How To: Use a Web Page As Your Desktop Background in Windows XP
So you’re looking to add some variety and fun to your desktop. Try this cool trick to add a Web page to your Windows XP desktop:
- Right-click on an empty space on the Windows XP desktop.
- Click on the desktop tab in the display properties dialog box and click the “Customize Desktop…” button
- In the desktop items dialog box, click on the Web tab.
- The settings on the Web tab allow you to add new Web pages to your desktop and customize their settings. From this screen, you can add a Web page to your desktop and customize its settings.
- To add a new Web page to your desktop, click “New…” Another dialog box will open. Type the Web address (URL) into the location box and click OK. Windows will prompt you to confirm your action.
- Don’t worry about the “Visit Gallery” button. In the past, it took people to the Microsoft Desktop Gallery where you could find other items to put on your desktop.
- You can also add pictures or HTML documents (Web pages) that are stored on your computer using the “Browse…” button.
- When you mouse over the top of the desktop Web page, buttons that allow you to minimize and maximize the page will appear. You can also grab one edge of the page to drag it to a smaller or larger size.
- To move a page, just drag-and-drop the page to the desired desktop location.