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Is it true that sooner or later desktop applications will be abandoned? [on hold]

I had this conversation with my co-workers. One of them said that desktop applications will soon be abandoned by people. The reason he said that was more and more people get connected to the internet ...
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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 ...
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Video card in gateway desktop computer does not support 3840 x 2160 screen resolution [on hold]

What video card in gateway desktop computer supports 3840 x 2160 screen resolution using windows 10 operating system.
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Windows 10 Desktop Icons in Tile View Mode

Not sure why this is happening, but all my Windows 10 icons are listing their file size. Each icon has a KB or Byte list next to them and the icon box is super duper wide. Folders are not like this, ...
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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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How to get Windows XP to snap windows to desktop like Vista?

You can drag windows in Windows Vista to have them snap to the sides, and have the window only take up half the screen, etc. Is there software for XP that mimics this functionality?
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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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Windows 10 ethernet not working; Windows troubleshooter says modem issue

My wife's Windows 10 desktop has been having intermittent issues with the wired Ethernet lately where nothing loads, pings fail, and eventually it "just works" again some time later. I've ruled out ...
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Blue screen error after replacing CMOS battery

I have two problems with my desktop. 1. CMOS battery down hence date and time reset every time after PC shutdown. 2. Display does not appear with beep sound. I have tried by removing RAM and ...
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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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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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Desktop shortcuts for programs installed in Sandboxie

When I install a program in Sandboxie (by running the installer sandboxed) it creates all the program data buried inside the sandbox's directory structure. When the installer tries to create a desktop ...
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Display full file name for icons on desktop

In Windows, if a file name on the Desktop is greater than a set number of characters, the name is truncated and an ellipsis (...) appears. Is there anyway to always display the full file name?
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Do not shorten file name under icon [duplicate]

I have some files with long names on the desktop. When clicked on the file (Screenshot 1), the name appears in full, but when clicked elsewhere the file name gets shortened with ... (Screenshot 2). ...
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How do I remove the 'Recent Places' icon from my Windows 7 desktop?

How do I remove the 'Recent Places' icon from my Windows 7 desktop? I did something in Windows File Explorer and now it's just there. I can't delete it by right clicking on it or drag it to the ...
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Is that true that if you keep bulky files on the Desktop then Windows slow down?

A friend of mine keep telling me that if I keep bulky files on the desktop then Windows try to load them in cache and slow down? I'm (almost) sure that this is not the case but how can I demonstrate ...
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Would it be possible to boot natively into a XEN virtualized operating system without the user noticing?

What I am trying to accomplish is the following: Set up XEN on a headless Debian host. Set up a fully virtualized desktop environment based on Debian. Boot into that virtualized desktop ...
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Desktop missing graphics after Kali 2016.1 upgrade

I did an upgrade to the latest version of 2016.1, and now my desktop looks rather retro. I'm missing graphics, for example on my Tweak tool, the sliders are missing on the On/Off options, the fonts ...
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Duplicate Desktop on 1 and 3 through script

I support ClearCube equipment that are 2 floors up from where I work. Since where I work doesn't have the software to actually manage them if something goes wrong I have to run upstairs to the rack ...
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I need help VGA Dual screens

i am using a DVI to VGA converter and a VGA Splitter. My main display is HDMI, and I have two other monitors, that are VGA. And it won't expand the screen, it will only duplicate.
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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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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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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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Computer hangs on wake from sleep Windows 10

I have a problem when I try to wake my computer from sleep. I press the power button (I have USB devices wake disabled in the BIOS), all the fans spin up and the power button lights up like its going ...
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Remote desktop server for home use: Is it a good idea?

I am trying to save money by making my old laptop last as long as possible, but today's applications are stretching its resources thin, so I have trouble running games, VMs, and other resource-...
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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 ...
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How do I change my desktop folders from having addition characters per line?

A few weeks ago I had an issue with copying a folder to my external hard drive, and I solved it by deleting this file with desktop.plist at the end of the file name. It solved my problem, but now on ...
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Accidentally put my desktop icons in tile view on my Windows 8 hp probook, how can I restore the default/normal appearance of my desktop icons?

