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Old 06-29-2015, 11:07 AM   #1
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Desktop icons gone

[SIZE="3"]. I have Precise
Puppy 5.7.1 on USB stick running on Dell Laptop Latitude D620. Suddenly all icons are missing on desktop. At bottom of screen Menu icon is present but nothing else. I can right click on screen and the menu with contents will appear . Can someone help me to restore the desktop icons. Please make directions simple as possible . I am not real knowledgable about os
Old 06-29-2015, 01:12 PM   #2
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My only guess, since I don't know for sure, is that you are looking at a different workspace. You could try right-clicking on the desktop and if a menu opens look for options referring to workspace or window or desktop. Particularly those that say next or previous. Keep choosing next (or previous, but don't alternate), until you see your icons.

As well, Puppy seem to have some support options, listed on, which may be more helpful to you
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Smile ITWilliams

Thanks so much. I will try this and reply back.
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I am not having any luck with this. Any other ideas?
Old 06-30-2015, 06:01 PM   #5
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Following ITWilliams' thought process.
Down by the menu button you should see a workspace chooser: Looks like a couple gray squares next to each other.
Click on each of the squares and see if you get your main workspace back with one of them.

Alternatively you can press <ctl>+<alt>+<Left Arrow> until you get it back
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Vegan--thanks for reply. I have printed this out in case I ever need it again. I did not try this because I gave up and re-installed Puppy prior to receiving your reply . Up and running fine. Once again I truly appreciate your input and the time you took to help me.


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