What happens when
I download Squeak on my computer?
When you run the download/installation, Squeak and a Squeak "Plug-In"
(like Shockwave, Flash, Quicktime) will be installed on your computer.
A visible alias or shortcut will be provided so you can launch
Squeak and run it "locally" on your machine if you are
not connected to the internet. If you are on the internet and
go to a site that contains active Squeak "projects"
clicking on those projects will activate Squeak so that the project
becomes fully interactive.
Does Squeak run on
Please consult the "supported"
Does my web browser
Again, please consult the "supported"
Can I use Squeak if
my web browser does not support Squeak?
Yes, you can by running it standalone (see below).
Can I run Squeak without
using a web browser (standalone)?
Yes: You can run Squeak standalone by launching it from the shortcut
on your desktop.
You can then access the projects on squeakland through the "find"
button in the navigation bar at the bottom left of the screen.
Projects and eToys FAQ
What can I create
The creative unit in Squeak is a "Project". Projects
can contain text, graphics (2 dimensional or 3D!), sound and music,
animated objects, or scanned pictures and photos. The starting
point in Squeak is with a blank or new Project.
What's the best way
to get started? Start with the tutorials to
learn how to author your own projects.
Take a look at some of the projects on Squeakland.
The "Kids Galleries" (here
and here) contain projects
that you can play with. You can examine the objects and scripts
in these projects to see how they were constructed.
Where do my projects
go when I publish them?
That depends on what you selected in the blue save dialog and
whether you are on a Mac or Windows. You may want to have a look
at the more detailed explanation.