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Setting webpage as desktop item .bat file

By sdcowley ยท 7 replies
Apr 19, 2006
  1. Hi, I have a webpage that I want to set as a desktop item and I want to do this through a batch file, so that everyone that runs it, will have the same result.

    Is there anyway I can do this. I know how to create a batch file, and do all the rest of what I need.

    I'm just stuck on what command strings I would use to set the webpage as a desktop item.

    any help would be great :-D
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    "desktop item"? You mean a shortcut icon on the desktop?
  3. sdcowley

    sdcowley TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Afraid not.

    I mean, i have a webpage that I want as a desktop item. So, that it is permanently on my desktop (not as another window,) so I can use the webpage as if it were on my desktop
  4. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    I've set a webpage as my desktop before now - but only one I myself constructed and so I had the file on my machine.

    Webpages as desktop wall paper are not as functional as the real thing, it must be said.
  5. sdcowley

    sdcowley TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the webpage I have made just consists on a few buttons that when click, will open the actual page you want.

    It is on a shared drive, so many people can access it.

    So i want to make a batch file that will install this page as a desktop item on the desktops of all who run the .bat file
  6. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    sure you dont just go right click on [desktop>properties>desktop>customise desktop>web]? or you want an installer that does that for you?

    or am i just way off? :p
  7. sdcowley

    sdcowley TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes, that is exactly what I want. An installer that does that
  8. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    I think one needs a bit more programming than a batch file to mess around with Windows desktop. Unless you are in luck and someone has written a program for that, you have to do it yourself.

    I wrote a program to change the wallpaper once, but that included direct modifuication of the registry and dealed only with images.
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