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Top 10 Halloween tricks and treats for your PC

October 20, 1998
Web posted at: 4:45 PM EDT

by Sally Neuman

(IDG) -- The kids are getting anxious. They know that witches, ghosts, and spooks will soon be walking through your neighborhood. You can bring some of those spirits to your desktop with a collection of desktop themes, screen savers, clip art, and sounds for the Halloween season. Just watch out for those spooks!

  1. Barking Cards Lite -- Halloween Edition: Create Halloween-themed greeting cards. You can use sounds and music, animation, clip art, photos, and more. When you're ready, e-mail the card or copy it to a disk for your recipient.
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    Atiera's Halloween Desktop Theme: Decorate your desktop for Halloween -- add spooky .wav files, headless-horseman wallpaper, and fun cursors and icons.
  3. Polehammer's Halloween Desktop Theme: This free Halloween-themed desktop set includes wallpaper, icons, standard and animated cursors, and spooky .wav sounds.
  4. Halloween GIF Pack: This Hip Clip Library demo pack has .gifs -- and some surprises -- to go with the Halloween season.
  5. Halloween MIDI Pack: An otherworldly variation on the theme music from John Carpenter's movie Halloween.
  6. Halloween Screen Saver: This Halloween party screen saver features skeletons, ghosts, and pumpkins that laugh, cry, and fly all over your screen.
  7. Halloween Wallpaper: Get your PC into the spirit with a wild Halloween pumpkin that has sharp teeth.
  8. Halloween Witch Screen Saver: This screen saver shows a witch flying across the night sky, dropping pumpkins as she goes.
  9. JackOSav Screen Saver: Celebrate Halloween with this glowing jack-o'-lantern screen saver.
  10. Spooks Screen Saver: Displays a number of images in the Halloween spirit (get it?) that float on your desktop.

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