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Bush Countdown Clock

Add the Clock to Your Desktop

On a Windows system, you can add the Bush Countdown Clock applet directly to your desktop. This has only been tested on Windows 98, but it should work on Windows 95 also as long as your version of Internet Explorer is current (separate instructions are available for Windows XP users and Windows 2000 and Me users).

To add the applet directly to your Windows 98 desktop:

1. Right-click an empty area on your desktop, then choose the menu command Active Desktop | Customize My Desktop .... The Display Properties dialog box will open with the Web tab on top.

2. Click the New button. The Add Item to Active Desktop dialog box will open.

3. A dialog may appear next that asks if you want to load Microsoft's Active Desktop gallery Web site. Click the No button.

4. In the Location text field, enter the text http://www.drudge.com/bushclock/timer and then click the OK button. The Add item to Active Desktop dialog box will open.

5. Click the OK button. The Bush countdown clock will be added to your desktop with a lot of empty space below the applet.

6. Click the OK button to close the Display Properties dialog and save your changes to your desktop.


7.  If you would like to adjust the size of the applet on your desktop, place your mouse over an edge you would like to move. After a few seconds, your cursor will change to an up-down arrow or a left-right arrow. When it does, drag the edge to change the size.

8. You can also move the applet to a different spot on your desktop. Place your mouse over the applet. After a few seconds, a gray border will appear around it. Drag the top edge of this border (the title bar) to a new location.

9. After the applet has been added to your desktop, it may disappear occasionally after you reboot. To bring it back, right-click the applet window and choose the Refresh menu command.

If you have any problems with this, please send the details in e-mail so I can update this page.

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