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Dell Inspiron 620 desktop - Dual monitor

I have a Dell Inspiron Desktop 620 (just purchased this year) and it has 1 VGA connection and 1 HDMI connection. All of my spare monitors only have VGA and so was wondering if the convertor cable from ...
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Windows 7 hangs while loading desktop

I am facing a weird problem. My computer hangs while loading the desktop, and only the background shows up; no icons or bars load. If I power the system on and off about 4-6 times, I may be able to ...
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Can I use any modern Bluetooth dongle with a modern headset on Windows 8.1?

I have a Logitech H600 wireless headset but have lost the USB dongle. I see I could buy a replacement dongle from Logitech for a reasonable price but I consider their postage cost unreasonable for ...
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Is there a way to set unique applications in the Dock per Desktop in Mac OS X?

I have many applications open and all of them show up in the task bar. However I only use a handful per desktop screen. I want to find a way to only display applications that are active for that ...
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Remove the rectangle around desktop icon when selected

Is there a way to remove the rectangle around desktop icons, whithin the aero theme? Take a look at this icon. You can see the box around the icon when it's highlighted: Now, take a look at the ...
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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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How to use local html page as desktop/background

On a windows 7 computer how might one set the desktop to be a webpage. I want to have a local html file that I can edit as needed. Then windows should show that file as the background for the desktop ...
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How to restore desktop icons locations?

After updating video drivers and flipping screen resolution, locations of all my desktop icons are lost (again). However, I have a backup of the system disk. Is it possible to restore locations from ...
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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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Windows 10 make Android-like folders on desktop

I like to be able to see my wallpaper, so I want to just have one folder with all my program shortcuts on the desktop. However, it's not very slick to have to open up Windows explorer to access the ...
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Desktop PC won't turn off the display automatically?

I set the power plan to both Balanced and High Performance and set the time to turn off display to 1 minute. However, no matter how long I wait, the display just won't turn off,let alone entering ...
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How do I get Windows 7 to highlight my icons again?

You know when your mouse goes over a desktop icon in Windows 7, a small box appears around it highlighting it? It's gone on my computer. And it annoys me because usually when I'm waiting for a program ...
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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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my PC isn't reacting to the power button & not displaying anything

i've moved to another house , and today i just plugged in my pc's power cable ,then my pc (HP COMPAQ desktop) turned on as if i pressed the power button) ,but it doesn't show anything on the monitor ,...
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How to set Desktop to show files and folders from different directory?

I recently installed the Google Drive app onto my main PC which creates a Drive folder that syncs the files I have on Drive with the files in the Drive folder. Is there anyway to set up Windows 8 so ...
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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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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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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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Issues with desktop icons on windows

I am using Windows Server 2012. I know it's a windows server and visual appearance isn't that important but I use the desktop a lot and some windows effects such as the drop shadow makes locating ...
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Display webpage on desktop background (WinXP)

I want to display a website on the desktop background imitating the functionality of Active Desktop (I decided against using it because it is really limited). Here's what I'm looking for: It should ...
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HDDs in Laptops over SSDs

I have always wondered why I am taught that moving a mechanical hard drive while it is reading or writing can be detrimental to and can effectively destroy the drive. However, imagining that all ...
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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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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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Why is Finestra VDM acting up?

I installed Finestra VDM yesterday, and it keeps acting up. What I mean by that is that it keeps switching desktops unwillingly as soon as I touch the mouse! I have disabled hotkeyes from the taskbar ...
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Windows 7: How to hide public shortcuts from user desktop without administrative privileges?

My work computer has lots of default installed programs with annoying desktop shortcuts. I want to hide some (or all) public shortcuts (from C:\Users\Public\Desktop) without administrative privileges. ...
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How to undo desktop folder location change in Vista?

I did change the desktop folder location to D: for security and backup. However now it seems to be that D: is some how incorporated in Desktop, like if they are only one unit? How I can revert this? ...
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Windows 8 Start Screen Shortcuts for Desktop Apps

I am facing an issue regarding Windows 8 shortcuts. My app is not getting pinned for all users for the installed desktop apps. If a user is installing that desktop app, then the shortcut of the app ...
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Streaming the Desktop with VLC on Win7 x64

I'm using VLC 1.1.0 and Win7 x64 to Stream my Desktop to another Computer. At The moment I'm using this code to start VLC on the Server: vlc screen:// :screen-fps=30 :screen-caching=100 --sout #...
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Desktop background image appearing only when external monitor is on the 'right' of netbook

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. When I attach an external monitor the default is that the new monitor is placed to the right of the samsung n150 netbook I am using. This opens the desktop back ground on ...
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“shortcut” same type as MY COMPUTER where is it located?

Shortcuts such as My Computer or Outlook are generated by the system automatically. When we right-click on it and go properties, it usually opens a .cpl file(control panel extension) When you open ...
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Dynamically change desktop background from bash script

Is it possible to change the GNOME desktop background during some period of time by just a random phrase from the list on black screen? Will is seriously load the CPU and consume battery life?
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Created files/downloaded files go to the top left of the desktop instead of the bottom right

I have an issue with my desktop icons on Windows 7. It seems that downloaded files or any files made by programs are sometimes placed on the top left of the desktop, shifting all of my existing ...
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Ubuntu Linux Gnome Desktop Launcher Icon formats?

A few years back PNG graphics could be used as launcher icons. This does not work on Ubuntu 10.10, while SVG works. Is there any reliable documentation?
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Mouse wheel doesn't switch between desktops in Ubuntu on Thinkpad

I turned off the visual effects on my laptop (system->preferences->appearance), and since then I can't switch between my desktops using the mouse wheel (but I can with key combination). While the ...
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Very, very slow PC when power button is pushed on due multiple auto startup wares

I've got multiple background software that automatically popped-up during startup. Where is exactly the place to tweak this thing? Many thanks.
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What hardware would be suitable for a relatively 'future-proof' consumer VR desktop gaming system?

I'm considering building a new PC. I'm not going to jump into this generation of consumer VR hardware, but the next set might have me. Can I build something now, or in the next few months if it's ...
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Anti Static Spray

Can anti static spray be used inside the computer, to help all the components from collecting dust? If so, I understand the computer would need to be turned off & everything unplugged first. Is ...
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teamviewer and 2 users linux

I have a linux mint machine (host machine) running team viewer for user1. After clicking alt+f2 on host machine I login another user - user2 and leave it active. When I try to use teamviewer from ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Print to a local Multi-Function Printer while connected to Office network with Remote Desktop

User trying to print locally to a Multi-Function Printer while connected to Office network with Remote Desktop (Windows 7) Local printer (MF device attached to LPT1) does not show up in list of ...
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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.