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    active desktop using joomla

    Has anyone tried to create an active desktop using joomla

    have a menu to resources on the right side with computer information.

    perhaps a diffrent screen colour for diffrent groups of users

    just a thought

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    A very out dated response here ...... but I really like that idea of your Joomla based active desktop!!

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    maybe im flogging a dead horse or maybe im generating moment -


    i too thinks its a good idea - however how can u get an active desktop to point to a webserver? as far as i know xp will on recognise absolute paths c:\desktop.html or unc paths \\server\share

    unless im wrong? but ive tried many times to get active desktop to point to http:// without success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amfony View Post
    maybe im flogging a dead horse or maybe im generating moment -


    i too thinks its a good idea - however how can u get an active desktop to point to a webserver? as far as i know xp will on recognise absolute paths c:\desktop.html or unc paths \\server\share

    unless im wrong? but ive tried many times to get active desktop to point to http:// without success.
    I've been using a webserver to push out our active desktop for years although we use IIS as oppose to Apache (which I presume Joomla users would be using). This is using http:// not UNC

    The Active Desktop webpage then has links to our Webmail, Moodle, Timetables, Absence lists, Merits & Order marks, and various shared drives.

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    snap!!

    Will have to check that out again - maybe this time with iis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amfony View Post
    snap!!

    Will have to check that out again - maybe this time with iis.
    I can't see that IIS or apache would make a difference to be honest, though. It's still a webserver. There is no reason why it shouldn't work, after all, isn't that part of the idea of Active Desktop's that you could have internet pages from the WWW as part of the desktop.

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    the fact that i havent got it working makes me think that it does - or maybe something non-standard that i am doing because typing in "http://webSite" isnt something id get wrong.

    Either way - fantastic news as i simply assumed since i never had success it was impossible haha

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    ok - probably shouldnt be taking this off topic but again i dont think this is worth its own thread.

    When people say
    I've been using a webserver to push out our active desktop for years
    does this mean that their entire active desktop is a web site? Or does it mean that youve utilised a "add/delete item" in the active destop?

    Ive had success with my backwards interpretation of the active desktop/html but not by pointing my active desktop (as in active dekstop wallpaper setting in GP) to http ://intranet but rather adding an "item" as the http ://intranet

    Is this how others have it?

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