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The part of a graphical user interface upon which other elements like icons, windows, toolbars or widgets are placed. For questions about software that provides this interface (like Gnome or KDE), use the [desktop-environments] tag. For questions about non-portable personal computers, use the [desktop-computer] tag.

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Windows 11 shortcuts on desktop not found via start search?

This seems so weird. I have some shortcuts on the desktop and when I click start or press win key, I just want to type beginning of those filenames and have it apper, but they don't! Seems like this ...
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Hide taskbar on specific desktop

I am using Windows 10 but this question can probably apply to other versions of Windows. I want to open multiple desktops in windows and swap between them using the WIN+TAB shortcut. I don't always ...
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Monitor signal cutting in and out repeatedly after hibernation

I am on Windows 11. This started happening only a few days ago after I had manually ended the LampArray Translation Service from Task Manager. Many users are suggesting this task interferes with ...
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Flutter error in Ffmpeg, "Unhandled Exception: ProcessException: No such file or directory" in macOS desktop version

I'm trying video trim video using ffmpeg, for macOS desktop application. I have downloaded ffmpeg from here for macOS. Here is my code String mainPath = 'Users/apple/Workspace/User/2024/Project/...
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Windows 7 - Block Wallpaper Change BUT allow Selected Slideshow Wallpapers

System: Windows 7 Pro with SP2 Please can you help me find a solution to Allow Wallpaper Slideshow using a preselected folder BUT block anyone from changing the wallpaper. The issue I am coming up ...
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folder icons on the desktop are cut in half

As the title suggests, for some reason the file icons are cut in half like this I have found no solutions on the internet other than this and the solutions failed. What should i do? Edit: Thanks to @...
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windows 11: how to display on the desktop just the folder and icons of choice?

Having the desktop of my windows 11 PC full of folder and file icons I would like to know if it is possible (with a free app or other way) to make visible only the ones I choose; all the available ...
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Windows 11: how to unhide recycle bin icon when all desktop icons are set on hidden?

I set my desktop icons hidden, but I need only the recycle bin. How to unhide it without changing the settings of the other desktop icons?
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desktop icons on win 8.1 appear white

Some of the icons on the desktop are normal others suddenly appeared as white squares. I tried changing the registry entry: exefile\shellex\iconhandler. However there is no iconhandler to change?
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Windows 11: Blank desktop icons for some apps (calculator and time)

I created desktop shortcuts for a few Windows 11 apps (by drag-and-drop from the start menu), and their icons turned to the default blank page after a short while (maybe when restarting the Explorer, ...
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File icons on desktop moving left when they are renamed

Sometimes when I rename a file on my Desktop, the icon position gets reset to a position in the top left corner. My PC is running Windows 11 Home, version 22H2, OS Build 22621.3155. "Auto ...
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HP Swift1 running Win 10 Home has given me file icons with non-ASCII characters

After moving some files around to reorganize the file system on my laptop, I noticed several weird icons on the Desktop. These file icons have names like [], [][], e| ¼[][], where the [] is of ...
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How do application menus detect subcategories from .desktop files?

GNOME Flashback's Application Menu, KDE Plasma Application Menu, etc. categorize apps into folders and subfolders like the traditional Windows Start menu. An app like MenuLibre can be used to edit ...
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Can one monitor be set in same way just like you have two monitors?

Can one monitor be set in same way just like you have two monitors, so you can watch fullscreen youtube/videos and one program at each half? Or this can be only done with two monitors? I notice that ...
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Custom second right click menu always

I want a second right click menu to always appear with my own custom options and commands. I'm on Lubuntu linux right now with LXQt and I don't think that can be easily changed. I'm not sure how that ...
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Disable audio and popup in MS Teams desktop for everything except calls and meeting notifications

Goal: minimize intrusive notifications. I want all notifications to be only within Teams and not audible except for Calls and Meeting notifications. I want all other notifications to be only within ...
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MSI Z90A does not finish the POST routine if HDMI is not connected [duplicate]

I just got new desktop built based on https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/PRO-Z790-A-WIFI with no additional GPU (for now) but relying only on Core i7 integrated graphics. Everything works fine when HDMI ...
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How do I get my monitor to go in standby when my computer is off or sleeping?

