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New windows looses focus

If I have a few open Windows open on task bar and then ask for Notepad to open all that happens is that the notepad flashes for a fraction of a second and closes. Notepad is now at bottom of stack ...
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When I move files to desktop, I cannot open, delete or move them

I have just had a new problem come up with moving files to my desktop. I am running windows 7. If I move a file to the desktop I cannot open, move or delete it. Anything that was on the desktop until ...
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21 views

Sharing only a single folder on windows 7 starter

I want to share a single folder located on my desktop, and sync it via SyncToy to another pc on the network. However, when I make it a shared folder, the 'users' folder also becomes shared. Altough ...
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1answer
43 views

Show Desktop button too quick in Windows 7

Somewhere along the line, some PC performance app altered how the "Show Desktop" button in the bottom-right of Windows 7 works. By default, it takes a second to activate when you hover over it. But ...
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0answers
24 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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1answer
54 views

How to identify a Message Box on my Desktop

I have just noticed a little pop up input box on my Desktop that has no Close, Minimise or Maximise buttons in the top right, I was wondering where has this guy come from? I was in Outlook 2013 with ...
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1answer
51 views

(Windows 7) Is it possible to reserve one monitor for a single application?

I'm looking for a means of 'Locking' an application to one monitor on my multi monitor display, so that only this single specific application is permanently docked there, and has exclusive use of that ...
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0answers
44 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
53 views

Windows 7 - get location of Recycling Bin on Desktop

Is there any way to get the location (x,y coordinates or similar) of the icon for the Recycling Bin on the Desktop? Thanks
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4answers
371 views

How to fix invisible file name?

How do I fix an invisible file name? I can open it in Notepad, and it shows the filename as .gitignore, but it shows up like this: Google gives me tutorials on how to accomplish this, but I want ...
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0answers
13 views

When hiding the tool bar hide it 100% [duplicate]

I am using windows 7. I have set the toolbar to auto-hide. for some reason I can still see the 1 row of pixel form the toolbar even when it is hidden. Any way to make that row invisible?
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1answer
58 views

How to move a livestream wallpaper behind desktop icons?

I have recently put the International Space Station (ISS) live stream as my background via VLC. With some adjusting of the zoom i've managed to fit the live stream perfectly to my desktop but my ...
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0answers
70 views

a computer issue that has stumped many - iTunes/VLC/any audio starts skipping after several hours

I gave an old desktop to a buddy of mine. It was in use as a fileserver/media server in my apartment, and I finally did some upgrades, yada yada. It was perfectly fine here. Problem description: ...
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1answer
77 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
73 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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1answer
70 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
68 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
89 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
57 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
32 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
347 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
424 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
25 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
97 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
265 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
120 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
280 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
121 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
2k 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
48 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 ...
0
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3answers
403 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
43 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
62 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
154 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
95 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
votes
2answers
54 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 ...
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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, ...
2
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1answer
177 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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votes
1answer
137 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
749 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
79 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
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2answers
416 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
702 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 ...
0
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1answer
125 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
899 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. ...
0
votes
1answer
361 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
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1answer
178 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
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 ...