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Most common locations for shortcuts on Windows (Start Menu, Desktop, Quick Launch…)

I'm searching for the most common locations for a user's shortcuts, that are quickly accessible, like the Desktop, Start Menu and Quick Launch. This should work from XP on through to 8.1. I'm ...
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2answers
29 views

How to set Desktop to show files and folders from different directory?

I recently installed the Google Drive app onto my main PC which creates a Drive folder that syncs the files I have on Drive with the files in the Drive folder. Is there anyway to set up Windows 8 so ...
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25 views

Desktop changes automatically

I have a Windows 7 Desktop for which the Desktop icons change automatically on system restart and creates user account folders without creating user accounts.I have tried removing them but find that ...
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0answers
46 views

Desktop wallpaper only allowing solid colors in Windows 7 [solved]

UPDATE: Thanks to Iszi I was able to solve the problem. There was an Active Desktop policy that pointed to the "a.jpg" file. I disabled the policy and now I'm able to choose the desktop. My Windows 7 ...
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1answer
43 views

Windows tool to resize and place three windows

By pressing Win← and Win→ I can place 2 windows alongside each other, taking 50% of the available space. Is there a utility which can help me to place 3 windows alongside each other? Or maybe even fit ...
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2answers
99 views

Separate Windows desktops on 1 over 3 monitor setup

If I have a 1-over-3 monitor (shown below), is it possible to split the desktop experience into two sections -- one for the bottom three, and a separate for the top one? For example, I want to use ...
1
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2answers
69 views

How to focus WEB-browser with a hotkey in Windows?

In Windows desktop shortcut's properties one can assign a Hot Key to launch that shortcut. There are Three Possible Outcomes First time the hot-key launches that application, next time it brings ...
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1answer
61 views

How to increase maximum number of rows displayed under desktop icon on Windows desktop?

Maybe you know that if any Windows desktop icon has too long display name, only first two rows are displayed when it loses the focus. See the second icon in the example: focused: focus lost: ...
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0answers
15 views

Mousing to the edge of the window to bring the rest of it on screen (How to?)

Moved from StackOverflow I have searched (what I feel) to be more than a reasonable amount of time on this and the results keep bringing up answers that are almost right (ie. Turn on Aero Snap). In ...
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51 views

How to toggle Windows 8.1 icons with a hot key [duplicate]

I have a Windows 8.1 and My desktop is a mess, so I need to find out a way of toggling the "show/hide icons" function without using "HideDesktopIcons.exe" Simple= I need to toggle the icons on/off on ...
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1answer
664 views

Why can't I reposition my desktop icons in Windows 8.1 Pro?

I've tried everything that I can think of. When I try to drag and drop a desktop icon, the cursor turns to a slashed-out circle and won't let me move the icon. I can't drag them into folders or ...
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2answers
2k views

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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18 views

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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2answers
74 views

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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0answers
32 views

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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0answers
42 views

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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1answer
74 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
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1answer
318 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
65 views

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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1answer
91 views

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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2answers
233 views

Change “Show Desktop” to “Minimize All”

I'd like to use Alt+Tab a lot when I'm programming under Windows. It's the quickest method to switch between windows. However, there's one annoying thing about this, and that is when I switch over to ...
1
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1answer
4k views

Is it possible to remove/hide Windows title bars?

I'm very used to my Linux desktop, but in my new job I'm forced to use Windows. For efficiency, I'm veeery used to minimize/maximize using keyboard shortcuts and move/resize windows using alt+mouse. ...
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1answer
274 views

windows 7 screen edge wrong after remote desktop

This seems to happen after I remote desktop into my work computer. Work computer has 2 monitors, both 1280 x 1024, running Windows 7 Pro. Home computer also 2 monitors, 1680 x 1050, and 1024 x 768, ...
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1answer
81 views

my internet connection was changed on my computer and someone put a administrator on my computer [closed]

My husband says he doesn't know what is going on and that i went to a site that messed up my computer . But when i show him that someone has added a administrator to my computer he gets mad at me can ...
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2answers
287 views

Windows 7 Online Desktop Background Changer [closed]

I am looking for a software which will change my desktrop background image every 30 minutes - 1 hour from some random gallery online, I do not care much. I am looking for high - res pictures ( 2000 ...
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4answers
124 views

Is there a software for defining areas in Windows for sticking windows in them? [closed]

There are some softwares offered by Philips or Asus that come with their Monitors. Like when in Windows 7, if you pull a windows far to the left, it will suggest that the windows will take half of ...
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4answers
3k views

Can't place icons on the bottom row of the desktop (Windows 7)

It seems since I connected a third monitor the desktop icons can't be placed at the bottom row. Here's a screenshot: Any idea how to fix this? Thanks.
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1answer
69 views

How to get the Sort By option on Desktop in Vista?

