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Cant change wallpaper in Windows 7 Enterprise

I cannot change wallpaper in my windows 7 Enterprise edition. The current wallpaper is black and I cant change it. This is my office network and my username is there in Administrator (In computer ...
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Access to Remote App requires login to remote Desktop

I have a remote app (using remote desktop) which I am happy for users to log into. But at the moment, when the user clicks on the link/icon on the web page to activate the app: • The Remote App ...
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How to set four virtual desktops in Windows 8.1 like Ubuntu?

I have started use Windows 8.1. I want to use four desktops like Ubuntu. It is possible?
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop clone

Just as CentOS is a near clone of Red Hat's Enterprise Linux server product, is there a near clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop? I'm aware of Fedora, but I don't see it as a clone of RHEL ...
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Nautilus changes my fluxbox experience, how can I bring the original configuration back?

I am running Fluxbux on Ubuntu Linux desktop machines and I noticed this happens at least on Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 13.04: I usually install from a standard Ubuntu distribution, and afterwards ...
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File just showed up on my desktop, but no virus

Yesterday, I turned on my PC to find three new files on my desktop named "emptyness.swf". If I remember correctly, they were actually "emptyness1.swf", "emptyness2.swf", and "emptyness3.swf"; maybe ...
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Google Spreadsheet as Windows 7/8 wallpaper [duplicate]

Is there a way to make a Google Document/spreadsheet as my windows desktop wallpaper ? I was thinking of a software that will act like a widget with a fixed position on my desktop.
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how to keep mobile and desktop website URL same when both websites UI is different

i want to make a different site for desktops and different one for mobile.But in this scenario,how to keep the url at both the places same.
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Building A Desktop And It Keeps Shutting Down

So I'm building a desktop computer. Here are the parts I used: Motherboard: Intel BOXDP67BGB3 Socket 1155, Intel P67, CrossFireX & SLI, SATA3&USB3.0, A&GbE, ATX Motherboard Processor: ...
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Bing Desktop local image folder

Bing Desktop used to store images at C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Microsoft\BingDesktop\themes\. After the latest update to 1.3.395 the images are no longer stored there. Did anyone find the new ...
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Windows 8.1 Desktop Background Solid Colour - Add Some Text

I have a solid black windows 8.1 desktop background. I want to add some text in the top right corner that will stay there permanently. e.g. "MyPcName" or some other random text that I would type. Is ...
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Windows suddenly treats fullscreen as half of actual screen

Sometimes, after I unlock my computer, the windows are all half the size of the screen and when using the maximize button they do not expand to fill the whole screen. This also affects the Aero Snap ...
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Upgrading my E2-3200 Desktop with RAM and SSD

Overnight (literally), I "lost" home use of a pair of i5 / 8GB / Win 8.1 Laptops (Lenovo and Asus) I used for home development. I use Visual Studio 2013 and Sql Server. Besides that I surf the web. ...
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New User, Two Computers, Not Syncing

I have just put on included one file on my desktop to also save on onedrive. When I make a change on the desktop file, and save it. Then open it under the onedrive, the change I made is not ...
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Sharing Webpage to Social Network from Firefox

Firefox for Android allows me to quickly share the current page on facebook and other social networks. Is there any such option on Firefox for Desktop?
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Is it possible to make a (shared) folder to look an act as a Desktop? (Windows 7)

I have a really good experiences with working with the Windows 7 Desktop view. But now I have my work in a (shared) folder - so is there a way how to make it look and act like a Desktop ? Or at least ...
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Tile Windows vertically in Windows 8

I'm currently running win 8.1, mostly with "normal" (as opposed to metro) apps, and one things bugging me - Is there a way to tile two windows vertically like there was in 7? I've tried task manager ...
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In windows 8.1, is there a way to prevent the tablet version of apps from opening?

I use Windows 8 in desktop mode, but sometimes it wants to open pictures or media player in what I think of as tablet mode - the full-screen WinRT version of the app. I'm a developer, and that's ...
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Windows 8 Desktop Won't Auto Refresh

Recently, my desktop won't show any new files unless I press F5. This is a bit annoying, and none of the fixes on the Microsoft website help. What do I do?
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Mirror monitors 2 and 3?

I have an Asus laptop and two 24" monitors. One plugged into HDMI and the other VGA. When I go into my display properties I have 3 options Mirror 1 and 3 Mirror 1 and 2 Extend Desktop I've also ...
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Startx: Could not load modules.dep.bin

I am helping a friend setup an ubuntu server, but since he is not familiar with terminal, I am installing a Desktop. The Ubuntu version is Ubuntu 13.10 Server edition. What I did was: sudo apt-get ...
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Accidentally xkilled desktop and taskbar on linux

I was on CentOS with KDE, and I accidentally pressed Ctrl+Alt+Esc, and then clicked the desktop, and the taskbar. Only the mouse pointer worked now. My short research showed that this is xkill, and it ...
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Can I left-align desktop images on OS X Mavericks

OS X Mavericks has a few alignment options for desktop images. However, none serve my purpose. I would like to use a relatively thin image as a desktop background (e.g., a scroll), and I would like it ...
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Windows 8 Desktop Icons in Tile View

I appear to have some how placed my icons on my desktop in Tile View. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to restore the icons to their normal appearance. Any help is greatly appreciated. ...
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How do I stop iceweasel (firefox) from recreating unwanted Desktop directory?

