How to Set a Website as a Desktop Background

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Microsoft explains that to set a web page as a desktop background, you will need to import an .htm file into the Display utility. This is relatively easy, but it does require some basic knowledge about HTML code, which is what web designers use to write web pages, according to W3 Schools, an informational site for web developers.

Things You'll Need

  • Text editor
  • Open the Notepad application (or another text editor) from the "Start" menu. It should be under "All Programs" and then "Accessories."

  • Enter the following HTML code:

    <html>
    <body>

    <iframe
    src = "webpage"
    width = "100%" height = "100%">
    </iframe>

    </body>
    </html>

  • Replace the "webpage" text within the quotations with the full URL of the site you wish to set as the desktop background. For instance, if the site is eHow, you would write this:

    <html>
    <body>

    <iframe
    src = "http://www.ehow.com"
    width = "100%" height = "100%">
    </iframe>

    </body>
    </html>

  • Select "Save As" and name the file something you will recognize, replacing the .txt file extension with .html.

  • Open the "Display" menu from the computer's Control Panel.

  • Select the "Desktop" tab. This will show a list of the possible desktop backgrounds available in the system.

  • Click the "Browse" button. This will pull up a window allowing you to browse the computer's hard drive.

  • Select "HTM, HTML Files" from the "Files of Type" menu at the bottom. This will ensure that the browser displays the file you created in the previous steps.

  • Select the file you saved in Step 4 and click "Open."

  • Click "OK" and then "Apply" in the "Display" menu. This will set the web page as the desktop background. It may take a few seconds for the page to load.

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