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How do I embed a url link into my Windows 7 desktop

Posted on 2012-04-11
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Good evening Experts,

I was wondering if it is possible to embed a website link into a background image that I have created, so when my student click on the desktop background , it goes to the specified website site.

your comments on this would be much appreciated.
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Question by:BLACK THANOS
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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An image does not have a LINK and the active desktop doesn't exist any more.

You can add a SHORTCUT to the desktop that does what you want as shown here
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Hi, in Windows XP you were able to use Active Desktop, now it's different.  See here for more information:
http://windows7themes.net/windows-7-active-desktop-replacement.html

Regards,

Rob.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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@: Anuroopsundd


Windows Vista doesn't come with good old Active Desktop feature which was present in Windows XP and previous Windows versions.
If you want to have the classic feature back in Vista, you should give a try to AveDesktopSites which is a small replacement for the Active Desktop utility that is no longer present in Windows Vista.
Basically, this free tool shows your favorite websites on Windows Desktop but unlike Active Desktop, they can not be interacted with.


the author did ask to be able to click on the item and open a web page.
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by:BLACK THANOS
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Snippage allowed me to do what I needed.

Thanks RobSampson
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