I already have: XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME" on my ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file. That's not it! (Using debian wheezy with minimal gnome - some packages might be missing)
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Open dialog box freezes when trying to navigate to Desktop

I have an annoying with open dialog box on my Win 7 64bit. When trying to open a file via the File -> Open dialog in some program (in MS Word or any other program) and try to navigate to desktop ...
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Can I change where win7 shortcuts sort in relation to folders?

If i have a group of folders, and somehow i need a shortcut to a folder to be "in the middle" sequentially, how do i fix that? Changing sort by type does not help, sorting by name does not seem to ...
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Preview image on desktop without frame

I am on a windows 7 machine. My image is a png with a transparent background. What I would like to do is show the image on my desktop without a frame. (preview, paint, browser). Not to say that ...
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Computer hardware

Here's what happened: Desktop working perfectly (playing supertuxkart on linuxmint). Power down (computer left unattended, no one home). After about 3.5 hours - power up. Linux Mint starts up almost ...
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Windows 8.1 Desktop background turns black upon closing personalization settings w/ external monitor

I'm having some trouble changing the desktop background for my external monitor on windows 8.1. For setting the background on just my laptop, I can right click the picture and hit 'set as desktop ...
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BGinfo not updating desktop

I have attempted every method of automating bginfo to run at logon unsuccessfully on my Windows 2012 R2 server. I though it was a scripting issue until I manually specified the path to write the image ...
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Desktop Icon-Text appears unreadable

My desktop appearance changed randomly today, it looks ugly and unreadable. I am on Windows 8.1 with 2 screens. Here is what i tried: Delete IconCache.db Restarting Changing ClearText Scaling (in ...
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Highlighted file names

I did something to my desktop (dragged a picture from a word document on the desktop, a window popped up saying something like "live desktop" or "active desktop", not sure) and now all the filenames ...
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Computers are getting faster, so why isn't the desktop experience? [closed]

In the past 20 years, desktop computers have exploded in computational power, but I feel that the desktop experience has been stagnating at best, and actually gotten slower in some places. What are ...
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Need to restart WAMP constantly

I'm building and testing HTML sites using WAMPP (apache and mysql server) in a desktop, a windows phone and an android tablet together. I can open my sites anytime in one of those devices, but the ...
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Desktop on starting Win 8.1 blanks all thumbnails then refreshes one by one

as the title says, when starting win 8.1 with the option to go directly to the desktop (as opposed to Metro), all thumbnails are displayed in an eyeblink. Then they get blanked out - only placeholders ...
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Adding Dropbox link on Windows 8.1 desktop

I have Windows 8.1. I use Dropbox for work. How do I get a shortcut to my Dropbox on my desktop? The Dropbox link right now is in my start menu. I have been unable to find Dropbox anywhere on my ...
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Computer Fan Spinning Faster, But Temerature Is In The Negatives

Recently my computer has been louder than it had been in the past, so I looked into it and I believe that my CPU's fan is working harder than it did before (it's definitely not due to dust build up, ...
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How to disable wallpaper changes on Linux Mint 12?

I'm looking for a way to disable the possibility of changing the wallpaper on a Linux Mint 12 install on a public computer. I searched the internet, but I didn't get any straightforward answer so far. ...
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Desktop fades when no activity

Recently, I corrupted my explorer.exe while modifying the icons. I had a backup of the original explorer.exe, so I went into elevated command prompt via Ctrl + File > Run new task in Task Manager ...
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Putting clickable text to launch programs on windows 7 desktop

I saw this desktop on one of my classmate's laptop and I forgot to ask him how he did this to his desktop. But it was simple text on the desktop. I would like to have just text instead of icons on the ...
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Windows 8 Desktop background lock orientation

I have chosen a desktop background and I am having a beef with it because when I rotate the desktop, so does the background. I wonder how its possible change settngs so that the desktop background ...
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How start Nemo in background to manage the desktop?

I'm using XMonad and I want a solution to get application icons in the desktop. If I start the Nemo file explorer and then I close it I get the application icons in the desktop, as I want. How can I ...
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How can I make the Windows 8 desktop scrollable?

My Windows 8 tablet PC has a small 1366x768-pixel screen. Many dialog boxes, windows, and widgets cannot be used properly because they are too large and get cut off the screen because they were ...
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Can't move icons on desktop

I found that I can't move icons across Desktop. When I start dragging of an icon, refuse cursor appears (black ring with single black diagonal strike) and nothing happens. Position of an icon does ...
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Desktop versus desktop enviroment [closed]

I was arguing with a friend who said that both terms means the same thing. In my opinion desktop is just the primary user interface(background image plus shortscuts,icons etc) while the desktop ...
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Use X desktop apps using another users on my own account, like with root

It's possible run apps from command line like root using "su root" , and later executing the app, like firefox, and works, using the data from root home. But why I can't do it with another users using ...
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How to restore desktop icons locations?

After updating video drivers and flipping screen resolution, locations of all my desktop icons are lost (again). However, I have a backup of the system disk. Is it possible to restore locations from ...
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How can I create a desktop icon with a custom context menu

Before when I used Windows XP I had a program (it is called SCCU but I am not sure where I got it from) that allowed you to create an icon on the desktop with a completely custom context menu, now ...
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Where to find / create an image / iso suitable for anonymous browsing in a VM

I'm looking for (as close as I can get) to a KVM or Virtualbox compatible system image I can run which will give me a basic desktop - by basic I mean contains only the minimal requirements for a web ...