WOW! I designed and ran a website for five years, with poor cross-browser compatibility, until recently, because I never learned the "old" trick to use a transparent image over an image mouseover effect. About 4-6 months ago, I came across an article describing it in conjunction with the first Netscape designs years and years ago, and found it worked beautifully in my current pages to give them cross browser compat., and speed them up compared to work-around I'd been using, and even give them a smoother appearence (don't ask why).
Thank you for pointing out I can do the same thing!!! I didn't have to wait five years!!
We've also got Rainlendar in common, although I use just one window, tied to my Outlook appointments. I saw that post on Desktops, but mine is all Outlook function, and nothing fancy so I didn't bother.
The media computer I want the clickable area for is also a major plain-jane. I had a startup with basically only WMP, Mutebar (from PCMag.com, which I got years ago when they were free), and dkvolume. I'd run that setup for years, but just put it on a better Dell Pentium4, and added DesktopCoral under Mutebar, just for aesthetics. I just replaced dkvolume with Volumouse a week or so ago, after reading about it in a forum here. All this to answer the phone when it rings, or not wake up my neighbors when I change stations.