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Active desktop opens all links in a new browser???

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Anonymous
September 21, 2005 5:28:36 AM

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

Howdy!

I have a small HTML links page that's just basically a bunch of links. I
used it with my Active Desktop. I haven't used it in a while, but when I
used to click a link, the page would replace the links page on my Active
Desktop.

Now, that I've just added the page to my current Active Desktop all the
links open a new browser window. None of the links have a target specified
and I'm not hold SHIFT when I click the link.

Anyone know why this is happening? Is it a Windows XP SP2 thing? Is it
because I have Firefox installed?

Any help is appreciated.
Anonymous
September 21, 2005 5:35:48 AM

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

If I use TARGET="_SELF" then the page loads within the Active Desktop, but
any links on this new page will start a new browser.


"Noozer" <dont.spam@me.here> wrote in message
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> Howdy!
>
> I have a small HTML links page that's just basically a bunch of links. I
> used it with my Active Desktop. I haven't used it in a while, but when I
> used to click a link, the page would replace the links page on my Active
> Desktop.
>
> Now, that I've just added the page to my current Active Desktop all the
> links open a new browser window. None of the links have a target specified
> and I'm not hold SHIFT when I click the link.
>
> Anyone know why this is happening? Is it a Windows XP SP2 thing? Is it
> because I have Firefox installed?
>
> Any help is appreciated.
>
>
>
January 7, 2008 1:52:08 PM

Hi fellas,

Just thought I'd share this simple trick with ya! To use a desktop web item as a browser (clicking links opens in same desktop item), you have to create a local html file with a single frame that points to your start page. Then, the links you click will open in that frame. Here is my template:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Frameset//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/frameset.dtd">
<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE>Desktop Item</TITLE>
</HEAD>
<FRAMESET cols="100%">
<FRAME src="your_start_page.html">
</FRAMESET>
</HTML>
!