New mac user question. Help Appreciated.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cowden_harley, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. cowden_harley macrumors newbie

    cowden_harley

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    #1
    You know how on XP you can add a web address to your desktop and it would display it.

    Can you do this on OSX Tiger? :confused: :confused:

    Thanks for your time
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

    gauchogolfer

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    Do you have an example of this, because I don't know what you are talking about. Can you post a screenshot?
     
  3. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    I think that he is talking about how you can get a URL as a shortcut on your desktop, and be able to use it as a shortcut, or possibly to look at it while offlilne.
     
  4. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Ahh. I'd think there would be a Dashboard widget for something like this...
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Do you mean the active desktop, where the wallpaper becomes a web page? Will WebDesktop do what you want?

    Or do you mean that you want a shortcut to a URL? In which case you just drag it from the address bar of the browser to the desktop.
     
  6. emptyCup macrumors 65816

    emptyCup

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    If I understand you correctly, just drag the little icon from the URL of your browser to the Dock
     
  7. cowden_harley thread starter macrumors newbie

    cowden_harley

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    Yeh active desktop thats it. Thanks very much, sorry about how vague i was I couldnt think how best to describe it.

    Thanks everybody for your time.
     
  8. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Well, you can drag a URL from a web browser to the desktop or to the Dock to create a shortcut. Edit: ah I see. Didn't see those other posts before I posted.
     

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