What does the home screen style mean?
Common network errors
Sound in Cuphead is missing or disappears in splash screens
Most often, the problem is related to the high audio resolution in the Windows settings, namely, the bit rate and sampling rate. Therefore, there is only one way to get rid of the problem. to lower this resolution.
The problem associated with the lack of sound in the screensavers cannot be solved in the first way, so do the following:
- Again in the tray, RMB on the speaker icon;
- In the menu, find a function called Spatial Sound. to disable;
- All that remains is to restart Cuphead and check the result.
And most importantly, do not forget to determine where exactly the sound is missing. everywhere on the computer or only in the game. There are other unlikely, but quite possible reasons for the lack of sound: the sound card is too old, therefore does not support DirectX; incorrect settings; incorrectly installed drivers for the sound card; or some specific error in the operating system. In such cases, be sure to write in the comments, and we will try to help fix errors!
Can’t see friends / Friends are not showing in Cuphead
An unpleasant misunderstanding, and in some cases even a bug or error (in such cases, none of the methods below will help, since the problem is related to the servers). It is curious that many players are faced with this, and it does not matter in which launcher they have to play. We noted for a reason that this is a “misunderstanding”, since, as a rule, the problem is solved by the SIMple methods described below:
- Make sure that you and your friends are going to play in the same game region, the launcher has the same download region.
If the above method did not help, then it’s time to clear the cache and run a file integrity check.
The most radical way to solve the problem is to completely reinstall the launcher. In this case, be sure to delete all files associated with the launcher so that nothing remains on the computer.
The image in Cuphead flickers
Typically, the problem is related to an overheated video card. The first step is to check the wires, suddenly they blocked the cooling system fans, but if there is complete order, then it’s time to reset the overclocking of the video card: you need to enter the application MSI Afterburner (or SIMilar) and click on “Reset”.
How to increase the amount of video card memory? We run any games
Closed ports, or what to do if you can’t see / can’t connect games?
- Open a window with a command line (opened with the command “Cmd” in Start).
- Register a command “Ipconfig” (without quotes).
- The IP address will be displayed in the line “Main gate”.
- Open the command line with the command “Cmd” in Start.
- Re-register the command “Ipconfig »Without quotes.
- Run the command “Netstat.a”. after which a complete list with port numbers will be displayed.
- Be sure to make sure that you have Windows administrator rights.
You need to go to the firewall settings: Start Control Panel Firewall. You can also use the keyboard shortcut “WinR”. then enter the command in the window “Firewall.cpl” (this method is better because it is relevant for any version of Windows OS, so if there is no button “Start”. use it).
Go to the tab “Additional parameters” In the column on the left, select “Rules for suitable connections” In the column on the right, select “Create rule”.
In the window that opens, select the rule where it says “For the port”. you press “Further”.
In the next window, you need to decide on the protocol: 1. “TCP”. 2. “UPD”. In the field below, select the item “Specific local ports” and enter your ports. If suddenly there are several ports, then you need to list them either using a comma, or specifying the range of these ports using a dash. You press “Further”.
DLL file is missing or DLL error
First, you should explain how errors related to DLL files generally occur: during startup, Cuphead accesses certain DLL files, and if the game cannot find them, then it instantly crashes with an error. over, the errors can be very different, depending on the lost file, but any of them will have the prefix DLL.
To solve the problem, you need to find and return the missing DLL library to the folder. And the easiest way to do this is using the DLL-fixer program specially created for such cases. it will scan your system and help you find the missing library. Of course, not every DLL error can be solved this way, so below we suggest that you familiarize yourself with more specific cases.
Error d3dx9_43.dll, xinput1_2.dll, x3daudio1_7.dll, xrsound.dll, etc.
All errors in the title of which can be seen “D3dx”. “Xinput”. “Dxgi”. “D3dcompiler” and “X3daudio” are treated in the same way. use the web installer of executable libraries DirectX.
Error MSVCR120.dll, VCRUNTIME140.dll, runtime-x32.dll, etc.
Name errors “MSVCR” or “RUNTIME” are treated by installing Microsoft Visual C libraries (you can find out which library you need in the system requirements).
Cuphead crashes at random or on startup
Below are some SIMple ways to solve the problem, but you need to understand that crashes can be associated with both game errors and errors related to something specific on the computer. Therefore, some cases of crashes are individual, which means that if none of the solutions to the problem helped, you should write about it in the comments and, perhaps, we will help to sort out the problem.
- First of all, try the SIMplest option. restart Cuphead, but with administrator rights.
Be sure to check for any conflicts with Cuphead with other applications on your computer. For example, many players often swear at a utility called MSI AfterBurner. therefore, if you use this or any other SIMilar, disconnect and try to start the game again.
Server creator needs to open ports in firewall
Many problems in network games are connected precisely with the fact that the ports are closed. There is not a single living soul, a friend does not see the game (or vice versa) and there are problems with the connection? It’s time to open ports in the firewall, but before that you should understand how “it” works. The fact is that programs and computer games that use the Internet require not only trouble-free access to the network, but also open ports to work. This is especially important if you want to play an online game.
Ports on a computer are often closed, so they should be opened. In addition, before configuring, you need to find out the port numbers, and for this you first need to find out the IP address of the router.
Lock your computer screen when idle using Group Policy
In this article, we will look at how to set up automatic screen / session locking on computers and domain servers using GPO. Locking the computer screen when idle is an important element of information security. The user, leaving for a short time from his workplace, may forget to lock his computer (WinL key combination). In this case, any other employee or client who is nearby can get access to his data. An auto-lock screen policy will fix this problem. After some time of inactivity (inactivity), the user’s desktop will be automatically locked, and in order to return to his session, the user will need to re-enter his domain password.
Let’s create and configure a domain policy for managing screen lock settings:
- Open the Group Policy Management console (gpmc.msc), create a new GPO (LockScreenPolicy) and assign it to the domain root (or to the OU with users);
- Switch to the policy edit mode and select the section User Configuration.Policies.Administrative Templates.Control Panel.Personalization (User configuration. Policies. Administrative templates. Control panel. Personalization);
- This section of the GPO has several options to control your screen saver and lock screen settings:
- Enable screen saver. enable the screen saver;
- Password protect the screen saver. require a password to unlock your computer;
- Screen saver timeout. after how many seconds of inactivity you need to turn on the screen saver and lock the computer;
- Force specific screen saver. you can specify the screensaver file to use. Most often it is scrnsave.scr (using GPO you can make a screensaver in the form of a slideshow);
- Prevent changing screen saver. prevent users from changing screen saver settings.
- Enable all policies and set the required computer inactivity time in the Screen saver timeout policies. I specified 300. This means that user sessions will be automatically blocked after 5 minutes;
- Wait until the Group Policy settings are updated on the clients, or manually update them with the command (gpupdate / force). After applying the GPO in the Windows interface, the screen saver and screen lock settings will become unavailable for changes, and the user session will be automatically blocked after 5 minutes of inactivity (to diagnose the use of gpo, you can use the gpresult utility and the article at the link).
In some cases, you may need to configure different blocking policies for different user groups. For example, for office workers, you need to lock the screen after 10 minutes, but on computers of production operators, the screen should never be locked. To implement this strategy, you can use the GPO Security Filtering (see the example with group policies to restrict access to USB devices) or the Item Level Targeting feature in GPP. Let’s consider the second option in more detail.
You can configure your computer lock settings not through individual GPO settings, but through the registry. Instead of the policy discussed above, you can use the GPO to distribute registry settings to users’ computers. The following registry settings in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows \ Control Panel \ Desktop branch correspond to the above policies:
- Password protect the screen save. a REG_SZ parameter named ScreenSaverIsSecure = 1;
- Screen saver timeout. a REG_SZ parameter named ScreenSaveTimeout = 300;
- Force specific screen saver. REG_SZ parameter named ScreenSaveActive = 1 and SCRNSAVE.EXE = scrnsave.scr.
Create a group of users in the domain (SPB-not-lock-desktop) for which you want to cancel the lock policy and fill it with users. Create the above registry settings in the GPO section (User Configuration. Preferences. Windows Settings. Registry). For each setting and using Item Level Targeting, specify that the policy should not be applied to a specific security group (the user is not a member of the security group SPB-not-lock-desktop).
