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Questions tagged [desktop-customization]

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

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Can't customize font of desktop components of Windows 10 Build1803

I want to use a bold font for Title Bars, Menus, Message boxes, palette titles, icons and tool tips in Build 1803 of Windows 10. I didn’t find any options to do that when I searched for that. I did ...
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How to prevent wallpaper compression in Windows 10?

I'm running Windows 10 October Update and in case i know that Windows 10 reduces my wallpaper quality everytime! Of course this is real! I already followed this step: Open Registry Editor Go to HKCU\...
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Edit Context Menu Entry for .VBS and .ICO files

If I want to change the "Edit" context menu entries of certain file extensions to open them with certain programs, I typically just have to find the corresponding registry key, go to the "Shell/Edit/...
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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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How to make a desktop icon on centos 7 a trusted app?

I am fairly new to Linux. I have successfully created a desktop shortcut using the method where you create a new .desktop file and add in the information. The issue I'd like to overcome is that ...
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windows 10 spotlight images are not in the Assets folder, contrary to previous answers

I'm using windows 10, and in the lock screen I see very nice scenery wallpaper. I'm trying to grab those jpg files so I can manually set them as my desktop wallpaper too. Doing this seems well ...
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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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My custom wallpaper is gone, and I can't set any existing wallpaper. Large & extra large icons are blank

Today my Windows 7 Pro booted, but without my custom image desktop image. The path was correct and image was there (and could be previewed with any software), but Windows didn't display it. I tried to ...
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Multi-column Taskbar When It's on Left/Right in Windows

When the Windows Taskbar is at bottom/top (horizontal) it can be multi-row, but when you put it on left/right side of screen (vertical), it only has one column (row!). Is there a way to have two ...
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Keep TTY boot messages desktop background in X

During boot I see the usual messages on TTY. After that, when X starts, xfce & xfdesktop sets a solid color as background. I do not use the background, I do not have icons on my desktop. It would ...
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Console as desktop background in Windows 10 / Server 2016

I want to replace the default image/slideshow desktop background with a usable console (cmd, powershell, whatever). This console should behave the same as a normal desktop background, i.e. it should ...
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Dynamic wallpaper .jpg from internet - Windows 10

I would like to set my wallpaper as an image with a fixed URL from the internet. Every day the image gets updated, keeping exactly the same URL, name and location. Is there a way to do this in ...
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How to put the notification area in multiline mode?

A couple of days ago the taskbar glitched (I actually use an AHK script to toggle its visibility) and I was left with a rather curious layout: a single-size taskbar with a wrapped notification area. ...
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hiding or camouflaging software [closed]

We are a small IT service provider and are planning to provide a VPN service to one of our customers. Since another rival IT service provider also has access to our customer's laptops and if they can ...
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How to show taskbar without showing start menu?

How do we show just the taskbar without showing start menu? In case where you are fullscreen, doing some work and suddenly have to jump to taskbar to switch to another program or to use a utility ...
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Windows Custom sounds events

Hello so heres what Im trying to do, Im trying to replace all of the built in windows sounds with sounds from Legend of Zelda. I want to add sounds for when you press the CTRL+WIN+Right/LeftArrows to ...
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Using desktop parts that are unmatched by the default configuration

I have a lenovo thinkcentre m73 desktop. Recently power supply unit(PSU) has been out of order so I needed to change that PSU.Shops near me does not have that PSU instead they told this model is out ...
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How do I change my lock screen picture automatically?

I want my lock screen picture to automatically change, so it is different everytime I log into my computer. I don't like the slideshow option as it adds a pan and zoom effect which annoys me. I have ...
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Add folder to Windows 10 Explorer's Folder section [duplicate]

How can I add some of my folder (as in image, svn) to the Folder section? And, how can I remove the folder I never use (Pcitures / Videos / Music) from this section?
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Windows 10 desktop background slideshow - ignores my settings

On Windows 7, I had my desktop wallpaper set to a slideshow that changed every 12 hours. Every day at exactly 8am and 8pm my desktop wallpaper changed to a new picture, from a folder I have with ...
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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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Set Background image and icons in windows 7

I have spent some time reading and apply all answers for setting a background picture and text color for windows 7 explorer, none of them work except the icon. I have set folders to system using cmd, ...
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Graphic card lights up but newly built PC won't turn on

This is my first time of and I assembled my new PC and it is not starting for some reason. Though, strange my GPU is lights up but nothing else. I've checked the compatibility of each devices and they'...
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On Windows 10 is it possible to do random wallpaper shuffler at an interval of less than 1 minute?

I have checked various sites claiming to have instructions on how to set Windows 10 random wallpaper shuffle to a customized time but the instructions never seem to work, and are often a few years old....
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How can I install Pantheon xsession on Ubuntu 16.04

I installed a couple of Desktop Environments on my Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop before settling for elementary-desktop. I used the stable repo. After experiencing failing to start Pantheon, I added the daily ...
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Refresh wallpaper Deepin Linux

I'm trying to change my wallpaper on Deepin Linux (the X server is Deepin Desktop Manager (dde)) with the command line. I can do it with the command gsettings set com.deepin.dde.appearance background-...
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How to download the windows10 latest spotlight images?

