Examples of films, animations and presentations are found in the FlickerFlicks directory. Open this. Whereas a flune file contains just music, a flick file contains a sequence of images and music. Simply double click or drag and drop the various examples to try them out. Notice that some slides, by default, run without user intervention as a slide show. Other slides await a mouse click before advancing a frame. These are in presentation mode. As you explore, you will note that the menu is dynamic; it presents different options depending on whether it's running a fast frame animation or a slow frame slide show. You can change between slide show and presentation mode by turning the AutoAdvance on or off. The frame rate at which any flick is shown may be adjusted.
Most of the example files are less than 40MB. These run regardless of how Flicker is configured. One file, SideEarth300MB, is massive and will require a machine with 500MB to run. It may be that Flicker will need to be reconfigured using the Configure option on the Icon Bar menu.
It is possible to configure Flicker beyond what the machine it is on can cope with. For this reason, launching Flicker with the 'M' (for minimum) key held down starts Flicker with the sound disabled and 40MB of Dynamic area. This allows the user to revisit the configuration and make a more appropriate choice.Running multiple copies of Flicker
Several copies on Flicker can be run on the desktop at the same time each showing a different film, animation or presentation. However, only the first copy launched will have sound enabled. Regardless of the configuration choices, additional copies will have their sound disabled.
Having seen how to use Flicker passively, it is now appropriate to become more active and consider how to construct a 'powerpoint' style presentation. This is the subject of the next page.