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Is there any way to make Windows 7 desktop look like Metro UI of Windows 8? [closed]

Imagine there is a slider in your desktop on Windows 7 and you can slide to right or left sides. Like an extended desktop. For example like 4000 x 1080 pixels. Is it possible? Any software that makes ...
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Desktop flashes, does not load

Almost every time I update my Windows 8.1, the whole thing breaks. After login (which takes an unusually long time), the taskbar will appear with only the Start button (mapped to Classic Shell). The ...
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Fake / virtual monitor in Windows 7?

I have a 1440x900 monitor and I want to do some video capturing at to 1080p, WQHD, 4K, etc using my same setup without having to fork out on higher resolution monitor. One idea is to extend the ...
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How to use remote microphone on Remote Desktop

I wish to connect to a remote Windows 7 PC that has a microphone, and use that local microphone (on the destination PC) in recording applications. Unfortunately whenever I connect on Remote Desktop, ...
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Gnome 3 application Icons disappeared

I edited my main menu settings (unchecked items inside a sub menu) when it happened that the window freezed and all entries on the left side disappeared (Office, System, Settings, Games, ...). I ...
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Change “Show Desktop” to “Minimize All”

I'd like to use Alt+Tab a lot when I'm programming under Windows. It's the quickest method to switch between windows. However, there's one annoying thing about this, and that is when I switch over to ...
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Windows 8.1 Program switches to desktop

I've got some weird issue happening since I installed Windows 8.1 when it officially came out. Every day, approximately within 10 minutes after boot of the system, the program (in all cases so far ...
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Is it possible to remove/hide Windows title bars?

I'm very used to my Linux desktop, but in my new job I'm forced to use Windows. For efficiency, I'm veeery used to minimize/maximize using keyboard shortcuts and move/resize windows using alt+mouse. ...
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ubuntu 13.10 terminal access error

When I try to access my ubuntus 13.10 terminal I get bash: /usr/bin/dircolors: Argument list too long. And I can't figure out what the problem means. I can't use of sudo su everything hangs
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How do I stop my files appearing at the desktop on windows 8?

Recently I've noticed that the files in my Desktop Section (within file explorer) are beginning to appear on the main desktop, which didn't happen before. It's beginning to annoy me as I have lots of ...
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Weird popup when I try to copy a file [closed]

Here is the popup I get: Now before I get this popup, It says something like:"Copying 39.785 files" and then immediatly shows me this. How come I get this and how can I make it stop?
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How to force Internet Explorer to keep its window size when being docked?

Using Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8, the window size is being remembered, when the IE window is not docked/snapped to an edge. As soon as I dock IE to one side of my screen, close it and reopen ...
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windows 7 screen edge wrong after remote desktop

This seems to happen after I remote desktop into my work computer. Work computer has 2 monitors, both 1280 x 1024, running Windows 7 Pro. Home computer also 2 monitors, 1680 x 1050, and 1024 x 768, ...
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Second monitor's display is enlarged

My second monitor's desktop background has suddenly become magnified upon restart. (Any photo I select is 'overcropped' so it shows only the center of the photo.) The primary computer's background is ...
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going back and forth between a laptop and a desktop seamlessly on windows 8/7

I want to be able to use a desktop and a laptop and share applications and files. What I was thinking of was an external enclosure (usb 3.0) with a SSD drive on which i install the operating system ...
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my internet connection was changed on my computer and someone put a administrator on my computer [closed]

My husband says he doesn't know what is going on and that i went to a site that messed up my computer . But when i show him that someone has added a administrator to my computer he gets mad at me can ...
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Windows 7 Online Desktop Background Changer [closed]

I am looking for a software which will change my desktrop background image every 30 minutes - 1 hour from some random gallery online, I do not care much. I am looking for high - res pictures ( 2000 ...
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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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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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How can I make a transparent lock screen for Windows 7?

Okay I am wondering if there is a solution I can use that incorporates itself into the Windows log off, shutdown, restart, etc... menu. I am looking for this solution to add in the lock screen ...
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File created on desktop through shell doesn't show on desktop in Debian

When I am creating a folder on Debian in console by mkdir in desktop, I see this folder in console, but I can't see it on the desktop. How can I enable the desktop in Debian?
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How to get the Sort By option on Desktop in Vista?

I don't have the Sort By option when I right-click on the Desktop in Windows Vista. However, I do have this option if I right-click on an empty area in Windows Explorer while viewing Desktop folder ...
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Gnome 3.8 icons on the desktop (Nautilus managed) are on the wrong monitor

I'm running GNOME 3.8 with a multi-monitor setup. In Gnome 3, it's possible to get the icons in ~/Desktop back on one's desktop by changing a setting in gnome-tweak-tool: ...
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Android OS can be used on desktop computers or laptops? [duplicate]

Android OS can be used on desktop computers or laptops ? I mean like a windows or IOS or linux something.
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What does a grayed-out shortcut indicate?

