Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Maybe this question a little bit strange, but i want to understand is it possible to show file output like

tail -f file.log

on windows desktop background?

I saw something like this feature in video player, where video embedded to background on windows desktop.

share|improve this question
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Use Rainmeter and the "Low-overhead Multi-file Tail plugin for Rainmeter":

enter image description here

share|improve this answer
    
akira big thanks – Ishikawa Yoshi Aug 15 '12 at 7:02
    
System.FormatException fall when i try to tail file, can you help – Ishikawa Yoshi Aug 15 '12 at 7:22
    
it looks like that this plugin works incorrect with lattest versions of Rainmeter – Ishikawa Yoshi Aug 15 '12 at 7:49
    
yes, comments on that plugin page suggest that the plugin does not work on the latest. suggestion: contact and pester the author. suggestion2: use an older version of rainmeter. – akira Aug 15 '12 at 8:07
1  
then pester pester pester. with enough "pressure" folks move. :) – akira Aug 15 '12 at 8:11

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .