ExpectantSee Questions and Answers

I HAVE DOWNLOADED EXPECTANTSEE, BUT I CAN'T FIND IT. HELP!

Many people assume that ExpectantSee works like a "regular" software application, but ExpectantSee is a Screensaver. In Windows, Screensavers do not get their own icons and they do not show up in the Program folder. That is a function of Windows. Screensavers are located in a certain part of your computer called the Control Panel. You can find ExpectantSee and your other screensavers in the control Panel.

HOW DO I FIND THE CONTROL PANEL?

In Windows, go to Start (green button in lower right cornerof your main Windows Screen).
Look through the options and click on Control Panel.
Inside the Control Panel, click on "Appearance and Themes" or "Screensavers".
Click on "Choose a Screensaver".
A window will appear. Inside this window, all of your Screensavers are located.
You should see a picture of a PC and the word "ExpectantSee" inside.

HOW DO I GET EXPECTANTSEE TO TURN ON WHEN I WANT TO SEE IT?

In the Screensaver Control Window (in the Control Panel, see above), you can set the number of minutes for your computer to be idle before the ExpectantSee screensaver will start. Screensavers turn on automatically after a certain amount of minutes after your computer is idle. You can choose how many minutes for this to take.

Or, if you want to see the screensaver right away, you can click on the button that says, "PREVIEW." The button really should say "START" because this button starts the screensaver. This "PREVIEW" is only standard way that Windows allows a screensaver to "start" on demand. It is not very convenient, but screensavers are actually designed to run automatically when you are not using your computer.

HOW LONG DOES EXPECTANTSEE LAST?

Now that ExpectantSee is in your computer, it will stay in your Screensaver Control Panel. If you don't want to use ExpectantSee any more, the easiest thing to do is just select a different screensaver.

WHAT HAPPENS ON MY DUE DATE?

Here is what happens on your due date. A window appears and allows you to choose from two things. You can put in another due date (say, the baby isn't born yet... you can change the due date to the date your doctor says she'll induce you, or whatever). Or, if you don't put in a new due date, the screensaver will go into "random" mode which shows a different baby at a different stage each time it comes on. Of course, you can always go into your screensaver control panel and just switch to a different screensaver after your pregnancy is over!

CAN I USE EXPECTANTSEE IF I GET PREGNANT AGAIN?

If you get pregnant again, even in the year 2010 or 2025, you can use ExpectantSee. The system works with your computer's clock to allow you to choose any due date within 10 months of the current date. (That's why, in 2005, you can only choose 2005 or 2006. Next year, you will be able to choose 2006 or 2007, etc.)

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