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Bing Desktop displays Black wallpaper after I deleted some of its images

Since some of Bing Desktop 's wallpapers didn't look very nice, I went into ...
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windows 7, prob with Lenova

I keep getting a message from Lenova that I am running out of disk space on my Lenova Recovery. They suggest deleting files from my Recycle Bin....not the desk top icon, but the one containing all my ...
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How do I save a shortcut to my desktop on Windows 10?

I am running Windows 10. How do I save a shortcut to my desktop? On the other window I right-click and save to desktop.
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Virtual machines and remote desktop [on hold]

The situation is - I need to do some coding remotely. Im not really sure how to approach this issue and I hope you would give some guidance. I do have capable PC at home that I could just remotely ...
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Minimise/Restore/Close buttons not showing on Modern apps, Windows 10

What is Windows 10 desktop supposed to look like? All my Modern apps - Weather, News, Calendar, Edge etc. exhibit blank (hidden?) close, minimise and restore/maximise buttons. Ok, by design perhaps? ...
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Why do I see two desktop.ini files on my Windows Desktop? [duplicate]

My brother just asked me this question yesterday and thought I would share it with the community for others who may wonder. Why do I see two desktop.ini files on my Windows Desktop? Also how can you ...
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My emachine desktop computer is not working [closed]

When I turn it on it goes to system repair and won't complete it. it's stuck on fixing the disk of some sort. Idk what to do had it like that for about 4.5 hours but it said it will take hour
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Terminal Text looks weird on Centos on Virtualbox

I just installed Centos6.7 minimal on virtualbox, after I installed the 'Guest CD Additions', now the resolution hasbeen dramatically improved to 1858-1016, however everything looks good but the text ...
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Upgrading non genuine windows 8 [closed]

So apparently I got a custom PC in a third world country, all they had was a pirated Windows 8.1, so I took it not knowing the consequences. Is there a way to upgrade a nongenuine (pirated) windows 8 ...
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High resolution display desktop icon positioning

I am using Acer Aspire S7-391 and I can't position icons to far right and to the bottom of my desktop. I believe it has something to do with its resolution, which is 1920x1080. I know I can position ...
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CentOS 7, how to install the “show desktop” button?

I just updated my CentOS machine to CentOS Linux release 7.1.1503 (Core). I really need a "Show desktop" button that allow me to turn down all the windows and just see the desktop, when I want. I'm ...
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Disable the overheat guard of the cpu (Sensor defect)

So I think that my CPU sensor is defect, let me explain why. The pc is shutting down instantly, even in idle. Some programs like speedfan show that my cpu has more than 80°C . It has a really big ...
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What's up with desktop.ini?

I have been having lots and lots of desktop.ini files everywhere around my PC. I have no idea what does that do to my computer. Is it a virus?
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Split and mirror my desktop

I want to do something a bit specific (and I hope I don't have to write software for this). I want to split my desktop screen into two (in just one monitor) and mirror it, so each will show the same ...
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How many maximum number of Desktops can be created in Windows 10

In windows 10, there is an option to create Additional Desktops from Task View. So my question is, Is there any fixed number that represents maximum possible number of Desktop created..?
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How fix Windows10 doesn't remember windows position on desktop

It's the first time(in all Windows versions) that I notice this BIG problem. Windows on desktop(except Chrome) continue to open in a different position without remember the last one. A fix?
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Third-party AC adapter for Acer Veriton L460 desktop causes fans to continuously run at full speed, even when system is powered off

I'm not sure this is the the right place to be asking but it seemed like the best option. I acquired an Acer Veriton L460 (Ultra SFF Desktop) which requires an AC converter of 19V 17.1A so I ...
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Run/Debug in Android studio on OSX in fullscreen mode always switch desktop

I am facing a rather frustrating behaviour when I'm running an android app or simple unit tests. I use Android Studio 1.3 in fullscreen mode on OSX 10.10.4 and every time I start the app or tests it ...
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Windows 10, Instantly Goes to Hibernation/Sleep While on Battery, regardless settings

Event Viewer Kernel Power: The system is entering sleep. Sleep Reason: Battery I have had my own custom battery setup on Windows 7, where I could have max performance while on AC, but switch to ...
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Windows 10: Change shortcut keys to switch between desktops

In windows 10, currently the shortcut keys for switching desktop are ctrl + win + right or left arrow key. Now i wanted to simplify it, by changing it to ctrl + right or left arrow key only. How can i ...
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Xorg not working properly in arch linux

New to Arch Linux and having problems getting any desktop environment or window manager to work properly after a clean install. After I installed the Nvidia graphics driver for my laptop I installed ...
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Can a fake second display be enabled in Windows 10?

I just updated to Windows 10 and discovered that Microsoft broke this method of adding a fake second monitor: Is there a way to fake a dual (second) monitor which I rely on for scaling some small ...
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Switch Desktops Shortcut / Gesture - windows 10

I know this issue was discusses for preview builds of win10. Today I installed the final release version of windows 10 and still cant find any shortcut or trackpad gesture to DIRECTLY switch to the ...
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Make another folder my desktop on Mac

I will be buying a new iMac soon but the price to upgrade the storage is horrendous. I started researching and figured out that I could simply buy an external SSD and then store everything onto that. ...
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Gateway Acer Dx4870-Ub21P desktop has 3 short beeps after startup

Gateway [Acer Motherboard] Dx4870-Ub21P desktop has 3 short beeps after startup. Ran a Memory test at startup and it was OK. Can not find post codes for Acer. Disk drives also check out. About 2 ...
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Can I use an alternate desktop program on Windows 8?

