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Where, oh where, has my desktop gone?

by grandpaw7 / November 28, 2004 3:11 AM PST

I right clicked on my desktop and checked lock the desktop (to hopefully get the icons to get jumping around). My desktop reappeared looking different but with all the icons showing. I just wanted to lock it, not change its appearance. So I right clicked again and unlocked, whereupon my desktop disappeared and I had a plain white screen instead. I don't know what to do to get my desktop back. Maybe you can help me. And maybe even you have an idea of what I, or my computer, did wrong.

Thanks, grandpaw

P.S. I'm always forgetting this part, even though I don't imagine it's necessary in this case. I am using desktop, had a Dell Dimension 2400 with plenty of free space and RAM and whatever. I should add that my computer has really got it in for me for some reason; I think it's because my computer is Republican.

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Re: Where, oh where, has my desktop gone?
by grandpaw7 / November 28, 2004 3:12 AM PST

PS2. I did restart my computer and that didn't help. When I log on my daughter's account, I don't have the problem.

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Re: Where, oh where, has my desktop gone?
by roddy32 / November 28, 2004 3:17 AM PST

Try right clicking and choose "show desktop items" and see what happens. We are going to have to break your clicking finger Jerry so you stop gettng yourself in trouble all the time. Plain

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Re: Where, oh where, has my desktop gone?
by vera kofler / November 28, 2004 3:23 AM PST

gandpaw I love it when you post, you make me allways laugh and why is your PC republican?

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Thanks Vera
by grandpaw7 / November 28, 2004 4:03 AM PST

I've got to be light-hearted about it. Otherwise, people would be telling me that grown men don't cry.

Well, the only thing I can figure is that my computer took unbrage at some of my posts on a political forum in support of Kerry.

grandpaw

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Re: Rep or Dem
by ChuckT / November 28, 2004 4:09 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks Vera

Gramps, it is not that your computer is a Republican; it is because you are a Democrat; and a Kerry-supporter to boot.

(Oh boy! now putting on asbestos outerwear Grin )

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Kerry, umm, seems like I've heard that name before
by grandpaw7 / November 28, 2004 8:34 PM PST
In reply to: Re: Rep or Dem

I hope for the last time. grandpaw

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PCs are not political party specific....but
by Steven Haninger / November 28, 2004 6:14 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks Vera

they are gender specific. PCs are male and MACs are female (or so I am told). The reasoning is that males prefer a competative relationship with a computer and Windows PCs provide this. MACs are supposed to be less combative and do not suit the male personality as well for this purpose. MACs are supposed to provide more "harmony" which is considered to be the female side of a PC. Does that make any sense or should I run and hide under the bed?? Happy

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Re: PCs are not political party specific....but
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 28, 2004 6:20 AM PST

Crikey!

PC's are male??

But I "love" my PC.

Does that make me, er........ Politically Correct?

Mark

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Re: PCs are not political party specific....but
by Steven Haninger / November 28, 2004 6:31 AM PST

It's just normal "male bonding"...like you love your brother. You can punch each other and get over it...try that with a spouse...no way it comes out good. Happy

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Re: PCs are not political party specific....but
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 28, 2004 6:35 AM PST

Ahh right, you had me worried here Steven

So let me get this straight.

When my PC starts acting up and misbehaving, me punching it and throwing it around the room should not make me feel guilty, it's just a brotherly sibling thing?

Is that right?

Mark

BTW, I wouldn't dream of treating my wife that way, the mother-in-law is bigger than me, Happy

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Yes but
by Steven Haninger / November 28, 2004 6:58 AM PST

A good mix of teamwork and antagonistic behavior without being destructive is normal. Women are meaner to each other...but I better stop now as straying further off topic would need to migrate this to SE. Regards.

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(NT) (NT) Well said Steven LOL
by roddy32 / November 28, 2004 6:41 AM PST
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Re: PCs are not political party specific....but
by grandpaw7 / November 28, 2004 8:40 PM PST

Steven, well, PCs might be okay at the office but MACs are for the home, where you can take the gloves off and relax. Plus, I have my computer in my bedroom; to think I could have had a woman in there with me if I had only gotten a MAC. grandpaw

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Re: Where, oh where, has my desktop gone?
by ezmon / November 28, 2004 6:13 AM PST

The last time I had that problem.......it was a virus!!!! I erased the harddrive and started all over again.

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Re: Where, oh where, has my desktop gone?
by grandpaw7 / November 28, 2004 8:42 PM PST

The virus I had was in my brain, or my fingers. grandpaw

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Stupid finger!
by grandpaw7 / November 28, 2004 3:59 AM PST

Hey, don't blame me; it's all my finger's fault. Several of them seem to have a mind of their own.

