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Windows 7: Setting HTML files as backgrounds

05 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Setting HTML files as backgrounds

I found a flash on Newgrounds called Desktops of the future, and there were these...hard to describe desktops. One had this random kaleidoscope thing, another had a snake, and a penguin follow your mouse, anyway I thought it was cool. I saw a link that says I could get this kind of thing on my desktop, so I downloaded a flash HTML file, and the instructions was to right click on my desktop and change the desktop, to where I would browse for the HTML file, but those instructions were for XP and below, I believe. If possible, how do I do it for Windows 7?


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06 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7
 
 

Please help me.
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06 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

As far as I'm aware that was removed in Vista & never brought back into Windows 7 because I think they thought the Gadgets would be better or something? see here.
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07 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

What a load of bull -.-

I guess if it's not here, find a sub.
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07 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

I think part of the reason it was removed was because it was just WAY too easy to infect yourself with something should you set a site as your background that could run such a script.

Personally, I'm glad it's been removed as it was an invitation to screw yourself over if you weren't even the slightest bit savvy about it. I don't really see any benefit to having a website (Personally made or not) as your background. The risks are just way too high, let alone the resources required to use such a feature.
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07 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nekkidtruth View Post
I think part of the reason it was removed was because it was just WAY too easy to infect yourself with something should you set a site as your background that could run such a script.

Personally, I'm glad it's been removed as it was an invitation to screw yourself over if you weren't even the slightest bit savvy about it. I don't really see any benefit to having a website (Personally made or not) as your background. The risks are just way too high, let alone the resources required to use such a feature.
Can't really do much in HTML to screw your computer over, it was only using the ie.dll which is what pretty much every web based program uses anyway?
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08 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

That's assuming the code is clean and not riddled with some script kiddy's idea of a claim to fame by loading it up with scripts and or Active-X exploits etc.

This is of course if you're choosing to run third-party HTML code and or snippets without any understanding of security and the code itself as an active desktop. About the only thing Active Desktop is useful for is Intranet. Meaning you're running code you've written yourself, locally. Surely you see the potential security risk?
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