Questions tagged [desktop]

Desktop is a set of unifying concepts used by graphical user interfaces to help users more easily interact with the computer.

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How to fix resolution that isn't accurate when using HDMI?

I have machine running Loki that has both a VGA port and a display port. I'm using a 23 inch HDTV as my monitor and my resolution works fine when using the VGA port: 1920x1080. However, when I try to ...
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Desktop showing as a window above original

I'm running Elementary OS Loki, and recently I've decided to change default file manager to Nemo. After installing and setting it as default in System settings > Applications > Default applications, ...
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Do you plan to develop Night Mode?

Do you plan to develop any blulight filter a.k.a. "Night mode"?
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Alternative to desktop for file storage or how can I enable storing files on the desktop? [duplicate]

While it makes a lot of sense to me that launcher icons are hidden from the desktop because of the easy app menu access, I think that I will greatly miss being able to store files on the desktop ...
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How to disable desktop switch on fullscreen

I'm on Loki and every time I turn on fullscreen mode for one of my applications like Chrome or atom, the fullscreen window moves to a new desktop. Is there any way to stop this and just stay on the ...
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Elementary crashing on desktop login

I recently bought aa Razer Blade Stealth laptop which I'm having issues with Elementary Loki on. This laptop uses the 7th gen Intel Kaby Lake chipset with an HD 620 graphics chip and a HIDPI ...
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Can't make Wallch (wallpaper changer) show up in Loki, even though it's running

I have installed Wallch wallpaper changerin Loki. Used it on Luna but in Loki It appears to be running but the desktop background remains.So how to turn off the default wallpaper and allow wallch to ...
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Can I enable the desktop to create files, folders and shortcuts? In loki [duplicate]

I am testing Elementary OS loki, I find it very interesting, but note that I can not create any file on the desktop which seems to me to be wasting a lot of resources in terms of organization, well I ...
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Sometimes the dock and top bar do not appear on elementary Loki. What to do? [duplicate]

Sometimes the dock and top bar do not appear. What to do?
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How to enable desktop icons and right click in Elementary OS Loki (0.4)? [duplicate]

I tried the method for Freya but it did not work. First of all nautilus was not installed (only the default files, which is aparently named pantheon-files). Installing nautilus did not help and ...
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How to add “Show Desktop” icon in elementary OS?

I have installed nautilus to enable desktop icons in elementary OS Loki. It works fine but is there any way to add a button that can I use to click and show desktop? Like the ones in Windows at right ...
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Elementary .Desktop Example?

I'm trying to create a launcher for an application which is not part of the App Store or repositories. I created a .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications but when I try to run the app nothing ...
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How can I install Cinnamon on Loki?

I'm looking to install the Cinnamon DE (which is default under Linux Mint) on my machine running Loki. How can I do this?
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I have no GUI after signing in

Changed my power settings so that it would do nothing when I shut the lid on my laptop. Then I had to restart to get the settings to work. After that, when I get to the sign-in screen where I can ...
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In Loki after signing in its taking three minutes to egt to a screen where I can actually get access to task bar apps or anything else

After running Loki for about a week with little problem, I am getting a weird problem. I boot and the Loki boots perfectly and fast it gets me to the sign in screen I sign in with no problem, but it ...
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Authors and licenses of wallpaper images

Elementary OS has some beautiful wallpapers, which I imagine are open source, but I was surprised to find no details on their authorship in the Desktop pane of Settings. Where can I find information ...
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Desktop background glitch after unlock Nvidia 1070 GPU [duplicate]

After I unlock the computer, the desktop background becomes glitched like this. However everything still works. I am currently using the default background. I installed the Nvidia driver using this ...
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elementary OS 0.4 text is too light. Can I make it darker?

I am using elementary OS version 0.3.2 and it works just fine. I tried elementary OS version 0.4 and the text on everything is too light. Both of these have been used on a desktop computer. Is there a ...
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Desktop desn't loads after reboot [closed]

I am using Elementary OS Loki and sometimes when I reboot or turn on the laptop, after login screen, wingpanel and Plank doesn't show up. How can I debug this? where I can find log files or something?
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Problem with desktop image background (visually) [duplicate]

I just installed loki, but sometimes the background image becomes black or strange. When I change the background image the problem is fixed. however it is annoying GPU: nvidia queadro k620 (driver ...
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Synapse on Loki

I tried to install Synapse on Loki editing the ppa, installed the required libgee2 and libgranite, but all I get was to broke the wingpanel. Any solution to have a nice search engine on Elementary ...
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How to scale desktop on second display? [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 3 with an internal hidpi display (2560x1440) and I have an external display attached to HDMI1 (1600x900). By default the internal display is scaled down and everything ...
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Changing desktop background in system settings does not update the background

As stated in the subject line I selected a different background picture but nothing updates even after closing system settings?
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How come Loki does not have the window snap feature?

