Desktop Background

I am hoping there are a few computer geeks out there who can help me with my little problem namely:- How can I use a " .html " doc as my Laptop Desktop Background (Vista). when Desktop Background only allows pictures.

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Use "Print Screen" (above the numbers on keyboard), then paste into Paint. Save it as a jpeg. Then you can use it as a background.

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install gadwin printscreen. free tool where you can select the whole or just a part of the screen and in 1 click send it to a printer, a jpeg/bmp, or email it.

superb!

gadwin.com/pri…en/

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e,g,

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk173/csiman2/ScreenShot004-3.jpg

XP has an option to go into the Display Properties / Desktop where there's a 'web' tab, allowing you to add a web page to the desktop. I don't use Vista so don't know if it's still there.

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Predikuesi;5502857

Use "Print Screen" (above the numbers on keyboard), then paste into … Use "Print Screen" (above the numbers on keyboard), then paste into Paint. Save it as a jpeg. Then you can use it as a background.



csiman;5502957

install gadwin printscreen. free tool where you can select the whole or … install gadwin printscreen. free tool where you can select the whole or just a part of the screen and in 1 click send it to a printer, a jpeg/bmp, or email it.superb!http://www.gadwin.com/printscreen/



Xb0xGuru;5503112

XP has an option to go into the Display Properties / Desktop where … XP has an option to go into the Display Properties / Desktop where there's a 'web' tab, allowing you to add a web page to the desktop. I don't use Vista so don't know if it's still there.




Thanks for the suggestions ....but .... the whole point of a ".html" doc as a Desktop Background is to use the screen as a webpage ....... some clever person out there must have found a way round this enigma!!!!

csiman;5502957

install gadwin printscreen. free tool where you can select the whole or … install gadwin printscreen. free tool where you can select the whole or just a part of the screen and in 1 click send it to a printer, a jpeg/bmp, or email it.superb!http://www.gadwin.com/printscreen/



is like the snipping tool?

MikeL;5503201

Thanks for the suggestions ....but .... the whole point of a ".html" doc … Thanks for the suggestions ....but .... the whole point of a ".html" doc as a Desktop Background is to use the screen as a webpage ....... some clever person out there must have found a way round this enigma!!!!



Yes, the web option in Display / Desktop properties allows this to happen. You can even set it up to refresh (synchronize) at a regular interval.

EDIT: scrub that idea. MS in their infinite wisdom, removed Active Desktop from Vista....

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MikeL;5503201

Thanks for the suggestions ....but .... the whole point of a ".html" doc … Thanks for the suggestions ....but .... the whole point of a ".html" doc as a Desktop Background is to use the screen as a webpage ....... some clever person out there must have found a way round this enigma!!!!


not sure what you are trying to achieve really. Html would be saved as at a fixed point.

Are you saying you want it to continually update with whatever is on your web browser.

Seems a waste of resources if at all possible and cant see why you would want to do that really.

you can use F11 to enlarge your browser :thumbsup:

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shanecr;5503282

is like the snipping tool?


dunno what that is?

always used gadwin as just brill utility using 1.3mb of ram.

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Xb0xGuru;5503295

Yes, the web option in Display / Desktop properties allows this to … Yes, the web option in Display / Desktop properties allows this to happen. You can even set it up to refresh (synchronize) at a regular interval.EDIT: scrub that idea. MS in their infinite wisdom, removed Active Desktop from Vista....



Thanks for the update ...I was afraid of that .. its good of MS to update a OS by removing stuff ... I was hoping some one had figured a way round it ... ho hum;-)

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y194/shanecr/Capture-7.jpg

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shanecr;5503473


pretty similar except its always in the systray (which I prefer) so is just 1 click away and also it copies to clipboard as well.

