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Web Items on Active Desktop

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by DesktopComponent, Sep 26, 2008.

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    Hi all, I am trying to figure out how to add changing content to my background. I decided to use the Web option in the customize desktop area of the display settings. I made two test attempts trying different things out to see if it would do what I wanted. I had no trouble and so I went ahead and made my image. Now when I went to add the actual image in it let me, but wouldn't save the changes after I logged off. It works fine while I am still logged in, but as soon as I log off my changes are gone. So I thought that maybe there was a limit on how many items I could have in the list at any given time. I had no need for my test objects, so I deleted them from the display control panel. Now for the surprise - Those changes don't save either. After I log off the test objects are restored. I now thought that maybe it was some kind of safety feature so you don't remove it by mistake. I went through and found where the registry keys for it were located and deleted all of them. This only effected my current session - After I logged off, the test ones are put back and my actual one is removed, from both the control panel and the registry.

    So my question is how can I remove the test ones (Not that big of a deal if they can't be removed) and add my new one in (This is the big issue)

    Info:
    Dell Inspiron 6000
    Windows XP Pro SP2
    To get to the Web section of the display control panel: Bring up the display screen, click on desktop, click on customize desktop (Button at bottom), and click on web (Tab at the top)
    To get to the registry entry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER>Software>Microsoft>Internet Explorer>Desktop>Components># (# is a number starting at 0 and working up to how ever many entries you have)

    I have done quite a bit of searching without any relevant information. Thank you for your help in this matter.

    I am trying to add a partly transparent animated gif file in the corner of my desktop screen.
     
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    Does anyone have any thoughts on this that might help?
     
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