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 [desktop-computer] tag.

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How to remove the padding around an icon in desktop in Ubuntu 20.04?

I want to remove the padding around an icon in Ubuntu Desktop. How can I do that?
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Windows Desktop Stuck on Invisible Screen

I really messed up my windows PC today. I tried to connect my laptop to a projector via HDMI. When nothing was showing up on the projector I went to the display settings to see if I could fix the ...
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WhatsApp desktop broadcast list not working

My broadcast for desktop didn't appear. It used to be working fine but not now.
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Managing a drawing tablet w/ display under Linux

I have a drawing tablet (a Wacom One) attached to my Linux system (running Fedora 35, X not Wayland). This device acts as a display on which one can draw using a stylus and appropriate application. I ...
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How to create a script that loads a desktop link and changes the icon?

Long story short, Windows Server 2022: While this SHOULD be done via GPO, we're having a few issues with GPO and our server right at the moment. But the location where the proper GPO options are, is ...
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Icons on desktop all over the place and reordering is not saved

For some reason I'm unable to save the locations of the icons on my desktop. I can sort them by f.i. 'Item type' and the get the way I want but when I reboot all icons are all over the place again. ...
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Rotating screen on my laptop doesn't allow my mouse to go to lower portion of screen

So, when I attempt to change my laptop's screen from landscape to portrait, the mouse doesn't go past the height of the landscape mode. This is in landscape mode: This is in portrait mode: That red ...
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Remote Desktop Connection | Scrambles open app windows when reconnecting

Problem: When I connect to my pc inside my office bubble via RDP on a PC that is on the other room(Trading floor) all the application windows I had previously carefully placed on either monitor 1 or 2 ...
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Is it possible to split a vertical screen in multiple "parts"

enter image description hereI have a shop and I'm actually thinking of changing the front for a more futuristic look. I would like to put 2 vertical screens in my front windows, then I would like to ...
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win 10 desktop icon text show full length

How can i reset the desktop icon text to default length? It shall not overlap other icons! Problem:
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Public/Desktop ACL entries reset

I tried to reduce the need for administrative privs on Windows 10 domain members. One common action people want to do is to delete desktop icons from the shared public desktop (because of stupid ...
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How to disable OneDrive making text files being previewed on the desktop?

After I install OneDrive and enable sync on the Desktop, my text files look like this instead of the usual text file icons. As shown, in the first image, OneDrive somehow makes the icon of the text ...
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I want to remove a file in Desktop that does not exist and does not appear in the "real" Desktop

I run Windows 11 Pro and have two Desktops when I look at my computer through File Explorer. (I do not know why there are two and would prefer if there is only one) When I open Explorer, the Desktop ...
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How do I remove the padding around the icons on my desktop so that they look normal?

Ever since upgrading to Windows 11, my desktop icons have an insane amount of spacing around them. It looks like my computer is somehow in some sort of tablet mode, but I can't find any setting to ...
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Google drive for desktop - require re-entry of account password on next invocation of app

I'm sharing my mydrive folder with several trusted users and want them to enter the new account password I've set, when they next run the mydrive app. Is this possible?
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How to merge view of two (or more) desktop folders into one single desktop view in Windows 10

I'm struggling with this situation a long time, but I wasn't able to find a satisfactory answer to my question... And I believe Windows already has a feature for what I'm trying to achieve... In ...
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Workstation restarts automatically

I have workstation with Asus Rog strix B450 F motherboard and got it replaced recently. I had 2 rams DDR4 where I found that one of the DIMM might be faulty as the workstation when powered on did not ...
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Gnome Desktop Shortcuts to Files on Removable Media keep Disappearing. How to prevent?

Problem exists on: Ubuntu 20.04/21.04 Whenever I create desktop shortcuts (in /home/username/.local/share/applications) to scripts that are located on removable media, they keep disappearing after ...
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Can i use a Compaq Presario CQ60 Series Wireless LAN Card 459339-003 in a desktop computer with Windows 10 on it?

I have a Compaq Presario CQ60 Series Wireless LAN Card 459339-003 that I am hoping to be able to put in my Desktop with Pentium dual core CPU E5800@ 3.2 GHz with 3 G of RAM, 64 bit op sys, x64zbased ...
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How to change the position and size of Tooltip in windows 10?

I am on Windows 10 Pro, 19042.1348. When I hover my mouse over any element, the tooltip shown is very small, moreover, it is under the cursor, hidden by it. Please see the image attached, in some ...
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Random crashes in custom Windows 10 system

This is the issue as best I understand it. After running without incident for 6 months, about 3 weeks ago, my computer began crashing to a reboot state. It might be due to a couple potential triggers, ...
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Windows 10 desktop icon grid broken on cold-start

A few days ago I had some problems with my Windows pc. When I started the PC the explorer.exe wouldn't start correctly and I had to force-shutdown my PC. After that, every time I start my PC in the ...
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How can I dynamically hide and unhide the taskbar?

I want to be able to have my taskbar auto-hide when I'm focused on my desktop instead of any windows. I should be able to still hover my mouse down at the bottom to reveal the taskbar, but I just want ...
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Windows split screen into unequal sides?

When one drags and drops a window to either side of the screen, it automatically snaps to that side, filling 50% of the screen. Is there a way to override this value in the settings/registry? I have ...
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If I install a desktop environment in Ubuntu, will applications automatically use it?

If I am in Ubuntu server and I install a desktop environment like GNOME from apt, if I run firefox, does it automatically know to use that desktop environment, or do I have to configure my environment ...
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How can I detect if a system tray is available in Linux (Wayland)?