When connecting a second monitor, the taskbar is displayed by default on all displays. You can remove the taskbar from one of the monitors altogether or leave on each of the panels only icons of applications running on this monitor.
To customize the taskbar, open in sequence: Windows Settings ➯ Personalization ➯ Taskbar, or right-click in an empty area of the taskbar and select Taskbar settings in the context menu that appears.
To only display the taskbar on the primary monitor, under Multiple displays. set the Show taskbar on all displays toggle switch to Off.
If you prefer the default configuration, where each monitor has its own taskbar, you can set the behavior of these panes using the Show taskbar buttons drop-down list:
Switching between display modes
By connecting monitors to your computer, you can select the appropriate display mode.
There are four display modes available in Windows 10:
- PC screen only. The image will be displayed on the first computer monitor or on the main laptop screen. The second monitor will not be used and nothing is projected onto it.
- Duplicate. The content of the main one is copied to the second monitor. This option is best suited for presentations.
- Extend. Two monitors turn into one large virtual screen. This makes it possible to display one file on two monitors, for example, a large photo.
- Second screen only. Only the secondary monitor is used. This mode allows you to check the resolution of the second monitor. Accordingly, if you have a laptop, the presentation from which is projected onto a large monitor, then choose this option for optimal results.
Depending on which device you are using, the appropriate display mode will automatically be selected:
- When connecting a second monitor to a laptop, the default display mode is Repeated.
- When you connect a second monitor to your desktop computer, the default display style is Extend
To quickly switch between modes, press the P key combination, this brings up the PROJECT sidebar with four options.
You can also select the display mode using the display settings, to do this, open sequentially: Windows settings ➯ System ➯ Display, or right-click in an empty area of the desktop and select Display settings in the context menu that appears.
Then, on the right side of the window, click on the Multiple displays drop-down list and select one of the items.
Then save the selected parameter.
How to set up a second monitor in Windows 10
This guide shows the steps you can take to set up a second monitor in Windows 10.
Windows 10 operating system by default supports multi-monitor systems of various configurations and therefore you do not need to install third-party software to set up multiple displays.
The need to use a second monitor is needed primarily to expand the workspace, which in some cases SIMplifies the SIMultaneous execution of several tasks.
It is important to note that some video cards do not support multiple monitors, and that older displays may not always connect automatically.
Further, the article describes the settings of various parameters when connecting a second monitor to a computer.
To connect a second monitor, you need a computer (laptop) or a video card with an additional video signal output to an external display using various connectors, such as HDMI, VGA, DVI port or DisplayPort, as well as an appropriate cable that connects the monitor to the connector (port).
- Switching between display modes
- Setting display options
- Taskbar settings
- Background settings on monitors
Setting display options
Setting up and managing displays using Windows is very easy, to do this, open one by one: Windows Settings ➯ System ➯ Display, or right-click in an empty area of the desktop and select Display Settings in the context menu that appears.
Each of the monitors is represented by a small rectangular miniature.
Drag and drop thumbnails on the screen so that their relative position matches the configuration of the monitors on your desk.
Here you can turn the Night Light function on or off.
Use scaling to enlarge text and other content. (This is suitable for higher resolutions or people with vision problems).
You can also change the desktop resolution.
Select landscape or portrait orientation to change the selected screen orientation.
Multiple displays option allows you to switch display modes (as described in the section above).
In the advanced display parameters, you can see general information about the connected displays, as well as the properties of the video adapter for the display by clicking on the corresponding link.
Background settings on monitors
With a second monitor connected, desktops can be personalized.
To customize the screen design settings, open: Windows Settings ➯ Personalization ➯ Background, or right-click in an empty area of the desktop and select Personalization in the context menu that appears
Then, in the right part of the window, select the appropriate background and right-click on it, in the context menu that appears, select one of the menu items, for example Set for monitor 1
Select the background for the second monitor in the same way.
You can also choose the position of the wallpaper from the Select a position drop-down list.
Introducing the Honor and Huawei home screen
Honor and Huawei’s desktop contains a number of important elements. Among them:
- Shortcuts to Run Programs.
- Widgets that make it possible to quickly start working with the application.
- Navigation aids.
