HMM, haven't answered anything like this before.
Well I guess you could use a screen capture program of the whole page and open up a graphics program and choose paste. I'm pretty sure you don't want the IE interface included.
then save the file as a .jpg.
I have not tried this, I just spotted it. Go to Download.com and look at the application called "InternetScrap 2.40". It is presented as a program that will capture an entire web page as a .jpg file. You could then use that .jpg file as a desktop wallpaper. Understand I have not tried it, so I cannot vouch for it; I'm just relaying information from Download.com.
I don't know about "Active Desktop" but I tried the "Dream Scenes" thing and it kept my poor old single core processor running at about 30% all the time. Needless to say that was removed immediately. Something like that might be ok if I had a hot multi-core CPU but I guess the needs of the family out weigh my desire for a better computer. Someday.I wouldn't doubt that a bit.
And it crashed often and sucked resources.
Thanks for the Program... Works well not completely like the Windows XP version's where you still have access to your Desktop Icon's but works still the same.. I use mine with some Weather Graphics I like to keep on my desktop. Any chance we could get a look at the code on how this is done???
I would say that a better alternative would be to build a Spli-Site using Splinter. Blend the interactive imagery in motion capabilities of video gaming with the unlimited information accessibility of the internet into your desktop environment. Customize the look and "touch" to your needs and desires, do not be stuck with a screenshot of an uneditable html page