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Windows 7: Can you put a webpage on your desktop?

23 Sep 2010   #1
yoshirocks

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 
Can you put a webpage on your desktop?

Is there a way to put webpages on your desktop in Windows 7 like you can in XP?


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23 Sep 2010   #2
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Do you mean shortcuts to web pages?
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23 Sep 2010   #3
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

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23 Sep 2010   #4
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

google chrome uses a shortcut and gives you a choice of three locations to put it its called "create application shortcuts"

left click the wrench at top right at the extensions bar > mouse down to tools > left mouse to the "create application shortcuts" > and choose what shortcuts you want (for the website you are currently on) desktop - taskbar - start menu


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23 Sep 2010   #5
yoshirocks

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

Look at the attatchment to see what I mean.


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23 Sep 2010   #6
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

you mean to capture the picture and use as a desktop wallpaper?
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23 Sep 2010   #7
yoshirocks

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

I posted an pic to this thread. It will show you what I mean.
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23 Sep 2010   #8
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

I think he means embed a browser as your wallpaper
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23 Sep 2010   #9
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

In XP, I think it was called Active Desktop and you could designate a website to be the wallpaper for your desktop or you could have it as an object similar to Vista/Win 7 gadgets.

To get to your question, I don't know if it is possible with Windows 7. I'm on a Vista computer right now and I'm trying to see if it is possible right now.

Update: For what it's worth, I did a search and found an article on Wikipedia stating that the Active Desktop feature was removed from Windows beginning with Vista.

Article here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_Desktop
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23 Sep 2010   #10
yoshirocks

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

Embed a browser as your wallpaper is what I mean. I wasn't sure what you called it before.
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