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Animated Desktops in Windows 10

Guys I am blind so therefore need to use the computer with special audible screen reader software, I want to create an animated desktop saying something like "VIPs (Visually Impaired People} only" to ...
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VGA splitter (2 VGAs,1 monitor)

Is there a way I can use a VGA splitter to connect one monitor to two desktops and switch between the two when I need to?
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Is there a way to stop the windows taskbar from overlapping windows?

If I set the Windows taskbar to auto-hide, then applications realize hat they have that extra space and stretch their window a bit to fill the whole screen. However, when I do pull the taskbar up, it ...
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Is there a way to get rid of window frames?

I don't need a general solution, I just want to get rid of the window frame for PowerShell. For example, this is how my desktop looks now: And here is what I ideally want: But under the case ...
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Why won't my PC turn on? [closed]

My desktop computer will not turn on. Initially I thought my power supply had died and bought an identical replacement. I hooked it all up and my computer still wouldn't turn on. I decided to see ...
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automatically add domain group to new windows installation

I ran across the following catch22 in my workstation installation script while trying to automatically add a domain group to the local administrators. The catch I’m experiencing is the following: ...
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Place icons on the Chromebook desktop

I am accustomed to windows/mac/ubuntu/debian/mint/centos/rhel desktop operating systems which all have a "desktop" (please see the link for the word "desktop" if you are not sure what a desktop is or ...
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Computer turns on in repair shop but won't turn on at home

When I take it to a shop they are able to test it on the bench and even turned it on using my power cord and monitor. But when I take it home, the light and fan come on for a few seconds before ...
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Is it possible to set an html5 file as desktop background on windows 10? [duplicate]

I don't think it can be difficult to understand the question. Thanks in advance
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Remote desktop access between two Windows machines via USB

Is there a way to connect two Windows machines via USB cable so they can access each other via a remote desktop application (freeware) or even the default Windows RDP client? I can't use a network ...
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Make the “Show desktop” button only hide the windows on the primary monitor [duplicate]

Related: How can I make the "Show desktop" function only hide the windows on a specific monitor? "Show desktop" on dual display setup hides windows from second display Is there a ...
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Windows Taskbar: Force applications to stay in place when open

Can I do something to fix|force the applications to stay in place? I understand it has to do with separate processes and such, but there's a point I don't understand. taskbar overview: What ...
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Wierd nameless folder appears in my Desktop

I noticed this nameless folder appeared in my Desktop. When I right click it, it doesn't have "Properties" I tried restarting but it's persistent. I haven't tried deleting it yet as it might be ...
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Carry Desktop From Computer To Computer

Is it possible to have your desktop (shortcuts, folders, etc) be the exact same regardless of which computer you log onto? I am constantly having to log on to diff computers in our domain to make ...
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Scrollbar on the right of my desktop

After reading this post I was trying out the crtl+shift+number sequences. Now I have a scrollbar on the right of my screen (even with smallest icons selected). How can I remove the scrollbar now?
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Hiding the desktop on Remote Desktop connection?

I have RDP currently set to launch a program upon connection but I don't want the user to be able to see the desktop at all, just run the one program. Any way to do this? RDP host is Windows Server ...
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How to sort only selected desktop icons by name? (Windows 10)

I am running Windows 10, and I have many icons on my desktop. I would like to sort some of them (by name/date/etc), but when I Right click on my desktop and then do Sort By > Name all of the icons get ...
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teamviewer and 2 users linux

I have a linux mint machine (host machine) running team viewer for user1. After clicking alt+f2 on host machine I login another user - user2 and leave it active. When I try to use teamviewer from ...
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Hide All Users Desktop icons

Is there any way of hiding the desktop icons in the folder All Users in Windows (any version)? I know that ther is a way to hide all desktop icons but I want to hide only the ones in the All Users ...
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Stream Desktop on demand with VLC

I have set successfully desktop broadcast stream through DLNA with Serviio and VLC. But problem is when VLC broadcast desktop, even if I don´t watch on TV and It take inconsiderable part of PC ...
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Not able to disable full screen in window 10

I have tried the steps in the following link : how to disable full screen on windows 10 But eve after following the steps, it is showing as a full screen and not showing the desktop.
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Desktop background obstructing icons

I've been experiencing the following problem on Windows 7. Folder icons being obstructed by the background: Click and Drag selection box being cut, starting from a specific point: Has anyone ...
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Why is my desktop background black?

I have got Windows 8 x64. It is a lot of time I have this laptop [like three years so far] and I have never run into what happened to me this morning. I had a photo like desktop background. I have ...
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Windows desktop icon manager

Does exist a windows application that allows to organize icons in manner of encyclopedia themes exploration? Imagine, you have 4x4, ie 16 icons (folders in fact) in the desktop, with such a number we ...
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Pc case instructions say screws for Psu should have come with Psu but it says the opposite

Basically, I'm building a Pc and all I have bought so far is the MOBO, the Psu and the case. Im trying to assemble it in an order that I can see if a part isn't working and return if not because I ...
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How do I remove drives from the desktop directory?

Alright, my question may seem a bit trivial, but I'm not talking about shortcuts! I think this image should clear it up. I'm fairly sure this was all caused by the Threshold 2 update, as I just ...
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Can I install LXDE or an equivalent desktop on Windows 7?

