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Public Desktop icons plus more not showing

We have one user on one computer that all of the Public Desktop icons is missing from her computer, plus things like recycle bin. Her personal icons are showing as they should, just not the public ...
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Desktop icon layout keeps changing when resuming from standby

I use my laptop for college and as a result, it's moved around a lot. When the lid is shut I have it going to standby, but however every time I resume it, my desktop layout changes. It goes from ...
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How to make Windows 7 save new files on secondary desktop?

I have two monitors and when I save file on a Desktop, it saves on a primary destop. I need to tell system to arrange new files/icons starting with my secondary desktop. Any suggestions how to do it?
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How do I make a transparent desktop icon (like the Firefox icon)

I have this icon converted into a .ico When I change a desktop folder to this icon, the four outer corners are white, and not see through. An example of an icon I'm trying to replicate would be ...
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My Desktop Icons are Magically Moving

I'm tired of the desktop icons moving when I turn on my computer. I've unchecked "Auto-arrange icons" and "Allow themes to change desktop icons" (as suggested by a google search), but the problem ...
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I want a desktop icon on the left of taskbar to look like the word icon

Is it true I can not place a shortcut for my "desktop" to the left of the taskbar? I want it to look just like the Word, folders Excel One Note icons. It seems like it should be a simple thing. I ...
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Wrong Icons for some files [duplicate]

After opening my .pdf files in WINDOWS 8 , it shows the icon of wordpad. Moreover for some softwares like sonic visualiser, it shows the same icon as wordpad. There is no iconCache.db file in my ...
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No right click, No icons on desktop, Icons are in the taskbar instead?

My service laptop, running on XP for the moment, do not display any icon on the desktop nor allow to right click on the desktop. The desktop icons are instead located in the taskbar, I deleted the ...
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Windows doesn't launch the application and all installed programs had .lnk extension

If you need more details, refer my this problem All installed programs had .lnk extension automatically! Windows doesn't launch the application specifically those on windows list. When i hit windows ...
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Differences in cursor previews

I was looking at some of the system cursors present in C:\Windows\Cursors and I saw that there are differences in the previews shown in different places by Windows Explorer This has happened on ...
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How to change icons set for all common filetype in windows 8.1?

I'm using windows 8.1 and want to replace all my current icon set with Free File Icons. How to do that? These are the list of free icons offered in the set: AAC, AI, AIFF, AVI, C, CPP, CSS, ...
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Why do I keep losing desktop icons after hibernation?

After coming out of hibernation a lot of my desktop icons have disappeared . These are generally the ones relating to Computer, printers, disk drives, but not program files. I am running Win 7 x64 ...
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Easiest way to use a keyboard shortcut to toggle desktop icons

I've tried autohotkey, and I can't find a script that will work with windows 8 after hours of searching. Please help me find an easy way to assign a keyboard shortcut like windows F11 to toggle the ...
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Drag & Drop (a file) to Desktop Icons ceased to open it, Replaced with “Move to Desktop”

I used to be able to drag and drop files to some of my desktop icons (e.g. Notepad++, AstroGrep, etc.) to open them with the applications represented by those icons. About a month ago (can't recall ...
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Desktop Icon “reset”…What is happening behind the scenes? [duplicate]

As the Win 7 system comes up, upon install of a package, or at some point, all the icons basically turn into just a simple box and then over a few seconds get restored with the proper image. This is ...
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Why does the vertical space between desktop icons change when I toggle the auto hide property of the taskbar?

I recently changed the auto-hide property of of my taskbar from "On" to "Off". Doing so caused all the icons on my desktop to get rearranged. The icons were rearranged in such a way as to clear out ...
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Photoshop icon missing after deleting desktop shortcut in Windows 7

I deleted a bunch of shortcut icons on the desktop in Windows 7 to clear the screen. One of them was Photoshop cs5. Ever since its icon has gone missing. I get the default icon for unknown app in the ...
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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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Desktop Icons are frozen

My desktop icons & favorites bar icons have frozen. Is there a driver or command to make them draggable again? I am running XP SP3.
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How do I get the Windows 8 Desktop to stop refreshing itself while I'm working?

