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

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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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Wallpaper color temperature doesn't match what is seen in browser

Problematic image: From here. As you can see, the saved photo (right-click save from Firefox or Chrome) is more saturated than what the wallpaper shows (Win 10). Is there a setting somewhere that can ...
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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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Windows 10 - LockScreenImagePath set to to 'current wallpaper' value

Is there a way to change the Windows 10 registry value of LockScreenImagePath and LockScreenImageUrl in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PersonalizationCSP to 'current ...
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How to configure a desktop file so that I can set different parameters for a same application with KDE

Example of behaviors I have been able to set different windows of Vscode to open on different desktops or activities by targetting the window title. I have done the same with gnome-terminal using ...
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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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How to disable background slideshow and make this setting stick

My windows 10 pc has two monitors, and I managed to install a different background wallpaper for each. However, after a while, the backgrounds appear on the wrong monitor. I tried to turn off ...
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Tweak Windows 10 scrollbar to jump to clicked location by default

In Windows 10 (and probably all other Windows versions too), clicking a scrollbar above or below its handle scrolls up or down by one page. But instead, I'd like to jump to the clicked location. There ...
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How to decode uuencoded PCIDLIST_ABSOLUTE struct?

I am trying to programmatically change (using AHK) the wallpaper folder location (album) displayed in the Personalization > Background setting in Windows 10. I read here that the slideshow.ini file ...
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Change to a new desktop wallpaper weekly [duplicate]

What I want to do is so that for example, on January 1, it sets the wallpaper to the 785.png, and on January 8 (or after 7 days) it sets it to the 786.png and so on. I tried following this guide, but ...
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I am using a limited keyboard and would like to change my Windows 10 system shortcut keys?

I am looking for ways of customizing Windows 10 system in order to adjust it to my habits. I am especially used to editable shortcuts for the window manager actions (minimize, maximize, tile/arrange ...
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Redirected Windows 10 Desktop Directory Resisting View Configuration

A user's Desktop directory / shortcut has been redirected to a network share, by specifying that network share in the directory's Properties > Location tab. As noted, this causes the directory icon ...
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Q: Why won't the DWM accent colors match up with registry values?

Ok, so I'm trying to do some registry tinkering involving the DWM accent colors. I'm using Windows 10 21H1 19043. Based on some other research I've done previously, I've been editing HKEY_CURRENT_USER\...
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How to reset grub customizer on ubuntu?

I would like to reset/uninstall grub customizer from my device. How can I do it without causing any errors and make it like it was before?
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Change Lian Li Uni Fan profile using AutoHotKey or other automation?

The Lian Li Uni Fans are controlled through their own software which can export/import profiles and update their color. Can I do this through AutoHotKey or something similar?
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Windows 10 : Manually position and stretch wallpaper across unusual 3-monitor setup

Windows 10 only offers a few options for positioning the background image, namely 'Fill', 'Fit', 'Stretch', 'Tile', 'Center', and 'Span'. But in the case of my image and my monitor setup (three of ...
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Active Directory 2016 desktop control and shortcuts

I want to restrict domain users from creating/copying files or folders in desktop , but I want to allow them to place shortcut of the files( which are located on other drives) to desktop. Is it ...
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How to install Cutefish DE on Ubuntu 18.04?

Cutefish is a modern desktop environment for Linux distributions, which I'd like to download. Anyone happen to know how on Ubuntu 18.04? I saw this, but it doesn't seem to work on Ubuntu 18.04.
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How can I remove a taskbar icon but keep it running?

I want to remove the taskbar icon not just hide it in the overflow but keep it running in the background. The app doesn't have an option to hide its taskbar icon.
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Desktop Widgets on Mac

Is there a way I can add desktop Widgets in Mac (Mojave or later) using any third party tool (eg. Rainmeter for Windows)? I want to add world clock widget on my desktop instead of the Widget Drawer. ...
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Is There any way to hide taskbar only on desktop?

As Title says "Is There any way to hide taskbar only on desktop?" I mean taskbar work like regular when open explorer,browser etc, in all cases taskbar always show except on desktop. Windows ...
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Change size of icon type in Windows 10

Windows view has LIST TYPE. Is there any way to change the icon size for those views? For example, I want to explore in LIST VIEW but I want the icon a little bit larger. In the above image can I ...
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Custom physical keyboard that launches apps

Is it possible to make a custom keyboard (or use one already made) and assign to each key an application to be launched when the key is pressed? Something that works like a physical dock (for Mac ...
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Any way to change icons of Chrome shortcuts pinned to taskbar? (Windows 10)

I have a bunch of websites "saved as shortcuts" from Chrome, and pinned to taskbar. But I would like to customize the taskbar icons, e.g., to distinguish Outlook Mail from Calendar: How do ...
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How to specify permament columns for music folder in Windows10?

When I create folder with MP3 files Windows changes folder template to "Music". Ok, but default columns for this template are: Name, #, Title, Artists, Album. I can customize that for one ...
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How to snap windows to each other?

