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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Luna (0.2.1) sometimes won't load desktop environment after a reboot [closed]

Quite often, I'll reboot my machine, i.e., after an update or for some other reason. When the machine reboots, elementary OS won't boot with a desktop, but rather just a command prompt. I can log in ...
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Dock does not switch back to primary display

In a monitor setup having monitor A as external and monitor B as built-in monitor where monitor A is setup as primary display. When I unhook my monitor the dock is correctly place on the built-in ...
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Strange nested desktop, please help!

I have installed the LastPass app and got created a nested desktop, I cannot remove it in any way, please help!
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Desktop displayed as a window

Just booted my laptop running elementary OS today and found the desktop in a window. Cannot move it, cannot maximize it. I can live with it but I don't like this at all. Has this happened before, do ...
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KODI is the only program i can run

I had KODI configured to start automatically while running the beta. I upgraded to the released version (sudo apt-get update, upgrade and then dist-upgrade). It seemed to run successfully and KODI ...
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How to disable desktop composition while gaming in fullscreen?

I'm using elementary OS Freya 0.3.1 and would like to disable compositing while gaming. I'm playing CSGO (Linux port, not Windows version using Wine) and unlike on my Windows 10, it's lagging a lot. I ...
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Cant login to my main account after System Update

I after a system update when i restarted my computer cant login in my main account. After i type the password screen goes black and throw me again at login screen. I can login with as guest. I loged ...
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Desktop Windows Issue [duplicate]

Hello I have a problem. After I install Elementary OS Freya, I see something unusual like this picture. I cant close that window, It's really annoying
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Unresponsive desktop after login because of maya

Just had a problem after rebooting my computer this morning; after the successful login I saw the wallpaper appearing, then wingpanel appeared and 5 seconds later it froze; plank did not appear and ...
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How create account with other existing account settings

I configure my account in Elementary OS, and I want duplicate this account. I just want to gain all setting, exactly configure my desktop.
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Forbid changes to plank [duplicate]

I want to use elementary in children education. Its possible to lock the bar at the bottom of the screen? Regards Allan
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Can I change the date format in the panel?

Elementary OS, 0.3.1, 64-bit. The top bar has the date, but I would love to expand the date to read in full, for example, today, "Saturday, September 12, 2015 9:15 AM". I can't see a way to do that....
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Drawings, clocks and other designs not showing up on conky, only text is being shown [closed]

Here's how they are supposed to look. Here's how they look The middle one's supposed to be the breaking bad widget but the lines don't show and the right one's supposed to look like the first ...
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Screen flicker, blink, pulse, flash [closed]

Anyone experiencing random screen flicker, blink, pulse, flashing when on single and dual monitor, or opening multiple windows at once? OS & VERSION elementary OS 0.3 Freya (64-bit) HARDWARE ...
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Remove icons from desktop

For some reason, icons are showing up on the desktop. I would like nothing to show. Thanks a lot for help in advance.
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How can I switch workspaces using the mouse wheel?

IIRC, in Luna it was possible to switch workspaces using the mouse wheel, as in Xfce. (Edit: That is, simply by scrolling the wheel on any point of the desktop not covered by a window.) Is it possible ...
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Installing on Giada MiniPC - blank desktop!

The issue is as simple as that. I tried installing elementary OS on a Virtual Machine inside my Windows 8.1 installation and went "great"(meaning there was the usual Linux/VirtualBox issues but it ...
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How do I add images to select as the desktop's background?

Where and/or how should I store images so that they appear in Preferences/Desktop/Backgrounds?
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Multiple Instances of Geary, Files, etc. for different workspaces?

I am just getting started with workspaces, and I can easily have two different instances of Chrome running in two different workspaces, but for other apps (Files, Geary, Keepass, etc.) when I click on ...
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How to scale down the desktop?

When I installed Freya on a 22" Screen, everything was fine. But when I plug the PC in a 40" TV, the desktop is upscaled to 200%. The screen resolution is correctly 1920x1080 but because of the ...
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Changing desktop background should also change the login picture? [closed]

Consider this question on how to change the login picture. I cannot in fact follow none of the answers posted there. But even before re-asking a question like "how to change the login image" I ...
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How can I view the desktop?

Right now I have to minimize all windows one by one to get to the desktop. Is there a way to directly view the desktop?
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How can I change the font size used by the desktop?

And I don't mean the font size used by text within applications (Terminal or any browser), which can be zoomed in and out, but the font size which is used by Slingshot, Files or any other system ...
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Why can't I place files on the desktop by default, and how can I get this feature?

By default, elementary OS doesn't have a desktop folder - and no files can be placed onto the wallpaper. Note that this isn't just that icons don't show, there really is no desktop folder: Where ...