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Hi there. I purchased a Samsung 19inch monitor today to hook up to my laptop. I am have the desk top picture up on the screen but no icons and i am still having to work off my laptop. I have clicked on properties but it's still not working. Can you advise???

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Right-click on your desktop, choose PROPERTIES, a windows pops up.

click on the DESKTOP pane, click on the CUTOMIZE DESKTOP... button. on the GENERAL tab you will DESKTOP ICONS, Check the icons you find there

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