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Reverse zooming Microsoft Keyboard MSPaint

A few weeks ago, I've bought a Microsoft Wireless Desktop 2000 set. On my keyboard, when I use the zoom in/out buttons, they're working fine. But in MSPaint, they're reversed ! When I press the zoom ...
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Desktop icons larger than 128px

I'm wondering if there's a way to break the limit of 128px for desktop icons in OSX Lion 10.7 (I have 10.7.5) by hacking some system files?
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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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Outlook desktop alerts don't work while in a full screen RDP window

I have a user running Windows 7 64-bit who's started to use Remote Desktop a lot to remote into our servers. The user is quite important, but he isn't getting his desktop notifications while remoted ...
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Reserve screen space for just one program?

I'm running Windows 7, and I've been working on the issue of reserving screen space for only one program for ~3 hours now. I need to reserve it for the Linux Mint taskbar running under VirtualBox in ...
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How to open a program on particular desktop?

When I start GUI program, it's window appears appears on currently active desktop (essentially, on random desktop). How to make it to appear on the specified desktop? For example, at startup I want ...
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Virtual monitor / desktop accessable through vnc only (windows 7)

I have the following challenge. I would like a virtual monitor / desktop on my windows 7 pc which is not neccessarily visible to me when i use the pc. Instead i want to access this virtual screen only ...
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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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Take Notes on the desktop in Windows XP [closed]

I like to take notes to myself throughout to keep track of the microtasks I need to accomplish. I normally do it by having a notepad open, but I hate doing it this way because it clutters my screen to ...
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Samsung Series 5 BIOS not detecting any bootable devices

so I have a problem with my BIOS, it doesn't detect any bootable devices from the Boot tab. NOTE: I'm gonna refer to keys and tabs that show in my BIOS settings page for ease of explanation. Please ...
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How does selection reveal more details of a wallpaper?

How does the "Windows XP pirated edition" wallpaper reveal more details, when I draw a selection rectangle over it? See for yourself: Before: After: Unfortunately, I only own a Mac so I can't ...
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How can I make desktop.ini work on network locations?

I've got a simple desktop.ini file that applies a folder icon. I'd like it to work on a network location, as we have an external hard drive connected to our network. However, the desktop.ini seems to ...
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Are there any multiple desktops software for Vista? (similar to what is included in GNOME and KDE)

In GNOME and KDE, (and from what I hear, OS X aswell), you have a feature called multiple desktops. It allows you to have multiple screens of apps running, without having the same number of monitors. ...
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What is this blue bar on my Windows 7 desktop?

Normally I keep my Start Bar at the top of my screen. Some applications don't realize this and open underneath it. It means I have to move the start bar out of the way to get at the window controls ...
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CMOS Battery recharged [duplicate]

My pc was unused for several months(its a 5 year old acer desktop) and on boot up a screen came up indicating that the CMOS battery was low. Any time I restarted, as expected, the same screen came up ...
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How can I prevent applications from trespassing on my precious desktop space?

I like to keep my desktop clean. I have a single icon one my desktop: the recycle bin. Any other icon that shows up on the desktop quickly will end up in the recycle bin. When you install sensible ...
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Changing Desktop location in Windows results in wrong folder being linked

I'm dead confused, I followed the instructions here and set my desktop folder to D:\Pocket\desktop2. We can verify this in the registry: But desktop2 folder is not showing in D:\pocket. Instead, ...
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How do you disable Icon grid snapping in Windows 7?

Remember the "Snap to Grid" context menu option when you right clicked the desktop? Well I was trying to arrange my icons in a certain way (like a brick stagger), and it was a no go. They just kept ...
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Desktop icon missing from Windows7 Taskbar

Suddenly the desktop icon from my Windows 7 taskbar disappeared. Can someone tell me how can I restore the default icons of taskbar? Thanks.
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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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OSX Shortcut to User Folder

How do I create a shortcut on the desktop to Users[me] in Mac OSX? Ctrl+Click does not have an option for Make Alias on this directory
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windows 7 desktop icons: new icon placement

When moving/saving/etc a new file on the desktop, the icon appears second (just after "Computer"). I find it annoying, since I want my "special" icons to be first (such as the recycle bin, "Network", ...
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Why do my desktop icons resize themselves repeatedly?

I used ln -s (symbolic link) to link a folder to my Desktop on Mac OS X 10.6 to get Dropbox to sync it. I'm not sure if that's related to the symptom or not, but I did notice that shortly thereafter, ...
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Does Windows 2008 R2 Desktop Experience include Windows 7 features?

