unusual problem with active desktop

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by J0sh, May 15, 2002.

  1. J0sh

    J0sh Guest

    OK, i want to try and work with Active Desktop, but that's not my problem...


    My problem is that I can't find active desktop! A while back I used some tweaking software to disable it (I hate accidently hitting it) and now I can't remember which software I used, or even if I still have it! Right now I have Tweak-XP, TweakUI(from powertoys), X-Setup, and miTweak-XP... I think I've had one or two others, but I;m not sure...


    I tried the gpedit, and no luck, and I looked through all of those programs with no luck (I found the option in X-Setup, and that didn't work, and i got miTweak-XP too recently to be the culprit) and i'm getting somewhat frustrated!!!


    Please, someone tell me how to fix this!!!
     
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Simple fix

    Run gpedit.msc
    Navigate to:
    - User Config
    - Admin Templates
    - Desktop
    - Active Desktop
    - Then enable those settings or disable, depending on what you want to do.

    Good luck.
     
  3. J0sh

    J0sh Guest

    I did that before... but I'm just an idiot!!! I didn't realize that active desktop was moved in xp!!! thanks!
     
  4. madmatt

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    Well, if those settings are set to disabled or not configured, it won't work.

    Glad you found it. Take care.