To turn on the Active Desktop interface
Open Display Properties
On the Web tab, make sure the View my Active Desktop as a web page check box is selected.
You can also open Display Properties by clicking Start, pointing to Settings, clicking Control Panel, and then double-clicking Display.
If you select Web style for your desktop, the Active Desktop is already turned on.
You can also turn Active Desktop on or off by clicking Start, pointing to Settings, pointing to Active Desktop, and then clicking View as Web Page.
You must have the new desktop installed in order to use the Active Desktop. If you are running Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0 and did not originally install the new desktop, see Related Topics below.