icons

Fri
13
Nov
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How to Fix: Windows 10 Desktop Icon Spacing

Infopackets Reader 'Marilyn' writes: " Dear Dennis, I just upgraded to Windows 10 and almost all of my desktop icons are missing. I can only see three icons on my desktop and they are spaced out with 1 huge line at a time. When I select 1 icon, the ... entire row of my desktop gets highlighted. I have never seen anything like this before. I read your article on ' How to Fix: Windows 10 Desktop Icons Missing ', and have ensured that my system is not in Tablet Mode, so I don't know why my Windows 10 desktop icons are missing. Can you help? " My response: Admittedly, I was perplexed Marilyn's ... (view more)

Mon
07
Sep
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How to Fix: Windows 10 Desktop Icons Missing

Infopackets Reader Kelly R. writes: " Dear Dennis, I've been using Windows 10 and so far so good. I took your advice and installed Classic Shell, which I think is a superior Start Menu than the default Windows 10 Start Menu. Everything has been ... great for the last few weeks, but suddenly all of my icons on the desktop have disappeared! At the same time, my browser window won't minimize or maximize - it only moves left or right. I have no idea what's going on but I'd really like to have my icons back on the desktop! I am going bananas! Can you help? " My response: ... (view more)

Mon
16
Mar
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Windows CTRL Key Stuck? Desktop Icons are Huge?

Infopackets Reader Bill T. writes: " Dear Dennis, I'm not sure what happened, but the other day I was using my computer and the icons on my desktop became sticky. I double clicked MS Word to launch it, but it wouldn't do anything. So I tried ... clicking on Foxit Reader, but both MS Word and Foxit Reader were selected and I couldn't open either one. To make things worse, now my desktop icons are gigantic and are taking up most of the space on my screen. I can't seem to figure out how to make the icons go back to the original size they were on the desktop. Any idea why this happened and how I can ... (view more)

Mon
04
Mar
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Fujitsu Unveils GPS-Enabled Walking Cane

Fujitsu has revealed a special, high-tech walking cane with built-in satellite navigation features. The firm has also unveiled a smartphone specially designed for elderly users. Fujitsu's 'Next Generation Cane' allows users to set a route and get ... directions through an LED display positioned at the top of the handle. That display provides directions in the form of a a large yellow arrow; if the user turns the wrong way, the handle vibrates to alert them. (Source: bbc.co.uk ) The device also allows friends and family to track a user's location. It's possible to set the cane to send an email ... (view more)

Tue
14
Feb
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New Internet Explorer 9 Edition Targets Child Safety

Microsoft has released a customized edition of its popular Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) web browser, this one intended for use by children. In addition to adding links to online safety sites, the new version includes content protection that is switched ... on, by default. The new children's edition of IE9 has been developed with the help of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), a British organization that includes police officers, government officials and representatives from some major tech firms, including Microsoft. Bookmarks, Tabs Bring Safety to Forefront The updated ... (view more)

Thu
05
Jan
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Steve Jobs Action Figure Creeps Out Tech Industry

Walter Isaacson's written biography of Steve Jobs is arguably one of the most popular non-fiction books of this past holiday season. It's no surprise, then, that others are searching for more ways to profit from Jobs' rampant popularity. Just months ... after his untimely death, a new action figure that appears eerily reminiscent of Jobs is receiving mixed reviews from thoroughly creeped-out observers in the tech industry. The action figure, manufactured by the Chinese firm "In Icons," is twelve inches tall and showcases all of the famous Steve Jobs trademarks, including his New Balance ... (view more)

Fri
07
Oct
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Windows 8 Start Menu to be Completely Overhauled

Microsoft says it is rethinking the way the Start Menu will work in Windows 8. It's partly a response to user behavior and partly a recognition that more people will be using touchscreen devices in the future. By default, the Start Menu appears on ... the left-hand side of the screen, either when the user clicks the Windows logo in the bottom left corner, or presses the dedicated Windows key on their keyboard. Fewer Users Use Start Menu, Says Microsoft The Start Menu menu serves several functions by listing recently used applications, commonly used applications, a complete list of all ... (view more)

Thu
29
Jan
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'Icons From File', and 'Simple Directory Analyzer'

Icons From File This tool is used for extracting icons or icon arrays from files and boasts the unique ability to scan folders and search for EXE, DLL and OCX files containing icons! There is even the ability to extract and save all icons from all ... files into a selected folder. Also, all icons from the selected file can be exported to HTML document. http://www.vlsoftware.net Simple Directory Analyzer With Simple Directory Analyzer, you can list all file types in a directory, list duplicate files, list hidden files. Sort by name, file type, location and size. Draw graphs from your information. ... (view more)

Fri
28
Apr
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Create Icons and Cursors with Paint.NET

It is possible to customize icons and cursors with MS Windows. For example: software developers often create custom icons for their applications; even webmasters and bloggers use icons (called the "favicon") for their websites. Recently, I came ... across an exemplary freeware alternative, called Paint.NET . In many ways, Paint.NET is a mix between Photoshop, Paint Shop, and MS Paint. While there aren't very many freeware plug-ins available for Paint.NET, they are both easy to install and easy to run. By itself, Paint.NET cannot edit .ICO and .CUR files; however, one plug-in in particular (aptly ... (view more)

Thu
06
Oct
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'Wez's Evil Shell', and 'Resize Desktop Icons'

Wez's Evil Shell A replacement for the default Windows XP desktop, includes: graphical shell (taskbar, start menu and tray). The default explorer shell uses quite a lot of run-time resources and can be quite slow to use for "Power Users". This shell ... provides the lots of features but uses only a fraction of the resources that explorer.exe uses. http://evildesk.netevil.org/index.php Resize Desktop Icons Customize your desktop by resizing the icons to suit you. Included is the ability for 16px, 24px, 32px, and 48px sizes. http://www.veign.com (view more)

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