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« on: December 01, 2011, 12:51:05 PM »

NANY 2012 Entry Information

Application NameDesktop URL Embed
Short DescriptionEmbed the contents of a webpage in the desktop as a gadget
Supported OSesWindows Vista/7
Setup Fileversion 1.0.0
DescriptionActive desktop was supposed to be a big feature on Windows, but it has faded into the annals of history.  Or has it?  It's still there, just not as prevalent.  So when I wanted to embed a webcam view in my Evil Genius desktop setup, I decided to learn about Windows Gadgets...
FeaturesEmbed a URL into your desktop.  Set a refresh if desired and the size of the gadget.
Screenshots
InstallationDouble-click the .gadget file.  Allow installation.
Using the applicationAfter installation, the gadget should appear.  Drag the window as desired by the gripper, or click the wrench to adjust the settings.
UninstallingRight click on the desktop and select gadgets.  In the window that appears, right click the Desktop URL Embed gadget, and click uninstall.
NotesRequires IE unfortunately.  The desktop gadget content portion is only IE.
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2011, 01:31:37 PM »

Hey wraith, that sounds (no looks yet) great Thmbsup
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2011, 10:20:00 AM »

Very cool!
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2011, 08:06:29 PM »

Is this one still going to become a Release? (fingers crossed)
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2011, 08:13:38 PM »

oops, I have a text file showing this one is canceled. Am I correct?
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2011, 06:51:54 AM »

No... not canceled. smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2011, 08:23:24 AM »

Great!
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2013, 01:11:55 AM »

Hello programmer,

Great gadget! Very cool and easy to use.

2 questions: Window Refresh Frequency: what unit is that in, milliseconds, seconds, minutes, centuries...?

Second question: can I embed more than one url on my desktop at the same time? Put another way, can I have two instances of the gadget simultaneously?

Many thanks,

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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2013, 08:06:58 AM »

Hi- thanks for the kudos!

On to your questions:
1. The Window Refresh Frequency is in seconds; I did just find a bug that initially, even though it says 5, the refresh actually isn't set.
2. You can embed more than one URL by using the gadget- just double click on the gadget again in the gadget install window.

Let me know if you have any other questions!
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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2013, 10:52:53 AM »

Hi wraith,

I tried that, again, after seeing your message. The response is that I already have desktopurlembed installed; do I want to replace it? Okay, sez I, but a second response told me to close the running version before installing again. So it appears that no, only one copy can run at a time.

I'm running Windows 7 with Classic Shell.

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« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2013, 11:03:17 AM »

Not double clicking on the gadget again.

After you double click on the gadget to install and get it installed, you can right-click on the desktop.  Click the gadgets entry on that menu.

It should bring up a dialog like the one in the second image above.  If you double click there again, it will add another instance of the gadget.
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« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2013, 06:15:42 PM »

Sho' 'nuff! That works fine.

Many thanks. I'll stay in touch.

Best wishes, Tiesenhausen
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