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How to change desktop location from command line/desktop?

So in my experience of using computers, I know that most computers, especially windows and linux, contain 2 directories labeled "." and "..". When using the command prompt/terminal typing cd .. ...
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Remove closed laptop screen from Windows desktop

I have a Windows 10 laptop with an attached external monitor. The external monitor is set as the primary one. In Power Options I have When I close the lid set to Do nothing, so that I can continue ...
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Desktop icons always reset after boot

Why every time I reboot my Windows 10, the icons on the desktop are reverted on their default position? I have searched for a solution on Google but without find anything useful.
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Control Cooler Master HAF X lights from Linux OS?

I have a Cooler Master HAF X Blue and you can turn the fans on or off by opening up the case and clicking some buttons. Is there any way to control these lights from within the operating system (...
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Is it possible to have an interactive background on Windows?

I would like to have say for example, a water background that interacts with my mouse click or hovers. Typically it would be a .swf file, but I have only found ways to make a video into a background. ...
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Install Fedora desktop on Centos?

Hi and thanx in advance :) So, on my work PC I have pre-installed CentOS 6, which sports a sh*t desktop environment. I would like to know if and how I'll be able to install the Fedora Desktop to it, ...
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How to restore a window onto a specific monitor

I have been unable to Google this one correctly, so let me switch gears and explain it on here. When I click a window in the taskbar, I want it to open/restore into the monitor I click in. If it is ...
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can't seem to access uefi bios on windows 10

I have an HP desktop and got windows 10 through the free upgrade promotion, but unfortunately I can't run my new evga GTX 750 TI SC. I heard it my be due to the bios but I've looked everywhere and ...
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Windows 10: Having different files in different desktops

I have recently installed windows 10 and tried the multiple desktops. It looks very good and useful. I couldn't figure out if having different files or shortcuts in a different desktops. Does anybody ...
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Lost desktop in Kali 2

I'm using kali 2 on a USB stick. I tried to install my favourite desktop environment cinnamon but something went wrong :-( first I installed the cinnamon environment by apt-get install kali-...
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Time displayed on taskbar and calendar are different on Windows 10

I recently upgraded from windows 7 to 10. I took this screenshot As you can see the time shown in the popup is 4:54 pm The time shown on the taskbar is 8:06am. Interestingly this still hasn't ...
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Set desktop color in Windows 10 to white?

Is it possible to set the color of the desktop in Windows 10 to "white"? There is only a small set of predefined colors without white. Ok, I can just use a blank white JPEG. But is this really the way ...
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windows 7, prob with Lenova

I keep getting a message from Lenova that I am running out of disk space on my Lenova Recovery. They suggest deleting files from my Recycle Bin....not the desk top icon, but the one containing all my ...
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How do I save a shortcut to my desktop on Windows 10?

I am running Windows 10. How do I save a shortcut to my desktop? On the other window I right-click and save to desktop.
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Minimise/Restore/Close buttons not showing on Modern apps, Windows 10

What is Windows 10 desktop supposed to look like? All my Modern apps - Weather, News, Calendar, Edge etc. exhibit blank (hidden?) close, minimise and restore/maximise buttons. Ok, by design perhaps? ...
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Why do I see two desktop.ini files on my Windows Desktop? [duplicate]

My brother just asked me this question yesterday and thought I would share it with the community for others who may wonder. Why do I see two desktop.ini files on my Windows Desktop? Also how can you ...
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Terminal Text looks weird on Centos on Virtualbox

I just installed Centos6.7 minimal on virtualbox, after I installed the 'Guest CD Additions', now the resolution hasbeen dramatically improved to 1858-1016, however everything looks good but the text ...
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High resolution display desktop icon positioning

I am using Acer Aspire S7-391 and I can't position icons to far right and to the bottom of my desktop. I believe it has something to do with its resolution, which is 1920x1080. I know I can position ...
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CentOS 7, how to install the “show desktop” button?

I just updated my CentOS machine to CentOS Linux release 7.1.1503 (Core). I really need a "Show desktop" button that allow me to turn down all the windows and just see the desktop, when I want. I'm ...
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Disable the overheat guard of the cpu (Sensor defect)

So I think that my CPU sensor is defect, let me explain why. The pc is shutting down instantly, even in idle. Some programs like speedfan show that my cpu has more than 80°C . It has a really big ...
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Windows 10 Alt+Tab can't switch to desktop

In Windows 8, when Alt+Tab, the desktop would appear as an option to switch to at the end of the list of open programs (thus Alt-Shift-Tab helpfully took you right to the desktop). In Windows 10 that ...
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What's up with desktop.ini?

I have been having lots and lots of desktop.ini files everywhere around my computer. I have no idea what does that do to my computer. Is it a virus?
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Split and mirror my desktop

I want to do something a bit specific (and I hope I don't have to write software for this). I want to split my desktop screen into two (in just one monitor) and mirror it, so each will show the same ...
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How many maximum number of Desktops can be created in Windows 10

In windows 10, there is an option to create Additional Desktops from Task View. So my question is, Is there any fixed number that represents maximum possible number of Desktop created..?
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How fix Windows10 doesn't remember windows position on desktop

It's the first time(in all Windows versions) that I notice this BIG problem. Windows on desktop(except Chrome) continue to open in a different position without remember the last one. A fix?
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Third-party AC adapter for Acer Veriton L460 desktop causes fans to continuously run at full speed, even when system is powered off

