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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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1answer
57 views

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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2answers
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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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1answer
23 views

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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0answers
13 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
33 views

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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1answer
28 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 ...
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3answers
55 views

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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1answer
67 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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1answer
46 views

Desktop Background changing issues

My desktop background doesn't change, it seems that the ease of access option "remove background image (if possible)" is always checked, even after I uncheck it, it resets to checked, I managed to ...
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0answers
26 views

Icons and Open file dialog are messed up after backuping Windows system folders on external hard drive

On Windows 7 I moved my Document and Desktop folders (using Windows Explorer, not on command line) to an external hard disc (directory F:\backup\). When the hard disc is not attached and I use File ...
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1answer
202 views

How to toggle desktop icons' visibility in Windows 7 or 8

I want to create a taskbar icon which toggles the visibility of the desktop icons. If I click it while desktop icons are shown, they must disappear. If I click it while they are hidden, they must ...
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2answers
206 views

Is there any way to make Windows 7 desktop look like Metro UI of Windows 8? [closed]

Imagine there is a slider in your desktop on Windows 7 and you can slide to right or left sides. Like an extended desktop. For example like 4000 x 1080 pixels. Is it possible? Any software that makes ...
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0answers
24 views

Is there a way to create a script/BAT that changes my desktop image… if so how? [duplicate]

Okay so I just got this program that lets me lock my PC screen (this info doesn't matter much) anyways... You can run files when the program starts/locks and closes/unlocks. What I would like to do is ...
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0answers
85 views

Change theme of windows 7 taskbar?

I really want a cool desktop look. I checked out rainmeter and thought it was perfect but i dont want to use it cause it might slow down my pc and my pc isnt that high-end. I saw a screenshot of ...
0
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1answer
209 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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0answers
82 views

Second monitor's display is enlarged

My second monitor's desktop background has suddenly become magnified upon restart. (Any photo I select is 'overcropped' so it shows only the center of the photo.) The primary computer's background is ...
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2answers
181 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 ...
2
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4answers
110 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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3answers
1k 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
1k views

How can I make a transparent lock screen for Windows 7?

Okay I am wondering if there is a solution I can use that incorporates itself into the Windows log off, shutdown, restart, etc... menu. I am looking for this solution to add in the lock screen ...
0
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0answers
44 views

Show windows desktop when running Emerge Desktop

I am running "Emerge Desktop" and I would like to show the old desktop. I had some calendar application running that would draw the calendar on the windows desktop, but after the switch to emerge ...
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3answers
212 views

What does a grayed-out shortcut indicate?

This morning I notice I have a new shortcut on my desktop - "desktop.ini" It is grayed out, yet I can open it and see the minimal contents, namely: [.ShellClassInfo] ...
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0answers
38 views

Desktop items vanishing

The problem I am having is with my desktop items. Just to confirm, I have already: Right clicked and selected "View" :- The box is checked. I have tried showing hidden and system files, - no joy. ...
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0answers
60 views

Moved a folder containing shortcuts from desktop. Now it seems to point nowhere?

I just moved a folder from my desktop to another drive. The folder only contained shortcuts, but about a hundred of them. I moved everything to from my desktop to the same place, but when I open it ...
0
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1answer
140 views

How to remove system folders from Windows 7 Explorer Main Window (NOT the Navigation Pane)

I'm old people proofing a laptop and trying to remove or hide these folders with a registry tweak. Anyone? Win 7 64 bit
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0answers
79 views

On Windows 7, is there a way to map a printer such that it is available for all sessions?

While logged in as the normal console session user (i.e. no elevated privileges) I can start a custom Windows application the normal way, and I can send a file to a printer by pressing a print button ...
0
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2answers
50 views

Possible to RDP into a desktop other than current one(using desktop manager)

I am using a Virtual Desktop Manager to run 4 desktops that I use. I am wondering if it is possible to RDP into a different desktop than the one that is currently being viewed on the local PC? So I am ...
1
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1answer
2k views

Wallpaper slideshow not available in Windows 7 Home Basic

I have Windows 7 Home Basic. I want to set up wallpaper slideshow (when desktop background images change every X seconds). But when I open the wallpaper menu there are no ticks near single wallpapers, ...
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1answer
150 views

Cannot delete or see properties of desktop network icons

This is probably a really dumb question, but I have spent hours on this problem. I suspect it has to do with privileges, but I can't seem to find the relevant information! The problem is on my wife's ...
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1answer
114 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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0answers
190 views

How can I fix a desktop right click delay in Windows 7?

