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Squeak Etoys is a "media authoring tool"-- software that you can download to your computer
and then use to create your own media. You can write out your project and share it with others.
Etoys runs on any Mac or Windows machine, as well as on the OLPC XO machine.
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Text of this guide (for searching): Menu Tools: Ticks per Second A menu in the Scriptor lets you select the number of times that a script ticks per second. Click and hold down on the small clock to see the menu. Ticks (now 8/sec) can be increased or decreased. Click and hold down on the clock for a menu to change the tick rate of this script. The last item in the menu is: other. . . Click to choose it and a dialogue box will open. Decide. The upper limit on the number you choose is the processing power of your computer. If the number is too big, the script may freeze. Be prepared to close Etoys without being able to save the project. Experiment!. Do these words move too fast?. One tick per second is useful too. Too fast? Too slow? You decide.