Microsoft makes a point of stating that the Windows 8 Desktop is simply a normal application, unlike previous editions where it seemed to be welded to the OS. So, is there a reasonable way in which I ...
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Proper GTK environment without desktop environment

I'm using Xmonad on archlinux, without a desktop environment installed. I managed to set the Numix theme for GTK2 with this ~/.gtkrc-2.0 gtk-icon-theme-name="Numix" gtk-theme-name="Numix" and GTK3 ...
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What causes windows to stop using all selected photos in desktop slideshow

I have my Windows 7 desktop set to run a slideshow (shuffle turned on) with the contents of a folder that currently contains 148 photos. The problem is that every now and then, it stops cycling ...
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RHEL 6: GNOME: staring a *.desktop file in a shell different from the system default

I'm in RHEL 6 with bash as my default shell. I have a script called startServers I made a startServers.desktop file which I put on my desktop so I can have the convenience of clicking on an icon to ...
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Windows desktop shortcuts with keyboard shortcut stopped working

I have a few shortcuts (.lnk) on the desktop, with in the properties dialog "Shorcut key:" values of "CTRL + ALT +" and a letter. For example "CTRL + ALT + N" to open a new e-mail. This worked great ...
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Can I show files on Windows desktop which are in a different folder on disk

I have a shared folder on my network called PUBLIC. I like to see all of my files on the desktop instead of using explorer to view them. The problem is, all of my files need to be inside the PUBLIC ...
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How to remove an imposed wallpaper?

I'm on Windows 7. Recently, someone had my computer and made himself the 'network administrator' He prevented me to change my desktop wallpaper Even if choose my own, his remains there ... Is there ...
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how to disable desktop picture and desktop icons when a program is started? (in windows 8.1)

i have heard that if you disable the desktop background and hide the desktop icons, your pc will run faster. is there any way i can disable both the desktop background and hide the desktop icons when ...
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How can I return larger-than-normal UI text to its original size? [duplicate]

A couple days ago, text and buttons in title bars, menu bars, context menus, and even file names in explorer (and on desktop) became about 40% larger than they were before. I'm not sure what caused ...
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Is there and IFTTT-esque service to auto-update the OSX desktop background with the top post on reddit's /r/wallpapers?

Using If This Then That, it is possible to update your Android phone's desktop background based on whatever the most popular post is on Reddit's /r/wallpapers subreddit. I love this feature for my ...
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Mirror desktop icons (only) on multiple monitors

I'm trying to find a way of mirroring my main desktop onto my secondary monitor so that it shows the same icons on both. Anybody know of a way to do this?
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How can I make alias for desktop folder on XP?

I don't want other users save file to system drive, how can I make a direct link of desktop folder to another folder?
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How to customize a WM

I am looking to build my own GUI for suseLinux, and after digging around on how to customize a Desktop Enviroment (DE) I discovered I want to customize an alredy existing Window Manager... For example ...
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Newly made desktop will not turn on

I just finished building my first desktop. I have plugged everything in (or so I think) and when I go to turn it on for an instant the light on my cpu's cooler turns on and all the fans in the case ...
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Desktop Internet Explorer won't open in Windows 8 on Microsoft Surface Pro 3

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 running windows 8.1. Internet Explorer works in the touch mode but even though the desktop mode is running, I can't navigate to it. It shows as an icon on the taskbar ...
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How can I hide a Window from the task switcher (Alt+Tab)?

The closest to hide a window from the AltTab Task Switcher that I have found is the Minime tool, but it hides too the window from desktop, and I only need to hide its Task Switcher instance. I need ...
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Not able to connect over network

I have a desktop which is running Windows XP. For the last few days, the internet was working fine. Recently the internet stopped working. For some days it worked for only 2 hours a day, then the ...
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Does the amount of files on desktop affect computer performance?

I store thousands of files directly on the desktop folder. When I tell that to some people, they begin to yell "you're making the computer slower!" without any rigorous arguments whatsoever, just ...
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How to get URL of currently opened webpage of Chrome application desktop shortcut

A quick google on my need "How to get URL of currently opend webpage of Chrome application shortcut" give me nothing helpful. So what is the fastest get the URL of an Chrome application desktop ...
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Desktop PSU won't turn on after being turned off or unplugged, but flicking the PSU switch fixes it

(apologies if the wrong board) I have a new desktop computer I built, with all new parts (except for the case). For some reason, if I unplug/replug it in, or turn the PSU switch off for more than ...
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How do I use the PC's headset for smartphone calls, when connected through USB?

When my smartphone (Nokia 500) is connected to the desktop (Win7 x64) though USB, I want the smartphone audio to default to the PC headset for calls. How do I do that? Thanks.
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How to make the Extended Display desktop picture the correct size?

I am using a 24" Samsung Monitor (Connected via HDMI with a highest possible resolution of 1920x1080) to a Windows 7 laptop (Toshiba with a highest possible resolution of 1366x768). When I extend the ...
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Certain Windows 8.1 desktop apps will not start

I'm using a 64-bit Acer laptop running Windows 8.1. When I try to start certain desktop apps, I get the error message (translated:) This application could not be started because the Side-by-Side ...
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My PC freezes randomly [closed]

I just bought a Coolermaster case, a Storm Scout 2 Advanced, and I plugged everything by myself according to the motherboard manual. The thing is that in the middle of nothing the PC just freezes but ...
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Remote desktop server for home use: Is it a good idea?

I am trying to save money by making my old laptop last as long as possible, but today's applications are stretching its resources thin, so I have trouble running games, VMs, and other ...