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Questions tagged [desktop]

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 [...

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UI shows special characters, but not explorer (Windows 10)

In short, I had W10 v1511, no problem. I did a fresh install of W10 RS5 of october. And now, special characters on desktop and explorer are not properly displayed. I see a rectangle instead. But the ...
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Don't show one file ON DESKTOP

I want to see all my hidden files except one file (not desktop.ini, it's a folder) on my dekstop, but how?
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Backup & Restore desktop icons on Windows 7

My home computer, laptop and work PC have different desktop sizes. When I remotely connect from home to work or laptop to work via Citrix, Citrix rearranges my desktop icons on my work PC. I would ...
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Desktop RAM Configuration [duplicate]

I have intel DH61WW board on my PC has one ADATA DDR34GB ram with clock speed of (max band width is 800 when checked through cpu-z). I am planning to buy another 4gb DDR3 ram with clock speed of ...
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What are the pros of getting a curved desktop monitor - for real?

I'm about to purchase a new desktop monitor. My current one is a 23-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio flat monitor, but I am thinking of increasing the size. My intended use is mostly desktop work - authoring ...
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Cannot create folders on my Kali desktop

I just formatted my laptop with Kali Linux and with a full encrypted disk; this is my first time with full encrypted disk. I Face a problem: when I right-click on my desktop, I used to find 'New ...
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Sorta Complicated: Desktop Locations

I have recently moved my desktop location (using properties menu) and changed it to E: (Hard drive 1TB) and then I installed a really big game (50 GB) and now i want to move the desktop into a folder ...
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in OSX ability to make any window modal or always in front

One particular feature I love in Ubuntu is the ability to right click almost any open window and make it always stay in front, even when you click away. Is there a way, perhaps using a utility, to do ...
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Windows 10 is it possible to configure limit of number/amount of files on desktop?

I guess I should have found a duplicate for this question, but my searches keep ending into question like what's the maximum number of files in a folder caused by the limit of NTFS filesystem: ...
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Black screen and graphical issues

I have an issue with my computer, everything was fine like a week ago. When I am playing a game, after like 10-15 mins the screen goes black, monitor led starts blinking as if nothing is connected ...
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How to open Windows+Tab in command prompt?

From a batch file, is it possible to open the Desktop view like when you press the Windows Key and the Tab Key? Preferably in one command.
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Desktop with dual boot (MacOS/Win10) with random crashes on both OS

not gonna waste your time so straight to the point: First what I mean by "crash" - all monitors turn off as if the system slept, audio keeps going (yt videos keep playing) for a while between 3secs ...
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“Desktop” Folder moved, but can I switch it back?

Presently, my desktop folder is: c:\users\glenn\onedrive\desktop. Meaning this stuff actually appears on my desktop. I still have things in: c:\users\glenn\desktop. but they do not appear on the ...
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Black Screen of Limbo is here again, in it's full glory

Yesterday shutted down my main desktop pc and after starting it, I noticed the Windows 7 x64 SP1 took unusually long time to load from 'Welcome' screen to desktop. Yes, I was a witness of a ~30min ...
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Desktop Icons get a awkward frame at some times, and at other times they look fine

Basically, when I boot Windows [as you can see I'm running W10], my desktop icons sometimes look like this, and sometimes they look normal. I really dislike the frames, merely because it doesn't fit ...
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How to change desktop PC screen brightness without press the monitor's buttons?

There is a post here that seems to be the same question, but it isn't! How to lower screen brightness on a Windows 10 Desktop This is the answer for a laptop, my PC is desktop. It have no battery. ...
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Hard disk not recognized at first boot?

So my hard disk just died and I bought a new one. I didn't set it up myself, I let the guys from the computer shop do everything. So when I received my computer, they told me that there are also some ...
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Kali Linux desktop not working (not showing files and changed right click dropdown menu) [duplicate]

After a package upgrade (apt-get upgrade) my desktop icons dissapear on Kali, whether they are files or folders. As you can see, there are files on Desktop that are not shown. Even the right click ...
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How can I give the root (superuser) the ability to log in to a desktop like all the other users?

I used to be able to login to a desktop environment in Linux Mint even as the root superuser until I had a partition disaster and had to re-install it. Now I can't remember the terminal command I ...
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No desktop icons in kali linux, but files can be seen on file explorer

In addition to that, I cant move a file or folder onto the desktop. It just does an animation that brings it back to the file explorer. Also I have lost some options when right clicking on the ...
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Nothing is appearing on the Desktop in Kali Linux

I downloaded VMware workstation in Kali Linux. It wasn't running, it was having some header files issues. So I looked up the solution and someone said to run the following commands. apt clean &&...
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How secure is my virtual terminal when I use startx and lock my screen?

I have distant memories of startx causing the X display to take over a separate virtual terminal (allowing you to switch back to that shell terminal, and kill it there), but these days it seems to ...
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How to start desktop for LINUX RHEL7.3 server

I am given a server IP address in my working environment. The only current way to access it is to use PuTTY command line. The LINUX server has no internet access. However, i would like to access the ...
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Windows 10 Pro computer locks out user after a minute of idle time regardless of the settings

I have a Windows 10 Pro (version 10.0.17134) computer that is part of our domain, that after a minute of idle time locks the user out. It is not a group policy issue, and we already looked at the ...
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Is Mobile UI design (almost) entirely different from Desktop / Laptop UI design? [closed]

My question stems from a piece of JavaScript I wrote for the desktop which uses a ctrl-click to activate a certain feature. Now that I'm thinking of porting to mobile, I can't conceive of how to ...
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How to let an Auto-Hotkey Script survive desktop-locking?

