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October 1, 2010 8:49 AM   Subscribe

This web cam as Windows XP desktop? Thank you.
posted by eccnineten to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
You want to make a streaming feed your desktop background? Not really feasible.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:57 AM on October 1, 2010

You'd have to make an HTML file that embeds this stream, and make the HTML file your desktop background. The feed might not accept being embedded from an unknown source, though.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 9:08 AM on October 1, 2010

Take the code here:
Save it in an HTML File (I'm painting broad strokes here, let me know if I need to get more granular)
Right click your desktop, go to Properties, Desktop tab, Customize Desktop button, Web Tab, New, Browse, find that HTML file on your desktop. It should show up.

It ain't perfect, but it'll do
posted by deezil at 9:14 AM on October 1, 2010 [1 favorite]

Damn, should have previewed. Threeway, it does... I just tried it myself.
posted by deezil at 9:15 AM on October 1, 2010

Ah, I stand corrected. My apologies.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:26 AM on October 1, 2010

In your defense, you did say "not really feasible", not "not really possible".
posted by JaredSeth at 9:43 AM on October 1, 2010

deezil, the next one is on me. Thanks.
posted by eccnineten at 12:02 PM on October 1, 2010


Glad it worked.
posted by deezil at 8:14 PM on October 1, 2010

Oh and for those that find this thread later, Active Desktop has been torn out of Vista/7, but here's something workable. Original author's site is down, but the mirror works.
posted by deezil at 9:44 PM on October 2, 2010

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