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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 ...
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Windows 8 Desktop won't auto-refresh

The problem of my desktop not auto refreshing has just occurred to me. I've tried restarting the computer with no help. The problem is that whenever I delete a file, move it, duplicate it or apply ...
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GNOME 2.16.0: desktop frozen (redhat 5.8)

I have a user whose desktop is frozen. We're running Redhat 5.8. Gnome version is 2.16.0. Clicking the icons does nothing. The menus on the toolbar work. If I try to launch nautilus from the ...
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Print document from a desktop application as PDF to Google Drive directly

In Google Chrome, when I need to save a web page or an online document as PDF to my Google Drive account, I choose 'Save to Google Drive' as a destination in the Print dialog box of Chrome. Document ...
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Multiple Desktops [duplicate]

I want to use more Desktops and I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium. So I'm searching for a lightwight programm giving me more space for my icons on the desktop (Like one for video editing, one for ...
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remove default items from “Save as” dialog in explorer? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble figuring out how to remove the default items on the left side of the "Save as..." dialog in Windows. I want only my favorites to be displayed, how can I remove the default items? ...
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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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Is there any GUI or Windowing system providing just a web browser? [closed]

I am looking for a GUI / Windowing System, or anything like that, which can be installed on a linux box, providing a web browser as the only User Interface. For example, a GNOME like Desktop ...
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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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OS X Different Docks For Different Desktops

Is there anyway or is there any software out there that will allow me to have a different dock for each desktop... Meaning, I would like to only see the windows open on that desktop for that dock... ...
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How can I better organize my desktop icons? [closed]

I looked at the Fences software by Stardock, as suggested here. But I don't think this fits my needs. As some reviewers said, Fences is merely just creates a prettier looking clutter. I want to get ...
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How do I add smart folders type functionality to windows 8?

Is it possible to use a smart folder that you created on a mac and use it on a PC? Thanks in advance for answer (s)
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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 can I permanently divide / separate files, folders, and shortcuts on Windows 7 desktop? [duplicate]

Basically I want to devote a flexible, visibly divided fraction of my screen to each type of icon visible on the Desktop (files, folders, shortcuts). What will I (or someone much more skilled than I ...
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Is there a good reason why desktop icons are 32x32 pixels

i have a program that allows me to create icons which i normally use to assign to folders and shortcuts, alot of icons i find on discs for games are 32x32 and this programs allows me to create icons ...
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Virtual desktop or virtual monitor

Does anyone know if there is a way that you can setup a virtual desktop or monitor using VNC? I have 2 windows 7 machines and would like to be able to connect them but in different user accounts so ...
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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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Keeping app windows locked in place

Is there a way to "lock" windows in place? To clarify, I don't mean snap them in place like you have in Windows 7, but instead "freeze" the window size and location. I'm often working with many ...
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Use team viewer with different desktop

I have a computer with windows 8. Is there a way to access this computer from work with team viewer but using another desktop? I want the person at home to still be able to use the computer, watch a ...
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Large desktop on windows 7 [duplicate]

I would love to be able to augment the resolution of my desktop larger than that of my monitor. Currently I am limited by the max resolution of my monitor. In a previous laptop (toshiba) running ...
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Windows 8 - Desktop quick access toolbar?

I want new bar on my desktop screen (like Quick Access Bar) but unlike the Quick Access Bar where you add the shortcuts, I want a bar which focuses solely on the Desktop folder. The bar monitors the ...
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how would i install a lightweight desktop (lubunu?) on a headless server in case of emergencies?

In the rare case that the headless ubuntu server is the only computer with access to the web, I'd like to be able to run a desktop. If lubuntu isn't the best for old hardware any suggestion would be ...
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desktop switching in windows (virtual desktops) [duplicate]

I would like to know whether it is possible to set up the windows 7 desktop to display multiple virtual desktops, like in Ubuntu where you can switch from one desktop to another using ...
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Screen resolution changes after wake-up from sleep

Often when I put my Windows 7 [64 Bit] PC to sleep and then wake it up, my log-in screen changes size. After i hit Ctrl+Alt+Del and log-in, my Desktop has huge Icons and the open windows are so big ...
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How can i troubleshoot windows desktop locked up / freezed up?

