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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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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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Outlook desktop alerts don't work while in a full screen RDP window

I have a user running Windows 7 64-bit who's started to use Remote Desktop a lot to remote into our servers. The user is quite important, but he isn't getting his desktop notifications while remoted ...
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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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“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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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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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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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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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: ...
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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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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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Remote Desktop stopped working

I am running Windows Vista Business SP2 on my main PC connected to router by a cable and my wireless laptop runs Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. I installed additional Microsoft Office components and now ...
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Windows 8 desktop refreshes every 30secs

Desktop blanks every 30 secs or so for a second (icons and wallpaper) except for any active windows. Windows update had stopped working and I ran the windows troubleshooter to fix the problem. It did ...
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Brightness on monitor

My Dell all-in-one seems to have a mind of it's own. The brightness pop-up comes on the screen and sets to zero, without me touching it. I have ran the diagnostic and it says my monitor is fine. But ...
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Entire Desktop Deleted

I have a question, and I am sorry if I don't perfectly articulate it and have any sort of propriety in doing so--I am frantic, right now! In my "downloads" folder, I had a desktop icon that I didn't ...
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How can I run an .app as a desktop background/fake it?

I'm using OSX 10.8.2 and I've been playing around with desktop background .plist files trying to run an app (specifically launchpad.app) on the desktop (replacing the usual background image) - it's ...
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Change the default icon allignment of windows desktop

When a file is created or moved or anything inside the desktop dir, the default alignment is from left-top to down: What I want to do is to assign a different default alignment, for example from ...
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Change Desktop via voice command and set 3-screen-wide wallpaper of a bitmap?

I am running an "updated LCARS New Evolution" Desktop with Stardock, which takes up the center of 3 screens and casts a bitmap wallpaper of the United Federation of Planets on the side screens. From ...
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Desktop icons change size and are aligned to the left after restart

I am trying to keep the icons size and position to the place where I've shutdown my computer. That is: Keep desktop icons to the right and at a small size. When I restart my computer, the get a ...
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How can I switch tasks by keyboard search?

For many years, I've used a series of Alt+Tab commands to get the window that I want. Now that I've gotten the zen of iswitchb in emacs — telling the name of what I want directly — I'd like to do the ...
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Seamless desktop startup

I use Xfce + Compiz + Emerald. When the system starts up I see: Xfce starting up (desktop background, desktop icons, taskbar) Compiz startup (the whole screen goes black and everything rebuilt) ...
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After unselecting an icon the select-rectangle does not dissapear

Here's what I'm talking about. After I selected this icon (or any icon for that mater) and clicked on the blue background (the desktop) thus un-selecting the icon the dotted select rectangle still ...
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Installing compizconfig settings manager causes “hide all normal windows and set focus to the desktop” to stop working

I've installed a CompizConfig Settings Manager on Ubuntu 10.10. A filter in the program disables "hide all normal windows and set focus to the desktop" because of a conflict. I don't know what is ...
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Nothing on Ubuntu desktop but Ubuntu color home screen

I've installed Ubuntu 10.04 - my desktop loads up but doesn't have any search icons or system search. I can log in and also right click but that's all. Nothing on the desktop but the Ubuntu color ...
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Are there any good tools for cleaning up a horribly complex set of Windows desktop shortcuts?

One of the Windows XP users I support (it's a Windows domain environment) has a huge, nightmarish collection of folders, files and shortcuts to folders and files on their desktop. This came about due ...
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Desktop Picture Placement

I made an Automator app that changes the desktop picture to whatever image file you drop on its icon. It used to work perfectly until Snow Leopard. Now the image placement always resets to Full ...
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locating a screen session within multiple desktops

I've usually got a lot of stuff on the go, including 10 or more screen sessions. I also have a lot of desktops set up. Sometimes I want to find a particular screen session among the many desktops. ...
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Desktop GUI Environment vs. Gaming Graphics

This quetion stems from my noticing that my Windows 7 Experience ratings for Aero Desktop Performance is significantly less than the rating for Gaming Graphics. I built an AMD 8-core APU. The Windows ...
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Create and enforce a theme for every GUI app in an OS

Say I want to build a custom desktop environment (in QML) using the QtCompositor APIs. I can create my own components for the QML apps created for this particular environment, but it would be much ...
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Windows 8.1 - How to Activate Multiple Machines

So, I work for a company that recently purchased around 50 HP slim line desktops (System Model: HP EliteDesk 800 G1 USDT). Each machine has Windows 8 already installed. The machines ...
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Shortcuts in W7 desktop launch the program from the shortcut at the top of the screen

I have a problem with windows 7 and desktop in my computer. Once on the desktop, if I want to launch a program from any of the shortcuts both on the desktop or the programs bar, it launches the ...
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Switching to the New Desktop in Linux

I followed a guide to install the Cinnamon desktop on my Kali (Debian-based) system. I installed everything: apt-get install kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base cinnamon It went smooth with ...
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Printing from my remote connection

My bookkeepers office is in a different city then my office. She has a pc with my quick books company info on it. I need to be able to access the information from time to time and print checks. She ...
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Race condition: …systemprofile\Desktop unavailable error

C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. is a well known problem which is deeply discussed in internet. I'm experiencing one of its variations ...
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How to use a foreground and background desktop?

I'm looking for a program a bit similar to Mac OS X widgets or Photoshop layers but applied to Windows Explorer, where you can move windows in a foreground or background desktop. e.g. I want to move ...
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turn desktop into side by side 3d

Is there a way to make a monitor side by side 3d so that I can do whatever in 3D when outputting video to my 3D TV. By that I mean I want to make it either seem like to monitors are there and ...