The customization of the screen area is made by the owner of the phone according to preferences. You can change the style of elements, their arrangement, create folders, change the wallpaper.
Here you can choose the way to turn the pages to your own tastes. There are eight options in total.
Customizing the desktop on Huawei and Honor smartphones
The working screen of Huawei and Honor, as on other smartphones, is a combination of the capabilities of the Android platform from Google and the EMUI shell. This set guarantees convenient use of the device. Using the desktop, you can run any programs, make calls and use any phone functionality. But, you must initially configure it accordingly.
Hidden Menu Settings
There is a hidden menu offering the user customization options. Among them:
- Allow icons to be automatically aligned on the screen. Block the ability to change settings.
- Allow or disallow scrolling of pages.
- Zoom in or out.
- Launch the phone shake feature, which sorts shortcuts slightly differently.
Placing applications and widgets on the home screen
The home screen of Huawei and Honor is easy to customize and does not require any special skills. You can download special programs from the Play Market that will help you set the required parameters, for example, install a specific theme. You can choose a cute icon theme or screensaver. At the same time, keep in mind that when installing animated wallpapers, the battery power may be consumed faster.
To carry out operations with widgets and applications, you must:
- Keep your finger on the display until editing mode opens. You can also tap with three fingers at the same time.
- The menu will open below.
- Click on “Widgets” and select the desired item.
- Move to desired location on the main display.
Most of the actions that are to be played are automatic. Shortcuts are installed without user intervention. Once you install the application, the shortcut will appear on the screen. To create a folder, move the application to another.
A widget is a software product designed to use applications without launching them. This is a convenient form that allows you to quickly find out the weather, time, start playing music, use the electronic payment system, etc. You can remove the active or restore the previously working widget. To remove, hold down on it with your finger and drag it to the trash can icon at the top of the display.
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To install a new widget on the display, use the hidden menu by selecting the desired logo. I have to drag it to the screen.
It’s easy to change the picture on your desktop. Select the wallpaper tab and set the appropriate option.
At the same time, if it is forbidden to use the mobile network, you can make the necessary changes and edit the design of work screens. The only thing that can cause problems is installing new themes.
Virtual navigation bar buttons
Several touch buttons are provided to control the processes occurring on the desktop:
- “Back” allows you to return to the previous page.
- “Home“. return to the original state of the screen that appears when the device starts.
- “Menu” allows you to perform more actions, including customizing the interface and other objects.
The navigation bar is designed to interact with programs and applications. This panel is configured in the settings, in the section. “System”. “System navigation”. “Navigation panel”.
Switching between home screens
Swipe is used to switch between windows. This means. finger movement, a kind of page turning.
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Is the “desktop.ini” file a virus?
The hidden file of the operating system “desktop.ini” is definitely not a virus. It is a native system file that is stored at the folder level, created after customizing the background, icon or thumbnail, etc. However, there was a history of a Trojan virus associated with the name of this file. If the “desktop.ini” file is displayed in a folder, even if you have checked the folder settings and hidden protected system files by checking the corresponding box, then it may be malware (virus). There are various types of viruses that disguise themselves as a hidden “desktop.ini” file to increase their stealth. And the user, having seen such a file in a folder on his computer, can take it for a legal system file, thereby exposing his operating system to infection. Therefore, in order to be completely confident in the security of your Windows operating system, you can scan your computer using any antivirus program installed on you.
What is the “desktop.ini” file and what is it for??
The desktop.ini file is a hidden configuration settings file in the Windows operating system located in each folder. It directly determines how the folder will be displayed, as well as its other properties. for example, the type of icon (icon) used for this folder, its localized name, priority sharing properties, text color, the presence of a background image, etc.
In Windows, you can easily configure the option of sharing certain files / folders, grant access to them to regular users, configure how they are shared and other parameters that determine how file / folder permissions are applied. All this information about the settings applied to the folder is saved in the system file “desktop.ini”, which is the default initialization file.
Now, if you change the default configuration or any of the folder layout settings, then all changes will be automatically saved in the “desktop.ini” file for that particular folder. This system file is hidden by default, so if you want to make it visible, you need to set permission to display it. This can be done as follows. Double click on the file “This PC” on the desktop and open the file explorer (or press the key combination “Windows E” together to open the file explorer directly). On the main menu ribbon, select the View tab, and in the tab navigation pane, click the Options section button. In the submenu that opens, select “Change folder and search settings”.
