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  1. New Lounger
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    Hello,
    If this has been addressed before just point me to the right thread, Thanx.
    I can't change my wallpaper without getting a error message after i click apply. The message states "Internet Explorer cannot find the Active Desktop HTML file. To turn of Active Desktop click OK." Then I get a blank screen until I right click and then click Refresh. Then I see my new Desktop. Can anybody direct me to the location of this file or how I can extract the file from my XP CD? And Where it goes of course. Thanx.

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  3. 5 Star Lounger
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    What does the Display Properties>Desktop>Customize Desktop...>Web tab info indicate?

    If there is stuff checked and active in there, try unchecking it and applying and then see if you can change the wallpaper normally. An HTML file just contains the settngs for a web page display or positional formfactor for an image or somesuch and the concept was to display a web page as part of the desktop background (hence Active Desktop) but it doesn't work all that well, causes other problems and should probably not be used.

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    It had "My current Homepage" highlighted and checked. I unchecked it and clicked OK after going back to the main page I clicked apply and the same result.2 or 3 of the same error message"Internet Explorer cannot find the Active Desktop HTML file. To turn off Active Desktop click OK".After clicking off the error messages I get a mostly blank page. when I right click and refresh I get my wallpaper JPG I must have a missing file somewhere.

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    You might try going to http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm and download and apply the #16 script (Active Desktop-Enable or disable). Be sure to read up on it first to see if its the sort of thing you're after.

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    Byron, I wanted to try that but Firefox gave me a
    "Content Encoding Error
    The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because it uses an invalid or unsupported form of compression."
    Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.
    Error message when I clicked on your link. I've never seen that type of error message before.








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    I don't know what that might be, some web page incompatibility? I suggest trying to use IE.

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