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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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Desktop icons larger than 128px

I'm wondering if there's a way to break the limit of 128px for desktop icons in OSX Lion 10.7 (I have 10.7.5) by hacking some system files?
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Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection - Keyboard Locale

I use Microsoft Remote Desktop connection (mstsc) to connect to work computer from home computer. They both have different keyboard layouts, One at office computer is European key board with keys ...
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Is Plasma 5 supposed to be lighter than KDE4?

I think this could lead to subjective opinions, but I'm looking for a general idea on this question. Is Plasma 5 intended to be lighter than KDE4? Is Qt5 necessarily leading to faster and/or ...
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Windows 8 - Panoramic Themes

I just downloaded the theme "Panoramas Europe" from the Get More Themes Online selection on the control panel page Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Personalization I downloaded the theme ...
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Third-party AC adapter for Acer Veriton L460 desktop causes fans to continuously run at full speed, even when system is powered off

I'm not sure this is the the right place to be asking but it seemed like the best option. I acquired an Acer Veriton L460 (Ultra SFF Desktop) which requires an AC converter of 19V 17.1A so I ...
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How can I hide a Window from the task switcher (Alt+Tab)?

To make clear what is this question about, this is the Windows Task Switcher: The closest to hide a window from the AltTab Task Switcher that I have found is the Minime tool, but it hides too the ...
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How to identify which process is drawing overlays on Windows desktop

I get random overlays as seen in the screenshot below - the boxes showing [191, 187] and [239, 172]. The numbers are never the same. They stay there even though all program windows are minimised and ...
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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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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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Desktop Icon's cannot be moved & Scrolling in excel does not work

I have a domain user running Windows 7 Pro and he is having an issue where his icons on his desktop get stuck and cannot be moved (Auto Arrange is unchecked). What's even more weird is when he is ...
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Windows Desktop 'ghost' rectangles

I use Windows 7 Ultimate (upgraded from Home Premium) on a 2011 HP desktop PC with 10 GB RAM and Nvidia GeForce GTX550Ti. All related drivers and software updates are installed. For some time now, ...
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Resize desktop smaller than screen resolution

I want to resize my desktop to be smaller than my resolution, meaning that the desktop will be placed at the center of the screen with black bars around it, is it possible? The reason for that, I'm ...
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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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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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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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Remote desktop only connecting to some computers within a network

I've been having some issues with Remote Desktop Connections, and I can't seem to find an answer after googling and looking through previous threads. Hoping to hear everyone's thoughts on what I may ...
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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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After a restart I boot into blackscreen with cursor

I have windows 10 64bit for quite a while now. My system suddenly restarted to apply an update (which I dont know of its specifics). After that windows loads on the logon screen I type my password, ...
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Desktop background image from a website?

Is it possible that desktop background image automatically comes from a website? For example, I want to have my desktop image from http://xkcd.com/ homepage? There is a discussion on how to get the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Windows 10, user with different font-size rearrange other user's desktop icon

I have this problem with Windows 10: I have one user with font size at 150% and other with standard dimension. When the user with greater font-size logs on, the icon on the desktop of the other user ...
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Windows 10 shortcut icons are messed up

I recently encountered a problem with my Windows 10. My shortcuts are using a different symbol (the down left corner of the shortcut) other than the normal shortcut symbol. The symbol changes from ...
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Files appear when I try to attach from Desktop

I'm using Windows 7 and Internet Explorer. There are 4 folders and a .pdf file on my desktop. When I login to gmail.com, create a new email and click attach, the window that shows my desktop shows ...
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Control Cooler Master HAF X lights from Linux OS?