In the “Folder Options” window that opens, go to the “View” tab, use the scroll bar, move the slider down and in the list of available options, uncheck the box “Hide protected system files (recommended)”.
A system warning will appear: “Protected operating system files (marked as system or hidden) will be displayed in File Explorer. These files are required for Windows to start and work. Removing or modifying them may interfere with normal computer operation. Are you sure you want these files to be displayed? ” Confirm your decision and click the “Yes” button. The check box in the cell is cleared. Then click the “Apply” and “OK” buttons and the changes will take effect. Now all hidden files will be reflected.
Desktop.ini. what is the file and can it be deleted?
Read what the desktop.ini file is, what will happen if you delete it and how to do it. The development of computer technology does not stand still and advances at a gigantic pace every day. New types of materials are being created, advanced nanotechnologies are applied, which in turn makes it possible to develop new types of components for computer devices.
The use of modern materials and technologies significantly reduces the size of new devices and significantly increases their speed and productivity. The creation of new types of computing devices requires the development of advanced management and control tools. The main element of such tools is modern software versions. Microsoft Corporation, the largest developer of computer programs and the creator of the Windows operating system, strives to respond as quickly as possible to the ever-increasing demands on computer controls. Modern high-speed processors, the most powerful high-performance video cards, high-capacity disk drives, “Ultra HD 4K” high-definition monitors, etc. provide a wide range of use cases and require improved software for full use.
The operating system “Windows” meets all the requirements and provides a computer user with ample opportunities to personalize his own computer to suit his personal preferences. Use different kinds of desktop themes and high-definition images, change the style of the GUI, sounds, folders, apply accessibility, etc. allows you to get a personal computer that fully meets the needs of the user at any given moment. However, the use of high-performance computers forces the operating system to create certain files that are reserved by Windows itself for its own needs. There are many types of such files and they perform various operations: from the SIMplest (for example, a time counter) to the most complex (for example, saving the configuration of RAM data). Basically, these system files are hidden and are not reflected in the system folders in the standard system settings.
Each user, depending on his taste and mood, customizes the interface of the Windows operating system for himself. And if you have ever configured the folder settings on your personal computer in Windows and enabled the visibility of hidden files, then you might have noticed that the “desktop.ini” file is located on the desktop as well as in every folder. Naturally, a number of questions immediately arise:
In this article, we will try to answer all the basic questions about the desktop.ini file. And also consider the option of how to configure the folder configuration using the “desktop.ini” file.
Is it possible to delete the “desktop.ini” file?
Of course, you can delete the “desktop.ini” configuration file, but then your folder display settings will be restored to the default system values. It works like this: whenever you change the folder icon or thumbnail, change the sharing settings, etc., all this information is automatically saved in the “desktop.ini” file. Now if you delete this file, then all your configuration changes you made will be lost and folder settings will be switched to system-wide defaults.
Once you delete it, it will be automatically restored the next time you tweak your folder settings. Now this automatic file generation process cannot be disabled, as it is executed at the operating system level. However, you can hide it in the folder’s general view settings, as shown earlier, so that it does not bother you with its presence.
How to customize a folder using the “desktop.ini” file?
Setting up a folder using the “desktop.ini” file is not a complicated procedure. You just need to create a new or modify the existing desktop.ini file for this folder to update its settings and appearance settings. Below are a few SIMple tweaks you can try with this file:
- Assign a custom icon (icon) or thumbnail to the root folder.
- Create a hint text with information about the folder when you hover over it.
- Configuring how a folder is shared.
Follow these steps to change the style of a folder using the “desktop.ini” file.
Select any folder you want to customize using the “desktop.ini” configuration file. Be sure, before starting work, save a backup copy of all the files in the folder in a different place so that you can restore them in case something goes wrong.
In the next step, open a command prompt window with administrator rights. This can be achieved in the following ways:
Open the file explorer in any way described above (for example, press the “Windows E” key combination together) and navigate to the location of the executable file “cmd.exe”. It is located on the system drive “C” at the following address:
“C: \ Windows \ System32”
Find the required file and right-click on it to open the pop-up menu. Select “Run as administrator” from the list of available actions.
