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Any solution for this? (Desktop View on Win XP) [duplicate]

I wanted to have a 3D desktop on my Windows XP, and I did try some applications out of which BumpTop and Real Desktop are very good, but there were some issues in their usage/behavior that I had to ...
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Alt+Tab to Desktop in XP like in Vista/7

Is there any way to add the empty desktop entry to the task switch list to switch to it with alt+tab in windows xp? Like in windows 7. I know this is not (or at least not public/documented) part of ...
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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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Changing desktop folder

I know that this question is replied thousand times but, I change Desktop folder of my Windows XP by Regedit, from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders I ...
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Display webpage on desktop background (WinXP)

I want to display a website on the desktop background imitating the functionality of Active Desktop (I decided against using it because it is really limited). Here's what I'm looking for: It should ...
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329 views

Consequences of physically moving My Documents folder to Desktop folder?

What possible consequences (i.e. system instability / some programs failing) I can get if I'd create a junction point that points from My Documents to Desktop\My Documents? Currently, I have two ...
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One computer, two desktops?

Can I make my single computer run multiple desktops at the same time. I need one desktop that will work in the background until I decide to switch back to it from the other regular everyday desktop. ...
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1answer
486 views

Windows XP - who is connected remotely?

Is there any simple way to check who is currently connected to Windows XP computer using the command line? Information that I need is in Windows Task Manager/Users. I need to know Client Name, not ...
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1answer
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Display Full File Name on XP Desktop

In Windows XP, if a file name on the Desktop is greater than eight characters, the name is truncated and an ellipsis ("...") appears. Is there anyway to always display the full file name?
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In Windows XP, how do you create a shortcut to the desktop?

Running the command desktop brings up C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Desktop. This is different from the top of the hierarchy, "Desktop". I would like to create a shortcut or create a command ...
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1answer
686 views

Tool to set one background image for dual monitors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best multiple monitors app for Windows 7? Set one background to stretch across multi-monitor display? I used to use a desktop utility program that provides ...
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1answer
349 views

“shortcut” same type as MY COMPUTER where is it located?

Shortcuts such as My Computer or Outlook are generated by the system automatically. When we right-click on it and go properties, it usually opens a .cpl file(control panel extension) When you open ...
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883 views

How can I move an unmovable window in Windows XP?

I'm using Windows XP on a company issued computer at a client I work for and they have a password changing utility that pops up and forces you to change your password every month or so. They've ...
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1answer
117 views

Why can I see some desktop icons only with Windows Explorer?

If I navigate to the desktop using Windows Explorer in Windows XP, I see an Internet Explorer icon in the list along with all the other icons on the desktop. For some reason, when looking at the ...
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366 views

Desktop icons on windows xp go back to unordered state after restart

I am using windows XP align to grid property. Then i arrange them in my order. But when i restart all icons again goes to their previous state. What should i do
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Unremovable folder on Desktop

I am unable to remove a folder on my desktop named http. When I try to drag and drop something into that folder, another folder is created with a same name. Moreover, when I intend cut or copy ...
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Desktop icons are gone in Windows XP

My desktop icons are not showing up, and right click won't work, but the taskbar and all are there. This happened after I set up a active desktop. Now I have removed it and changed the theme as well, ...
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1answer
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Set font background color to transparent on desktop

I've already done this: Control Panel / System / Advanced / Performance Tab / Settings Button and put a checkmark in: Use Drop Shadows for Icon Labels on But I still get a color in the font ...
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2answers
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Why can't I enable drop shadows on my Windows XP desktop icons?

I've been helping my grandfather maintain his old Dell for quite a while now, and every now and then something inexplicable will go wrong. The most recent issue is that the desktop icons refuse to ...
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Are there any good tools for cleaning up a horribly complex set of Windows desktop shortcuts?

One of the Windows XP users I support (it's a Windows domain environment) has a huge, nightmarish collection of folders, files and shortcuts to folders and files on their desktop. This came about due ...
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2answers
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How to prevent a new folder and files on desktop?

I want to ask you that, how to prevent a new folder creation in the desktop for a limited account user. I had changed the security and give privilege to Administrator only for C drive. But still it is ...
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1answer
619 views

Desktop Background Group Policy - Windows XP, SBS 2008

I'm applying a desktop background via a group policy on user's PC's. It works fine on most, except for two PC's on which the desktop background is only applied to 1/5th of the background. The rest of ...
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1answer
779 views

Exe files show the default icon on the desktop, quick launch and in the start menu

Is there any way to fix this? It appears that the user ran some kind of registry cleaner after getting an error. Editing the properties to point directly to a resource in the exe file does not work. ...
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1answer
1k views

Connect to remote desktop via mstsc automatically via username and password

How do I connect to mstsc remote desktop automatically with username and passowrd just like Windows 7 works in Windows XP?
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1answer
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Set Windows XP desktop background with group policy

I need to set a specific desktop background picture to a number of Windows XP machines. Is it possible to use some group policy for this or must I do it one by one?
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1answer
784 views

“My Computer” icon on Desktop displays wrong?

