from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The top of a desk.
- n. Computer Science The background image of a display screen, on which windows, icons, and other graphical items appear.
- adj. Designed for use on a desk or table: a desktop telephone; a desktop computer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The top surface of a desk.
- n. A desktop computer.
- n. The main graphical user interface of an operating system, usually displaying icons, windows and background wallpaper.
- adj. Designed for use on a desk or similar piece of furniture.
- adj. Of an application, converted to be carried out on a personal computer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear
- n. the top of a desk
Because all users can save their own desktop settings program will create SAV file in this format: (in Application folder) [machinename] _desktop_ [username]. sav
My main desktop is a well resourced MS-Windows XP-Pro system.
The decision by HP to not use the term desktop-as-a-service, said Sloan, probably means potential customers "can look more broadly at the principle with is to abstract your desktop experience from one piece of hardware."
True / False The term desktop wallpaper refers the BMP file displayed as your background Answer: True 3.
Good to know about those HP laptops, but a desktop is the destination.
Reasons for that would be that first we have more than enough on the taskbar on Windows 7 to add widgets, and second that the desktop is almost usually 100% of the time covered by either a web browser or other programs, but most people still have their taskbar visible, so its almost perfect.
The prevalence of the likes of Enigma and the favour that seems to be shown towards people who have huge amounts of system stats on their desktop is a little disappointing IMO - it would be nice to see some real variety on here.
I pile work, mail, books, and other detritus on the shelves, but the desktop is my clear zone.
And I like knowing exactly where the desktop is at all times, and knowing it won't be lost or stolen out in the real world.
Personally I think this desktop is a great idea, at work I use MANY different internal websites that I need access to quickly.