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Windows 8 Desktop Icons in Tile View

I appear to have some how placed my icons on my desktop in Tile View. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to restore the icons to their normal appearance. Any help is greatly appreciated. ...
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0answers
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Open dialog box freezes when trying to navigate to Desktop

I have an annoying with open dialog box on my Win 7 64bit. When trying to open a file via the File -> Open dialog in some program (in MS Word or any other program) and try to navigate to desktop ...
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1answer
163 views

Can't move icons on desktop

I found that I can't move icons across Desktop. When I start dragging of an icon, refuse cursor appears (black ring with single black diagonal strike) and nothing happens. Position of an icon does ...
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1answer
43 views

How to restore desktop icons locations?

After updating video drivers and flipping screen resolution, locations of all my desktop icons are lost (again). However, I have a backup of the system disk. Is it possible to restore locations from ...
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1answer
67 views

How can I create a desktop icon with a custom context menu

Before when I used Windows XP I had a program (it is called SCCU but I am not sure where I got it from) that allowed you to create an icon on the desktop with a completely custom context menu, now ...
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3answers
1k views

Can't place icons on the bottom row of the desktop (Windows 7)

It seems since I connected a third monitor the desktop icons can't be placed at the bottom row. Here's a screenshot: Any idea how to fix this? Thanks.
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0answers
355 views

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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0answers
38 views

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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0answers
71 views

Windows 8 “My computer” desktop icon shown as "My computer 32-bit)

Hello after windows update "my computer" desktop icon shown up as "My computer 32-bit" (My system is 64bit) , my custom context menu also lost but it exists on my computer clsid in the registry.. ...
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1answer
147 views

Cannot delete or see properties of desktop network icons

This is probably a really dumb question, but I have spent hours on this problem. I suspect it has to do with privileges, but I can't seem to find the relevant information! The problem is on my wife's ...
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1answer
582 views

How do you change an individual icon's size on the desktop for windows 7

Is it possible to change an icons size on the desktop individually? I have already tried using group methods such as CNTRL and the scroll wheel but that just changes every icons size not the ...
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1answer
539 views

gray dotted box outlining desktop icons on windows 7

I occasionally get this problem where for some reason small, dotted gray boxes appear around my desktop icons. It always goes away after I restart, but I'm just curious what it is. I don't know of ...
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1answer
108 views

Arranging icons inside a folder on Windows wherever I want

Is there any way to arrange icons in a Windows folder wherever I want? I have to switch resolutions many times a day for work and my icons on the desktop are always being messed around. I wanted to ...
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1answer
239 views

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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1answer
143 views

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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2answers
392 views

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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0answers
119 views

Resize just one Icon on Desktop, Mac OSX Mountain Lion

There are some items on my Desktop that are begging for more attention than the others!! I would like to resize choice items! That would be great! :) (Everything I searched resulted in "how to resize ...
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votes
1answer
3k views

How to show/hide the My Computer icon on the desktop via the command line?

How I can show or hide the Computer (My Computer) icon on the desktop from CMD?
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0answers
109 views

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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1answer
199 views

Windows 7 missing icons and taskbar

We are running Windows 7 on a notebook. After logging in with one account (it has Admin rights), empty desktop appears, with no icons and no taskbar. I can change desktop properties (e.g. Themes), I ...
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1answer
185 views

No more icons on the Windows 7 Desktop

I'm visiting my father-in-law, and he asked me to solve a problem he has with his Windows 7. Since 1 or 2 weeks, all the icons that were present on his desktop disappeared (even the trash, or computer ...
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1answer
398 views

Remove the rectangle around desktop icon when selected

Is there a way to remove the rectangle around desktop icons, whithin the aero theme? Take a look at this icon. You can see the box around the icon when it's highlighted: Now, take a look at the ...
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0answers
125 views

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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1answer
1k views

Change HDD icon in Windows 7

How can I change the icon of one of my HDDs in Windows 7, not using the autorun.inf trick? I'm trying to speed up my laptop for every day use as much as possible so I mapped my desktop to a RamDisk. ...
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1answer
79 views

Bigger icon just for one of the shortcuts on the desktop

On Windows 7 professional, I want a bigger icon just for one of the shortcuts on the desktop (only one program shortcut should have large icon, rest of the shortcut icons should be of the ...
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4answers
17k views

How to force Windows to save desktop icon positions?

Is there a way to force Windows to save desktop icon positions?
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1answer
4k views

How do you disable Icon grid snapping in Windows 7?

