I've searched for a while now but can't seem to find a way to increase the size of the icons on the desktop toolbar. Maybe it's something that can't be done but it'd be good because they look silly that small when you have large icons set on the taskbar
icon like the Excel I have, no icon appear and all I see is white with its file name "file.xls" as example. I have my Microsoft Office properly installed and when I double click it, it normally opens the file. I also restarted my pc many times but still no excel icon. All I want to fix is that why there's no excel icon.
I know that I can access the desktop through the far right of the toolbar, but I want what I've had for years the simple little show desktop icon on the bottom left/middle. I created the "showdesktop.scf" file on the desktop, but I can't seem to get it to pin to the taskbar it will pin to everything else: the start menu, windows explorer, my grandpa's beard but how can I get it to just sit there on the taskbar?
want to be able to have a completely clear desktop, void of icons and start toolbar with a hot key. However, I would like to be able have access to the start toolbar and able to have desktop icons available to me. This is where the hot key would come into play: the ability to hide/unhide both sets (icons and toolbar) simultaneously
Wasn't sure how to classify what's happening but I recently installed Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit. It ran alright for a few days but over the last 2 days, I've been getting a flickering type problem. Now whatever is causing this is also affecting my ability to click or tab items or right click an item. Ex: If I have task manager open and want to close it; I right click it in the task bar to click close but the minute I move to click close the menu disappears.
The Windows Live Mail icon not present on the Start menu. I have a new Win 7 laptop, installed Windows Live Essentials and can see all the other programs, like Windows Live Movie Maker, but not the Windows Live Mail. I removed, reinstalled and repaired already.
I just downloaded MS Office 2010. Now, all the office icons - Excel, PowerPoint etc ..... and all the icons in Start menu and my desktop such as Norton 360, iTunes, Quicktime Player, Calculator etc. show up as the Microsoft Word icon.
In other words all the original icons are missing and the only icon I see - for all software programs is Microsoft Word.
I had a virus on my laptop a few weeks ago and I deleted a folder... or something ... but I'm not sure what it was. what I deleted and how I can get it back?
I have a friends netbook that had a bsod (unexpected shutdown) all is now fine except that the start menu is missing the icons (the ones you see on the right but the "all programmes" shortcuts/folders are all intact.)The operating system is Windows 7 Home Premium and there is no restore points,
This morning I powered the computer following the Christmas break (Windows 7 64 bit). The screen displayed the backgorund colour only, not a black screen. There was no desktop, icons or start menu. The keyboard did not function; could not start Task Manager. Pressed the Windows key + f5; no response. Pointer shows and moves with mouse but no mouse functionality.
I rebooted in safe mode and the system was restored with limited Safe Mode functionality. I ran ESET virus scan; no viruses found. I rebooted; no change. I attempted to do a System Restore to earlier this morning prior to a Windows update install dated 2012-12-26: 729 EST. No change. I attempted to restore to an earlier restore point last week; no change. I am currently running CHKDSK /R in order to verify that there are no disk problems. I have all data files backed up but do not have a disk image.
I cannot download TSG SysInfo until I get the desktop back.
I got a trojan earlier today that resulted in everything on my desktop vanishing and I have empty folders in the start menu.I can only get to the control panel by doing a search for it and I can't get to the part related to icons.I understand there is a program that might un-hide them but I read that it also makes visible things that should remain hidden.
I have no idea ho i did this but all of my startup programs on start menu as well as desktop shotcuts they end in .ink? And all of it has the logo for VLc media player? so basically when i click it it loads on that program but it will not load it as it only does media files. And all the time I have to right click to say open file location then it finally loads the program. So my question is how do I put it all back to normal? I'll post a screenshot so you can better understand what I am talking about.
On not so infrequent occasion, my Start Menu and Desktop, without warning, will suddenly experience the equivalent of an epileptic seizure.The Start Menu will start flickering really fast and windows will be slightly moved, resized or closedhe episode will occur for maybe 10 - 20 seconds and then the fireworks stopAfterwards, the fallout may result in some applications/windows that still remain open, they may (but not always) no longer respond to mouse clicks.o be honest, I'm having difficulty figuring out what triggers this event. The best I can gather it happens when I move the mouse (nearby?) to click the Start Menu, but am not absolutely sure. It does not always happen and when it does, it occurs super fast and I lose complete control until this wacky (and very disruptive) behavior stops.I searched google and could not find this problem documented. I am using Window 7 Ultimate, 32 bit, with the latest updates. My computer is a Dell Dimension 8300 (old), which means I am using a generic settings which include the mouse driver and video display (no Aero). The Windows Event logs do not reveal anything of interest. I have no security issues either - no viruses and spyware. Simplifying troubleshooting
my Windows 7 machine is acting strangely, here are my symptoms:personalization missing from login box desktop icons have no text beneath them, some apps won't start text in menus has disappeared dialog boxes have no text can't access start menu, therefore unable to run cmd as admin screenshot similar to mine except my start menu doesn't come up I've run sfc /scannow, it says no problems found.I do have Vista on a separate partition that I can boot from. Is there something I can do from Vista to repair Windows 7?
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail (haven't updated to sp1 yet) Intel Core i5 2500K @ 3.30GHZ not overclocked Corsair 8gb ram Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 motherboard Rev. B3 Gigabyte R685D5OC-1GD video card Seasonic M12II Bronze 620W power supply 3 SATA hard drives Malwarebytes free antivirus Comodo Firewall
Just upgraded WIndows Vista to Windows 7 from a download. The installation appeared to be fine but all of the icons on the desktop have lost their pictures and none of the start menu icons are showing any design nor do they work. I've tried deleting the icon cache and restarting but that hasn't worked.
My desktop icons disappear on my new hp. If I leave the screen up for various amounts of time, the start menu and desktop icons disappear and my wallpaper is the only thing i see on my screen. It will not give me the chance to alt cntrl delete, I can right click but it only gives me the breifcase options. I was on the phone with hp,. they remotely accessed, saw nothing wrong. I took back the other computer, and now my new one is doing the same thing. I hate to turn off the computer by pushing the button, especially when Im trying to keep my new computer working properly. Has anyone had this issue? Can I changed a setting? Obviously it happened on the same type of computer twice.
I am connecting to a remote desktop that I have been connecting to for months now but suddenly today the taskbar and start menu from the remote computer disappeared and I can only see my laptop's menu and taskbar. This means I can't get into the Computer or folders of the remote desktop as there is not a shortcut on the desktop. It is also generally annoying.
I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.I can save files on my new blank desktop.I presume this is a virus attack.
I`ve got a weird problem that keeps happening. Without any errors or warningall of my Desktop Icons become frozen. I cannot activate any of them. If Ihave any windows open in the Taskbar or programmes running in the System trayI can left/right click on any of them and they all workfine(Programmes/Window Explorer/IE7 etc). I can access the Start menu andis the solution if it happens in Windows Vista but this
recently i noticed this pops up every time i start my pc and im not sure what it ioutedit forgot to mention it usally closes itself about 30 seconds after i start my pc but today it doesn't close itself and i cant end the process if this is in the wrong section im sorry i was a bit worried and just licked windows 7