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Tweaking the look and feel of the operating system's desktop. All OSes welcome.

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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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turn off display without shifting window position

I am doing some presenting and would like to turn off the screen of my laptop after starting various media on an external display (HDMI). I would like to accomplish this in real-time without the ...
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How do I put a video as my wallpaper spanning across dual monitors in Arch Linux?

Ive seen lots of tools for example wallset and feh but I haven't been able to find a tool that allows me to have a video spanning across two monitors as the background. maybe a tool that just lets me ...
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How to change pinned Taskbar Icon of Whatsapp?

On my Windows I have the Whatsapp App installed from Windows Store. Now I would like to change its Icon, without luck so far. I tried following this answer and it does create a taskbar Icon that opens ...
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Replacing a window's App's icons with custom ones (With MoveFileEx?)

I downloaded a nice windows app called PictureFlect as an alternative to the official photo viewer. I like a lot about it except for its ugly icon/logo. By exploring the windows app folder, I found ...
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where to find the theme icons in Linux Lubuntu LXQt

Linux Lubuntu user here. I want to change two theme elements to a particular, custom icon. Specifically, these two: I thought it would be as simple as finding those images in my system and replacing ...
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Is there a way to programmatically change the accent color in Windows 10, without signing out and back in to apply the change?

I'd like to have the accent color automatically change at different times of day. Of course I don't want to constantly sign out and back in, so it needs to work without that. I'm willing to write ...
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How to disable Windows 11 File Explorer action bar?

I just switched to Windows 11 and it feel like it is made for touch screens (which I don't need). I don't need such huge paddings and action bars at all which waste space and reduce my productivity. ...
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Way to fix some UI inconsistencies on Windows 10 being always blue [closed]

If you use WinPalleter to change most of windows UI colors (including classic colors tab), you can notice that most of them doesn't respect the color pallete, even if you fill all registries such as &...
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How to convert an image into a "Transcoded Image" for use as a wallpaper on Windows 10?

I am looking for some code that will convert an image into a Transcoded Image for use as a wallpaper in Windows 10. Ideally I would like to use python, but am open to anything. I am currently blocked ...
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Can I use regedit to change the wallpaper path on windows 10 enterprise?

I just purchased a second hand HP Elitebook but it looks like it was an ex-lease model and has windows 10 enterprise installed. I can't personalize the PC because enterprise isn't activated (...
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May I use fonts of other Linux distros on Debian with KDE Plasma(Wayland)?

I'm using Debian-12(Bookworm), with KDE Plasma(Wayland) desktop env. I found that there are many nice fonts on other Linux distros, and that they are used with KDE Plasma also, while they can NOT be ...
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Lock Screen Picture change to default automatically after restart

I am unable to change my lock screen wallpaper. It just keeps going back to the default wallpaper with green mountains. Image whenever i change lockscreen wallpaper that is shown when we enter ...
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How do I customize the window bar color in Windows 10 when high contrast mode is active?

I have high contrast mode turned on in Windows 10. But I don't like the blue and purple window bar color. How can I change it? Is it possible by editing the registry or what? See the screenshot below: ...
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How to remove border on snapped windows in Windows 11

I recently switched from windows 10 to 11 and noticed a gray border around snapped windows: This border was not present on windows 10 as can be seen in this picture: Is there a way to remove this ...
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Command Line or Powershell option to change desktop background folder

I am looking for a way with script to change the folder that is used for desktop background slideshows (see image below): There have been multiple questions on SuperUser about changing the background ...
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Windows 11 change wallpaper folder depending on system light/dark theme (time of day)

I have a set of bright wallpapers and set of darker wallpapers. I wanted to see if there's a way of syncing them with the system light/dark theme depending on time of day. If possible, I'd like to ...
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How to change my wallpaper on Windows 10 locked screen?

I want to change my wallpaper on the lock screen, but Windows 10 puts my new wallpaper only after starting and unlocking (when I press Win+l), and at startup it shows me the default wallpaper. How can ...
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pop shell in linux mint xfce edition

I like the way windows tiles on Pop Os and I want to bring that feature into LinuxMint. When I did my research, most of the tutorials talk about this with Gnome Desktop Environment. I am using Linux ...
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How can I arrange arbitrarily folders in Windows 10?

I want to sort some music folders by the release date, so I was wondering if there's a way to edit the metadata of the folder, because looking on the sort options, there's a "year" column, ...
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remove "safely remove eject hardware and eject media' windows 10

This icon in the system tray when a usb device is connected I never use and would like it removed / turned off.
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my desktop is 16 hours continuously running Would it be ok to do this? [closed]

My work is done from home. For which I have to keep my desktop running for 16 hours. Will there be any problem with my desktop by doing this? I just got a new system
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xfce4-panel update broke border radius

Today I updated most of my packages following the release of Debian 12, but after a reboot for some reason the amd 4.18.2-1 version of xfce4-panel bugged the border radius I set up for its old version ...
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Wallpaper change doesn't work after Intune Configuration Profile

Currently we have the problem that we set the background images via Intune (Configuration Profiles). This unfortunately prevents the user from changing them themselves. Now we want to replace the ...
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Next desktop background by cmd, Powershell or batch?

I have set slideshow as my Windows 10 background. I can right click on the desktop and select Next desktop background to change it to the next image. Is there any way to do this via cmd or powershell ...
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How to change theme/background settings in Windows 10 automatically or with one click?

