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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 ...
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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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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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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 laptop ...
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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, DAT,...
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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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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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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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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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How to display “My Computer” icon of Windows 10 on desktop

I just install Windows10 in my pc but I didn't find the way to set "My Computer" icon of Windows 10 on desktop. I want to display that. How can I do that ??
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Windows 10 Desktop Icons in Tile View Mode

Not sure why this is happening, but all my Windows 10 icons are listing their file size. Each icon has a KB or Byte list next to them and the icon box is super duper wide. Folders are not like this, ...
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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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Gnome Settings - gsettings vs gconftool-2

In GNOME 3 desktop icons are hidden by default. I tried to show them up this way: gconftool-2 --set -t bool /org/gnome/desktop/background/show-desktop-icons true It didn't work. So I tried: ...
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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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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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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 doesn'...
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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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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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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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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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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 like ...
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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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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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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 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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Is there a way to hide the blue compression arrows on a Win 10 icon

In Windows 10 there is a new indicator to show a folder or file is being compressed. It even shows this for shortcuts and folders. I don't want to see this... How do I make them disappear (...
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Only Icons Missing from desktop

I opened the PC in the morning, and this is what I got: As is visible the icons of the UWA apps were no affected and the start menu also is unaffected. When Control Panel is in category view ...
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Netflix Metro App Desktop Shortcut Icon Missing

I am not understanding why this would be happening and can't seem to fix it. What it looks like: I've tried deleting the shortcut and creating a new one and it worked once, not any more. I've ...
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Windows 10 shortcut icons are messed up

I recently encountered a problem with my Windows 10. My shortcuts are using a different symbol (the down left corner of the shortcut) other than the normal shortcut symbol. The symbol changes from ...
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Some icons can't be placed on the bottom row in certain spots?

I'm currently having a very strange issue where certain icons can't be placed on the bottom row of my desktop and only in certain spots. Does anyone know what is going on? Video recording Update ...
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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 this:...
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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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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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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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How do I configure a Windows desktop folder to display only icons?

I have created a folder on the Windows desktop that I want to display only icons, short cuts to programs. Whenever I open the window it displays as an Explorer folder, ie with the directory tree on ...
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Save Windows 8.1 Desktop icon size?

I know this sounds confusing, but I want to be able to save the SIZE of my desktop icons in windows 8.1. I found out that holding CTRL and using the scroll wheel allows you to change them beyond the ...
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How do I have more than one Recycle Bin on my desktop?

I use more than one monitor for my computer. I use Windows 7. I would like to be able to place a recycle bin icon on each screen so that when I can only see the desktop on one screen I don't have to ...
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Remove Icons from Desktop / Windows 7

New to the site so any advice would be helpful. I am on a computer where the network admin runs some script that continuously puts 2 icons on my desktop. I can delete them and then in a few minutes ...
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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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Identification of task bar (or desktop) icons in screencasts? [closed]

Is there a best practice for figuring out what certain task bar icons represent, such as when you see them in a video instructor's screencast and you're curious if it's an app you should add to your ...
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How to convert PNG to ICO so it doesn't get resized

I have this small icon: The problem is that it gets resized whenever I use it for my application: I need it to stay it at 16x16 and not get bigger. Note I'd need to do the same with more than ...
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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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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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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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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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Applying custom icon to desktop alias

The way to change the icon picture of desktop aliases as described here which worked in Yosemite doesn't seem to work in El Capitan any more. When I paste from the clipboard an other icon's picture ...
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Restore desktop icon locations after turning off the magnifier tool

I turned on the magnifier (Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Accesibility > Start Magnifier) and when I turned it off all of my desktop icons are mixed up, so I want to restore ...
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icons disappeared from windows 10 only names of files and folders are visible

Today I got a weird problem with my windows 10. There is no icon image for any file/folder and programs have a default icon. How can I resolve this issue? Possible duplicate question has nothing to ...
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Windows 7: Desktop icons for new files are [sometimes] added in wrong position

I have 62 icons on my Windows 7 Desktop. (Only one monitor.) (Windows Classic theme.) Enabled are "Auto arrange icons", "Align icons to grid", and "Show desktop icons". With Windows XP and prior, ...