The part of a graphical user interface upon which other elements like icons, windows, toolbars or widgets are placed. For questions about software that provides this interface (like Gnome or KDE), use the [desktop-environments] tag. For questions about non-portable personal computers, use the ...

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
2answers
41 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

Disable auto-switching between desktops in Windows 10

I have Windows 10 installed, and so i like to organize my windows and sort them all in separate desktops according to type. The problem is when I'm working on an application on one of these desktops ...
2
votes
4answers
4k views

Bing Desktop local image folder

Bing Desktop used to store images at C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Microsoft\BingDesktop\themes\. After the latest update to 1.3.395 the images are no longer stored there. Did anyone find the new ...
22
votes
8answers
27k views

“Show Desktop” sometimes sets a window to “always on top”

No worries, not another "where is my show desktop button gone" question. What I found under Windows 7, when you use the "Show Desktop" feature (I prefer the ⊞ Win + D shortcut) and then bring all ...
-1
votes
0answers
20 views

Animated Desktops in Windows 10

Guys I am blind so therefore need to use the computer with special audible screen reader software, I want to create an animated desktop saying something like "VIPs (Visually Impaired People} only" to ...
2
votes
2answers
13k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Is there a way to get rid of window frames?

I don't need a general solution, I just want to get rid of the window frame for PowerShell. For example, this is how my desktop looks now: And here is what I ideally want: But under the case ...
0
votes
2answers
20 views

VGA splitter (2 VGAs,1 monitor)

Is there a way I can use a VGA splitter to connect one monitor to two desktops and switch between the two when I need to?
1
vote
1answer
7k views

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, ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Is there a way to stop the windows taskbar from overlapping windows?

If I set the Windows taskbar to auto-hide, then applications realize hat they have that extra space and stretch their window a bit to fill the whole screen. However, when I do pull the taskbar up, it ...
3
votes
4answers
13k views

Desktop shortcut icons all changed to Notepad icons

All of my desktop shortcut icons on Windows 7 have changed to Notepad icons. How do I get my old icons back?
0
votes
1answer
33 views

automatically add domain group to new windows installation

I ran across the following catch22 in my workstation installation script while trying to automatically add a domain group to the local administrators. The catch I’m experiencing is the following: ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Place icons on the Chromebook desktop

I am accustomed to windows/mac/ubuntu/debian/mint/centos/rhel desktop operating systems which all have a "desktop" (please see the link for the word "desktop" if you are not sure what a desktop is or ...
4
votes
4answers
4k views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
4k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
45 views

Computer turns on in repair shop but won't turn on at home

When I take it to a shop they are able to test it on the bench and even turned it on using my power cord and monitor. But when I take it home, the light and fan come on for a few seconds before ...
26
votes
9answers
68k views

How can I get to the recycle bin without the desktop icon in windows 7?

I hate having anything on my desktop. I usually remove all the icons from the desktop, even the recycle bin. Occasionally I need to access the recycle bin, but having to re-enable the icon just to ...
-2
votes
1answer
40 views

Is it possible to set an html5 file as desktop background on windows 10? [duplicate]

I don't think it can be difficult to understand the question. Thanks in advance
0
votes
1answer
25 views

Remote desktop access between two Windows machines via USB

Is there a way to connect two Windows machines via USB cable so they can access each other via a remote desktop application (freeware) or even the default Windows RDP client? I can't use a network ...
1
vote
1answer
464 views

All Desktop Icons have disappeared

My Windows7-german-64bit installation worked fine until today. But this morning I have suddenly lost all my desktop icons. I can re-enable the icons via right-click on desktop > ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

How do I remove drives from the desktop directory?

Alright, my question may seem a bit trivial, but I'm not talking about shortcuts! I think this image should clear it up. I'm fairly sure this was all caused by the Threshold 2 update, as I just ...
2
votes
2answers
197 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
5k views

Hide public shortcuts in desktop without administrative privileges

I've looked on the multitude of questions related to Desktop icons in Windows 7 but I haven't found the answer I'm looking for yet. The goal is to have Desktop icons on the Public folder such that ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Make the “Show desktop” button only hide the windows on the primary monitor [duplicate]

Related: How can I make the "Show desktop" function only hide the windows on a specific monitor? "Show desktop" on dual display setup hides windows from second display Is there a ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Windows Taskbar: Force applications to stay in place when open

Can I do something to fix|force the applications to stay in place? I understand it has to do with separate processes and such, but there's a point I don't understand. taskbar overview: What ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

Wierd nameless folder appears in my Desktop

I noticed this nameless folder appeared in my Desktop. When I right click it, it doesn't have "Properties" I tried restarting but it's persistent. I haven't tried deleting it yet as it might be ...
0
votes
4answers
5k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Carry Desktop From Computer To Computer

Is it possible to have your desktop (shortcuts, folders, etc) be the exact same regardless of which computer you log onto? I am constantly having to log on to diff computers in our domain to make ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Hiding the desktop on Remote Desktop connection?