Today, When I see my desktop it shows my "My Computer" icon like an image above. What is going wrong with my PC? NOTE: My PC is connected in LAN so, kindly consider that point.
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A folder took a form of a vertical “task bar” on the left side of screen. How to reverse it?

I don't understand what happened: Somehow my son opened his folder on the laptop and clicked somewhere, now the folder always appears in the form of a vertical bar on the left side of my desktop: ...
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2answers
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How can I work around a locked down desktop image in Windows XP?

My work PC has a fixed desktop image which is automatically pulled from the server when I log in. My user account does not have administrative privileges, and desktop image settings have been locked ...
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How do I Rotate the Desktop in Windows XP

My angel pressed some thing and after that the Windows screen has rotated. It has become vertical. I have restarted but still shows the same. How to resolve this issue ?
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I think my computer has two desktops and I don't know how to remove the extra one

I think my computer has two desktops - I have no idea how to remove the second one which I never use, not that I know how to use it anyway. If I take my mouse pointer out of the upper bounds of my ...
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2answers
169 views

Managing jobs on remote computers running Windows

I have 10 computers at work all of which have Windows XP (either 32- or 64-bit). Each installation is a separate one and not server-based. I work on different sets of code and to run jobs I have set ...
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Organizing My Windows Desktop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Organize desktop icons on Windows Short of dragging and dropping icons into "groups", what's the best way to organize the 40 Icons on my Windows XP desktop?
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Peculiar Wallpaper Behavior

on my XP desktop i had a wallpaper set lets say oldWallpaper.jpg now i changed this to newWallppaer.jpg but when ever the system starts first it displays the last set wallpaper oldWallpaper.jpg and ...
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Windows XP - how to move Desktop and Favorites locations?

how could I move the Desktop location and the Favoriets location on Windows XP SP3? Let's say for instance I want to move them out from "C:\Documents and Settings\User" into "C:\". Is this possible? ...
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1answer
305 views

How to forbid shortcuts deletion from the desktop

I'm looking how to forbid a limited XP user from deleting a shortcut from the desktop. I've been trying to set the Security permissions but I can't apply them to a shortcut. can someone help me on ...
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1answer
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How to get Windows XP to snap windows to desktop like Vista?

You can drag windows in Windows Vista to have them snap to the sides, and have the window only take up half the screen, etc. Is there software for XP that mimics this functionality?
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208 views

Show all tray icons in Windows permanently

Is there a way to show all tray icons in the Windows Task Bar of Windows XP, permanently? I don't like to go over tray icons and extend them each time I need to see a specific icon.
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191 views

Desktop icons disappeared

My desktop icons are gone, how can I get them back?
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457 views

Application for Auto-Scaling backgrounds in Windows XP

One thing that's always annoyed me about windows XP is how there's no "scale" option for the desktop background. It either has to be stretched or centered. It's a pretty simple algorithm to scale the ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to get a larger desktop than the screen?

Is there any freeware out there that will allow me to run the desktop that is larger than the resolution of the screen? My situation: Win XP, Dell Mini 10, iirc- Intel GMA950 I need to use a netbook ...
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358 views

How to combine the contents of 2 Windows directory like Windows Desktop

For example, Desktop of Windows (XP, Vista, 7) merged contents of 2 folder (All Users\Desktop and Current User\Desktop) How to create a folder like this? That display the contains of both 2 different ...
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1answer
421 views

Windows XP right-click mouse option to send shortcut to desktop gone

Windows XP right-click mouse option to send shortcut to desktop suddenly gone
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1answer
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How to align all desktop items Right side? by default it always have at left side?

How to align all desktop items Right side? by default it always have at left side?
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1answer
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Absolutely stop Windows XP from re-arranging my desktop icons?

(I have Auto Arrange turned off.) I keep icons lined up on the right edge of my desktop so that they peak out around the various windows on my desktop, handy for drag-n-drop. The only problem is that ...
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5answers
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Scrolling Desktop

I am trying to install a new 23" widescreen monitor, and have some problems. It is an LG W2343T plugged via DVI into a NVidia GeForce 8800GT card. Win XP. Both card and monitor have latest drivers ...
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How to “delete” the Recycle Bin from the Desktop

Although I have found this question here in Super User I'm not satisfied with answers there Is there any secure way, in Windows XP, to hide the recycle bin from the desktop. I find it very scary (and ...
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1answer
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How to set custom JPG wallpaper using script for new user accounts (WinXP)

I'm trying to discover a way to use a script (batch file commands) to set a .jpg image as the wallpaper for a new user account. If this can't work, then I could use a logon script for that user, once ...
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3answers
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Desktop icons and taskbar not shown in Windows XP

I am not able see any desktop icons, taskbar in my Windows XP system. Also none of the keyboard shortcuts like Win Key + R, Win Key + E are not working. Yesterday I installed AVG 9.0 in my machine ...
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1answer
325 views

Desktop picture problem

I've put a picture on my desktop, but it disappears. This happens only when I put my laptop in a hibernation mode. When I turn it on, there is blank desktop (but containing icons), and my picture ...
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How to enable desktop background options

I have a PC where the desktop background options are disabled. I have tried resetting the ActiveDesktop - AllowChangingWallpaper (something like that) to no avail. There is no security enabled on ...