Download the Cougars and Kittens 2005 Screensaver:
For your convenience we're providing it in three different versions, each
optimized for your Windows screen resolution. The three verions are for 800x600
mode (4:3 aspect ratio), 1024x768 mode (also 4:3 aspect ratio), and 1280x1024
mode (5:4 aspect ratio). All three versions will work on any Windows setup,
however, if you choose the right one, the quality of the displayed images
will be optimum for your system. You'll also save some time downloading if
you only need 800x600 resolution and don't have to download a 1280x1024 sized
You can determine your screen resolution in Windows (most versions of Windows,
anyway), by doing the following:
First, move your mouse pointer to some location in the center of the screen
where you have no active windows or icons. (This is to say, point the mouse
cursor at a blank spot on the "desktop.") Then click the right button on
your mouse (assuming you have it set up as a right-handed mouse, which most
people will). When you do this, a window similar to the one below will pop
up on the desktop.
Next, when you've got the "Properties" bar highlighted, click on that. This
will bring up a window that looks like the one below. Click on the tab that
Once you've clicked "Settings," you'll see a window like the one below, which
will tell you what your screen resolution is (indicated by arrow). In the case
of this monitor and video card, things are set to 1280x1024 resolution.
Don't change this number, but make a note of it, since it'll tell you which
version of the screensaver to download for optimal image crispness and clarity.
If you're still unsure of your resolution, a final (albeit crude) check is to
look at the two lines in the figure below with your browser size "maximized"
so it fills the entire screen. The top line is 900 pixels wide, and if you can't
see both ends of it without scrolling, your screen resolution is probably 800x600.
the second line is 1,100 pixels wide, and if you can see both ends of the first
line but not of the second without scrolling, your horizontal screen width is
somewhere between 900 and 1,100 pixels, meaning your screen is probably set to
1024x768 resolution. These days this is by far the most common Windows video
setting. Finally, if you can see both ends of both lines without scrolling,
you're probably looking at a screen with >1,100 pixel width, meaning the 1280x1024
saver is probably for you.
Once you know your screen resolution, you need to click on one of the buttons below
to start downloading.
Once your download is ready to begin, Windows will pop up a window that looks
roughly like this (depending on your browser):
Choose to "save" a copy of the executable file locally by making sure the
"save it to disk" option is selected. Once it's saved someplace convenient,
double click on it and follow the installation instructions. At the end of
the installation, the installer will automatically pop up the screensaver
selection window, and "Cougars and Kittens" should be the selected screensaver.
Then all you have to do is click "Okay" to exit, and you're ready to enjoy
your new screensaver.