Brief description of the problem: Whenever I turn my computer OFF or into sleep mode, the monitor does not go into standby mode, and shows "No signal" indefinitely. I recently changed ...
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In Windows 11, is there a way to show desktop by right-clicking the taskbar?

On Windows 10, I was really accustomed to showing desktop by right-clicking the taskbar and selecting "Show desktop". That was easier to me than clicking on the bottom-right corner. Now I ...
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Remove xfce without terminal access or default root account

I purged any packages related to xfce on Debian, and when I rebooted the login screen was still there. Upon login, there was only the wallpaper and a right click context menu available. Launching ...
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Disable virtual desktop animation in Windows 11 22H2 September Update

As a follow up to my previous question, as of update KB5032190 the virtual desktop animations now play while switching between virtual desktops via Win + Tab as well. The speed is really bothering me (...
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Desktop entry equivalents on Windows and macOS?

What are the equivalents of Freedesktop's .desktop entry for different operating systems? I'm making a Python package that would allow managing and registering such entries for other python packages ...
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Desktop Icons and all other things grow larger

I am using my pc for coding and listening song simultaneously but suddenly my pc stop working and screen got turn off this happens frequently. But when I tried to pause the song and got no response I ...
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Windows 10 laptop is loading the wrong desktop every time it reboots

After rebooting a laptop, the entire desktop changed to a different one and many apps got uninstalled. From what I've been able to gather from my friend, it seems like they forced it off by holding ...
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Windows 10 Explorer: can't distinguish if a file is selected or not on mouse hover

On Windows 10 Pro 22H2, I noticed that: mouse hover over a Deskotp item, it will be displayed with a light grey rectangular border click on the item, the item color / border stays exactly the same, ...
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How do I remove the display that shows up when I change desktops in Windows?

I am on Windows 11, and ever since my laptop forcefully updated itself, whenever I change desktops, there is a display at the bottom of my screen that shows the name of the desktop I am currently on ...
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Outlook 365 desktop - Unread Mail folder - mark selected emails as read and some disappear

Viewing emails listed in Unread Mail, I select a few similar emails and mark as read with Ctrl+Q. Some of those emails then disappear from this view. They're still there in the inbox, etc. but ...
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Speed up virtual desktop animation in Windows 11 22H2 September Update

Windows 11 did not use to have an animation for switching virtual desktops using Ctrl+Win+LeftArrow / RightArrow. It did have an animation for switching using the 4-finger trackpad gesture on laptops, ...
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Computer runs but does not boot to desktop, stuck on a purple screen [duplicate]

It is a older computer, and nothing has ever been changed except hard drives until this started. The computer started randomly shutting down sometimes or 'suspend', the power button light would blink ...
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Looking for a way to swap several HDD's quickly

I'm looking for a way to go through an absolute boat load of HDD's quickly, without having to open my PC and swap out drives. They are all 3.5" SATA drives that have data on that i may or may not ...
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Windows 11 desktop switching is slow since latest update

Since a recent Windows Update (2023-09 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 11 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5030310) probably?), switching desktops is much slower. I normally use Win+Tab, ...
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Individual Gnome extensions cannot be enabled

My individual gnome extensions have all been deactivated and I cannot reactivate them. This is a link to a screen recording of what I see (mkv format; you may need to download it for it to play) that ...
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PC monitor flickering after power comes back

Suppose I am working on my computer, suddenly power supply get cut and after 1 blink my PC continues(in the same screen I was working) through the UPS , after 1 minute power comes back and my pc goes ...
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Debian11 no longer starting into desktop, after (presumed) improper shutdown - causes/fixes?

