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JAVASCRIPT ENABLED BROWSERS

Some of the games at the North Pole require a “Javascript enabled browser.” Javascript is a rogramming language. Most games offered at the NorthPole were created in Javascript and you won’t be able to play them if you do not have a Javascript-nabled web browser. It should not be a problem at all because the latest versions of most browsers have Java implemented (Netscape 2.0 and higher and Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 and higher). If you have an older browser, you can easily download the latest version of Firefox, Netscape Navigator or Microsoft IE by clicking one of the links below:

Firefox

Microsoft
Internet Explorer

Netscape
Communicator/Navigator

If you already have a recent browser and have problems accessing the Java games, be sure the “Java enabled” function of your browser is switched on (in Netscape: Edit – Preferences – Advanced – Enable Java).


MIDI FILES

MIDI is an acronym for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, a standard adopted by the electronic music industry for controlling devices, such as synthesizers and sound cards, that emit music. A MIDI representation of a sound includes values for the note’s pitch, length, and volume.

MIDI files do not contain actual recorded music. Instead,the music sequence is recorded as a series of numbers whichexplain how he music is to be played back.

To play a Midi File simply click on it and give it time to load. You can also download Midi files by right-clicking on the file name and  electing either SAVE TARGET AS or SAVE LINK AS (depending on you browser) and then save to a selected file on your hard drive.

Playing a MIDI File requires a sound card, speakers and driver software. Most computers already have these, but if you are unable to hear the music, you may need to download a MIDI plug-in. You may download Free MIDI plug-ins in a matter of minutes which will allow you to play MIDI files.

Netscape and Internet Explorer users may download Crescendo
free.

AOL and Internet Explorer users may download
Media Player
free.

The MIDI files found on the North Pole’s Songs & Lyrics page have been selected from across the internet
and were created and/or arranged by others. They have been selected for their sound and quality when played on a basic home computer.


PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS

For best results on the projects available in our North Pole Printables section, use cardstock or index paper. Select high quality printing in your printer’s set up options. Simply make your printable selection and it will open in a new window for you to print it. If a new window doesn’t open after clicking the picture, you will need Adobe Reader which you may download free from the Adobe Website. Be sure to ask your parents before downloading any new programs on your computer.

SCREEN CAPTURE

If you have colored a picture, dressed a snowman, or trimmed a tree, you may save your completed work as an image file with a Screen Capture. There are 2 ways to perform this in Windows: press the Print Screen (or PrtScn) key on your keyboard to copy the entire screen to the clipboard, or press Alt-Print Screen to copy only the active window. You will then need to open an image editor (such as Microsoft Paint, which comes with Windows), create a new file, and select Paste from the Edit menu.

On a Macintosh, pressing Command-Shift-3 creates a PICT file of the entire screen in the top directory of your boot drive. Press Command-Shift-4 to change the cursor to a cross, which you can click and drag to select an area of the screen to capture in a PICT file. Adding the Control key to either of these combinations copies the screen image to the clipboard which may then be pasted in an image editor.

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