This happened when I was pressing ctrl+shift+(either 1,2,3 or 4, but I'm almost positive it happened while pressing 1). All of the sudden the icons on my desktop tiled themselves, and where I have ~...
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MediaFire Desktop Client Discontinued?

What happened to the MediaFire Desktop client? I had it installed until recently when I started having problems so I uninstalled it. Now I can no longer find a download for the newest version on their ...
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Windows 7 desktop does not automatically refresh

I am using Windows 7. If I delete something from the desktop, then the icon remains there. I have to hit F5 or right-click->Refresh to make the desktop refresh. After the refresh, the icon ...
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The Desktop has suddenly disappeared from my Windows 10 PC

Man, do I hate when weird, mysterious, obscure bugs insists to randomly strike when you're expecting them the least. (1) I turned on my personal computer this evening, only to face this: That's ...
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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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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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Why do I have two desktop.ini files on my windows 8 desktop?

When I try to delete one of these two shortcuts, a message appears saying, "If you remove this file, Windows or another program may no longer work correctly."! I don't think that it is possible to ...
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Windows 10: Change shortcut keys to switch between desktops

In Windows 10, the shortcut keys for switching virtual desktop are ctrl + win + right / left arrow. I'd like to simplify it, by changing it to ctrl + right or left arrow key only. How can I do this?
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How do I prevent windows from moving when the desktop resolution changes?

I'm running Linux and use Openbox for my desktop. Normally the desktop resolution is 1280x1024. However, when I play a game which only plays at a specific resolution, at fullscreen and there's no ...
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Why do my shortcut icons get broken on Windows 7?

I have a strange problem. My icons seem to disappear randomly on my Windows 7. They were there a while back, now they ain't. It happens often and quite randomly. Anyone know a fix?
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What is the difference between DESKTOP_SESSION, XDG_SESSION_DESKTOP, and XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP?

I want to detect which desktop manager I am running, and I found out that there are three environment variables, DESKTOP_SESSION , XDG_SESSION_DESKTOP , and XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP which could help me do ...
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Linux native GUI dashboard for monitoring

I'm searching for a monitoring dashboard. It could be separate project or part of monitoring suit. I have following requirements: open source native gui application (no web) native language (no ...
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What is this icon appearing on my desktop icons?

I have noticed that a few of the desktop icons have an "overlay icon" that looks like 2 blue arrows pointing toward each other in the top right hand corner of the icon. There is no relation between ...
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Windows 10 Alt+Tab can't switch to desktop

In Windows 8, when Alt+Tab, the desktop would appear as an option to switch to at the end of the list of open programs (thus Alt-Shift-Tab helpfully took you right to the desktop). In Windows 10 that ...
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Public Desktop icons plus more not showing

We have one user on one computer that all of the Public Desktop icons is missing from her computer, plus things like recycle bin. Her personal icons are showing as they should, just not the public ...
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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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Explorer (Desktop) Stops Refreshing

After using Windows 7 for a while (say, a few hours), Explorer always stops refreshing my desktop, and I have to close it and re-open it. E.g.: When I delete a file, it doesn't seem to go away even ...
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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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Is there a way to fake a dual (second) monitor

Is there a way to fake a dual monitor for testing. I have only one monitor and I have to make an application that is suitable for two monitors. The second monitor screen should appear as a window ...
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Windows 8.1 mouse locked at 30fps on 60fps monitor

On my PC I am able to play a couple of games at 60fps, and my monitor refresh rate is 60fps. However, when I move my mouse around on the desktop and drag Windows from one place to another it's kind of ...
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How can Google Chrome download URL shortcut as a file?

it may be silly, but i want to make a link on a page that downloads a shortcut of the link to user desktop (instead of bookmarking the page) Basically I've crated a shortcut name "LinkToMyWebsite.url"...
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How to bring window to front?

I switch windows from using Windows + Tab key but the application I switch to sometimes stays behind the current window (say chrome). However, in the taskbar the selected application is outlook. Is ...
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How can I adjust the length at which shortcut text is truncated?

Currently it looks like this: But I want it to look like this: Does anyone know how I can do this?