I idiotically thought I could put a nice picture on the desktop of my multimedia machine (winxp sp1), and ever since then I have had terrible performance in my recording software (Sonar 2.0). I know that active desktop was enabled because it must be for the desktop to show a jpeg, right? So I want to turn active desktop off...but no option exists anywhere. Right clicking on the desktop shows no options for active desktop, nor does the display properties. I did some searching on the web, and there was some stuff about registry hacks, which i tried without understanding well, and which had no results at all. So first, how do I turn off active desktop? And second, what idiocy utterly removes the ability to toggle that feature?