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Desktop appearance of that of Explorer with columns

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows Professional 8.1 with Media Player

    Desktop appearance of that of Explorer with columns


    My Desktop looks like Explorer with details such as Name, Size, Item Type and Date Modified, split into columns and am unable to remove this.

    
    I have never seen this before on any screen before with any versions of windows.
    
    

    If anyone knows how this occurred and how to remove I would be grateful as this is absolute crap on my desktop.
    

    Thanks in advance all
    Johnno

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    What add-on's are you running for extra software. Could it be related to those Gidgets you have on the desktop?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows Professional 8.1 with Media Player


    Hiya broe23, I wish it was related to that however it is not.

    I have managed to remove this issue and am unable to recreate the issue sadly as for the fix I also fluked that and am trying to recreate the entire event again and how it was fixed ( not 100% sure how I fixed it, however it has something to do with right clicking on the desktop.

    I just hate it when things like this happen for little to no reason.

    Thankyou all for your replies and time in endeavouring to correct this. Woohoo fixed for now.
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  4. #4


    all you have to do is. 1.Right click on your screen 2.Click View 3.Click on either Small Icons, Medium Icons Or Large Icons and it should be back to your normal desktop icons.
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Desktop appearance of that of Explorer with columns
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