Questions tagged [desktop-customization]

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

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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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Personal image accidentally ending up as desktop background (Windows 10)

I currently have two laptops, both with Windows 10. In the first laptop, I saved a picture I took during a holiday with my camera. Today I found the same picture automatically set as desktop ...
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How to add a custom context menu to print and ask how many copies to print of a file

I want to add a custom context menu item (win10) to right click a PDF file and to then ask how many times to print the file using the default printer. The qty can be a dropdown menu of 1-20 or ...
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In Linux (Ubuntu) can I tag a .desktop launcher to a particular virtual desktop?

I just made a nice drag-and-drop desktop launcher for a script I wrote, but I have 8 virtual desktops and would ideally like the launcher to only appear on the first desktop...not all 8. Is there a ...
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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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Windows Explorer customize folder: hidden files

I want to see hidden files in all folders but not on the desktop. Unfortunately, when I change the view settings for the desktop folder, Windows Explorer changes them for all folders. Is there any ...
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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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Convert AIO block to Custom Loop?

I have an ASUS Ryuo 240mm AIO and I am looking to redesign my PC and put in a custom loop. What are the challenges with tearing down this AIO and keeping the pump block for a custom loop? My PC is ...
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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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Prevent last logged on user's wallpaper from displaying on logon screen

I'm wondering how one can disable the last logged on user's background on the logon screen. Currently, bginfo runs as part of the logon script and writes the computer name and username to the desktop. ...
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VLC | video as wallpaper | wallpaper stays in foreground hiding the taskbar and desktop icons

I am using VLC to set a video as my desktop wallpaper on Windows 10. What is happening: VLC runs the video as desktop wallpaper, but the video stays in the foreground and is always hiding my ...
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disable Windows 10 random wallpaper (not activated OS)

there is a problem on one pc with not activated Windows 10. It automatically randomly changes wallpaper. If I go to personalize settings I can see it says wallpaper: presentation, album: Madagaskar. ...
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MX Linux remastering tools don't retain wallpaper setting

MX Linux (based on Debian stable with Xfce), contains a number of remastering utilities. Using MX Snapshot to create a "personal" snapshot .iso file is supposed to retain virtually all user settings (...
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Custom Highlight Color Gets Reset After Screen Lock In Windows 10 1903 and Above

The suggestions in this thread for changing the highlight color used to work great. Something seems to have changed along the way though. My custom highlight color is applied correctly upon initial ...
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Where does Xfce store the setting for the selected desktop wallpaper file?

On Xfce v4.14, in what configuration file is the setting stored for the path/filename of the user-selected wallpaper image? In 2008, the setting was stored in ~/.config/xfce4/mcs_settings/desktop....
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Lubuntu / LXDE with a weird left margin

I'm having an issue with My desktop manager (LXDE, with Lubuntu), Where the shortcut Super + left arrow key was supposed to put the current window against the left side of the screen, but leaves a ...
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How do I move the Windows 10 Start Menu apps list to the left edge?

I've seen the apps list permanently expanded at the very left edge of the Windows 10 Start Menu, rather than hidden or in a separate column. How is this done, please? I like the idea and it's ...
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clean up a windows 8.1 user profile

Is it possible to clean up a windows 8.1 user profile, so that all the customizations made after the creation of the profile itself, are deleted? As an example, the user changes the desktop ...
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Multi user set up with 2 pcs, one shared

Here's what I'm looking for: PC.A is windows and is one user/home network Admin. PC.B with 2 users, Linux and a VM for second user of a different Linux Distro. PC.B is used by same monitor/keyboard/...
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Changing wallpaper using VBS on Windows 10 doesn't work

So I've been trying to use a vbs file to change my desktop wallpaper on Windows 10. The vbs file contains: dim shell Set shell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") wallpaper = "C:\Users\mypc\...
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Linux disable app launcher and edit right click menu

I need a Linux Desktop Environment where I can disable the application launcher menu and also remove everything from the right-click menu except the option to open a Terminal. Which desktop ...
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How to delete old desktop background pic?

I had set a particular background pic for my 64-bit Windows 10 1903 system, which I now regret. It was easy to change the pic, but the embarrassing image still shows up as one choice when I enter the ...
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Windows changed my wallpaper

This is not a problem, merely perplexing. I simply do not understand how it could happen and wondered if anyone here could suggest what Windows 10 is up to. I have five computers all running Windows ...
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Change icon on Mate menubar

How can I change the Ubuntu Mate logo icon to a custom icon by the applications menu in Ubuntu Mate without changing the theme?
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How do I change the Wallpaper Style in Windows 7 locked down by domain group policy?

my computer has been controlled by a domain group policy. However, I've managed to set my desktop background by insert the image file into the path under the registry and change the file name to the ...
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How can I change multiple monitor wallpapers

I have a bash script that reloads my custom windows 10 theme because without it the UI glitches. However, when it reloads the screen, it changes my secondary monitor's wallpaper to my main one but ...
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Windows 10 - How to disable Windows File Protection?

