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Using Laptop Display as Monitor

I have a hp envy m6 laptop. Now I would like to use the display of the laptop as Monitor of a Desktop. I would not like to use the display of the laptop as second monitor.How can I do that ?? Can ...
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What RAM should I add to this PC [on hold]

I want to upgrade my RAM. I have 1 slot open. I want to buy RAM from aliexpress. I have attached a screenshot of my PC System info.
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How to download a file is multiple parts?

I have a limited internet connection, but I do have a 20GB flash drive. Is there anyway that I can download bigger files or games in multiple parts at a library and combine them later at home? I use a ...
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Is it safe to rapidly toggle fan speeds?

I'm trying to run a large computation on my Dell Inspiron 620 desktop, making the CPU generate a lot of heat. Unfortunately, the resulting fan noise can be quite frightening, especially at night! It ...
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How can I update BIOS for my HP desktop with Windows 10?

I have HP Desktop (Elite 8200 Small Form Factor) with Windows 10 upgraded. I search HP website and searched my desktop model number but they don't seem to support Windows 10. How can I update the ...
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Is there a way to check if the defective unit is, Processor/Motherboard?

My computer doesn't turn on when pressing the power button so I checked each component to distinguish where the problem is. I removed all the components and test one by one, starting from the power ...
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Is there a way to have different size icons on the desktop?

I basically want 1 extra large icon (e.g. my Daily To Do list) and the rest could be regular. I know that in the past with Windows Vista & 7 you could use a "Gadget", but that is no longer the ...
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How to refresh the desktop without restarting explorer.exe?

I have enough knowledge about registry files that i know how and where to change the desktops location through a script. I am looking for a way to "refresh" (update/reload/synchronize) the desktop ...
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Operating System Doesnt boot after swapping harddisk

let me say i have a Desktop pc[lets say pc a] with windows 7 installed at my hard disk ,I just brought another desktop pc[lets say pc b] wuth hardisk without operating system. Now i am transferring ...
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making of Nasa Eyes app

Inspired by the amazing nasa eyes app. Does anyone know anything about the making of? What coding language, platform, etc was used to create it? Extremely well done http://eyes.nasa.gov
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What are the differences between IE and, ehm, IE?

I notice that there are very big differences between starting up IE from the desktop taskbar and starting it up from the Windows 8.1 start screen. Doing so results in a remarkably dissimilar user ...
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Windows 10 Desktop Icons in Tile View Mode

Not sure why this is happening, but all my Windows 10 icons are listing their file size. Each icon has a KB or Byte list next to them and the icon box is super duper wide. Folders are not like this, ...
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Very, very slow PC when power button is pushed on due multiple auto startup wares

I've got multiple background software that automatically popped-up during startup. Where is exactly the place to tweak this thing? Many thanks.
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Blue screen error after replacing CMOS battery

I have two problems with my desktop. 1. CMOS battery down hence date and time reset every time after PC shutdown. 2. Display does not appear with beep sound. I have tried by removing RAM and ...
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What hardware would be suitable for a relatively 'future-proof' consumer VR desktop gaming system?

I'm considering building a new PC. I'm not going to jump into this generation of consumer VR hardware, but the next set might have me. Can I build something now, or in the next few months if it's ...
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Do not shorten file name under icon [duplicate]

I have some files with long names on the desktop. When clicked on the file (Screenshot 1), the name appears in full, but when clicked elsewhere the file name gets shortened with ... (Screenshot 2). ...
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Would it be possible to boot natively into a XEN virtualized operating system without the user noticing?

What I am trying to accomplish is the following: Set up XEN on a headless Debian host. Set up a fully virtualized desktop environment based on Debian. Boot into that virtualized desktop ...
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Desktop missing graphics after Kali 2016.1 upgrade

I did an upgrade to the latest version of 2016.1, and now my desktop looks rather retro. I'm missing graphics, for example on my Tweak tool, the sliders are missing on the On/Off options, the fonts ...
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Duplicate Desktop on 1 and 3 through script

I support ClearCube equipment that are 2 floors up from where I work. Since where I work doesn't have the software to actually manage them if something goes wrong I have to run upstairs to the rack ...
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I need help VGA Dual screens

i am using a DVI to VGA converter and a VGA Splitter. My main display is HDMI, and I have two other monitors, that are VGA. And it won't expand the screen, it will only duplicate.
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Windows 10 ethernet not working; Windows troubleshooter says modem issue

My wife's Windows 10 desktop has been having intermittent issues with the wired Ethernet lately where nothing loads, pings fail, and eventually it "just works" again some time later. I've ruled out ...
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How do I change my desktop folders from having addition characters per line?

A few weeks ago I had an issue with copying a folder to my external hard drive, and I solved it by deleting this file with desktop.plist at the end of the file name. It solved my problem, but now on ...
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Accidentally put my desktop icons in tile view on my Windows 8 hp probook, how can I restore the default/normal appearance of my desktop icons?

This happened when I was pressing ctrl+shift+(either 1,2,3 or 4, but I'm almost positive it happened while pressing 1). All of the sudden the icons on my desktop tiled themselves, and where I have ~...
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MediaFire Desktop Client Discontinued?

What happened to the MediaFire Desktop client? I had it installed until recently when I started having problems so I uninstalled it. Now I can no longer find a download for the newest version on their ...
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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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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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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 "LinkToMyWebsite.url"...
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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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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?