Sometimes my desktop freezes. All icons go white and accept no action. If I go to Task Manager, kill explorer.exe and restart it, it go back to normal. How can I troubleshoot this, to know what is ...
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How do you move a desktop icon offscreen?

I am using Microsoft's SyncToy in Windows 7 to do backups between several locations, including my desktop. Unfortunately, SyncToy stores metadata in hidden .dat files that it leaves wherever it backs ...
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How to access remote desktop (like SSH -X) in a windows system?

I've been struggling all around the interwebz and I couldn't find any useful answer. I have a computer with a Windows OS that has some software that I just can't run on GNU/Linux. But in GNU/Linux, to ...
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windows 8: How do I check if a tile is a live tile?

Is there some kind of property that I can check to see if the tile on my desktop is a live tile or not? On a related note, I wish to add a tile to display photos I have uploaded to flickr.
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'Mouse click' sound keeps randomly happening on Windows 7

My PC keeps making a mouse click sound that happens when you open a folder or click a link on the internet. Thing is- it does it when nothing is open and there is no user activity. It's almost like ...
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Check validity of “windows shorcuts”

Is there any simple, automatable method of check for a .lnk file validity? I mean I got a couple of directories whith these shorcuts to apps, and the only way I know if the executable file stills ...
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On Windows 7 Mutiple Wallpaper Scenario: How would I get the filename of the currently-displayed Wallpaper? [duplicate]

Given a Windows 7 Mutiple wallpaper setup. I'm talking about hundreds of wallpapers in a folder. Wallpapers on my desktop change every 5 minutes. Sometimes I see a wallpaper that I want to delete, ...
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Custom rule for Outlook 2010

Sorry if this is a repeat of others but none of the ones I read meets my specific need. I am trying to create a desktop alert to tell me that there is mail still in my Outbox. This would need some ...
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Move Gnome 3 hot corner

I just added a 2nd monitor to the LEFT of my laptop, keeping my laptop screen as primary. The problem is that the hot corner in Gnome that switches to activities is now in the middle, making it hard ...
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Green light running in Monitor bottom

I have LG 17'' LCD Monitor. From few days green light run in Monitor bottom under task bar. In the screenshot, I draw the green line myself. But the real green line run exactly in that place every ...
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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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Loading extension GLX : screen freezes

I installed Ubuntu Server edition 12.10 on a server (with 16 GB RAM and 500GB hard disk). The installation was successful, after which I tried installing GUI using the below command sudo apt-get ...
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Make your Screensaver as a Wallpaper in Windows 7?

I have an ASUS laptop, a G75V model. It has 16GB Ram, 2TB of HD space, and a 2GB 660M video card. It is also a 17" LCD at 1080 DPI resolution. It has an Intel i7 processor in it. So what I think I am ...
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In search of a tool to help me organize open windows based on tasks

I've always wanted a product where I can group running programs together. Say I'm working on 3 separate tasks at the same time and I have multiple programs running to facilitate the completion of ...
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Why does all file search perform worse than Google Web Search? [closed]

Google gives me results from the "vast internets" within microseconds. Those results are (or used to be) utterly awesome. They have changed the world. Okay, but when I want to search my "vast ...
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Display Text File On Desktop [closed]

I am looking for freeware that will allow me to display a text file on my windows desktop. Hopefully some software that is lightweight, and will work on WinXP to Win8. I plan to use this freeware in ...
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usb flash drive contents replaced with a single shortcut

I was confused when I opened my flash drive all I saw was a shortcut with its target as C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe ~$WO.FAT32,_ldr@16 desktop.ini RET TLS " " You may refer to the images I ...
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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 ...