I got an Auto-Hotkey script #NoEnv ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases. #Warn ; Recommended for catching common errors. SendMode Event ; Input worked ...
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Laptop as external monitor for desktop via DP/USB-C?

So with Windows 10's "Project to This PC" Miracast stuff, I can use my laptop as a third monitor for my desktop. However, this is laggy, not the highest quality, and requires an active connection. If ...
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Linux: panel with mac-like menubar functionality?

I'm playing with my desktop appearance at the moment, and I would really like to save some vertical space. At the moment there is the Xfce top taskbar, the Firefox titlebar filling up space and the ...
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Adding shared usb printer to Windows RDS

We have some office rooms with 1 Windows PC with usb connected printer (no ethernet ports on printer) and 5 "thin clients" raspberry pi with linux distros on them with a single purpose - connecting to ...
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Cant access servers on network, but I can access them from outside the network

So this is a very strange problem that I have never encountered before. Let me start with a diagram of the network. The problem is I have a few servers that are on my modem. Each server is assigned ...
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Sign into specific desktop using VMware View

I’d like to allow users to sign into specific virtual desktops. The virtual desktops will have different environments for their work. Is this something that can be configured? I haven’t found any ...
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How to use Samsung TV as a remote display over lan cable connection

I have a desktop PC with no Wi-Fi and a Samsung smart TV ES6710 with RJ45 LAN connector. It streams movies/pictures/music very well using DLNA, however, I want to use it as a remote display over LAN, ...
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Linux MX-16 desktop background is a terminal

I once installed MX-16 on a laptop and it worked perfectly fine (despite it being 32-bits on a 64-bit laptop, only thing I had at the time). After a few shutdowns and restarts, all of the sudden one ...
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Windows 10 doesn't show full icon text nor dots at the end

I've switched to Windows 10 recently and I'm having issues with icon texts on the desktop. Short names are displayed correctly but long ones are replaced by dots at the end. But size something between ...
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I accidentally changed a User folder into a a desktop. Is there a way to restore original user folder?

I was trying to move my user folders to another location. In doing so, I incorrectly pointed the Desktop to the user folder. Now the Users folder shows "Desktop" instead of the name of the user ...
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How to make “Show windows side by side” and “Show windows stacked” work in Windows 10 the same way it does in Windows 7?

In Windows 7 this worked perfectly: open 3 windows, right-click the taskbar, click "Show windows side by side", and it arranges them into 3 columns, 1 row. In Windows 10 however this becomes 1 column ...
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Zsh terminal not working correctly in fresh Manjaro install

recently I've been experimenting around with different Linux distros, I settled with Manjaro Linux. First I installed it on my laptop, everything went fine. When i was prompted to choose a terminal ...
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All my opened windows and apps disappeared, then I did Ctrl+Shft+T and then a screen SLIDES from the left containing all my opened windows?

so i accidentally pressed a bunch of random keys. Then the screen showed all my stuff disappeared, just a desktop, so i opened my browser and did that above mentioned shortcut, which usually restores ...
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In Windows 10, files saved to Desktop show up on the secondary mointor

Whenever I download a file from a browser, or just save a document to the desktop, the icon always shows up on my secondary monitor. Not the primary. So I'm constantly having to minimize windows on my ...
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window 7 desktop shared folders icon image

I am using windows 7 professional. And I have many folders saved on my desktop but every time I check them (shared folders), the small icon image would change, does anyone know why and is it a ...
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Windows 10 loses icon text shadow after selecting “Solid colour” background and restarting system

Windows 10 loses icon text shadow after selecting "Solid colour" background and restarting system. After selecting a solid colour background, text shadow disappears from icons (see screenshot) - a ...
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Desktop shortcuts instead of mapped drives via script

I was thrown into the AD support arena just over a year ago and with the help of outside support I have the mess I inherited under control. Now I need to move forward using AD for our company current ...
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Hard drive works inconsistently on internal system connection

My secondary drive—a 1TB WD Caviar Blue—is not being recognised neither by windows nor in BIOS. I am running Windows 8.1 on a system with an i5 CPU, 16GB of RAM and I tried cleaning and reinserting ...
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Wanting Chrome Remote Desktop to stay connected when program closed

I have been using Chrome Remote Desktop for a few years, everything worked fine, then suddenly it only works when the program is opened on the host computer meaning this window is open: This never ...
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Desktop Apps not connect to internet with VPN in win 10

I can use browsers with VPN but other desktop apps do not connect to VPN when I run VPN as Psiphon. I have win 10, 64 bit. I know I can connect to the internet when I run VPN software but Desktop ...
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Windows 10 background slideshow totally broken

Ever since I upgraded to windows 10, the desktop background slideshow feature constantly screws up. What happens is, I will set the settings to "Slideshow" and "centre the image". This will work for ...
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Is there a way to dock an app on the side of screen so other apps maximize to the side of it?

I've seen a few apps (such as instant messaging apps) that will dock to the side of the screen and essentially shrink your total desktop space, meaning that any apps that are maximized on that monitor ...
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My computer turns on, however, it makes a huge drill noise. What can I do? [closed]

Yesterday, (as of writing this), I was upgrading my desktop's components, (the hard drive and RAM), using the components from my laptops, to make a long story short, they didn't work, but I couldn't ...
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Start desktop for specified user from background service

I'm using a Ubuntu 17.10 with Gnome Desktop installed. In my rc.local file I'm starting a java program that communicates with a TCP server. As soon as a certain sequence is received by this socket ...
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Desktop shorcuts open the same program?

I have a windows 7 computer and all of the desktop shortcuts look normal except for the fact they have a even smaller icon within them (see picture below): At first it didn't effect anything, now ...