Unfortunately, my favorite system toolbar is currently experiencing a bug that makes it extremely slow to start. The result is that all my applications have started up long before the system tray ...
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How to prevent Windows from attempting to save every desktop file operation to a network share

I have a Windows machine that - for some reason - is attempting to perform a file operation on a network share every time I perform one. If I drag a folder across my desktop, refresh it, anything - it ...
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How to connect to a remote desktop and have my local machine desktop running so i can transfer data between two desktops

I have a remote desktop that I connect to access files and data. When I connect to the remote desktop I lose access to my local machine files as I am connected remotely to another machine. In windows, ...
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firefox: Open an HTTP link with an external application

For instance, I would like to open all links with the hostname "www.youtube.com" using mpv. I know mobile firefox can do stuff like that, but can desktop firefox do this?
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LXQt broken desktop after reboot - don't know how to fix

I hope to find here some help, because I can't find a solution and tried nearly everything what I know. After a reboot the Desktop has disappeared and pcmanfm-qt is not starting. (Can't reproduce it, ...
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How do I switch my Windows 10 desktop *out* of list view?

I'm running Windows 10 (Enterprise, 21H1), and, for unknown reasons earlier this morning, the desktop began displaying in list view. I understand that many people love this, and so the general advice ...
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Desktop Fonts are messed up, "Appearance & Personalization" CP is BLANK when I open it and try to restore

I tried to rename a file on my desktop, and the text I pasted in apparently contained some disallowed special characters. When I did that, the fonts of ALL folders / files / icons on the desktop got ...
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How to securely use RDP using VPN

I need to know how to use RDP using a VPN in Windows 10. I have configured the target PC such that the RDP ports are obscured and the connection is encrypted through Windows. Is it enough to have both ...
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Minimize all other windows from the current application?

How do you minimize all other windows from the current application you are using?
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Dell optiplex turns on no display signal fan very noisy

I was working as usual on my Dell OptiPlex 7010 MT today and then suddenly the machine became unresponsive. I forced a shut down and then tried to turn it on again and then the power on button is ...
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Can I use Desktop's DVD writer on laptop via sata data connection, powering it with SMPS externally

Can I use Desktop's DVD writer on laptop via sata data connection, powering it with SMPS externally (SMPS of desktop)? I mean power supply to Desktop's DVD writer will be done though Desktop's SMPS ...
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Windows Background randomly updates to green

If my desktop somehow updates, the wallpaper gets replaced with green color. That looks like this: If I right-click and do “Refresh”, the whole background gets green. I think that has something to do ...
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dell wd-19 docking station causing power issues on desktop

I have a dell docking station wd19 with thunderbolt connector. I have a laptop from work with only thunderbolt/usb-c inputs. I have a desktop for which I recently bought an Asrock THUNDERBOLT 3 AIC R2....
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How to transfer data from a desktop pc to a USB flash drive?

On a windows 10 Home Edition desktop pc how do i transfer data Firefox browsing history to a USB flash drive? I see a lot of how-to's on the web, but they don't tell me exactly on how to do it. They ...
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Laptop behaving like desktop

The windows 10 installed in my laptop behaves like in desktop after an update. The brightness and battery details are missing from the toolbar and elsewhere. Also the laptop keypad & touchpad is ...
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After deleting desktop file, where is the input focus?

Bit of a random question... On my Windows 10 computer, I deleted a file from the desktop. I realised I'd deleted the wrong file, so I immediately hit Ctrl+Z which I know Windows supports for undoing ...
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Nvidia 3070 GPU is not displaying any output to the screen

I built a desktop/mining-rig. After I got everything setup, I learned that my I5 CPU does not have an integrated graphic card. This means that I am unable to utilize the HDMI port found on the ...
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How to set an external GPU "only GPU" as the primary GPU on a desktop?

I built a desktop/mining rig. After I got everything setup, I learned that my I5 CPU does not have an integrated graphic card. This means that I am unable to utilize the HDMI port found on the ...
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How to make the D: folder look like the desktop folder? (Windows)

The desktop allows me to arrange files/folders as I'd like on it, so I'm wondering if it's possible to allow the same thing for my D: folder/drive? Is this possible?
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Win10 desktop link protection GPO does not work

We set up a GPO for RD-Users as following: user config - guidelines -- administrative templates --- desktop ---- desktop ----- don't allow changes ON ----- don't allow adding of elements ON ----- don'...
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How to use a folder besides the Desktop folder as the default for opening and saving files in Windows?

Many desktop applications (such as Mozilla's Firefox web browser) use the Desktop folder as the default to open/save files. For example, in Firefox, if you go to VirusTotal and click on the Choose ...
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Windows 10: Taskbar has gap at the bottom that shows desktop

I recently started using a wallpaper again, after using just a black color for my wall paper for a long time and noticed that there is a gap at the bottom that shows my desktop. If I increase my ...
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How to use a batch file to change the desktop background color in Windows 10?

I want to make a batch file that immediately sets my Windows 10 (21H1) desktop background to white, and I'll make another for black. Here's what I've tried so far, but when I run it nothing happens. ...
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How to get rid of annoying overlay icons for desktop icons? (picure included)

How to get rid of annoying overlay icons for desktop icons? The three main ones I noticed were the blue on white curved up arrow, the shield icon, and the two blue arrows hitting eachother. I know ...
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So I've installed Signal Messenger on CentOS using Snap, now how do I start it?

I have snap installed in my CentOS 7 installation. With it I have installed Signal Messenger. However no icon appears for the program and running signal at the terminal finds no application. How do I ...
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