Question background: I set my background to slideshow that changes every 10 minutes. It also choose the accent color automatically from my background and show the accent color on start, taskbar, and ...
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How can I set different wallpaper for dual monitor in win10 with batch file

I have dual monitors, and I want to set different wallpapers for each monitor. Bing wallpaper always change both of them, so I wonder how to write a .bat to update wallpaper for my monitor 2 and do ...
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How can I make the view mode of folders on a usb drive the same on different computers?

For example, the drive letter of a usb drive is H:\. I set the view mode of a folder on this drive to list. When I change the drive letter, the view mode of this folder will not be list anymore. I ...
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Resizing the Task View ribbon in Windows 11

I'm making the transition from Win 8.1 to Win 11. Ever since XP I've had an old toolbar (a remnant of PowerDesk from the early 90's), which hid along the right screen margin, appeared when I passsed ...
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How to see changes being done to registry?

I am using StartAllBack to customize my Win11, but I would like to switch to Start11. The thing is SAB has a feature where it colorizes even dialog windows like copy/move dialogs and errors and I ...
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windows 11: can I put the taskbar on the left side of the monitor?

In Windows 10, it was easy to make it so the taskbar is "parked" on the left-hand side of the monitor. When Windows 11 first came out, I noticed this was no longer possible. I figured it was ...
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I found a good monitor with 1ms VRB (it's an IPS monitor)

I found a good monitor and it says it has 1ms VRB (it's an IPS monitor). What is 1ms VRB? What does it translate to GTG?
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Can i make clicking on window will activate it but without bringing it to foreground?

Is there a way to disable bringing the window to foreground when be clicked? and then if i need it to come to foreground i use the taskbar or click over the specific window's title bar. and not by ...
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Make desktop icon box opaque on Windows 7

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. I have an elaborate desktop background image, within which most desktop icons become visually obscured. See image below: Is there a way of making the icons with ...
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Is there a way to add a button to Windows 11's start menu's power options?

Is there a way to add a button to the Windows 11 start menu power options that would activate a script? place where new button would go:
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Can Conky display detailed information without being specifically configured to my current hardware?

I'd like Conky to display things like the usage of each CPU core, but I don't see a way to do this other than by manually writing a Conky config file which explicitly enumerates which cores I'd like ...
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Configure Conky to display arbitrary measurements as a number / percent / bar / graph / guage

Does Conky allow me to display an arbitrary measurement as a bar, gauge, graph, etc? Or only the ones that it provides explicit objects for, eg. CPU usage can be displayed as any of: ${cpuN} : A ...
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Inverted color cursor with custom shape

TL;DR Is there a way to have a custom (preferably tailless) cursor with inverted colors on Windows 10? I really like using the inverted color cursor on Windows 10, so that the color of the cursor is ...
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Wallpaper randomly distorting and turning grey in macOS

I am running Monterey (12.5.1) on my 2019 MacBook Pro 16" (Intel i7 based, 6 core) and for the last couple of weeks, I am seeing the wallpapers (which is set to "custom folder" and ...
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Windows 11 - How Can I Change the Taskbar Icon or Actual Icon of Windows Terminal

Microsoft makes it extremely difficult to make any changes to "modern" Windows apps. For most non-MS Store applications, you can simply place a shortcut with a modified icon in the Start ...
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How can I achieve the look of the Kali terminal in Ubuntu?

I have been using kali Linux for Years but recently have switched over to Ubuntu for my daily driver I really miss the Look and feel of Kali Linux Terminal but want to stick with Ubuntu as my daily ...
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How to add custom pre-saved command line (via CMD) on the Windows context menu?

I'm calling for you because I'm a big fan of Windows tweaks, customization and tricks. Often have some ideas to customize my Windows and save time with a new workflow, BUT I'm not very good in coding, ...
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How can I make the windows 10 taskbar window icon highlight the entire tile instead of just a thin strip?

By default, when a window is open, you can only see a thin 2 pixel bar on the side of the icon as you can see with firefox. I want it to show a background color at all times like with the itunes icon (...
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Is it safe to move Desktop to D: Drive?

Is it safe to move Desktop to D: Drive? I found discordant opinions on the internet, but maybe it's because it depends on the computer, and how long you have been putting things into it. In my case, ...
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Can I set separate desktop background slideshows for an extended desktop setup with Windows 10?

I have a laptop with Windows 10 connected to two external monitors. The dimensions of my three monitors are each very different -- one is my normal laptop monitor, one is vertical and one is extra ...
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Is it possible to let multiple applications run in "fullscreen mode" side by side major window managers?

Asking this question I'm having Gnome 4 on Fedora 35 on my mind and it would be nice to have a solution for Gnome but I'm not emotionally attached to it - but first things first, here is the question: ...
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Windows 10: Fix the default new folder view customization

I want to set the default new folder view to Documents, whatever its contents. I have set all drives and subfolders in the "optimize this folder for" to view as Documents, and applied it to ...
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How to set the Windows 11 taskbar vertical?

My Windows 10 install just upgraded to Windows 11. I have had my taskbar positioned vertically since (I believe) Windows 95. I prefer this, as I can see every document grouped by the app. How do I set ...
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Is there any way or hotkey for custom screen scale setting in Windows 11?

I share my laptop with my brother and we both use different scale settings; I use 125 and he uses 100. How can I get a context menu for Windows 11 or a hotkey to switch the setting for me without ...
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Even smaller Windows 11 desktop icons

Just after installation, desktop icons were quite small, way smaller than on Windows 10, and this suited me well. Then having once clicked right button on desktop and choosing "View", I ...
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