The iBwee Factor

The blog of Daniel Bird of BirdBrain media.

July 04, 2006

Active Desktop

Often when my parent's computer crashes (It's running Windows ME which accounts for most of them.) it replaces the desktop picture, of my brother Matthew standing by a canon, with a warning that says: "Your computer crashed, Active desktop (Which shows the desktop picture.) has been turned off, incase it was the cause of the problem."

I have two thoughts on that:

1) Why is a picture being displayed by Active desktop? Active Desktop is used to display web pages as a background, so why is it used to display a JPG file?

2) If Active Desktop is unstable enough that it is often automatically disabled when Windows crashes, was it ready to be part of a shipping OS?


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