Other Neat Stuff
By Richard Morton and Dan Tobias
Windows users can now put Tatiana on their desktop! Now there are four different Tatiana themes to choose from -- a "contemporary" one featuring her modern-day look and sound from her children's entertainment career, a "classic" one based on her pop stylings of the '80s and early '90s, one based on her Disney music, and the newest one: Tatimaid, with a mermaid theme. Download a theme to get a set of Tatiana-related images and sounds for your desktop wallpaper, icons, pointers, and event sounds. See also the screensaver, separately available; it goes together great with the themes!
Tatiana Modern Theme
Tatiana Classic Theme
Tatiana Disney Theme
How To Install a Theme
Windows XP has support for themes built in. Earlier Windows versions require an additional program. Most users have the Microsoft Plus! pack. This makes installing themes a breeze. However, third-party packages like Desktop Themes from Left Side Software can also be used.
More Notes on Themes
As new operating systems are introduced some elements of theme installation have become problematic. For instance, on Windows 2000 and XP the theme program reportedly fails to implement the wallpaper. If this occurs you can do it "manually". Right- click on your desktop. Left-click Properties. Left-click Background. Left-click Browse. Browse until you locate Tatiana or Tatitheme file, which is usually in C:\program Files\plus\themes. Open theme file and left-click on Tatipaper (it is called the same thing in both themes). Left-click on apply then okay. Close window and you will experience the unparalleled joy of gazing face to face with the lovely Tatiana. Note: some systems locate themes in C:\winnt\system32. If you cannot find it in either place use your search or find engine on your start menu, and follow the above directions.
You can also install your Tatiana or Tatitheme pointers and animated icons "manually" by left-clicking on My Computer; left clicking Control Panel; left-clicking on Mouse. Left-click on Pointers; left-click upon a pointer or a animated icon (Busy and Working in the background). Left-click on Browse Button, and find Tatiana or Tatitheme folder (see above); left click on appropriate pointers or animated icon (each is labled in both themes). When you have selected all the pointers and animated icons, left-click on Apply and then left-click on Okay.
To install or change sounds (you can mix and match sounds from both themes); left-click on My Computer; left-click on Control Panel; left-click on Sounds and Multimedia. High-light a sound and left-click on Browse button. Locate Tatiana or Tatitheme folder and left-click on your chosen sound. When finished with all sounds, left-click on Apply and then left-click on Okay.
The Tatiana Screensaver contains many images related to Tatiana, and a couple of sound clips. We did restrain ourselves to playing sound only for a brief period when the screensaver starts up rather than continuously thereafter, because people tend to find continually-noisy screensavers to be a nuisance, especially when running on somebody else's computer within earshot while they're out to lunch. Be sure to watch this screensaver for a couple of minutes to see all the phases it goes through!
Download The Screensaver Now! (tatiana.exe, 0.9 MB EXE)
How To Install It
It's a self-installing Windows executable file; just run it, and it will do the rest automatically. It goes well with the Tatiana theme!
A few more features...
See her album covers rotate in your browser with this Java applet!
Well, it doesn't really have much to do with Tatiana, but it's a neat website feature anyway.. try it!
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This page was first created 01 Apr 2000, and last modified 13 Apr 2006.