You could enable desktop features with Windows 2008 and get an experience close to Windows Vista. Is it still the same experience with R2, or have they included Windows 7 features like the new ...
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Find current Windows 8 desktop background

When I had Windows 7, I used this thread to add a functionality that lets me right click the desktop and click to find the background that is currently being used. However, ever since updating to ...
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Is it possible to completely turn off the TaskBar in Windows 8

I've been using Windows 8 for about 2 weeks now. I have found that, on Windows 8, the task bar really seems to get in my way. I have set it to auto-hide, however, I still find myself drawn to it to do ...
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Can I boot Windows straight to my homepage instead of the desktop?

I pretty much put Windows 7 in hibernate at the end of the day. What I would like know is can I change computer from going to desktop and instead go straight to my homepage.
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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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Network-related icons suddenly removed

On a fresh Windows 7 installation, I created some shortcuts icons to network shares on the Desktop. Without any warning, these icons are sometimes and randomly deleted from Desktop. I totally don't ...
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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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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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Does anyone know of a way I can put an image on my desktop?

I want to display an image on my desktop. Not as the wallpaper, but above that. If I had a real picture and set it down on an actual desktop, it would stay there. I want to do that in Windows. I ...
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Fine grained control over Windows 7 visual effects?

Is there any way to have a fine grained control over the visual desktop effects in Windows 7 ? I'm thinking things like animated maximize/minimize, display window content while resizeing, etc.
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Downgrade from server to desktop - is it possible?

I inherited a Windows Server v2008 computer, which, from my very limited experience (I am not a server expert, in any way, shape or form!!!) is very basically structured. There are quite a number of ...
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How can I use Nautilus on Fluxbox? It adds gnome desktop, makes fluxbox menus unusable

I am running Fluxbux on Ubuntu Linux desktop machines and I noticed this happens at least on Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 13.04: I usually install from a standard Ubuntu distribution, and afterwards ...
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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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Create a draggable desktop inside another desktop (nested desktops)

Is there any software that makes it possible to create a draggable desktop inside another desktop (where one desktop acts like a window within the other desktop?) I think this would be an extremely ...
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Disable Win+1-9 Hotkeys

Just downloaded Dexpot (virtual desktop application), and would like to assign the desktop switch hotkeys to Win+1-9, but these are already being used the by the system. Is there an easy way to ...
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How do I Log on as Administrator using Remote Desktop?

As title says.. How do I logon as Administrator using remote desktop.. I have a laptop and 3 Dekstop PC's all running windows 7 etc.. I can create accounts on my Desktops and connect to them via ...
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How to create a shortcut on the desktop with PowerShell

I have been referring to answer number three of this post to write my PowerShell script, but it doesn't appear to be working. $linkPath = Join-Path ([Environment]::GetFolderPath("Desktop")) ...
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Display remote X session (complete desktop) in one client X window

Situation: From Windows I connect to a remote Linux using putty with X11 port forwarding. Xming is able to display the desktop session in ONE Windows window. If I connect from Linux with "ssh -Y ...
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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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Desktop icons sort by name (sort of) in Windows 7

I am having trouble understanding the Sort by> Name option in the desktop context menu. When I click on this, my icons are sorting vertically, mostly alphabetically. Upper left corner is Recycle ...
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Keep rainmeter from minimizing

HI! Just been playing around with Rainmeter and I notice that if I want to go look at my desktop and I click on the bottom right square in win7 that minimizes to the desktop, the rainmeter "gadget" ...
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How do I extend my desktop with an Nvidia 8800 GT graphics card?

My computer has as Nvidia 8800 GT graphics card with the latest drivers. I would like to arrange my screens like the below: 1920x1200 on my big Samsung monitor, with the task bar starting and ending ...
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Windows 8.1 Desktop background turns black upon closing personalization settings w/ external monitor

I'm having some trouble changing the desktop background for my external monitor on windows 8.1. For setting the background on just my laptop, I can right click the picture and hit Set as desktop ...
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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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Is there an easy way to automatically remove (or move) unused desktop icons (shorcuts) in Windows 7/8?

I often find people I'm helping have a bazillion unused shortcuts (icons) on their Windows Desktop. There isn't a good simple software program (that works on Windows Vista, 7, 8) that will do this ...
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Window switching Mac OS way in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an alternative to Exposé for Windows? I love the way windows are auto arranged in Mac OS as the below screenshot. Though, I'm a Windows OS user so I'm ...
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Mysterious gray square outlines on certain desktop icons?

Recently, my hand slipped on my mouse/keyboard and I accidentally increased the icon size. After resetting it and fixing them, I noticed these incredibly annoying small gray outlines around only ...