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    Is it possible to have an active desktop use PHP?

    If so, can someone please point me to how to do it?

    [BTW: I wasn't sure where to put this]

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    Actually i ahve been wondering and when i researched it a few days ago i found this post and im waiting to see if anyone replies soon:

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    If you have a server that supports PHP running on your PC, you can just have it go to http://localhost/whatever.php. Otherwise, you're screwed.
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    Originally posted by XSquared
    If you have a server that supports PHP running on your PC, you can just have it go to http://localhost/whatever.php. Otherwise, you're screwed.
    Well, there is a way around this. If you have an always-on internet connection you could upload the webpage to a server that does support it and make that your background.
    I know it's a crazy idea, but at least in theory...
    Although (at least at my aunt's house) the internet connection is active about one or two minutes after windows starts, and that could happen to you too.
    Or you could leave the router on always, but I've found that if you don't make it "reboot" from time to time, internet becomes very slow. If you have an USB modem, I guess you can't fix that.
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    Originally posted by -=SoKrA=-
    Well, there is a way around this. If you have an always-on internet connection you could upload the webpage to a server that does support it and make that your background.
    I know it's a crazy idea, but at least in theory...
    Although (at least at my aunt's house) the internet connection is active about one or two minutes after windows starts, and that could happen to you too.
    Or you could leave the router on always, but I've found that if you don't make it "reboot" from time to time, internet becomes very slow. If you have an USB modem, I guess you can't fix that.
    That "works", except when you get a new IP address, because then your computer's connection gets shut down. (A)DSL gets connected when you log in (Windows XP) [as far as I know].

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    Well hopefully you can get an ISP that gives static IP addresses but sadly some do not due to the lack of available numbers using the current system and the fact that numbers have to be bought in bulk. If your ISP doesn't give a static IP, see if they will let you pay extra for one.
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