I'm not sure this is the the right place to be asking but it seemed like the best option. I acquired an Acer Veriton L460 (Ultra SFF Desktop) which requires an AC converter of 19V 17.1A so I ...
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Run/Debug in Android studio on OSX in fullscreen mode always switch desktop

I am facing a rather frustrating behaviour when I'm running an android app or simple unit tests. I use Android Studio 1.3 in fullscreen mode on OSX 10.10.4 and every time I start the app or tests it ...
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Windows 10, Instantly Goes to Hibernation/Sleep While on Battery, regardless settings

Event Viewer Kernel Power: The system is entering sleep. Sleep Reason: Battery I have had my own custom battery setup on Windows 7, where I could have max performance while on AC, but switch to ...
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Windows 10: Change shortcut keys to switch between desktops

In Windows 10, the shortcut keys for switching virtual desktop are ctrl + win + right / left arrow. I'd like to simplify it, by changing it to ctrl + right or left arrow key only. How can I do this?
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Xorg not working properly in arch linux

New to Arch Linux and having problems getting any desktop environment or window manager to work properly after a clean install. After I installed the Nvidia graphics driver for my laptop I installed ...
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Can a fake second display be enabled in Windows 10?

I just updated to Windows 10 and discovered that Microsoft broke this method of adding a fake second monitor: Is there a way to fake a dual (second) monitor which I rely on for scaling some small ...
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Switch Desktops Shortcut / Gesture - windows 10

I know this issue was discusses for preview builds of win10. Today I installed the final release version of windows 10 and still cant find any shortcut or trackpad gesture to DIRECTLY switch to the ...
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Make another folder my desktop on Mac

I will be buying a new iMac soon but the price to upgrade the storage is horrendous. I started researching and figured out that I could simply buy an external SSD and then store everything onto that. ...
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Gateway Acer Dx4870-Ub21P desktop has 3 short beeps after startup

Gateway [Acer Motherboard] Dx4870-Ub21P desktop has 3 short beeps after startup. Ran a Memory test at startup and it was OK. Can not find post codes for Acer. Disk drives also check out. About 2 ...
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Can I use an alternate desktop program on Windows 8?

Microsoft makes a point of stating that the Windows 8 Desktop is simply a normal application, unlike previous editions where it seemed to be welded to the OS. So, is there a reasonable way in which I ...
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Proper GTK environment without desktop environment

I'm using Xmonad on archlinux, without a desktop environment installed. I managed to set the Numix theme for GTK2 with this ~/.gtkrc-2.0 gtk-icon-theme-name="Numix" gtk-theme-name="Numix" and GTK3 ...
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What causes windows to stop using all selected photos in desktop slideshow

I have my Windows 7 desktop set to run a slideshow (shuffle turned on) with the contents of a folder that currently contains 148 photos. The problem is that every now and then, it stops cycling ...
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RHEL 6: GNOME: staring a *.desktop file in a shell different from the system default

I'm in RHEL 6 with bash as my default shell. I have a script called startServers I made a startServers.desktop file which I put on my desktop so I can have the convenience of clicking on an icon to ...
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Windows desktop shortcuts with keyboard shortcut stopped working

I have a few shortcuts (.lnk) on the desktop, with in the properties dialog "Shorcut key:" values of "CTRL + ALT +" and a letter. For example "CTRL + ALT + N" to open a new e-mail. This worked great ...
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Can I show files on Windows desktop which are in a different folder on disk

I have a shared folder on my network called PUBLIC. I like to see all of my files on the desktop instead of using explorer to view them. The problem is, all of my files need to be inside the PUBLIC ...
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How to remove an imposed wallpaper?

I'm on Windows 7. Recently, someone had my computer and made himself the 'network administrator' He prevented me to change my desktop wallpaper Even if choose my own, his remains there ... Is there ...
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how to disable desktop picture and desktop icons when a program is started? (in windows 8.1)

i have heard that if you disable the desktop background and hide the desktop icons, your pc will run faster. is there any way i can disable both the desktop background and hide the desktop icons when ...
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How can I return larger-than-normal UI text to its original size? [duplicate]

A couple days ago, text and buttons in title bars, menu bars, context menus, and even file names in explorer (and on desktop) became about 40% larger than they were before. I'm not sure what caused ...
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Mirror desktop icons (only) on multiple monitors

I'm trying to find a way of mirroring my main desktop onto my secondary monitor so that it shows the same icons on both. Anybody know of a way to do this?
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How can I make alias for desktop folder on XP?

I don't want other users save file to system drive, how can I make a direct link of desktop folder to another folder?
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How to customize a WM

I am looking to build my own GUI for suseLinux, and after digging around on how to customize a Desktop Enviroment (DE) I discovered I want to customize an alredy existing Window Manager... For example ...
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Newly made desktop will not turn on

I just finished building my first desktop. I have plugged everything in (or so I think) and when I go to turn it on for an instant the light on my cpu's cooler turns on and all the fans in the case ...
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Desktop Internet Explorer won't open in Windows 8 on Microsoft Surface Pro 3

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 running windows 8.1. Internet Explorer works in the touch mode but even though the desktop mode is running, I can't navigate to it. It shows as an icon on the taskbar ...
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How can I hide a Window from the task switcher (Alt+Tab)?

To make clear what is this question about, this is the Windows Task Switcher: The closest to hide a window from the AltTab Task Switcher that I have found is the Minime tool, but it hides too the ...
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Not able to connect over network

I have a desktop which is running Windows XP. For the last few days, the internet was working fine. Recently the internet stopped working. For some days it worked for only 2 hours a day, then the ...