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Active Desktop: web items don't appear

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Anonymous
December 1, 2004 5:05:14 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Hi,

I'm trying to enable Active Desktop and add some web items. Enabling
Active Desktop is easy enough; when I enable it, the labels of my
desktop icons appear with a colored background instead of transparent.

But whatever web items I add and check, none of them are visible on the
desktop. I searched the MS knowledge base, but to no avail.

Any idea? Most Google results with similar problems report that 'Lock
items on desktop' and similar menu items are gone, but that's not the
case here. Everything looks normal, except the web items themselves.

--
"Codito ergo sum"
Roel Schroeven

More about : active desktop web items

Anonymous
December 1, 2004 5:05:15 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

[[You must be connected to the Internet to add active Web content to your
desktop.]]

The Active Desktop Wallpaper May Not Be Displayed When You Use Gpedit.msc
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;297846

Desktop icons and icon labels may not display background transparency or the
drop shadow effect in Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305117

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Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:uF9rd.5907$4P2.395335@phobos.telenet-ops.be,
Roel Schroeven <rschroev_nospam_ml@fastmail.fm> hunted and pecked:
> Hi,
>
> I'm trying to enable Active Desktop and add some web items. Enabling
> Active Desktop is easy enough; when I enable it, the labels of my
> desktop icons appear with a colored background instead of transparent.
>
> But whatever web items I add and check, none of them are visible on
> the desktop. I searched the MS knowledge base, but to no avail.
>
> Any idea? Most Google results with similar problems report that 'Lock
> items on desktop' and similar menu items are gone, but that's not the
> case here. Everything looks normal, except the web items themselves.
>
> --
> "Codito ergo sum"
> Roel Schroeven
Anonymous
December 1, 2004 12:15:52 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Wesley Vogel wrote:
> [[You must be connected to the Internet to add active Web content to your
> desktop.]]

I'm almost always connected, so that's no problem.

> The Active Desktop Wallpaper May Not Be Displayed When You Use Gpedit.msc
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;297846

I set it to 'Enabled' using gpedit, but then (1) the web items still
don't appear and (2) Active Desktop is always active, even when no web
items are checked. That doesn't seem to be the solution, so I set it
back to 'Not configured'. I can see it would be a problem if you set it
to 'Disabled', of course.

> Desktop icons and icon labels may not display background transparency or the
> drop shadow effect in Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305117

That just describes that background transparency and drop shadow effect
are disabled when active desktop is active. In my case, both are
disabled if I check one or more web items; that's why I presume that
active desktop is active, even though no web items show on the desktop.

Thanks for helping anyway!

--
"Codito ergo sum"
Roel Schroeven
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Anonymous
December 1, 2004 12:40:06 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

I can't find much on this.

Advanced Windows XP User Features
Active Desktop: A View of the Internet
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.asp?p=29744&se...

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:cZfrd.6043$b63.417915@phobos.telenet-ops.be,
Roel Schroeven <rschroev_nospam_ml@fastmail.fm> hunted and pecked:
> Wesley Vogel wrote:
>> [[You must be connected to the Internet to add active Web content to
>> your desktop.]]
>
> I'm almost always connected, so that's no problem.
>
>> The Active Desktop Wallpaper May Not Be Displayed When You Use
>> Gpedit.msc
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;297846
>
> I set it to 'Enabled' using gpedit, but then (1) the web items still
> don't appear and (2) Active Desktop is always active, even when no web
> items are checked. That doesn't seem to be the solution, so I set it
> back to 'Not configured'. I can see it would be a problem if you set
> it to 'Disabled', of course.
>
>> Desktop icons and icon labels may not display background
>> transparency or the drop shadow effect in Windows Server 2003 and
>> Windows XP
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305117
>
> That just describes that background transparency and drop shadow
> effect are disabled when active desktop is active. In my case, both
> are disabled if I check one or more web items; that's why I presume
> that active desktop is active, even though no web items show on the
> desktop.
>
> Thanks for helping anyway!
>
> --
> "Codito ergo sum"
> Roel Schroeven
Anonymous
December 1, 2004 9:47:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Wesley Vogel wrote:
> I can't find much on this.

Me neither, unfortunately.

> Advanced Windows XP User Features
> Active Desktop: A View of the Internet
> http://www.informit.com/articles/article.asp?p=29744&se...

I found that one already too... it learned me how to do it, but doesn't
tell me why it doesn't work.

--
"Codito ergo sum"
Roel Schroeven
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