Show a webpage as wallpaper (and refresh it?)  

  1. Posts : 184
    Windows 11 Pro

    Show a webpage as wallpaper (and refresh it?)

    Is there a way to designate a particular webpage as wallpaper for the desktop and have it be refreshed periodically?

    I'm actually trying to show a webcam image (one of those showing cities or other scenes) on my desktop as my wallpaper, but to have it refreshed from time to time.

    [Windows 10 Pro x64 v.1809 Build 17763.134]
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  2. Posts : 1,254
    Windows 10 Pro

    What you are describing was known as Active Desktop. It was introduced with Internet Explorer 4 in 1997 and was continued through Server 2003. It was wasn't really practical in a time when most people accessed the Internet with a dial up modem and the feature was never very popular. Due to security concerns it was omitted from Vista and all later versions.

    Windows 10 has Active Tiles but it isn't really the same thing. I have never used them.

    I believe there is third party software that can do this but I have no experience with such.
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  3. Posts : 17,838
    Windows 10

    Active Desktop still works but impractical; might as well just Full Screen a regular Live Cam video...

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  4. Posts : 184
    Windows 11 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Thank you for the replies. I'll search for software that might do what I'm looking for.
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