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Old 10-01-2007, 04:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have created my own HTML file and I want to use it as my desktop, however I don't see the option to do so when I'm in the desktop tab under display properties? Where can I find this option, in windows XP pro 64 bit?
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Open the HTML file in a browser, press (Alt+Print Scrn) to put a screen shot of just that window in the clip board. Then paste the contents of the clip board in an image editor like GIMP or Photoshop. Save that image as a bmp and use it as your wallpaper.
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Open the HTML file in a browser, press (Alt+Print Scrn) to put a screen shot of just that window in the clip board. Then paste the contents of the clip board in an image editor like GIMP or Photoshop. Save that image as a bmp and use it as your wallpaper.
That's a nub way. There is a way to make it on the desktop and be able to navigate it.

Right Click>Properties

Display Properties>Desktop>Customize Desktop>Web>New

Once your done: go figure.
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But I just have the "general" tab under customize desktop?
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weird. what xp does you have?
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weird. what xp does you have?
He IMed me. He said it was an eval version.
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weird. what xp does you have?
I have windows XP 64 bit but the evaluation version, could that be the problem?
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yes. look for a retail or oem version
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That's a nub way. There is a way to make it on the desktop and be able to navigate it.

Right Click>Properties

Display Properties>Desktop>Customize Desktop>Web>New

Once your done: go figure.
Pretty cool. I didn't know you can do that. I don't think you can in Vista, though. The desktop settings are different, and I can't find it anywhere.

Edit:
I just found out that they did indeed remove this functionality from Vista. Mainly because they thought the functionality of the sidebar gadgets should replace it. Also because of security issues.
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yes. look for a retail or oem version
Do you know of a place where I can buy and download it?
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