Working conditions - dual desktop backgrounds

Subject: Working conditions - dual desktop backgrounds
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 16:25:32 -0400

My old PC had an nVidia Quadro FX card and ran Win XP Pro (32-bit). I
had different wallpaper on each of two monitors.

My new PC has an nVidia Quadro FX card and runs Win XP Pro X64.
Apparently (?? It was news to me...) XP 64-bit does not support the
Active whozit that would allow:

- Right-click on desktop and select Properties

- In Display Properties, click Desktop tab

- In Desktop tab dialog, click "Customize Desktop..."

- In the resulting "Desktop Items" dialog, have TWO tabs, one
that says General and one that says Web

It's that last bit that I haven't got on my new system. There's no "Web"
tab, so no way to select a separate/different wallpaper for each
desktop, as I did on the 32-bit machine.


Does anybody know how to do it without downloading and installing
third-party software? (Third -party being anybody who's not Microsoft
or nVidia, in this case.)

This is not exactly critical, but it does irritate me, and therefore
detracts from the TW work experience.



- Kevin

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