Okay, so this is probably going to be a really stupid question but... Is there any possible way to put on a Linux-based LXDE, XFCE or equivalent lightweight desktop for Windows 7? I'm looking to ...
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Is there an easy way to create a drop event in a running GUI app from the shell?

Normally, I work in a terminal in a desktop window. I chat with co-workers in Slack, which is a GUI only app. I can share files by dragging and dropping them from Nautilus, but it would be nice if I ...
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Can you prevent dragging windows between screens?

So basically I want to prevent accidentally dragging a window to my second display and only move it explicitly with the 'send to display' (Super+Shift+Arrow) with windows 10 OR send a second virtual ...
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Why do desktop applications look so bad compared to store apps on windows 10? [duplicate]

I recently bought a Windows 10 tablet and noticed something very weird: while preinstalled apps and store apps look pretty and sharp, desktop programs, old ones specifically, look blurred and ugly. ...
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Remote desktop access without client installation or download

Is there any solution where user can visit web page for tech support, and tech admin can access his pc to solve problem or perform maintenance. This should be done without any software installation or ...
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Random folders appear on all my drives

So I have various desktops and all have more or less the same issue. In the root of each drive there are randomly named folders generated. Names like: 2b174a7b6cd269132e8dd780 52aebd6aec88ceb00badbc ...
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Blurred Desktop Background Image on Windows 7 Enterprise

I downloaded a few .jpg images with a resolution of 1440*900 (Same as the screen resolution of my desktop). However when I set it as desktop background it goes beyond the view and displays a blurred ...
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Does Installing Multiple DEs Slow Down Startup?

I'm considering downloading Cinnamon onto my current Fedora installation, as GNOME seems to be bugging out on me lately. However, I do not intend on getting rid of GNOME as I am afraid of screwing up ...
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How to keep desktop shortcuts in same spot when switching between monitors?

When I plug my laptop into different monitors, the desktop shortcuts get messed up. Maybe it's related to the resolution changes. Is there a way to make sure they don't move?
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Is Plasma 5 supposed to be lighter than KDE4?

I think this could lead to subjective opinions, but I'm looking for a general idea on this question. Is Plasma 5 intended to be lighter than KDE4? Is Qt5 necessarily leading to faster and/or ...
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All folders and files deleted from desktop (Win 7)

6 months back all my files from desktop, folders and files in it were deleted automatically (permanently). I used a browser after reading an article from PC World "The browsers with extra security ...
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I am trying to use a batch file to automatically copy my Desktop to the cloud each afternoon. I can do this with other drives, but not my desktop

This command works properly to create a backup of my F drive to my OneDrive, naming the folder with the current date: xcopy "F:\" "C:\Users\myUserName\OneDrive for Business\F Backup ...
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Remote Desktop Grapic/Menu Weirdness

I am having issues with remote desktop in Windows 10 on a MacBook Pro 15" Retina in Boot Camp. I have included a link with an image of my desktop showing the issues, but they are: Start button is ...
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Desktop performance issues

I have a desktop tech specs Core i5 / 12 GB RAM / HD Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB The problem that my PC simply freezes or slow downs during of compilation code/... or whenever ...
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In Windows 7, how do I change the picture position differently per desktop wallpaper?

I have about 10 desktop wallpapers on a slideshow, some I want to fill up the screen and others I want centered. If I select Fill for Picture Position then all the desktop wallpapers are set to ...
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Change (shrink) the vertical size of the Windows 10 desktop

Background: I have a 40" 4K TV as my monitor, surprisingly it was cheaper than most 27" Monitors. It works very well for the most part. My one problem with it, is the size can be a bit much ...
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Windows 10, user with different font-size rearrange other user's desktop icon

I have this problem with Windows 10: I have one user with font size at 150% and other with standard dimension. When the user with greater font-size logs on, the icon on the desktop of the other user ...
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linux - shutdown from mate only logs out (back to display manager)

I am using Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 with MATE desktop, and I upgraded it to Debian testing repository. When I press Shutdown or Restart from within MATE desktop, it only logs out, and goes back to ...
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Disable contextmenu item on desktop background of Windows

Scenario I'm using Windows 10, but I have the same problem In other Windows versions. I've added a custom item in my Windows contextmenu, it is intended to be accesible by right-clicking from a ...
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View & Control Alcatel 4016x on pc?

I've asked this question on another site but no answer yet and also don't know if I'm doing right by askin here. I have an Alcatel 4016X pixi2 and I want to View & Control this device on my pc ...
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Windows 10 shortcut icons are messed up

I recently encountered a problem with my Windows 10. My shortcuts are using a different symbol (the down left corner of the shortcut) other than the normal shortcut symbol. The symbol changes from ...
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Windows 8 - Panoramic Themes

I just downloaded the theme "Panoramas Europe" from the Get More Themes Online selection on the control panel page Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Personalization I downloaded the theme ...
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Is WiFi 5Ghz band faster than 2.4Ghz band on the same network?

I have just purchased a dual band wireless router for my home network. I enable both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands with different SSIDs. My desktop's wireless adapter can only connect to the 2.4Ghz band. I'm ...
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Windows 10: How to make File downloaded to Desktop appears as last

When I download a file and set the destination to my Desktop, the file appears before all my shortcuts, even before "This PC". I want the file to appear as the last icon. Any tips?