How to Enable or Disable the Active Desktop

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This article describes how to enable or disable the Active Desktop.

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To enable or disable the Active Desktop, use any of the following methods:

Method 1

To enable the Active Desktop, right-click an empty area on the desktop, point to Active Desktop, and then click View As Web Page to add a check mark.


To disable the Active Desktop, right-click an empty area on the desktop, point to Active Desktop, and then click View As Web Page to clear the check mark.

Method 2

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Display.
  2. To enable the Active Desktop, click the Web tab, click the "View my Active Desktop as a web page" check box to select it, and then click OK.


    To disable the Active Desktop, click the Web tab, click the "View my Active Desktop as a web page" check box to clear it, and then click OK.

Method 3

  1. Double-click My Computer, and then click Folder Options on the View menu.
  2. To enable the Active Desktop, click Web Style on the General tab, and then click OK.


    To disable the Active Desktop, click Classic Style on the General tab, and then click OK.
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Article ID: 190228 - Last Review: Jun 22, 2014 - Revision: 1

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