I have a Cooler Master HAF X Blue and you can turn the fans on or off by opening up the case and clicking some buttons. Is there any way to control these lights from within the operating system (...
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windows 7, prob with Lenova

I keep getting a message from Lenova that I am running out of disk space on my Lenova Recovery. They suggest deleting files from my Recycle Bin....not the desk top icon, but the one containing all my ...
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Disable the overheat guard of the cpu (Sensor defect)

So I think that my CPU sensor is defect, let me explain why. The pc is shutting down instantly, even in idle. Some programs like speedfan show that my cpu has more than 80°C . It has a really big ...
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How fix Windows10 doesn't remember windows position on desktop

It's the first time(in all Windows versions) that I notice this BIG problem. Windows on desktop(except Chrome) continue to open in a different position without remember the last one. A fix?
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Run/Debug in Android studio on OSX in fullscreen mode always switch desktop

I am facing a rather frustrating behaviour when I'm running an android app or simple unit tests. I use Android Studio 1.3 in fullscreen mode on OSX 10.10.4 and every time I start the app or tests it ...
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Proper GTK environment without desktop environment

I'm using Xmonad on archlinux, without a desktop environment installed. I managed to set the Numix theme for GTK2 with this ~/.gtkrc-2.0 gtk-icon-theme-name="Numix" gtk-theme-name="Numix" and GTK3 ...
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How to customize a WM

I am looking to build my own GUI for suseLinux, and after digging around on how to customize a Desktop Enviroment (DE) I discovered I want to customize an alredy existing Window Manager... For example ...
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Newly made desktop will not turn on

I just finished building my first desktop. I have plugged everything in (or so I think) and when I go to turn it on for an instant the light on my cpu's cooler turns on and all the fans in the case ...
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Desktop Internet Explorer won't open in Windows 8 on Microsoft Surface Pro 3

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 running windows 8.1. Internet Explorer works in the touch mode but even though the desktop mode is running, I can't navigate to it. It shows as an icon on the taskbar ...
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Desktop PSU won't turn on after being turned off or unplugged, but flicking the PSU switch fixes it

(apologies if the wrong board) I have a new desktop computer I built, with all new parts (except for the case). For some reason, if I unplug/replug it in, or turn the PSU switch off for more than ...
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How do I use the PC's headset for smartphone calls, when connected through USB?

When my smartphone (Nokia 500) is connected to the desktop (Win7 x64) though USB, I want the smartphone audio to default to the PC headset for calls. How do I do that? Thanks.
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Why does desktop stay visible when Explorer process exits?

I've always wondered what subsystem in Windows is responsible for displaying desktop background image and icons even when the Windows Explorer process is not working. The common scenario is that some ...
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“Unable to decrypt password” in Remote Desktop Connection Manager v2.2

I can log in as the administrator and access the servers just fine but the problem shows when I try to log as a user - then I get that message: Unable to decrypt password How can I fix it? Doing as ...
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Delayed Boot Time & Memory/RAM Issues

I have an older Gateway GT5662, I'm having two specific issues that I think are related. I'll explain each separately and hopefully someone has come across this before. Break down of booting issue ...
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Why the shortcuts on desktop may be repainted at startup of Win 7?

At boot or startup of Windows 7, all of my shortcuts appear correct on the desktop, but after a few seconds they will change to white pages, and are then repainted with their original design. This is ...
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When I move files to desktop, I cannot open, delete or move them

I have just had a new problem come up with moving files to my desktop. I am running windows 7. If I move a file to the desktop I cannot open, move or delete it. Anything that was on the desktop until ...
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mild electric current on the table and case

I have a UPS to which the case, monitor, etc. are attached. The problem is that when I plug the case (SMPS) power supply cable into the UPS touching the case and the table (on which the computer is ...
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Switch to desktop with logo button - Win 8.1

For example: I'm running a program in fullscreen or I'm in Metro mode, and I want to switch back to the desktop. I know the shortcut Logo+D, but that minimizes all the windows when switching to ...
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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 ...
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Windows 8 Desktop Won't Auto Refresh

Recently, my desktop won't show any new files unless I press F5. This is a bit annoying, and none of the fixes on the Microsoft website help. What do I do?
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Mirror monitors 2 and 3?

I have an Asus laptop and two 24" monitors. One plugged into HDMI and the other VGA. When I go into my display properties I have 3 options Mirror 1 and 3 Mirror 1 and 2 Extend Desktop I've also ...
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Windows 8 Desktop background lock orientation

I have chosen a desktop background and I am having a beef with it because when I rotate the desktop, so does the background. I wonder how its possible change settngs so that the desktop background ...
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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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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: http://wiki.gentoo.org/...
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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 ...