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Here's a cool Windows98 tip (not directly Z-relate (archive)

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Posted by d) J.D. on January 16, 2000 at 12:51:15:

If your like me, you can't decide which Z3 pic you want as your Windows98 background. Well, I solved the problem, now I have 15 different backgrounds! Warning: This can only be done with Windows98, not Windows95 (AFAIK).

First, download a program to make animated GIFs (animated image files). You can find many such as Ulead GIF Movie Gear and Animagic at Just type in "GIF", and it will search. Then, create an animated GIF by inserting each Z3 pic as a "new frame". Most programs will allow you to change the amount of time between frames. 1-3 seconds should work.

My pics weren't the full size of the screen. So, I created an .html page (webpage) with my Animated GIF in the middle, and a snazzy Z3 logo in the corner. Save this .html file to your hard drive. By using an HTML file, you can use a solid color background--or even a patterned background.

Now, go back to your desktop. On a blank space, right click with your mouse. Select "Active Desktop" and then choose "View as a Web Page". Now, right-click again on your desktop and select "Properties" at the bottom of the list. On the "Background" tab, you will get a list of images to use for a background. Click on "Browse" and select the .html file that you previously created. Now, your computer is showing an HTML file (webpage) as a background.

My HTML background is 15 different Z3 images which flash on the screen for 2 seconds. The animated GIF shows a new picture every 2 seconds.

Now you can enjoy *all* your Z3 images. Heck, you don't even need a screensaver now, the desktop so snazzy! I think it would also be cool to create a Flash Movie, import it to an HTML file, and then use that as a background.

Jonathan <--- With the snazzy Windows98 Background

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