Acutally, it is one of the least used feature
s of all versions of windows that have it available. 90% of the time it is active, but unused. On all computers I find running active desktop, I usually disable it because it's use is, truthfully
But, I have found one of those limited purposes.
I have a Japanese
calendar. It's one of those desktop ones with 365 pages, and is pretty useful. Only problem is that it's not where I can look at it easily (you think there's space on my desk?), nor does it have the kanji
So using JWPce
, each day I type the calendar entry into a text document encoded in EUC
, this way I get the Kanji, Hiragana
pronunciation, and the english
definition. No romaji. I just right click, hit reload, and my desktop is updated. At last, a useful feature. Maybe next year I'll make a CGI
for it, put a webserver
, and serve it up to my desktop...