Every time I restart the VM, Debian11 (guest OS) boots into console. I can login fine. If I then do startx, it does open one little GUI-looking terminal on a screen-filling black background, no normal ...
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Whatsapp: How to hide the status notifications of a person in Whatsapp Desktop?

I use Whatsapp (Android and Desktop). Although I was able to hide the Status notifications of a certain person in the Android version, I am not able to do this in the Desktop version. Any tip / help ...
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CopyQ (clipboard manager) Ubuntu / Mint - how to configure it to not manage images, only to manage text

Just that, I want to exclude CopyQ from managing images. As it crashes sometimes too. I just want the text clipboard functionalities. CopyQ web https://hluk.github.io/CopyQ/ This is so easy to ...
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Win 10 - Help correct Desktop folder locations

I am using Windows 10 Pro ver 22H2 (build 190045.3208). It was an upgrade from Windows 7 Pro. Background & info: My Lenovo T520 was bricked during an unsuccessful attempt at updating the BIOS. ...
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Primary user group for Linux desktop applications

My user has several groups assigned (e.g. group_a and group_b). By default, the order is: $ groups > group_b group_a In order to assign the right primary group (for file access rights etc.), I ...
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Auto restart a desktop app after windows host reboots

I have a desktop windows app that runs on Win Server 2019 that contains its own scheduler and other controls to configure and run a daily batch processing task and check logging. The host is often ...
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KMV Switch, monitor not turning on

I have a terminal and a pc connected to my monitor through a 2 port usb displayport cable kvm switch (model cs22dp). My problem is when I click the button to switch to the pc with internet it turns ...
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No usb devices will connect on boot

I have a new pc. I added a 2tb hard drive, to expand my storage from my 512gb nvme. My nvme has windows 10 and boots seemingly fine, goes right to windows login screen. The problem is that no usb ...
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Add "Next Desktop Background" to context menu in Windows 11

I have tried numerous times to add Next Desktop Background Picture to my context menu in new windows 11 to no avail. Does anyone know ho to get it there permanently? It shows up when you change themes ...
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Windows 11 File Explorer - New Shortcut With Custom Path On Taskbar - Opens New Icon On TaskBar

In windows 11 i created a new shortcut for File Explorer like below : %SYSTEMROOT%\explorer.exe /e,W:\ After creating this shortcut i dragged & dropped it to taskbar. Now when i click on it, It ...
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Problems removing desktop shortcuts from multiple user's desktops

Similar issue as here but didn't solve my problem (I don't have any Public Desktop folder): Problems removing desktop shortcuts from multiple user's desktops - Microsoft Community After installing a ...
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Cant boot to bios on external monitor on all in one

I have a Dell inspiration 14" 3455 series all in one with a cracked screen that I cracked a few years ago. I recently found it and want to install linux on the machine but to to that I need to go ...
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Prevent program installations on Windows 11 creating shortcuts on desktop

I want stop program installations automatically from creating shortcuts on the desktop on Windows 11! What if I want to allow programs which are newly installed to create shortcuts on desktop, but ...
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Docker Desktop installation gone wrong - PC works like a server, can it be fixed?

Docker Desktop installation went horribly wrong and lost all GUI aspects of the OS, it's now like a server login. Stupidly followed a video trying to learn. I was using Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS Jammy. The ...
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How do I disable the Microsoft Edge search bar on the Windows desktop? [duplicate]

On Windows 10, recently a Microsoft Edge search bar started appearing on the desktop. If you click the 3 dots menu there is an option to "Auto-launch search bar" which you can turn off and ...
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Can't click on the start button on Desktop Computer and Taskbar doesn't let me click it

I've had this problem for about 1 year now and can't seem to resolve. When I click on my start button on my Desktop (Windows 10) nothing happens. When I right click on my taskbar settings > ...
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How to get rid of desktops mini windows

There are these mini desktop windows open on my computer. I cannot close them, and they interfere with other tasks that I'm doing. I tried a web search to find the name of the process or service for ...
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