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Is It Possible To Make Your Desktop Snow?  
User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5989 times:

Is it possible to make your computer desktop snow like the Airliners.net Home Page
Like this http://www.airliners.net/index.snow1.main or http://www.airliners.net/index.snow2.main.

Maybe Johan can help to.

Tom (airbusA346)  Smile  Big thumbs up
Happy Crimbo Ya All


Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
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User currently offlineBravo7e7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5976 times:

I am sure that there is something you can download for it, but I don't know any websites for it.

User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 5959 times:

Does anybody know how to make my desktop snow like the A.net Homepage
I want it to snow on my desktop and the snow collects on my Taskbar, icons and my plane which is my desktop background picture.

airbusA346 (airbusA346)



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineJfkaua From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1000 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5929 times:

no i don't believe that there is a program that will do that... there are screensavers that accumulate snow...

User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1398 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5918 times:

Yes, it's possible if you use a Windows-based OS on your machine. Upon selecting your background, you can enable a feature called "Active Desktop" that will allow you to, amongst other things, use web pages as your desktop background. If you're privy to HTML coding, this means that you can create a locally stored copy of a webpage, i.e. save an HTML file to your machine, and link to it in the URL of the page to be displayed in the background. This file that you would create would need to include an "img" tag to display your background image and the Javascript code that creates the snow imagery.

Hope that helps...feel free to ask questions throughout the process (although I'm leaving soon for the holiday, but I'll check periodically).

-Mike



I plan on living forever. So far, so good...
User currently offlineThecoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5899 times:

I haven't looked at the source code of the home page, but I can bet that the snow is nothing more than an included javaScript file. As Mikey was saying, all you would have to do is take this file, include it with a local web page on your system, turn on active desktop, and set your desktop to display it.

User currently offlineThecoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5895 times:

<script SRC="http://www.chromosphere.com/snow.js"></script>

It's snowing! woo hoo! I made it snow!  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineThecoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5891 times:

D'ah! it isn't working now  Sad

anyway, just copy that code and save it in notepad with a .htm extension and just set your desktop to use that page.


User currently offlineThecoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5887 times:

Let's try this:



User currently offlineThecoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5885 times:

hhm..that sorta worked.

Just set your desktop to this page:

http://www.chromosphere.com/snow.htm

It should work.


User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5861 times:

Mikey711MN,
Can you tell me in step by step instructions
Like this,
1. first do this
2. Then do this
3. and so on

I use Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP2 (Service Pack 2)
Can you tell me were all these buttons are, I might be a computer wizz, but I don't know a thing about HTML or JavaScript.

Tom (airbusA346)



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1398 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5854 times:

I'll give it a shot, Tom...

  1. Right-click on the Desktop and select "Properties" from the Popup Menu
  2. Click the Desktop tab from the Display Properties window, and click the "Customize Desktop" button near the lower left corner
  3. From the Desktop Items window, click the Web tab
  4. To the right of the Web Pages list, click the "New" button
  5. In the New Desktop Item window, add http://www.chromosphere.com/snow.htm to the URL textbox, and then click OK
  6. In the Add Item to Active Desktop(TM) confirmation window, just click OK
  7. The Active Desktop will "synchronize" that webpage and insert it onto your desktop after clicking OK in the Desktop Items and Display Properties windows, respectively in order
  8. Mouse-over to the upper-right of the newly-placed Active Desktop item, and upon the Title Bar popping up, click on the Maximize button (third one from the right)
  9. Since the snow doesn't automatically fill the screen, from the Start Menu, go to Settings and then Display to, again, open up the Display Properties window
  10. Follow steps 2 and 3 again, and then click on the Lock Desktop Items checkbox in the Desktop Items window
  11. Click OK to return to the Display Properties window, but then click Apply first (to "expand" the snow) and click OK afterwards.


That's how I did it. Let me know if that works.

Merry Christmas!
-Mike



I plan on living forever. So far, so good...
User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5849 times:

Mike, yea it works for me, and it doesnt slow my computer down too much either.

-Dan



A guy asks 'What's Punk?'. I kick over a trash can and its punk. He knocks over a trash can and its trendy.
User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5845 times:

Mike is their away of putting a picture in the background, because I had this picture in the background

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Tim de Groot - AirTeamImages



Also is their away of making snow collect on icons, the Start Menu, the Taskbar and windows which are open.

Can you Help

Tom (airbusA346)



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5829 times:

Tom: try this page: (using the directions above) http://www.image-hosting.us/snow/snow.php

As for the snow collecting on the icons, I think that would be way to processor intensive, and wouldn't be worth the trouble, Although it would be pretty neat.



Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineThecoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5798 times:

Go3Team, did you do that? That was f-ing cool!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5787 times:

Yes. Any picture can be used, with the credit for the picture in question certainly going to Tim de Groot. If anyone wants the html let me know, or I can set up the snow for any picture you want.

Lightning Example
Different Snow


[Edited 2004-12-24 04:27:26]


Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5729 times:

Go3Team, the image does not fill the whole screen. Can you help.

Tom (airbusA346)



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5723 times:

What size is your desktop set to? Right click on your desktop, go to settings, and tell me what your screen resolution is set at.


Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 5710 times:

It is set to 1024 by 768 pixels

Tom (airbusA346)



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 5707 times:

How do you set the snow on the pictures? I would like to know how to do it to some of my own pictures.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5692 times:

I've tried changing some settings, but I can't get the snow to fill the screen. Maybe someone else can help.


Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1398 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5600 times:

Hey, Go, have you tried to just use an img tag within the body, which then itself has sizing properties, instead of applying the image as the background setting in the body tag? Give that a shot and see what happens. (in this way, you could set your width and height to 100%, thus being resolution independent)

-Mike



I plan on living forever. So far, so good...
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