I don't have the Sort By option when I right-click on the Desktop in Windows Vista. However, I do have this option if I right-click on an empty area in Windows Explorer while viewing Desktop folder ...
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0answers
75 views

Windows 8 “My computer” desktop icon shown as "My computer 32-bit)

Hello after windows update "my computer" desktop icon shown up as "My computer 32-bit" (My system is 64bit) , my custom context menu also lost but it exists on my computer clsid in the registry.. ...
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1answer
1k views

How do you change an individual icon's size on the desktop for windows 7

Is it possible to change an icons size on the desktop individually? I have already tried using group methods such as CNTRL and the scroll wheel but that just changes every icons size not the ...
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1answer
138 views

my desktop icons (PC) disappeared

I was using my win7 PC, and all the sudden most of my desktop icons disappeared. I searched for an item I remembered and I saw it's in the temp Recycle bin. I have tried to open this path (open path), ...
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2answers
765 views

gray dotted box outlining desktop icons on windows 7

I occasionally get this problem where for some reason small, dotted gray boxes appear around my desktop icons. It always goes away after I restart, but I'm just curious what it is. I don't know of ...
0
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1answer
677 views

Remove shortcut arrow only on desktop?

How can you remove the little arrow on the bottom of every shortcut icon, except I only want to remove it on the desktop. I think I can make a small program with whichever icon I want that acts as a ...
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2answers
425 views

Is it possible to pin a windows to the desktop in Windows 7?

I am looking at pinning the window from an application to the desktop in Windows 7. I do not want this window to be on top of the others, just "glued" to the desktop. It could look like what used to ...
0
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0answers
45 views

Change default display where new files appear on desktop

I have a three monitor setup. When i save a file to the desktop they always appear on the center screen. Since that's my main screen, the files are usually behind an application. Is there some way I ...
1
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1answer
72 views

Virtual desktop or virtual monitor

Does anyone know if there is a way that you can setup a virtual desktop or monitor using VNC? I have 2 windows 7 machines and would like to be able to connect them but in different user accounts so ...
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votes
1answer
68 views

Use team viewer with different desktop

I have a computer with windows 8. Is there a way to access this computer from work with team viewer but using another desktop? I want the person at home to still be able to use the computer, watch a ...
1
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1answer
173 views

How to access remote desktop (like SSH -X) in a windows system?

I've been struggling all around the interwebz and I couldn't find any useful answer. I have a computer with a Windows OS that has some software that I just can't run on GNU/Linux. But in GNU/Linux, to ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

'Mouse click' sound keeps randomly happening on Windows 7

My PC keeps making a mouse click sound that happens when you open a folder or click a link on the internet. Thing is- it does it when nothing is open and there is no user activity. It's almost like ...
4
votes
2answers
195 views

Check validity of “windows shorcuts”

Is there any simple, automatable method of check for a .lnk file validity? I mean I got a couple of directories whith these shorcuts to apps, and the only way I know if the executable file stills ...
2
votes
1answer
65 views

Green light running in Monitor bottom

I have LG 17'' LCD Monitor. From few days green light run in Monitor bottom under task bar. In the screenshot, I draw the green line myself. But the real green line run exactly in that place every ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Display Text File On Desktop

I am looking for freeware that will allow me to display a text file on my windows desktop. Hopefully some software that is lightweight, and will work on WinXP to Win8. I plan to use this freeware in ...
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0answers
214 views

Remote Desktop stopped working

I am running Windows Vista Business SP2 on my main PC connected to router by a cable and my wireless laptop runs Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. I installed additional Microsoft Office components and now ...
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0answers
189 views

Windows 8 desktop refreshes every 30secs

Desktop blanks every 30 secs or so for a second (icons and wallpaper) except for any active windows. Windows update had stopped working and I ran the windows troubleshooter to fix the problem. It did ...
0
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2answers
275 views

Issues with desktop icons on windows

I am using Windows Server 2012. I know it's a windows server and visual appearance isn't that important but I use the desktop a lot and some windows effects such as the drop shadow makes locating ...
1
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1answer
216 views

Windows 7 missing icons and taskbar

We are running Windows 7 on a notebook. After logging in with one account (it has Admin rights), empty desktop appears, with no icons and no taskbar. I can change desktop properties (e.g. Themes), I ...
4
votes
1answer
541 views

Remove the rectangle around desktop icon when selected

Is there a way to remove the rectangle around desktop icons, whithin the aero theme? Take a look at this icon. You can see the box around the icon when it's highlighted: Now, take a look at the ...
3
votes
1answer
50 views

Icons are broken

I have a problem after installing a program to remove the arrows on the desktop icons. Instead of removing the arrows, all my icons do not appear properly. It is like half is showing. It is hard to ...
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0answers
138 views

Change the default icon allignment of windows desktop

When a file is created or moved or anything inside the desktop dir, the default alignment is from left-top to down: What I want to do is to assign a different default alignment, for example from ...