I have an Asus touchscreen laptop with Windows 8, not RT. The best way that I can describe the problem is: when I am working on something in the desktop, the desktop/screen refreshes itself. It ...
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Win7 x64 desktop icons are now black boxes

Recently, on my Win7 x64 Dell, the majority of my desktop icons have black boxes covering them. The recycle bin alone seems to be immune to the black box. Via a Google search I learned to go to the ...
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How can I change desktop icon spacing in Windows 8?

I can't seem to specify a per theme Windows desktop icon spacing. It used to be possible in Windows 7, to embed this in your theme (mystyle file). I cant find the effect in Winodws 8, and I wonder ...
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Changing the (Taskbar) icons in Windows 8?

I want to change the icons in my Taskbar to square tiles, but I can’t for the life of me figure out how you change icons in Windows 8. What is the easiest, snazziest way of changing the Pro (non-RT) ...
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Taskbar/Desktop icon flashing on launch, but not opening

My computer is a normal Windows 7 - Ultimate box, 64-bit version. Nothing too fancy, but not too shabby either. I use it for browsing the net and a daily portion (of healthy!) gaming. Nothing more, ...
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Where are native Windows 8 icons located?

I'm talking about simple white icons that appears on start screen. I want to use them on shortcuts. So, I need a file or .dll that contains metro icons.
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How can I turn off pictures in powerpoint thumbnail icons?

In windows 7 all of my powerpoint files show the title image in the icon. Is there anyway to turn this off show it just shows some default powerpoint icon. I find it hard to actually find my ppt ...
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Gnome Settings - gsettings vs gconftool-2

In Gnome 3 desktop icons are hidden by default. I tried to show them this way gconftool-2 --set -t bool /org/gnome/desktop/background/show-desktop-icons true It didn't work. So i tried: gsettings ...
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How can I make the icon font color on a windows 7 prof desktop work?

I have C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Scenes\img25.jpg as wallpaper (I think it's a standard windows wallpaper.) The desktop icon font color is white. It cannot be read without heavy eye pain. I want it to ...
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Windows 7: Desktop icons move to other monitor every reboot

Every time I reboot my computer the desktop icons get moved to my other monitor... they are still in the same relative position, just the wrong screen. My taskbar is on the correct screen, which ...
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How can I change font and color of the captions under the icons on the desktop?

I am trying to use a different font and color for the captions on the icons on the desktop. Under Personalize I have been able to change the icon spacing (both horizontal and vertical) and the size of ...
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Desktop icons keep changing position

My icons keep changing position after I play a video game that's set to another resolution or when I plug the laptop onto a TV/projector (basically different resolution will cause it). How can I stop ...
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How can I fix corrupted shortcut icons?

One of my computers was showing really bad graphics problems, not only in Windows but also in the BIOS. I replaced the graphics card and most problems went away - except the .LNK shortcut icons in ...
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Cannot move the icons in windows explorer

I cannot move items in any explorer instance. Desktop or any other Explorer folder, I just can't move icons around. I've tried anti virus / anti-spyware software. I have SP3 and it's not due to "keep ...
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Where are those crapware desktop icons located?

My new Acer Aspire One netbook came pre-installed with Windows 7 Starter and lots of other promotional software. Some of them (like Norton and McAfee) I uninstalled immediately. Others (like the ...
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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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Where is Vista storing my “deleted” desktop icon?

I've installed v1 of some software, then uninstalled it. After that I cleared all references to this software- no files in "program files" folder, no registry entries, nothing. Then I installed v2 of ...
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How can I create an icon on my Macintosh desktop that takes me to a web page?

How can I create an icon on my Macintosh desktop that takes me to a web page?
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Something just “tweaked” the quality of my desktop icons in XP

Help! I was just now using Tweak UI to change some simple settings, like the mouse wheel, some contents in the start menu, etc. I am not aware of having changed any icon settings/thumbnail quality ...
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Move Ubuntu Desktop Icons to the right

I'm looking for a way to move the Ubuntu Desktop Icons to the right without them getting put on the left. Like in the Mac OS Format. Is this possible?
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How to change desktop icon size in Windows 7 without mouse wheel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reduce the desktop icon size in Windows 7? In Windows 7, you can use Ctrl + Mouse Wheel to change your icon size on your desktop. How do you do this on a ...
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Organize desktop icons on Windows into categories or sections

I want to organize my Windows desktop icons by categories. Multimedia, system tools, editors, etc. I need to define rectangular areas of the desktop, then place the shortcut icons. They would stay ...