I can't see Vista active desktop anywhere - Is there such a beast or a good alternative?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by JethroUK©, Oct 2, 2008.

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    I can't see Vista active desktop anywhere - Is there such a beast or a good
    alternative?
     
    JethroUK©, Oct 2, 2008
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  2. Windows Vista has replaced the Active Desktop with Windows Sidebar,
    which also allows components to be added to the desktop. Windows XP
    was the most recent Microsoft operating system to support Active Desktop.
    It still provides the option to display Web pages and channels built with
    Microsoft's Channel Definition Format (CDF) on the desktop.
    Active Desktop was largely considered to be a failure, with one of the main
    problems being its high use of system resources and reduction in system stability.

    Windows Sidebar and gadgets
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/features/sidebar-gadgets.aspx
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Oct 2, 2008
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