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One of them is in the “All Users” profile (%PUBLIC%\Desktop). One of them is in your profile (%USERPROFILE%\Desktop). They are both hidden system files. If you want them to disappear, you’ll have to set Windows Explorer to hide them. This is also the default setting. To change this setting, open Control Panel, search for “Folder Options”, open it. In the ...


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It's just a slimline 5.25 inch bay, sometimes refered to as a 12.7mm bay; they are mostly for dvd/cd burners like this one. You can buy adapter products to divide a normal 5.25 inch bay into 2 slimline bays like this one.


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This smells like the "Capacitor plague" You should look for swollen electrolytic capacitors. See this Wikipedia for an example view. If you are lucky you can change some of them and have a working board again for a few month. If not, buy a new one. This is most of the time cheaper than the labor you will need to figure out the exact defect.


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I suspect it's because it's a "known extension" and you have those hidden. Open Windows Explorer and go to Organize => Folder and search options => View tab => untick Hide extensions for known file types.


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Recently experienced this issue. Unsure how it started, but I was able to put windows to this "super window" state with win+d twice and clicking on a different window. I was going to try the Ctrl+Shift+Esc shortcut to open the Task Manager but hit Ctrl+Alt+Esc instead and the window returned to the normal state. I was able to successfully return all windows ...


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Actually, Chrome's handling of this seems to be the one that is non-standard. From what I can tell, most apps behave the same way that IE does, and I believe it's an intentional design decision. To be honest, I prefer the way IE handles it ... the "snapped" state of a window is not the same thing as it's normal state or it's maximized state. I typically ...


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I made Windows think I had two connected displays like this: Right click on the desktop, click 'Screen Resolution' Click 'Detect' on the next screen Click 'Another display not detected' and under the multiple displays option select 'Try to connect anyway on: VGA' Click 'Apply' You can now enable your desktop to be extended as if you have a second screen ...


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To rotate the display, hold down ctrl+alt and either Up, Down, Left, or Right to orient the screen as each of the four orientations.


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I suspect it's software bloat, following Wirth's Law.


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This is due to nautilus rendering the desktop. You can start nautilus without the desktop with nautilus --no-desktop but there doesn't seems to be an option to always do it that way. Either do something like create a shell script in ~/bin named nautilus that does exec /usr/bin/nautilus --no-desktop "$@" or patch nautilus so that the --no-desktop option is ...


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windows has api for multidesktop, atleast windows 2008 and 7 had: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/abhinaba/archive/2006/07/05/656197.aspx Microsoft has even program for it, no need for 3rd party stuff http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/cc817881.aspx (tho, it was 3rd party software earlier)


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Go to the desktop by pressing WIN LOGO + D to go the desktop immediately and pressing the arrow keys once or more than once should help. Always works for me. To shift your focus to the taskbar press WIN LOGO + the numberly order of your app, this should work. To shift the focus to the notifications area press WIN LOGO + B, you'll find the ^ button ...


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There is nothing special about windows server operating systems. You can simply remove the broken disk, insert an new disk and install a regular OS on it. Two things which are good to know though: Server hardware is usually not build to boot fast or to be silent. Powering up a server might result in a jet-engine howl of fans and nothing on a screen for ...


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A blackout (rather, the glitches in power that occur just as line power is going away, and just as it's coming back) can damage a computer, even one that's plugged in through a power strip. But it sounds like yours survived just fine. You did the right thing by unplugging the computer while the power was off, and not plugging it back in until power was ...


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Tried unplugging everything until you're down to just power, monitor & keyboard and see if it's any better? And switch to different power, vid card, monitor & keyboard if still no good? Even the lights & speaker stuff, reset switch included (had a computer that would randomly freeze/black screen, turns out the reset switch was shorting). And is ...


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In a file's context menu, there's an Open with submenu. From there, select Choose default program.... A metro-style dialog will pop up in the center of your screen. For pictures, the desktop program is "Windows Photo Viewer". Unfortunately, you'll have to repeat this procedure for the various picture file types (BMP, JPEG, PNG, ...). For videos, you can use ...


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Using Process Explorer, you can find out which program opened that window or message box. From the interface, drag and drop the icon from the toolbar that looks like a cross in a circle. Drag it from the toolbar and drop it on the mystery window. Then in the Process Explorer window, the highlighted process (in blue) will be the program that is ...


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There is Desktop! by Skrommel, a freeware program which gives the desktop window (because that's what the desktop is, a maximized always-on-bottom folder window) its own taskbar button. Which can then of course be Alt-Tab'ed to.


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The desktop for user will be located at /home/user/Desktop.


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Your OS will recover itself automatically in such cases and informs you with any critical errors that happened , so you don't have to worry much. You might consider buying an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), it helps a lot with protecting your computer with power problems.


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"Orientation" setting is sometimes removed by computer manufacturer through modified drivers. If there is no such setting on your notebook, try installing driver from graphic chip manufacturer (Intel, nVidia or AMD) instead of from your notebook manufacturer. Eg: HP 250 G2 notebook was missing this setting. After HP-supplied driver was uninstalled and ...


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when I switch over to "Desktop" using Alt+Tab, Windows uses the "Show Desktop" command instead of minimizing all Windows. I personally hate "Show Desktop", since it creates a separate window on top of all the other windows which captures a live display of desktop, and this causes all the widgets I have on the desktop to be hidden under this live window, ...


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This could be done by a number of programs. Rainmeter, Samurize, Rocketdock, and more. what you're probably looking for, without all the theme alternating parts, is a app called xwidgets. It has a simple drag and drop interface, and should do what you need.


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Install the desktop version instead of the app. Once installed, you will get a login screen and then you will be able to access Dropbox folders from any Windows desktop program. You will also have an icon in your system tray. In Windows 8.1, the app does not allow simple copy and pasting of files or drag and drop. Only the desktop version allows for this.


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True virtual video-viewports require a driver level interface - and I only know of one graphics vendor that still has a solution in that space. If your computer is using a NVIDIA Quadro GPU (not NVIDIA GeForce), you can go to support at nvidia.com drill down into the "Drivers Download" for your computer/graphics-card and download: NVIDIA nView Desktop ...


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You need to give your shortcut an empty icon. The quickest way to do so is: Right click on icon -> Properties -> Change Icon... -> Backspace or delete to delete the text -> Enter (this should point you to the default Shell32.dll) -> Choose an empty icon (should be in the 6th column)


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I had the same problem till I realised I had accidentally selected the .exe file instead of the .ico file for the icon - since the correct icon shows against the .exe file it is quite easy to make this mistake and you cna press the apply button without triggering a warning or error - the shortcut then of course will not display the correct icon and defaults ...


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Do the following: Go to File Explorer, open Tools → Folder Options then check "Show All Folders". Open Notepad → Save as → Dialogue box appears with no crash! Save file in a location/folder that isn't normally hidden (e.g. My documents) Once complete, go back to File Explorer, Tools → Folder Options and hide folders. If Notepad still crashes, you ...


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Instead of the built-in Windows shortcuts, use something like DisplayFusion to create your own shortcuts that actually resize the window, which IE (and other apps) will then remember. I personally use Win+Alt+Numpad 4 and Win+Alt+Numpad 6. On Windows 7 and below, WinSplit Revolution was good for this, but it's no longer supported - and I don't think the ...


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In Windows 8 and 8.1 if You have set Your wallpaper form Windows Picture Viewer (by opening picture in viewer and clicking "Set as desktop wallpaper" in context menu), it's location will be "%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Windows Photo Viewer Wallpaper.jpg"



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