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although I do like the pen / highlighter in snipping tool

MikeL;5503456

Thanks for the update ...I was afraid of that .. its good of MS to update … Thanks for the update ...I was afraid of that .. its good of MS to update a OS by removing stuff ... I was hoping some one had figured a way round it ... ho hum;-)



Here you go - someone's written an app to replace what MS took out!

howtogeek.com/how…ta/

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I think i know what your on about mate, go on you tube and there is videos on there how to do it. i think some guy had his desktop wallpaper as his facebook page and it worked fine!

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Xb0xGuru;5503582

Here you go - someone's written an app to replace what MS took … Here you go - someone's written an app to replace what MS took out!http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/bounty-program-success-active-desktop-replacement-for-vista/



Tried this before asking the worthy folk of UKdeals, couldn't get the links to work .... !!

csiman;5503523

pretty similar except its always in the systray (which I prefer) so is … pretty similar except its always in the systray (which I prefer) so is just 1 click away and also it copies to clipboard as well.



mine is in the quicklaunch so it starts with just one click

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seanbwfc;5503611

I think i know what your on about mate, go on you tube and there is … I think i know what your on about mate, go on you tube and there is videos on there how to do it. i think some guy had his desktop wallpaper as his facebook page and it worked fine!



...a ray of hope .... have you got a link???? please:)

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seanbwfc;5503611

I think i know what your on about mate, go on you tube and there is … I think i know what your on about mate, go on you tube and there is videos on there how to do it. i think some guy had his desktop wallpaper as his facebook page and it worked fine!



Cannot find the vid for Vista!!!:oops:

MikeL;5503686

Tried this before asking the worthy folk of UKdeals, couldn't get the … Tried this before asking the worthy folk of UKdeals, couldn't get the links to work .... !!



What does that mean - can you be specific? Did you run it as Administrator?

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This is what i'm thinking you are on about...

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seanbwfc;5504997

]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u53M1WuKrwThis is what i'm thinking you … ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u53M1WuKrwThis is what i'm thinking you are on about...



I think this is for XP, not Vista, but I will have a proper looksee tonight:thumbsup:

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it should just work the same really, but there will be links on the page to other vids.

Hope it helps you

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seanbwfc;5504997

]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u53M1WuKrwThis is what i'm thinking you … ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u53M1WuKrwThis is what i'm thinking you are on about...



seanbwfc;5508125

it should just work the same really, but there will be links on the page … it should just work the same really, but there will be links on the page to other vids.Hope it helps you



Nope as I thought, only applies to XP, Vista will only allow you to choose pictures.... ho hum back to my search ......the quest continues:arrow:

MikeL;5509743

Nope as I thought, only applies to XP, Vista will only allow you to … Nope as I thought, only applies to XP, Vista will only allow you to choose pictures.... ho hum back to my search ......the quest continues:arrow:



Can you explain what you meant when you said the app I linked to didn't work?

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Xb0xGuru;5503582

Here you go - someone's written an app to replace what MS took … Here you go - someone's written an app to replace what MS took out!http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/bounty-program-success-active-desktop-replacement-for-vista/



Xb0xGuru;5510344

Can you explain what you meant when you said the app I linked to didn't … Can you explain what you meant when you said the app I linked to didn't work?



When I click into 'the How-To-Geek the links on his site to Andreas Verhoeven does not work nor can I see any other link in there related to my search.;-)

MikeL;5512297

When I click into 'the How-To-Geek the links on his site to Andreas … When I click into 'the How-To-Geek the links on his site to Andreas Verhoeven does not work nor can I see any other link in there related to my search.;-)



Well the mirror definitely works for me:

howtogeek.com/gee…zip

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Xb0xGuru;5512615

Well the mirror definitely works for … Well the mirror definitely works for me:http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/AveDesktopSites2.zip



That link worked ... but I will have to wait till I get home to try it ... thanks for all your help ... I will let you know how it pans out :thumbsup:

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MikeL;5514660

That link worked ... but I will have to wait till I get home to try it … That link worked ... but I will have to wait till I get home to try it ... thanks for all your help ... I will let you know how it pans out :thumbsup:



Nope ...didn,t load .... said it couldn't find the 'Hook' ...gloom is beginning to settle:?