I'm trying to modify my Windows Laptop to use my own custom icons. I found a software called "Resource Hacker" that can go into a file, and in my case, an executable, and change any data within it, ...
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How do I show labels on all (even pinned) items in the taskbar?

I have set "Combine Taskbar Buttons" to "Never", but as you can see only the currently opened applications have a label next to them. How can I add labels to pinned items as well? See image:
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Desktop Background

I set a desktop background picture by browsing an selecting it in the Windows 10 settings routine. The latest update to W10 has set the background to solid white, and my selected picture is no longer ...
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Custom keyboard unavailable for normal user (Windows-10 1903)

I freshly installed Windows 10 x64 Pro (1903) on a laptop with erased SSD. Everything works fine, only the second user (myself as normal, local user) cannnot choose my custom keybord layout (only ...
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Desktop Background Scaling and RAM usage

I've been setting my wallpaper on all my computers to just a single pixel image, in order to conserve RAM for more important uses. But I wonder if, in the process of the OS scaling the image to screen ...
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Is there is anyway to make SOME desktop icons smaller on windows 10

recently I found my self needing some shortcuts to some files on my desktop, but it doesn't fit in the desktop with the current size of icons which I like and I don't want to change, so is there is ...
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How to make the taskbar floating and compact (move the taskbar to a corner to save space)?

I never have many windows (since they are spread out between multiple desktop) and I never click the taskbar icons (<Win> + <Number> is more convenient for me), so I'd like to hide taskbar....
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Windows 10 tiles on start menu removed for all new users

I am making a new Image for a company and they requested a Windows 10 start menu with no tiles. I have removed the tiles on the default Account and created a start menu layout xml file with 0 tiles on ...
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Windows 10 Desktop Wallpaper Forced Refresh

Windows 10 Enterprise 1809 Has anyone figured out a way to force a refresh of the desktop wallpaper and lock/logon screen on the fly (immediate) as of yet? I can change both via GPOs, but they will ...
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Cannot put different photos for different screens in windows 10

I don't even know if this is the right place to ask this, and I know that this is a slightly rudimentary problem. I have been trying to make multiple pictures be the background for multiple screens. ...
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Windows 10 background slideshow totally broken

Yo, I keep setting my desktop background settings to "Slideshow" and "center the image", but at random intervals the setting decides to reset back to "picture" and "tile the image" for no discernable ...
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How theoretically low can a motherboard be to the ground

Everytime i see a computer case with a screwed in motherboard. I notice there is a decent amount of gap in between the ground and where the mother board sits. Theoretically, how low can the bottom of ...
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How to show Folders as Icons and Files as Thumbnails in Windows 10

Is there any solution in Windows 10 to show the Folders as Icons and Files as Thumbnails? I'd like to change the default look of all Folders by using a different *.ico file. Unfortunately when a ...
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How do you stop syncing backgrounds on one specific computer?

On windows, you have the ability to sync wallpapers. This is generally a rather neat feature, and I like it very much. I am logged into my MS account at work, and I would like to have a different ...
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Having trouble skinning the menu bars & menu bar options with SkinStudio

(Previously posted on https://forums.stardock.com/495169/page/1/--but, alas, I cannot post any more replies there!) OK, so I'm nearing the end of my free Windowblinds & SkinStudio trials, & I'...
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Changing the Title Bar style on Windows 10 applications

Applications in Windows 10 have a title bar in one of two styles. The style that is present for "normal" desktop applications: And the style that appears in UWP applications: I'm wondering if it is ...
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Can you change folder template and columns for a network shared folder in Windows 10

I know how to customize columns and views on a Win 10 PC for folders on that PC. I do it for images and videos to show things like date taken or length, etc. Then I can propagate that to ...
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How to customise a color scheme to your own taste in Microsoft Outlook 2019?

Microsoft Outlook 2019 provides (only) four color schemes to choose from. How can I manully fully customise one of these color schemes to my own taste? For example I want to make the current day ...
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How to clear out white space on top of zsh/iterm

Hi I have been bugged by this for a while. Everytime I open up a new terminal window, there's a huge white space on top that doesn't do anything, same thing with my VSCode where I set the terminal to ...
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How can I make my windows 10 wallpaper a jpeg from a online webcam that updates once per minute? [closed]

I would like to set my wallpaper to this image and others that update regularly. Is there a way to do this with Windows 10? Thanks for the help!

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