- Also called desktop computer . a computer that is not portable, often consisting of a CPU, monitor, keyboard, and mouse.Compare laptop.
- the primary display screen of a graphical user interface, on which various icons represent files, groups of files, programs, or the like, which can be moved, accessed, added to, put away, or thrown away in ways analogous to the handling of file folders, documents, notes, etc., on a real desk.
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Google is rolling out the messaging functionality within the Google My Business desktop interface.Google My Business adds messaging to desktop interface|Barry Schwartz|February 11, 2021|Search Engine Land
Take for instance a cool company I covered a little while back called Hebbia, which is reinventing search on the desktop.
People who have installed the DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials browser extension on desktop browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge, now have the Global Privacy Control setting turned on by default.Why a tweet from California’s AG about a global privacy tool has companies scrambling|Kate Kaye|February 8, 2021|Digiday
Storing all your documents and photos on your computer desktop is a great way to save paper and space, but sometimes you want something more tangible and easier to access.Laminating sheets that organize and protect your documents and more|PopSci Commerce Team|February 5, 2021|Popular Science
In recent years, the company launched Acrobat on the web, but it was never quite as fully featured as the desktop version, and one capability a lot of users were looking for, editing text and images in PDFs, remained a desktop-only feature.Adobe expands Acrobat Web, adds PDF text and image editing|Frederic Lardinois|February 2, 2021|TechCrunch
You can download the Kindle App for free on your desktop or laptop computer, smart phone or tablet.The Stacks: The Day ‘The Big Lebowski’ Came to Life|Alex Belth|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They feature custom wallpaper, system sounds, and desktop icons for My Computer, Recycle Bin, and Network Neighborhood.Homestar Runner, Trogdor the Burninator, and the Birth of the Internet|Rich Goldstein|April 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That boxy, black desktop, which cost CERN around $10,000 at the time, has spawned a sprawling and largely unregulated universe.
I like to see my desktop covered with face-up yellow pages drying like paintings in the sun.
Up comes a little box on the desktop from gogoinflight inviting me to follow them out into the cyber universe.
Bob deliberately crossed the room and rested his two fists, knuckle down, on the polished desktop.The Rules of the Game|Stewart Edward White
Suddenly he gasped, and jabbed one of the many buttons that patterned his desktop.A Knyght Ther Was|Robert F. Young
Plug them in and they show up on your desktop like a little hard drive.
“I can build you a desktop out of garbage for twenty bucks,” Kurt said.
The three microcards and the order itself appeared simultaneously on the desktop viewer of the Star Watch personnel officer.The Dueling Machine|Benjamin William Bova