[RC5] Active Desktop
AZilinskas at SolutionsIQ.com
Thu Apr 15 14:17:49 EDT 1999
David Illsley Wrote:
>I was looking at the never-used feature of Windows 9x, Active
> Desktop, and I have thought up a possible use. Would it
> be possible to write an Active desktop component that
> could show your current stats, and the overall stats
> in general.
Not sure if this is what you want but you can put automatically
updated web pages on the desktop background. I do this
to put an weather radar image for my area on my desktop that
updates ever hour when I am at work.
Firstoff it helps that you have an always on internet connection.
* Make sure desktop is set for View as web Page
* In the display properties goto the Web tab
* Click New and say no for the Gallery objects.
Enter the URL
Of course, correct the RC5 email address to yours.
* Clicking on OK, You may want to adjust the subcription
to something like Every Weekday, Update at 3:00AM
* adjust the image shape on the desktop (you have to have the
mouse over the image so that a gray box show up, you then
reshape the gray box like any other window).
But this is not very exciting.
azilinskas at solutionsiq.com
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