But I love it when I post a problem and back comes a simple solution that even I can understand. I'll probably want to post this problem again from time to time just for that reason.

Rod, they should equip all computers with someone like you.

grandpaw

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Re: Stupid finger!
by roddy32 / November 28, 2004 5:47 AM PST
In reply to: Stupid finger!

Glad to be of assistance Jerry. Now you can use your clicking finger for something more productive, like the remote for your TV. Grin

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Re: Stupid finger! or funny finger?
by vera kofler / November 28, 2004 7:13 AM PST
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you see grandpaw every time you post they have funn, now its about gender, go on using your finger if not we will miss your posts thankyou for your explanation about your republican comp. by the way last week we had your president visiting us.

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Re: Stupid finger! or funny finger?
by grandpaw7 / November 28, 2004 8:56 PM PST

Vera, you say my president visited you? I had no idea that Clinton was there with Bush.

I sometimes feel pensive when I run across someone living in Latin America. I had a dream of living there and working in an orphanage, but a number of people and things got in the way. For one thing, because of an impaired memory, and poor hearing (was that a "t" or a "d"?), I couldn't master Spanish. Me hace triste. That is, until my six year old granddaughter shines her heart on me. grandpaw

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Re: Stupid finger! or funny finger?
by vera kofler / November 28, 2004 9:10 PM PST

its so nice what you tell about your grandaughter, yes I read about your dream of working in Mexico, in many latinamerican countries the biggest problem is the great difference between poor people and the wealthy one Well I really like it very much your democrat posture, Here in Chile we had 30 years ago a very bad expierience with the republican goverment of Nixon and Kissinger, and we know about this reading Washington post.

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Re: Stupid finger!
by grandpaw7 / November 28, 2004 8:45 PM PST
In reply to: Re: Stupid finger!

Well, Rod, trouble is, when I try to pick my nose, my finger goes in my eye instead. grandpaw

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Re: Stupid finger!
by roddy32 / November 28, 2004 9:23 PM PST
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There are worse places Jerry. LOL

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Re: Stupid finger!
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 29, 2004 7:37 AM PST
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roddy!!!!

Happy

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Re: Stupid finger!
by roddy32 / November 29, 2004 7:49 AM PST
In reply to: Re: Stupid finger!
Devil
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Re: Stupid finger!
by grandpaw7 / November 29, 2004 9:57 AM PST
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Rod, please don't elaborate. grandpaw

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Re: Stupid finger!
by keyhoti / November 29, 2004 10:25 PM PST
In reply to: Re: Stupid finger!

Try working it out with a pencil then grandpaw.
Your name is Jerry, yes?, mine is Gerry, so we have something almost in common there, as well as being old buggers with errant parts of our anatomies and not necessarily digital.
Anyhow I'm enjoying the repartee, albeit we're not any closer to finding your errant desktop.
I lost mine once and I seem to remember that I just went back to a restore point.

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Re: Stupid finger!
by roddy32 / November 29, 2004 11:18 PM PST
In reply to: Re: Stupid finger!

Hi Gerry
I'm not quite as old as Jerry, or you if you are Jerry's age but I am getting close LOL. Anyway, I was under the impression that my suggestion worked for Jerry but now that I read back, I may be wrong. LOL Eventually, Jerry will remember this thread and post back, if not, I will e-mail him and ask him.

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Rod,it sure nuff worked
by grandpaw7 / November 30, 2004 11:20 PM PST
In reply to: Re: Stupid finger!

You posted: "Try right clicking and choose "show desktop items" and see what happens. We are going to have to break your clicking finger Jerry so you stop gettng yourself in trouble all the time."

I replied: "Hey, don't blame me; it's all my finger's fault. Several of them seem to have a mind of their own.

But I love it when I post a problem and back comes a simple solution that even I can understand. I'll probably want to post this problem again from time to time just for that reason.

Rod, they should equip all computers with someone like you."

Thanks again Rod, grandpaw

P.S. Actually, my real name is grandpaw. "Jerry" is just a psuedonym I use when I watch pornography. The truth is that it feels so good when my granddaughters call me grandpaw that I thought I might as well give others a chance to make me feel good. You'll notice that this isn't just your plain old vanilla grandpa that is in the dictionary; it's an upgraded version which I designed for myself.

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You are welcome "Grandpaw" BUT
by roddy32 / November 30, 2004 11:38 PM PST

I feel funny calling you that because you are NOT all the much older than me LOL. Grin

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Hey, Rod, you have my permission to feel funny
by grandpaw7 / December 1, 2004 12:57 AM PST

Actually, Jerry is fine, as long as it is accompanied by lewd photos. Okay, strike that last part. Jerry

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