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The Desktop has suddenly disappeared from my Windows 10 PC

Man, do I hate when weird, mysterious, obscure bugs insists to randomly strike when you're expecting them the least. (1) I turned on my personal computer this evening, only to face this: That's ...
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record video from software which kill all backgrd processes [closed]

There is a software in which videos play online and software works in a way that we can login with that only at one desktop and when we open it it kills all background process even win explorer only ...
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Anti Static Spray

Can anti static spray be used inside the computer, to help all the components from collecting dust? If so, I understand the computer would need to be turned off & everything unplugged first. Is ...
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What is the difference between DESKTOP_SESSION, XDG_SESSION_DESKTOP, and XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP?

I want to detect which desktop manager I am running, and I found out that there are three environment variables, DESKTOP_SESSION , XDG_SESSION_DESKTOP , and XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP which could help me do ...
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Linux native GUI dashboard for monitoring

I'm searching for a monitoring dashboard. It could be separate project or part of monitoring suit. I have following requirements: open source native gui application (no web) native language (no ...
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What is this icon appearing on my desktop icons?

I have noticed that a few of the desktop icons have an "overlay icon" that looks like 2 blue arrows pointing toward each other in the top right hand corner of the icon. There is no relation between ...
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Is there a way to remove the desktop option during an Alt-Tab [duplicate]

When pressing Alt+Tab in Windows 7 to cycle through windows, it shows an option for Desktop. I don't like this because it hides all the windows and then I have to physically click each one to show it ...
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Windows 8.1 mouse locked at 30fps on 60fps monitor

On my PC I am able to play a couple of games at 60fps, and my monitor refresh rate is 60fps. However, when I move my mouse around on the desktop and drag Windows from one place to another it's kind of ...
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How can Google Chrome download URL shortcut as a file?

it may be silly, but i want to make a link on a page that downloads a shortcut of the link to user desktop (instead of bookmarking the page) Basically I've crated a shortcut name ...
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How to bring window to front?

I switch windows from using Windows + Tab key but the application I switch to sometimes stays behind the current window (say chrome). However, in the taskbar the selected application is outlook. Is ...
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HDDs in Laptops over SSDs

I have always wondered why I am taught that moving a mechanical hard drive while it is reading or writing can be detrimental to and can effectively destroy the drive. However, imagining that all ...
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How do I make the Linux Mint Cinnamon desktop more rigid?

I am running Linux Mint Cinnamon, and my desktop is currently very loose and hard to manage. Windows, however, has a desktop with a very rigid structure, with the icons in preset imaginary "boxes" on ...
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windows 10 desktop slideshow ignores the time interval

When using slideshow as windows 10 desktop background it wont attend to the interval time I set to change pictures. I set the time to "1 hour" but some times it changes in 5 minutes and some times it ...
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How to eliminate duplicate events from two Holiday calendars?

I am using the Google Calendar desktop application at the office, and tried to add Holiday events by subscribing to the National Holidays and religious Holidays calendars. The problem is that many of ...
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Remote desktop only connecting to some computers within a network

I've been having some issues with Remote Desktop Connections, and I can't seem to find an answer after googling and looking through previous threads. Hoping to hear everyone's thoughts on what I may ...
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Unable to connect to Internet on PC which is connected via LAN with Router

I am able to connect my phone over Wifi which means that my Internet connection is working fine and has no issues with ISP. But my PC is not getting connected to Internet which is connected with my ...
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How do I prevent windows from moving when the desktop resolution changes?

I'm running Linux and use Openbox for my desktop. Normally the desktop resolution is 1280x1024. However, when I play a game which only plays at a specific resolution, at fullscreen and there's no ...
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why is my desktop appear so pixelated

I just setup my brand new PC installed all the drivers. but the desktop font looks really weird. and I am not sure if this is Windows issue or Monitor issue or Graphics Card issue. I googled some ...
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Determine state of Show Desktop in Windows 7

Show Desktop performs two actions - either minimising open windows, or reopening the ones that weren't minimised. Is there any way to find out (via a script preferably) what state it's in - whether ...
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Windows moving after standby (3 Monitor Setup)

