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Windows 7: how do i activate active desktop?

27 Feb 2010   #1

Microsoft windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
how do i activate active desktop?

i think thats what its called, where i can put a animated pic as wallpaper and it animating how do i enable it? i have not been able to since XP

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27 Feb 2010   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Do you mean an animated wallpaper running on the desktop? If so, there is three alternatives (only one of which is theoretically applicable to XP, heared, but not tried)
1. If it is Win 7 ultimate, you me have Dreamscene as an windows update, its free.
2. You may get Stardock deskscape (a paid software), that also does it.
3. Use vlc media player and follow the tutorial : Have a Video Wallpaper as Desktop Background
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27 Feb 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

There is also the tutorial here at Seven Forums, at the link below.

DreamScene - Install in Windows 7 and Vista
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27 Feb 2010   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
There is also the tutorial here at Seven Forums, at the link below.

DreamScene - Install in Windows 7 and Vista
Enable DreamScenes.exe .... nice thing, man! I am astonished
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27 Feb 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
There is also the tutorial here at Seven Forums, at the link below.

DreamScene - Install in Windows 7 and Vista
Enable DreamScenes.exe .... nice thing, man! I am astonished

Hello Arc, I'm pleased I could help out.
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27 Feb 2010   #6

Microsoft windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks for your replies, they have been very helpfull i think its better with a movie file

what i meant was that i would set an animated picture as a desktop picture and it would animate with XP now i am with 7 ulitmate it does not animate when i add .gifs as wallpaper:/ but this is a very helpfull and good way around it thanks a lot
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27 Feb 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello paliometoxo.


I'm pleased it was helpful.
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27 Feb 2010   #8
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Arc, I'm pleased I could help out.
Rather I should be pleased to have friends like you and a roof like our forum to enhance my knowledge. I never thought that a little patch can make it possible, when paid software are sold for the same purpose. They are resource hungry, too. Still now I am astonished. I applied it on my home premium, and just voila! Then why seven ultimate, why dskscape, why a difficult process using vlc, feeling like I am drunk, man.

It's magic! I can say no more about it.
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27 Feb 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Arc, I'm pleased I could help out.
Rather I should be pleased to have friends like you and a roof like our forum to enhance my knowledge. I never thought that a little patch can make it possible, when paid software are sold for the same purpose. They are resource hungry, too. Still now I am astonished. I applied it on my home premium, and just voila! Then why seven ultimate, why dskscape, why a difficult process using vlc, feeling like I am drunk, man.

It's magic! I can say no more about it.

Thanks!
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27 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7 pro
 
 
set a html as wallpaper in windows 7

Thanks in advance to all,

I have a q! can we set a html/htm page as wallpaper in windows 7 like WinXP,
is the DreamScenes will support to enable the same

if any other idea are there plz disclose

Regards,

Babai
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