On Windows 10 its possible to snap an application window to (left/right) size or to the corners, one have just to drag the window there. On macOS windows stick to each other, so its easier to position ...
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How to have Windows 7 store its desktop wallpaper file TranscodedWallpaper.jpg on a RAM disk (RAM drive)?

Windows 7 (and later versions, to my knowledge) stores the current desktop's wallpaper as a transcoded image file named TranscodedWallpaper.jpg. In Windows 7, the location of this file isX:\Users\<...
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macOS Big Sur - Change desktop wallpaper image (currently forced black)

I'm an admin on my macbook - And there's also an admin account that I don't have access to. I'd like to change my wallpaper image from a flat black image which I think is being forced on my by some ...
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Determine what changed my desktop wallpaper

How do I determine what caused the change of my background wallpaper? Identify the programm/process if that was a malware, get event information, anything? Somehow find out why that happened. My ...
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How to show more than 4 applications matching a search string in the Windows Start menu (Windows 7)?

In Win7, how can you show more than 4 apps matching a search string entered into the Start menu's "Search programs and files" input field when Control Panel items also match the search ...
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Win10 How to Remove Background Picture For One Monitor Only

I have 2 monitors and inadvertently set the same picture as the background for each monitor. I wanted one solid color and the picture on the other but now I can only change them to both solid or a ...
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Is there a clever way to group a bunch of files together besides using a folder (for Windows desktop background images)?

I have many photographs, and I want to pick about 1000 of them to use as Windows desktop backgrounds (aka wallpapers). The easiest thing to do is copy the ones I want into their own folder, and then ...
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launchin programs on windows 10 on different virtual desktops, position them on startup, automatically. How?

When Windows starts I want programs A,B,C running on Desktop 1 and they should be positioned in a apecific way like A in Fullscreen on Monitor 1, B and C on Monitor 2 splitted. On Desktop 2 there ...
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Widows 10 background not working

I have a windows 10 PC. I recently connected it to two 49" ultrawide monitors and adjusted the resolution under display settings to the appropriate setting. Since the old background I had was set ...
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How can I get macOS like window edge to edge alignment in Windows 10?

Is there any utilities to get this windows behaviour in Windows 10? That's I'm talking about
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getting to a virtual desktop with different shortcuts and files on it than the base desktop

I have a very cluttered desktop, with many shortcuts and files on it. When I open up a new W10 virtual desktop the same icons and files appear on the virtual desktop as on the original. If I delete a ...
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How to change a desktop background more than once every 10 seconds?

The default windows, background-slideshow's lowest change time is 1 minute. Of course, opening regedit (WINDOWS + r and then type regedit and ENTER) then navigate to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control ...
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Is it possible to enable Windows aero inside a Ubuntu VM?

I'm trying to switch from Windows to Ubuntu, but some of my favorite programs don't run on Windows. Steam is fine because of the new Proton function etc. But unfortunately "Wallpaperengine" ...
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Unmodalize Dialogs (Make Modal Dialogs Non-Modal)

I'm on Windows 10 and annoyed by many modal dialogs of built-in applications (e.g. Windows-Explorer's Options dialog) and third party applications (e.g. Eclipse's Run Configuration dialog). Example ...
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Howto: linux graphical login with restrictions (sort of like a hotel lobby screen)

I have seen such screens at hotels. But on windows systems. You startup, login and get a restricted screen. Things like getting a shell are not possible. A menu with only internet surfing and office ...
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Where in the Win7 registry is the wallpaper slideshow folder?

I want to schedule a .bat file to change the location of the wallpaper slideshow folder every evening (so I can use a folder of 'night' images at night). I can only find the registry location of the ...
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How to physically label hard-disks?

I installed several (six) hard drives over the years in my PC. Is it possible to physically label them with contents,drive label and the model label? What I have tried: A heat proof sharpie. But the ...
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Second screen - how to avoid a mess and offscreen windows (Windows 10)

I have successfully set up a TV as second screen (HDMI) - mainly to watch YouTube on. Selected 'Desktop extended mode', so I can move the YouTube/Twitch windows over there. Even full-screen works fine....
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Wallpaper crashes sometimes in Windows 10

Some days ago I re-installed Windows 10 on my laptop and now, sometimes, after: Quitting a 3d game Waking (Resume from sleep) Power on wallpaper become like this: Videocard info: GeForce MX230 ...
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Setup a specific background image (Desktop-wallpaper) for other user

I'm using a Windows 10 Entrerprise LTSC machine, currently logged in as default user with administrator rights. Fresh out the box. I'm not in a domain environment. Since we like to hand out the ...
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How does Rainmeter work behind the scenes?

I've recently come across this popular application called Rainmeter (https://www.rainmeter.net/), that allows users to create custom "skins" to display instead of the default Windows 10 Desktop and ...
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Is this RAM stick compatible with my motherboard?

I want this RAM stick (OLOy Memory DDR4 RAM 16GB (2x8GB) 2400 MHz). I have a B450M motherboard and a Ryzen 5 3600x. Is this RAM stick compatible with my motherboard?
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Unable to change lock screen wallpaper

I am unable to change my lock screen wallpaper. It just keeps going back to the one I set way before or the default wallpaper with green mountains. The usual way of changing the lock screen ...
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