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desktop icons ?

by Nobby / November 11, 2003 9:03 PM PST

Hi
The problem i have is that when i click on a certain desktop icon it flashes up the programe title.but displays a different programe name on the taskbar ? but after this the dropdown menu remains on screen cannot close the programe via the taskbar and cannot close the pc.So i have to resort to the power button on the server.why how ?
help !

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Re:desktop icons ?
by David Chan / November 11, 2003 10:11 PM PST
In reply to: desktop icons ?

If you try and start the same programs from the Start | All Programs does these programs start properly?

Or if you double click My Computer or My Documents Icons on your Desktop do they open properly?

If yes then try deleting those other program shortcuts from your Desktop and create new ones.

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Re:desktop icons ?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 11, 2003 10:53 PM PST
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1. "The problem i have is that when i click on a certain desktop icon it flashes up the programe title.but displays a different programe name on the taskbar ?"

a. You didn't reveal any details about this icon. Name, links to what file and such.

b. Windows programs have never been mandated that the shortcut "name" has to match what appears in the program's title bar or even that the program's title bar matches what appears in the minimised Taskbar. Nothing new here, but worth writing.

2. 'after this the dropdown menu remains on screen cannot close the programe via the taskbar and cannot close the pc.So i have to resort to the power button on the server."

a. Try Control-Alt-Delete first and use the Task Manager to end that program.

b. You didn't write what program this is, so not much can be written about it. Maybe it's some program you should uninstall and do without?

3. "why how ?"

a. Not a perfect world.
b. Try the uninstaller for that program.

4. "help !"

"Tip: If you are asking for help to troubleshoot a computer-related problem, please be sure to include all the necessary information (ie: operating system, model number, hardware, software, etc) that will help others identify your problem for a speedy resolution."

Bob

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Re:desktop icons ?
by dlbruno5358 / July 6, 2004 2:57 AM PDT
In reply to: Re:desktop icons ?

How do I delete a desk top icon that I do not use? ie-My Network Places

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Hide a :desktop icons.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 6, 2004 3:12 AM PDT
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If you can't use a right click on the desktop, properties, the Desktop tab, Customize button and uncheck that item, Find and use TWEAKUI.

Bob

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Re: Hide a :desktop icons.
by dlbruno5358 / July 14, 2004 12:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Hide a :desktop icons.

How do I find and use "TWEAKUI"?

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I use Google.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 14, 2004 1:07 AM PDT

Typing in TWEAKUI into http://www.google.com found it on the first try.

Have you used the Google or other search web sites before?

Bob

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Re:desktop icons ?
by dlbruno5358 / July 6, 2004 7:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Re:desktop icons ?

How do I delete an icon that I do not use?-ie,My Network Places?

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