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Google-Vista Ultimate desktop

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I love this wallpaper. It's a fully functional html page! That means that you can preform web searches right on your desktop!

About 5 months ago I discovered that you can set a web page as your desktop. The first thing I thought of was using the Google homepage. I did.

Several months later, I got bored of the white background so I took a Vista wallpaper and made it the background.

Some info:
4 images in total
2MB of images and html overall
All images are png
All image editing done in Paint.NET
Looks like the GM commercial where they tell you to "Google Pontiac" :P

EDIT: Bah! I just noticed that this is the wallpaper that I changed a month ago because of a few errors in the background images!
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Kemaru's avatar
Haha, it says personalize your wallpaper on the top :lmao:
Great wallpaper, though. I did that once, and I got rid of it the next day (html wallpaper=RAMZILLA).
evil-noxx's avatar
does that work on any OS??
usedHONDA's avatar
If I'm correct, Windows is the only OS that allows for HTML-based wallpapers, though I think it may be possible to create an SVG version for Linux users...

Unfortunately, OS X users are left out in the cold because they only support bitmaps.
evil-noxx's avatar
thanks. I'll look into it
beegee7730's avatar
edit: doesnt work.
usedHONDA's avatar
Heh. This is probably because of the way I compressed it. Try downloading 7-Zip (if you don't have it already) and open the zip file from there. [link]
beegee7730's avatar
will you be adding a download of the accual website?
usedHONDA's avatar
You can download the wallpaper/html page (pictures included) in ZIP format here: [link]
gigades's avatar
Google is Google
usedHONDA's avatar
All your knowledge are belong to Google :D
usedHONDA's avatar
All your knowledge are belong to Google :D
gigades's avatar
wait: it should be said "Knowledge belong to teh world"..

so (Google == world)?

:D
usedHONDA's avatar
Well, Google= Earth and Earth= World... so yes, Google= World :D
jahno-pictures's avatar
why are there theese black dots in the lower left quarter? they look like your desktop contrast and brightness does not fit or did u put them there consciously?
they look like a rubber or something like that...
u know what i mean?
usedHONDA's avatar
Yeah. That was an earlier mistake. I fixed it about 10 minutes after the screenshot but was too lazy to take the screenshot again :P
jahno-pictures's avatar
lol take it again =P
MeLain's avatar
wow:D great idea :)
usedHONDA's avatar
Thanks! I don't think I'll ever change it :)
MeLain's avatar
I'm not surprised :D
firefly-18's avatar
You can make a webpage as your desktop? Please tell how :D
usedHONDA's avatar
On your desktop:

Right-Click > Properties > Desktop [tab] > Browse

Then just make sure that either "Background Files" or "HTML Documents" are selected as the file type. The HTML uses IE's programming. But don't open the HTML document in FF (or IE for that matter) because it won't look the same as your desktop.
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