I was able to download the latest spotlight images by going to the assets folder C:\Users\uname\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_xxxxxxxx\LocalState\Assets But, These ...
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How to set background color based on wallpaper color in Xfce?

I have a folder with hundreds (possibly thousands) of images in it that I use to cycle the wallpaper in Xfce. The only problem is, they look best when the image is set to "scaled," which for some ...
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Website as background - alternative to Active Desktop

I need to constantly display website on computers I am managing (Windows 7, Windows 10). The simplest solution would be to set this website as background (wallpaper) but this feature is no longer ...
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How to get system information on the Desktop? [duplicate]

I am really interested to have something exactly like this on my Desktop :
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Change the wallpaper without delaying using batch file

Using the code down below, either I'll have to open the file a few times or wait for a moment till the wallpaper change @echo off reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop" /v Wallpaper /t ...
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How to modify a resource in exporer.exe

I've created a notification icon that's much more visible than the existing black and white one. This icon has exactly the same size in bytes as the existing one, so I was hoping I could replace it ...
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Force native windows frame and titlebar

Several programs have their own frame, titlebar and minimize/maximize/close buttons, such as Chrome with certain skins, such as this one which forces a Windows 7 like buttons. Or in Discord: I am ...
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Permanently prevent Windows from rearranging desktop icons

I have a weird issue. Every now and then, seemingly at random, my desktop icons' positions reset to alphabetical order. I have them grouped by type -- all my games in one place, IDEs in another, etc. -...
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No bay correct size when installing SSD with mounting bracket

I’ve purchased a refurbished Dell desktop and am trying to install an SSD as an additional drive. I have a 2.5” to 3.5” mounting kit, SATA cable and there’s already a spare power cable. However, I ...
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Windows 10 Start *some settings are hidden

I realize this is an old problem and this question has been asked before, but I'm asking it again here because the others solutions aren't working and no one else seems to have the problem with their ...
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How can I find the path to a desktop background image that was set by someone else on my company network?

possibly dumb question here. I work at a help desk so I should probably know this but I don't. Yet. My coworker(s) like to play pranks on me and one set my desktop background to another image and ...
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Windows 10 date and time settings files location?

I would like to customize my date/time settings on Windows 10 to my native language, which is currently not supported by Windows 10 (i.e. it is not an option in the language settings menu). I assume ...
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Configure themes programmatically

I'm trying to create a bash script which setups my environment. I would like to change icon, desktop and control themes using bash commands. This can be done by hand in this panel: Which commands ...
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Is it possible to designate resolution specific backgrounds in windows 10?

I work on a laptop, but also have a dock with two monitors that are in portrait mode (don't judge). Due to this the background that I use in landscapes scales fairly poorly to the resolution of two ...
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How to delete a desktop wallpaper in Windows 10?

How do I delete a background wallpaper for Windows 10? What I've done so far: Right click on desktop Select Personalize I can choose another image but I can't remove the one that was recently ...
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How to make custom Quick access in File Explorer?

In this image, at left side of File Explorer you can see pretty much useful hand of folders. Is there anyway to add a custom folder (like Quick access) with custom name and icon and content my self? ...
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Desktop icon's turn red randomly when hovered over in Windows 10

This happens so randomly, I wish I could explain more. Sometimes, all of a sudden, when I move my mouse over some icons on my desktop in Windows 10, their backgrounds turn red. As well as the desktop ...
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How do I disable the description on text labels (Windows)?

Every now and then I find a computer which has this setting enabled and all the searches in the world have not helped me find a way to turn it off: I have a feeling it might be related to ...
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How to hide folder names in a directory?

I am looking for a way to hide folder names in a Windows 7 library and use only custom icons I setup as indicators. I know there is a hide file names option when I customize the library for videos but ...
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What type of Mounting Bracket is this? Where can I purchase it? HP pavillion p6823w

I am in the process of upgrading several internal computer components. There are two small brackets at the bottom of the area where the fan is mounted. I would like to add some antenna ports or a USB ...
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Changing multiple Windows 10 monitor wallpapers

Today my problem is one of laziness not of necessity, but something that would greatly increase my comfort with Windows 10. See I have two monitors and I am able to set my wallpaper by opening the "...
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Relocate Action Center in Windows 10

I use Windows 10 Pro 1709 64-bit with a vertical Taskbar on the left (I need as much vertical space as possible on a laptop's widescreen due to my workflow). Calling the Action Center with a button ...
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Change deepin desktop wallpaper from gsettings

I'm using the Deepin desktop environment on top of Manjaro. I'd like to be able to change the wallpaper every few minutes. I found a gsettings schema? that looked promising: com.deepin.dde.appearance, ...
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Configuring domain Group Policy for Windows 10 lock screen

I am running Windows 2012 Datacenter as the DC. For Windows 10 I need to configure the default lock screen post-deployment. I have followed Microsoft's tips to go to " Computer Configuration > ...