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    Desktop problem

    My desktop icons will not open because the usual dropdown menu for opening them suddenly omits the word OPEN.

    This happened after I entered a date on the desktop with the Photoshop CS6 type tool. Could this have caused the problem? I have tried to delete the date but did not succeed.

    I have a spare icon on the desktop for the REYCLE BIN which I cannot delete. How to get rid of it please?

    I am on Windows10.

    Many thanks in advance for you help.
    Joe

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    Re: Desktop problem

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeJ View Post
    My desktop icons will not open because the usual dropdown menu for opening them suddenly omits the word OPEN.
    Are you talking about icons on your Windows OS desktop? The Photoshop Type Tool will not work outside of a Ps document, so you could not have used it on your desktop. Please clarify, thanks.

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    Re: Desktop problem

    Maybe Joe means this option

    Desktop  problem-untitled-jpg

    I'm confused about this bit
    "This happened after I entered a date on the desktop with the Photoshop CS6 type tool. Could this have caused the problem? I have tried to delete the date but did not succeed."

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    Re: Desktop problem

    @gedstar , in your example that is a desktop icon, right?

    Like this?
    Desktop  problem-screen-shot-2017-04-09-9-56-12-am-png

    This is still a desktop icon that's a function of the OS and not Photoshop. I'm very confused about this one. I hope the OP comes back and sheds some light on the matter.

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    Re: Desktop problem

    Yep Sam that's the Desktop icon, when Joe speaks about "My desktop icons will not open because the usual dropdown menu for opening them suddenly omits the word OPEN."

    It's the only thing I can think of, but you have to right click to get that option and he doesn't mention that.
    I'm confused as well, maybe @JoeJ will come back and enlighten us
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    Re: Desktop problem

    First of all, thanks again.

    Yes, indeed, it's the option that has the word OPEN at its very top that I was referring to. Now I can only access that option (and the word OPEN) by going to the External Hard Drive.

    I want to get that option back on my desktop when I hit an icon to open it (without having to go to the External Hard Drive) for that's how the desktop icons open when things are working are normally. How to do it, please?

    Joe

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    Re: Desktop problem

    Hi Joe can you post a screenshot of what you're talking about and explain what it is you're trying to open, is it a shortcut, an application or image?

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    Re: Desktop problem

    If you could kindly let me know how to send you two images from my Pictures Folder, it would make my problem immediately clear. I have saved two such images in Pictures but don't know how tot transmit them.

    Sorry for the bother and please excuse my ignorance.

    Joe

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    Re: Desktop problem

    Thks again, but I don't know how to attach screenshots. Have gone to the icon to attach images ,but then what to do?

    Joe

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