Remember the "Snap to Grid" context menu option when you right clicked the desktop? Well I was trying to arrange my icons in a certain way (like a brick stagger), and it was a no go. They just kept ...
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1answer
2k views

Gnome Settings - gsettings vs gconftool-2

In Gnome 3 desktop icons are hidden by default. I tried to show them this way gconftool-2 --set -t bool /org/gnome/desktop/background/show-desktop-icons true It didn't work. So i tried: gsettings ...
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1answer
75 views

Desktop icons arranged differently depending on where I'm logging in

When I RDP into my server from home, my desktop icons are arranged the way I want them; but when I log in from anywhere else, they're all bunched up on the left. I have no idea how this can happen; ...
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1answer
2k views

Windows 7 desktop icons randomly

After reboots, my Windows 7 desktop icons will randomly change size. I am referring to the icons with a gray border around them. A search has not yielded me a working resolution. How do I fix this?
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3answers
1k views

Missing icons/applications in windows 7

I just started a new session on my windows7 laptop to find everythings missing. My desktop is "empty" and everything in the windows menu seems to be missing. I can reach the apps (like google chrome ...
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1answer
517 views

A way to organize desktop icons?

I have already looked at Fences from another SuperUser post, but it doesn't really fit what I am looking for. I have noticed that some laptops (I am a desktop user) come bundled with little ...
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2answers
877 views

Reset desktop icons on Windows 7

Few months ago, I played with space parameters (margin) between desktop icons (with TuneUP utilities), then uninstalled this application. Now I want to reset my custom desktop layout to default. How ...
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votes
1answer
4k views

How to align desktop icons to grid in LXDE/Openbox?

Where is the option or config file to align the desktop icons to a grid in LXDE/Openbox?
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3answers
3k views

Mysterious gray square outlines on certain desktop icons?

Recently, my hand slipped on my mouse/keyboard and I accidentally increased the icon size. After resetting it and fixing them, I noticed these incredibly annoying small gray outlines around only ...
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0answers
391 views

How do I get Windows 7 to highlight my icons again?

You know when your mouse goes over a desktop icon in Windows 7, a small box appears around it highlighting it? It's gone on my computer. And it annoys me because usually when I'm waiting for a program ...
2
votes
0answers
449 views

Is it possible to enable Tiles View for icons on the Windows 7 desktop?

Is it possible to enable Tiles View for icons on the Windows 7 desktop? You can get the same thing in Windows Explorer by going to a folder and selecting "Tiles" for the icon view option. The Windows ...
3
votes
4answers
720 views

Giving focus to a desktop icon using the keyboard

When I start Windows 7 none of the icons on my desktop have focus. I have to click on one of the icons with the mouse to give it focus. Is there a keyboard shortcut to give focus to an icon? (It ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Divide desktop into partitions?

In my office PC desktop, because of high office load, I have lots of icons on my desktop. Is there any portable software (for example : Stardock Fences : but it's not portable) which divides desktop / ...
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vote
1answer
1k views

How do I arrange my desktop icons in rigidly alphabetical order?

Currently, my desktop icons are divided into three groups: Upper left icons in the following order: Libraries Computer Recycle Bin Network Magic Continuing to read downwards and to the right: ...
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votes
2answers
2k views

Some Windows 7 desktop icons have faint border

Some icons in my Windows 7 (desktop) have these strange borders: I tried changing the size, and it seems to be disappearing at some point (around 48 or even 32px.). Changing between ...
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1answer
228 views

Created files/downloaded files go to the top left of the desktop instead of the bottom right

I have an issue with my desktop icons on Windows 7. It seems that downloaded files or any files made by programs are sometimes placed on the top left of the desktop, shifting all of my existing ...
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153 views

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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votes
2answers
15k views

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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1answer
4k 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?
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1answer
715 views

Windows 7 icons blank and don't function on Desktop, Taskbar and Start menu

First I tried to download Starcraft 2 on Windows 7 and after the installer ran there was no way to launch it. I ran the installer again and then all my icons on the computer, on desktop, taskbar and ...
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vote
2answers
167 views

How can I delete my alternate drive icon on the Ubuntu desktop?

I'm using a system with a Windows drive and an Ubuntu drive (both physical, not virtual). The Ubuntu Places menu lists a "320 GB file system" which is the Windows disk. The same drive also appears ...
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vote
3answers
1k views

How to remove a “ghost” file icon from the Windows Vista Home Premium desktop

I have a file with a .VOB extension, allegedly of the size .99GB, on my desktop, but I can't get rid of it or do anything with it. It's just stuck there. Is there a painless way to make it go away ...
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votes
2answers
1k views

Vertical alignment for desktop icons in Ubuntu

Is there a way to enable vertical alignment of icons (so that icons span to horizontal lines) on desktop in Ubuntu? Similar behavior can be found in Windows desktop. Please note, that horizontal ...
2
votes
2answers
5k views

Network-related icons suddenly removed

On a fresh Windows 7 installation, I created some shortcuts icons to network shares on the Desktop. Without any warning, these icons are sometimes and randomly deleted from Desktop. I totally don't ...