MikeL;5520206

Nope ...didn,t load .... said it couldn't find the 'Hook' ...gloom is … Nope ...didn,t load .... said it couldn't find the 'Hook' ...gloom is beginning to settle:?



Which version of Vista are you running? 32 or 64 bit?

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Xb0xGuru;5520548

Which version of Vista are you running? 32 or 64 bit?



32 bit:?

MikeL;5522933

32 bit:?



It's a known fault with Vista (yet another reason why I'm XP until Windows 7 is fully stable):

support.microsoft.com/kb/…168

Download the KB925168 package inside and see if that resolves the issue.

Isn't really the same thing, but if you just wanted a full screen webpage (without taskbar or address bar) you could press F11.

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Xb0xGuru;5523157

It's a known fault with Vista (yet another reason why I'm XP until … It's a known fault with Vista (yet another reason why I'm XP until Windows 7 is fully stable):http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925168Download the KB925168 package inside and see if that resolves the issue.



Thanks for the link, will give it a try tonight. I have XP on my desktop which I have no problem with using a ' .html ' doc as background, its my laptop which is Vista :x

Ungreat;5523312

Isn't really the same thing, but if you just wanted a full screen webpage … Isn't really the same thing, but if you just wanted a full screen webpage (without taskbar or address bar) you could press F11.



Doesn't really solve the problem ... thanks anyway:thumbsup:

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Xb0xGuru;5523157

It's a known fault with Vista (yet another reason why I'm XP until … It's a known fault with Vista (yet another reason why I'm XP until Windows 7 is fully stable):http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925168Download the KB925168 package inside and see if that resolves the issue.



The site says I must have ' .NET Framework 1.1 ' installed...... not sure if I have this installed so a bit reluctant to go ahead.:-(

MikeL;5528695

The site says I must have ' .NET Framework 1.1 ' installed...... not sure … The site says I must have ' .NET Framework 1.1 ' installed...... not sure if I have this installed so a bit reluctant to go ahead.:-(



Vista comes with .NET framework (AFAIK). Check to see if it's installed. If you didn't have it installed, it wouldn't even try to start. .NET Framework is free from Microsoft anyway.

Look on C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\

Look for a foldername called either

v1.1.4322 - for .NET Framework v1.1
v1.0.3705 - for .NET Framework v1.0

Let me know how you get on.

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Xb0xGuru;5528942

Vista comes with .NET framework (AFAIK). Check to see if it's installed. … Vista comes with .NET framework (AFAIK). Check to see if it's installed. If you didn't have it installed, it wouldn't even try to start. .NET Framework is free from Microsoft anyway.Look on C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\Look for a foldername called either v1.1.4322 - for .NET Framework v1.1v1.0.3705 - for .NET Framework v1.0Let me know how you get on.




Thanks X (is it alright if I call you X ?)... will try tonight:thumbsup:

MikeL;5532700

Thanks X (is it alright if I call you X ?)... will try tonight:thumbsup:



Sure thing - call me whatever you want (within reason!) :thumbsup:

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Xb0xGuru;5528942

Vista comes with .NET framework (AFAIK). Check to see if it's installed. … Vista comes with .NET framework (AFAIK). Check to see if it's installed. If you didn't have it installed, it wouldn't even try to start. .NET Framework is free from Microsoft anyway.Look on C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\Look for a foldername called either v1.1.4322 - for .NET Framework v1.1v1.0.3705 - for .NET Framework v1.0Let me know how you get on.



Quick note:- cannot stay on the computer long enough to download it ...will have to do it tomorrow night ..... kids etc Fathers day tsk tsk:thumbsup:

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Xb0xGuru;5532740

Sure thing - call me whatever you want (within reason!) :thumbsup:



Just spent the last couple of hours gettng my laptop back in working order:oops:, dont know what I did wrong but will not be trying that again :x. Thanks for all your efforts and suggestions:thumbsup: ..... will leave it awhile before I look for something else:roll:
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