I have RDP currently set to launch a program upon connection but I don't want the user to be able to see the desktop at all, just run the one program. Any way to do this? RDP host is Windows Server ...
15
votes
10answers
4k views

slow windows desktop keyboard shortcuts

I've got a couple of shortcuts on my desktop and on some of them I've configured the "Shortcut key" to a keyboard combination. For example I have a shortcut pointing to d:\documents\todo.txt and I've ...
1
vote
1answer
70 views

Scrollbar on the right of my desktop

After reading this post I was trying out the crtl+shift+number sequences. Now I have a scrollbar on the right of my screen (even with smallest icons selected). How can I remove the scrollbar now?
4
votes
1answer
83 views

I am trying to use a batch file to automatically copy my Desktop to the cloud each afternoon. I can do this with other drives, but not my desktop

This command works properly to create a backup of my F drive to my OneDrive, naming the folder with the current date: xcopy "F:\" "C:\Users\myUserName\OneDrive for Business\F Backup ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

How to sort only selected desktop icons by name? (Windows 10)

I am running Windows 10, and I have many icons on my desktop. I would like to sort some of them (by name/date/etc), but when I Right click on my desktop and then do Sort By > Name all of the icons get ...
-1
votes
1answer
36 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How to disable wallpaper changes on Linux Mint 12?

I'm looking for a way to disable the possibility of changing the wallpaper on a Linux Mint 12 install on a public computer. I searched the internet, but I didn't get any straightforward answer so far. ...
24
votes
2answers
52k views

Displaying wallpaper when desktop is locked in Windows 7

is it possible to lock the desktop in Windows 7 and have it continue to display your desktop wallpaper rather than the default Win7 locked-workstation screen?
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Hide All Users Desktop icons

Is there any way of hiding the desktop icons in the folder All Users in Windows (any version)? I know that ther is a way to hide all desktop icons but I want to hide only the ones in the All Users ...
6
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
39 views

Stream Desktop on demand with VLC

I have set successfully desktop broadcast stream through DLNA with Serviio and VLC. But problem is when VLC broadcast desktop, even if I don´t watch on TV and It take inconsiderable part of PC ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Not able to disable full screen in window 10

I have tried the steps in the following link : how to disable full screen on windows 10 But eve after following the steps, it is showing as a full screen and not showing the desktop.
1
vote
0answers
195 views

Change the default icon allignment of windows desktop

Scenario When a file is created or moved inside the desktop dir, the default alignment is from left-top to down: Problem What I would like to do is to assign a different default alignment, for ...
3
votes
1answer
24 views

Desktop background obstructing icons

I've been experiencing the following problem on Windows 7. Folder icons being obstructed by the background: Click and Drag selection box being cut, starting from a specific point: Has anyone ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Why is my desktop background black?

I have got Windows 8 x64. It is a lot of time I have this laptop [like three years so far] and I have never run into what happened to me this morning. I had a photo like desktop background. I have ...
0
votes
0answers
64 views

Windows desktop icon manager

Does exist a windows application that allows to organize icons in manner of encyclopedia themes exploration? Imagine, you have 4x4, ie 16 icons (folders in fact) in the desktop, with such a number we ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Pc case instructions say screws for Psu should have come with Psu but it says the opposite

Basically, I'm building a Pc and all I have bought so far is the MOBO, the Psu and the case. Im trying to assemble it in an order that I can see if a part isn't working and return if not because I ...
8
votes
2answers
365 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
143 views

Access to Remote App requires login to remote Desktop

I have a remote app (using remote desktop) which I am happy for users to log into. But at the moment, when the user clicks on the link/icon on the web page to activate the app: • The Remote App ...
2
votes
2answers
72 views

Can I install LXDE or an equivalent desktop on Windows 7?

Okay, so this is probably going to be a really stupid question but... Is there any possible way to put on a Linux-based LXDE, XFCE or equivalent lightweight desktop for Windows 7? I'm looking to ...