It's Windows 10 Pro (1511) on a HP Elitedesk 800 G1 Mini with 1 UHD 4k Acer (CB280HK) Monitor (DP native) MAIN Monitor in center with Taskbar 1 WUXGA (1920x1200) Samsung (DP -> DVI Adapter) 1 ...
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Desktop shortcuts for programs installed in Sandboxie

When I install a program in Sandboxie (by running the installer sandboxed) it creates all the program data buried inside the sandbox's directory structure. When the installer tries to create a desktop ...
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After a restart I boot into blackscreen with cursor

I have windows 10 64bit for quite a while now. My system suddenly restarted to apply an update (which I dont know of its specifics). After that windows loads on the logon screen I type my password, ...
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Is there a way to minimize all of the windows on just my primary display in Windows 7?

On my work computer, running Windows 7, I typically have one monitor displaying for the main computer and the other largely dedicated to a remote desktop connection. A common occurrence for me is ...
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How can I adjust the length at which shortcut text is truncated?

Currently it looks like this: But I want it to look like this: Does anyone know how I can do this?
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Desktop background image from a website?

Is it possible that desktop background image automatically comes from a website? For example, I want to have my desktop image from http://xkcd.com/ homepage? There is a discussion on how to get the ...
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How to show all windows on Windows 8 without re-scaling?

Upon desktop effects one of the features I appreciate the most is an easy and fast way to show all running windows at once. Like pressing Super-Key on Debian. A variation of this was Flip3D on WIndows ...
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Refreshing desktop on windows

I've searched the internet for this question, and I've found some answers, like this one. All answers I can find say the same thing, that it refreshes the desktop folder, in other words, the icons. ...
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Why is the network activity LED keeps on blinking nonstop really fast?

I never noticed my desktop's Ethernet network activity light or LED is blinking all the time NONSTOP until couple of months ago. I think it was always that way whole time, but my question is why. I ...
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Make desktop shortcut icon “always on top”?

Is there a way to make desktop shortcut icons "always on top" — so that even when you open a window, the desktop shortcut icon stays on top of it?
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Display the environmental variables seen by desktop applications

How can I know what environmental variables will be set when a desktop application (not bash or other command line shells) launches? Is there a utility tool?
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Disable auto-refresh tabs in Chrome Desktop

Since a recent update in Chrome (Windows, desktop) if I change to some tabs, which haven't been opened for a longer time, Chrome automatically performs a refresh on the page. It only happens, when the ...
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Automatically recognize desktop background image has changed

For many years now, I've had a program that runs every night that generates an image that I use as my desktop background. In the various flavors of Linux I've run, simply replacing the image file I ...
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Edit/Remove Places + Submenus from Top Panel Gnome

How do I remove "Connect to server" from "Places" Menu in gnome top Panel for all users or remove "Places" Menu itself for all users ? Remove/Hide Connect to server " I want to restrict users from ...
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Working Linux/BSD desktop HiDPI settings for MacBook Pro 15" Retina

Having worked with Linux servers for quite some time and doing most of my work on the shell anyway (who needs most GUI apps, eh?), I feel it is time to move my main operating system from Mac OS X to ...
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is it possible to achieve Windows XP-like taskbar under Windows 10

I have not liked what has become of the taskbar since Windows XP (or for that matter, the Ribbon interface of Microsoft Office software, which for me is the opposite of intuitive). Under XP, the ...
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Make all desktops share the same settings

I'm running plasma5 and have two monitors. Each monitor, apparently, has it's own desktop, and thus, it's own wallpapers, mouse shortcuts, et cetera. This also happens across activities; so if you ...
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Whenever I change my desktop background, it changes my laptop's background as well

I recently got a new laptop. They're both Windows, so I used the same Microsoft account to log into both. When I turned my laptop on, it had the same background as my desktop, so I changed it, only to ...
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Disable auto-switching between desktops in Windows 10

I have Windows 10 installed, and so i like to organize my windows and sort them all in separate desktops according to type. The problem is when I'm working on an application on one of these desktops ...
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Windows 10 make Android-like folders on desktop

I like to be able to see my wallpaper, so I want to just have one folder with all my program shortcuts on the desktop. However, it's not very slick to have to open up Windows explorer to access the ...
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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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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 ...