logon screens to choose from, along with thousands that are available online. Microsoft Themes - Themes allow the user to customize his or her desktop and icons, giving the look and feel of a particular environment. They have been processed so they scale to fit on modern displays. Access to and use of the Internet may require payment of a separate fee to an Internet service provider.
Key features bundled in the Plus! Image created by Greg Shultz for TechRepublic. Express, Microsoft Golf 1998 Lite, Spider Solitaire, Lose Your Marbles, and a 18 new desktop themes. These Organic Art screen savers were incredible! Finally, a new game, called Space Cadet Pinball was also included. Each one had a different color scheme, sounds, screen saver, wallpaper image, icons, fonts, animated cursors, and more. Its own extension pack came with eighteen desktop themes and nice screensavers and a bunch of software including free games and promotional versions of paid software. They work great on Windows 7, 8, 8.
By allowing users to have more control over how they organize their desktop, users can take control of their desktop icons and shortcuts to have them be available when where and how they need them. Hyperbowl, Russian Square and Labyrinth. Yes, this is something that will change with Microsoft Plus! Fixes and additions included in the Service Pack Soon after the release of the original Plus! If you selected the Custom Setup, you saw the Options list and could select the items that you wanted to install. If you are a subscriber it will allow you to select which categories you would like to see in this menu from a list of all galleries available on the site. . Enabled Show Windows Contents While Dragging feature, but this does not work in all programs, why? It supports playing video as animated wallpaper, dynamically generated content as animated wallpaper, and more.
I used to be the editor for. Publisher: Stardock Corporation Developer: Stardock Corporation Genre: Object Desktop WindowBlinds changes the look and feel of your Windows desktop by applying visual styles to your entire Windows environment. New utilities include a non-critical file cleaner integrated into Disk Cleanup, a Start menu cleaner added to the Maintenance Wizard, and McAfee VirusScan 3. Customizable view - Various new features allow the user to improve the look of their desktop. Over 30 different system sounds are supported; unique new Stardock Design sound packages are included with the package. To check for compatibility and other important installation information, visit your device manufacturers website and the.
To take advantage of this free offer, you must upgrade to Windows 10 within one year of availability. McAffee VirusScan was integrated right into the Windows 98 Maintenance Wizard to make scanning for viruses easy and trouble-free. New games, such as Microsoft Golf 98 Lite, Lose Your Marbles! Image created by Greg Shultz for TechRepublic. This folder was used during the installation of Microsoft Plus and will not be needed after Microsoft Plus installation. After your 6 month trial was finished, you had to purchase a license to continue using it. Product keys needed are included in the install folder.
It also contained a picture picker along with clipart, fonts, 10 new desktop themes, and Protect It! Windows 98 has all of the Microsoft Plus! Express was a basic version of full Microsoft Picture It! The 4 packaged themes: Click on the theme to download. McAfee VirusScan - Network Associates Virus protection utility is included that helps protect your computer from viruses. The software bundle was targeted primarily towards young children, and included four new applications, a parental controls feature, ten new desktop themes, and Internet Explorer 3. Update: has been kind enough to extract the Screensavers and they are available for download. Compressed folders look and act like regular Windows folders but offer up to 90 percent compression. You can switch between the themes from Personalization Control Panel: Tip:. File Cleaner - Utility used to clean files that are no longer needed.