I noticed something weird, I can snap one window but not another. Is this done purposely or is this a bug? So meaning that I can't snap two windows side by side.
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How do I get rid of a “desktop inside of a desktop” bug?

I'm new to eOS. Today I made my fresh install on my computer. I just installed latest release (Loki) and after a installing a few packages it happened this: As you can see, there is a desktop ...
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How to change an order of workspaces?

Can I, for example, replace workspace 1 by workspace 3 in the multitasking view?
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I'm having trouble connecting my TV to my computer [closed]

when I try to connect my computer to the TV and mirror the screens I'm starting to see problems, especially after I do a restart. Problems like: the resolution seems to be low, everything is in big ...
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How to Remove Desktop Overlay in elementary OS Freya

I recently installed a program called nemo which is a file manager meant to replace the default GNOME files manager. I installed it using the tutorial and it said that if I wanted to remove the ...
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Can I install another desktop environment in elementary OS?

I would like to install the Gnome desktop and LXDE on my elementary to gain some more fps on my games also to make it look different and don't get bored of the same. is it possible and if it's, is ...
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How does elementary perform usability tests?

With elementary's focus on UX design, I'm wondering How elementary does usability testing; How often elementary does usability testing; How the results are applied to making changes to the design ...
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Is it possible set a windows bar?

Is it possible set a simple and light windows bar? ...below the dock or in another site (in taskbar)?
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Script not opening in terminal via desktop launcher

Here's my .desktop file content [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=wifite Comment=WiFite , fight for WiFi Exec=pantheon-terminal -e 'wifite --help' Icon=wifite Terminal=true Type=Application ...
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Why does Firefox keep creating a ~/Desktop folder?

This is more of a puzzle than a problem: Every time I start Firefox, a "Desktop" folder is created in my home folder (home/me/Desktop). I delete it, use Firefox, it comes back. Am I sure it's ...
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I got this window saying desktop, and I'm unable to close it. I've tried restart but it just does not go. what to do? [duplicate]

i don't know i did something or something that installed please help
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Desktop shows in frame on screen

How to make this screen normal. Please check this image and help.
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not an official elementary package [closed]

I am getting the following error message when I try to report a problem via the about window in Files (same with other default apps) "The problem cannot be reported: This is not an official ...
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I think I just broke elementary and have no idea what to do, can someone help?

I've made two stupid mistakes today: I mistakenly uninstalled a lot of programs through the terminal & I tried receiving help on the ubuntu stack exchange instead of here (which I didn't know ...
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How to change Desktop icon font color?

I have desktop enabled but the font color is black. How can I change the icon font color to white?
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Programs scroll/slider-bar inconsistency in Freya

Nice OS, gang :-) Really enjoying it. Running 64-bit Freya, AMD II X2 Regor, Radeon Linux graphics. If possible, could anyone please take a look at this pic of my two screen desktop: (broken image ...
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How do I change the wallpaper through the command line?

Is there any DConf/Gsettings etc. interface for changing the wallpaper through the command line?
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How can I adjust the mouse scrollwheel speed?

Does anyone know how to make the mouse scrollwheel go faster?
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Desktop inside desktop How can i delete it?

Hi Please refer the below image for reference. It showing one more dektop, I need to remove it.
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Files Don't Appear on Desktop? [duplicate]

When I place a file in the Desktop folder it dosen't appear on my screens desktop?
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Reactivate the Desktop function [duplicate]

Since the day I installed elementary OS, I miss my classic desktop layout (files on your Desktop, not only blank space) and I'd like to reenable it. Does anyone know how to do that? This here is ...
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My Wingpanel bar is suddenly black with and without fullscreen app

Yesterday, I decide to change my icon set to Numix. I didn't like the look with numix inherit icons, so I change to elementary. Then I notice that the WingPanel was always black. When there is not a ...
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Is it possible to uninstall the desktop?

I'm a Spanish student. I need to know if it's possible to uninstall the GUI meaning, make the system start and work only with the terminal, like a server. I need it for an exam in my high school ...
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GUI environment ruined from attempting Hardware-assisted Virtualization

I followed the instructions from Intel to to speed up the Android emulator on my laptop. When I got to the part "After the installation, you need to relogin so that your user account becomes an ...
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Changing the login screen wallpaper without changing the desktop wallpaper

I want to have a separate wallpaper for my login screen which is not my desktop wallpaper. When I set a desktop wallpaper it is also set as the login screen wallpaper and how can I use two different ...
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How to enable desktop icons and right click in Elementary OS Freya? [duplicate]

I cannot put any icons or right click on the desktop in Elementary Freya. How can I enable that?
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nemo desktop icons on elementary os

I have installed nemo file manager and wanted to enable desktop icons. As you can see on the screenshot the desktop is looking like a normal window. So how to fix that? I'm running elementary OS ...