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Desktop Notes Having a little notepad embedded on desktop. Rate Topic: -----

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 06:28 AM

Hi again.

Today i will be showing you how to have a notepad embedded on your desktop.

YOU WILL NEED:
Notepad (Ironically)
Right Click :)
A Computer would make it easier.

This Desktop Notepad is basically HTML using the <Form> tag.

Okay lets begin:

1)Open Notepad: Start>All Programs>Accessories>Notepad.
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Now here is the most imporant part, getting the code right:

<body bgcolor="#000000">
<center><form method="post" action="">
<textarea name="comments" cols="100" rows="35">

</textarea>
</form>
</center>
</body>


Lets disect it:
<body bgcolor="#000000">
Is basically the background colour of your desktop not the notepad.

<center>  </center>
aligns your text area in the center.

<form method="post" action="">
<textarea name="comments" cols="100" rows="35">

</textarea>
</form>
Is the text area. You can change the size of your text area on your desktop by changing the "Cols=" and the "Rows=" Colums the width and Rows the height.

Save the code as: <whatevername.html> e.g notepad.html
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Now the last section, embedding it. (Not as hard as it sounds)

Go to your desktop>Right Click>Properties>Desktop(tab)>Browse> And locate the HTML file> Apply

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Edit to your needs (size wise)

Thanks for reading.

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 07:26 PM

Nice Post but...

This only works on Windows XP and anything lower, not Windows Vista.

Still nice post.
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 07:26 PM

Thank You, Sorry i did not state that not Vista Compatible:

Lesson 2: Dont Get Vista ^_^
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Posted 25 July 2008 - 08:10 AM

Nice!
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:03 PM

wow, very nice and simple trick...
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Posted 10 February 2010 - 02:32 PM

View Postgbertoli3, on 28 June 2008 - 06:26 PM, said:

Nice Post but...

This only works on Windows XP and anything lower, not Windows Vista.

Still nice post.



If I'm not mistaken Vista has a feature that creates a smaller notepad on the desktop but separate from it. In other words, because of this feature, you do not need the notepad mentioned in this thread unless you have xp or lower.

Thank you OP, I have actually tried (and failed) to make something like this for my comp w/ XP.
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Posted 10 February 2010 - 03:38 PM

1 more thing...

You can also embed a flashgame .gif or even youtube video in a html file and have another interactive desktop!

This post has been edited by -=m0n1k3r=-: 10 February 2010 - 03:38 PM

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