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 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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How to add desktop shortcuts for installed applications - freya? [duplicate]

I tried to add my custom shortcuts for my installed apps. But I can't found a right tutorial to do this operations. Can anyone suggest me to create a desktop shortcut for my custom apps? I have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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