Right-click on the Start button located in the lower left corner of the desktop on the Taskbar, or press the Windows X button combination together to open the pop-up menu. In the list of available applications, select the “Windows PowerShell (Administrator)” section (on earlier versions of the Windows operating system, select the “Command Prompt (Administrator)” section).
Click on the “Start” button on the “Taskbar” and open the main user menu “Windows”. Using the scroll bar, in the list of available applications and programs, find the “System Tools. Windows” section. Open the submenu and find the “Command line” section in the list of service applications. Right-click on a section and click the “Advanced” section in the pop-up menu. The following submenu will open, in which select the “Run as administrator” section.
Click the Search button located on the Taskbar next to the Start button and enter the search term “cmd” in the text input field. The best match cell will find the “Command Prompt. Classic Application “. Right-click on it and bring up the pop-up menu. In the list of available actions, select the “Run as administrator” section.
Before opening the command prompt, Windows User Account Control will display a system warning: “Do you want this application to make changes on your device?” Select the “Yes” button to open a command prompt with administrator rights.
Enter the following command in the Command Prompt window to make the selected folder “system”. This will set the read-only attribute to the base folder and enable a special behavior feature for the desktop.ini file to display all settings correctly.
attrib s “Full path to folder”
In our example, the required folder “456” is located on the drive “E” in the folder “123”.
Create a configuration file “desktop.ini” in the selected folder. To do this, you can use the standard Notepad application or any other text editor. Click on the “Start” button in the lower left corner of the screen and open the main user menu “Windows”. Select from the list of installed applications and programs using the scroll bar, the section “Accessories. Windows”. Open the submenu and select the “Notepad” section in the list of standard applications.
Save the file and name it the same name as the system file (“desktop.ini”) so that normal users cannot access it. Then make it hidden by right-clicking on it and select the “Properties” section in the pop-up menu.
Check the boxes for Read Only and Hidden, and then click Apply and OK to save your changes.
Note: Be sure to remember when saving the “desktop.ini” configuration file to select “Unicode” in the “Encoding” cell so that the localized strings stored in it as content are readable.
Here is an example of a sample “desktop.ini” file that we created in a standard Notepad application for a folder named “456”, as shown in the figure.
Now let’s see what functions are performed by string values of parameters in the file “desktop.ini” we created:
“[.ShellClassInfo]”. this parameter initializes a system property that allows you to customize the base folder by assigning values to some attributes that can be set in the “desktop.ini” file.
“ConfirmFileOp”. set the value of this parameter to “0” and you will not receive a warning that you are deleting the system folder when you delete or move the “desktop.ini” file.
“IconFile”. if you want to set a custom icon for your folder, different from the standard icons presented in the “Windows” operating system, you can specify the path to the icon file here. Be sure to specify the full path to where the icon file is stored. In addition, the.ico file is preferred over others for installing custom icons, although you can also specify a.bmp and.dll file. In our example, the icon is located at the following address: “E: \ 123 \ 456 \ foldernew.ico”.
“IconIndex”. the serial number of the icon in the file. If you set a custom icon for the main folder (the “IconFile” parameter), then you need to set this entry, since they work together. Set the value of this parameter to “0” if there is only one icon file in the file specified for the IconFile attribute. In our example, there is only one version of the icon in the specified folder, so we specified the parameter value as “0”.
InfoTip. This particular attribute is used to set a hint text string that can be used as an informational tip about the folder. If you decide to apply this parameter, then any text that you specify in this attribute will be displayed when you hover over the folder icon.
We have provided a hint “Important Pictures” that pops up when you hover over a folder.
There are also other additional parameters that can be applied in the “desktop.ini” configuration file that perform various functions. Here are just a few of them:
“NoSharing”. opens (value “0”) or denies (value “1”) general access to the selected folder;
“IconArea_Image”. the parameter specifies the path to the background image;
“IconArea_Text”. sets the color of the text of the names of files and folders;
“Owner” is a parameter indicating the owner of the folder. To open the folder, you will need to specify the login and password set by the folder owner.