This morning I notice I have a new shortcut on my desktop - "desktop.ini" It is grayed out, yet I can open it and see the minimal contents, namely: [.ShellClassInfo] ...
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Desktop items vanishing

The problem I am having is with my desktop items. Just to confirm, I have already: Right clicked and selected "View" :- The box is checked. I have tried showing hidden and system files, - no joy. ...
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android phone or tablet as pc speaker over bluetooth

I'd like to use my Samsung galaxy 2 exhilarate (or Archos 101 internet tablet) to play live audio from my computer over Bluetooth. WiFi is not an option since I always get disconnected and when I am ...
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Cycling through non-minimized windows in Win8

Alt+Tab cycles to all windows, including minimized ones. Apparently Alt+Esc does something similar, again including minimized applications. Can I somehow cycle through all open desktop windows, ...
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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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Created desktop shortcut in Elementary Linux, does not appear in list of applications

After a couple of hours of tinkering I have Oracle SQL Developer installed on ElementaryOS (based off Ubuntu) and created a desktop shortcut Oracle SQL developer.desktop in /usr/share/applicatons ...
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Windows 8 “My computer” desktop icon shown as "My computer 32-bit)

Hello after windows update "my computer" desktop icon shown up as "My computer 32-bit" (My system is 64bit) , my custom context menu also lost but it exists on my computer clsid in the registry.. ...
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How to remove system folders from Windows 7 Explorer Main Window (NOT the Navigation Pane)

I'm old people proofing a laptop and trying to remove or hide these folders with a registry tweak. Anyone? Win 7 64 bit
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On Windows 7, is there a way to map a printer such that it is available for all sessions?

While logged in as the normal console session user (i.e. no elevated privileges) I can start a custom Windows application the normal way, and I can send a file to a printer by pressing a print button ...
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Possible to RDP into a desktop other than current one(using desktop manager)

I am using a Virtual Desktop Manager to run 4 desktops that I use. I am wondering if it is possible to RDP into a different desktop than the one that is currently being viewed on the local PC? So I am ...
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Wallpaper slideshow not available in Windows 7 Home Basic

I have Windows 7 Home Basic. I want to set up wallpaper slideshow (when desktop background images change every X seconds). But when I open the wallpaper menu there are no ticks near single wallpapers, ...
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Cannot delete or see properties of desktop network icons

This is probably a really dumb question, but I have spent hours on this problem. I suspect it has to do with privileges, but I can't seem to find the relevant information! The problem is on my wife's ...
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How do you change an individual icon's size on the desktop for windows 7

Is it possible to change an icons size on the desktop individually? I have already tried using group methods such as CNTRL and the scroll wheel but that just changes every icons size not the ...
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Why is Remote Desktop Connection crashing on Win 8 Pro?

I get "Remote Desktop Connection has stopped working" whenever I try to log in to one of my other computers. On my wife's computer, I don't get this error. We are both using Win 8 Pro. I compared the ...
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Remote Desktop through lan cable

could u pls tell me the process to connect through remote desktop using lan connection from XP PC to Win7. I want to remotely connect to my home PC and access through Win 7 laptop Thanks in advance,, ...
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my desktop icons (PC) disappeared

I was using my win7 PC, and all the sudden most of my desktop icons disappeared. I searched for an item I remembered and I saw it's in the temp Recycle bin. I have tried to open this path (open path), ...
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gray dotted box outlining desktop icons on windows 7

I occasionally get this problem where for some reason small, dotted gray boxes appear around my desktop icons. It always goes away after I restart, but I'm just curious what it is. I don't know of ...
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Xmonad terminal creates three processes

I'm configuring xmonad. I changed the terminal to terminal="urxvt" but I don't like that it spawn three processes per each terminal I open: ~$ ps -fea --forest fake 16042 12136 0 11:22 ? ...
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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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Changing the Size of Desktop Icons one-by-one

I thought that it would be better if we can change the size of desktop icons one-by-one. I mean if you think that "Musics" folder is more important for you than "Documents", and you want to enlarge ...
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Remove shortcut arrow only on desktop?

How can you remove the little arrow on the bottom of every shortcut icon, except I only want to remove it on the desktop. I think I can make a small program with whichever icon I want that acts as a ...
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Is it possible to pin a windows to the desktop in Windows 7?

I am looking at pinning the window from an application to the desktop in Windows 7. I do not want this window to be on top of the others, just "glued" to the desktop. It could look like what used to ...
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Change default display where new files appear on desktop

I have a three monitor setup. When i save a file to the desktop they always appear on the center screen. Since that's my main screen, the files are usually behind an application. Is there some way I ...
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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 way to have Windows 7 slideshow wallpapers on 2 screens

UltraMon which i use allows each screen to have it's own wallpaper but it doesn't have the slideshow feature that windows 7 has but the problem is that windows 7 shows the same wallpaper on both ...
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Does ClassicShell.net truly lets one boot to the desktop on Windows 8?

Many people complain about the start screen of Windows 8, especially people used to desktop PCs, rather than tablets. I have read contradictory comments about ClassicShell letting one boot to the ...