I am looking for information on how to properly troubleshoot a desktop right click delay in Windows 7 after 3rd party apps have been installed. I did find this program ShellMenuView. This will allow ...
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1answer
551 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
109 views

Arranging icons inside a folder on Windows wherever I want

Is there any way to arrange icons in a Windows folder wherever I want? I have to switch resolutions many times a day for work and my icons on the desktop are always being messed around. I wanted to ...
0
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1answer
69 views

Changing the Size of Desktop Icons one-by-one

I thought that it would be better if we can change the size of desktop icons one-by-one. I mean if you think that "Musics" folder is more important for you than "Documents", and you want to enlarge ...
0
votes
1answer
244 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 ...
2
votes
2answers
461 views

Is there a way to have Windows 7 slideshow wallpapers on 2 screens

UltraMon which i use allows each screen to have it's own wallpaper but it doesn't have the slideshow feature that windows 7 has but the problem is that windows 7 shows the same wallpaper on both ...
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1answer
102 views

Multiple Desktops [duplicate]

I want to use more Desktops and I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium. So I'm searching for a lightwight programm giving me more space for my icons on the desktop (Like one for video editing, one for ...
0
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1answer
745 views

Windows 7: How to hide public shortcuts from user desktop without administrative privileges?

My work computer has lots of default installed programs with annoying desktop shortcuts. I want to hide some (or all) public shortcuts (from C:\Users\Public\Desktop) without administrative privileges. ...
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0answers
106 views

Possible to force windows to refresh their thumbnails?

Is it possible to force Windows' DWM (Desktop Window Manager) to refresh the snapshots ("thumbnails") of all windows, all at once? NOTES From what I understand, Windows no longer uses "thumbnails" ...
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1answer
242 views

How can I permanently divide / separate files, folders, and shortcuts on Windows 7 desktop? [duplicate]

Basically I want to devote a flexible, visibly divided fraction of my screen to each type of icon visible on the Desktop (files, folders, shortcuts). What will I (or someone much more skilled than I ...
0
votes
1answer
144 views

Is there a good reason why desktop icons are 32x32 pixels

i have a program that allows me to create icons which i normally use to assign to folders and shortcuts, alot of icons i find on discs for games are 32x32 and this programs allows me to create icons ...
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1answer
62 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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2answers
206 views

Large desktop on windows 7

I would love to be able to augment the resolution of my desktop larger than that of my monitor. Currently I am limited by the max resolution of my monitor. In a previous laptop (toshiba) running ...
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votes
2answers
137 views

desktop switching in windows (virtual desktops) [duplicate]

I would like to know whether it is possible to set up the windows 7 desktop to display multiple virtual desktops, like in Ubuntu where you can switch from one desktop to another using ...
1
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1answer
2k views

Screen resolution changes after wake-up from sleep

Often when I put my Windows 7 [64 Bit] PC to sleep and then wake it up, my log-in screen changes size. After i hit Ctrl+Alt+Del and log-in, my Desktop has huge Icons and the open windows are so big ...
1
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1answer
126 views

How can i troubleshoot windows desktop locked up / freezed up?

Sometimes my desktop freezes. All icons go white and accept no action. If I go to Task Manager, kill explorer.exe and restart it, it go back to normal. How can I troubleshoot this, to know what is ...
1
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2answers
395 views

How do you move a desktop icon offscreen?

I am using Microsoft's SyncToy in Windows 7 to do backups between several locations, including my desktop. Unfortunately, SyncToy stores metadata in hidden .dat files that it leaves wherever it backs ...
3
votes
1answer
2k 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 ...
1
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1answer
134 views

On Windows 7 Mutiple Wallpaper Scenario: How would I get the filename of the currently-displayed Wallpaper? [duplicate]

Given a Windows 7 Mutiple wallpaper setup. I'm talking about hundreds of wallpapers in a folder. Wallpapers on my desktop change every 5 minutes. Sometimes I see a wallpaper that I want to delete, ...