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Most shortcuts icons are not active and clearly shown . When I click any item[icons] of these which are being listed on the desktop, there isn't any response, although the browsers and programs which are available in start up list are working well. As a result, I have to open any program I need from clicking "start up" button, then I choose the program I want from the shown list.

When I am on a website or inside a window of a program and I have to open a program or folder on the desktop, I used to show the desktop by clicking the button for showing the desktop which is located in the bottom left-hand corner. However, when this problem happens, that button doesn't response at all. As a result, I have to minimize all the open windows to show the desktop.

I have to restart my computer to fix this problem, and then everything is be fine. However, this problem comes back again after a certain time I don't quite how long it is.

What sometimes causes this problem?
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Most shortcuts icons are not active or clearly shown . When I click any of these listed on the desktop, there isn't any response, although the browsers and programs available in the start-up list are working well. As a result, I have to open any program I need by clicking the "start up" button, and then I choose the program I want from the list shown.

When I am on a website or inside a window of a program and I have to open a program or folder on the desktop, I used to be able show the desktop by clicking the desktop button in the bottom left-hand corner. However, when this problem occurs, that button doesn't respond at all. As a result, I have to minimize all the open windows to show the desktop.

I have to restart my computer to fix this problem, and then everything is fine. However, this problem returns after a certain length of time.

What can cause this problem?
Thank you so much indeed.
Could you please let me answer me on these inquires?

although the browsers and programs available in the start-up list are working well.
Could you tell me why my sentence should have been written as you did? Because I was intending to be a relative clause and not a reduced clause "although the browsers and programs which are available in the start-up list are working well."

and then I choose the program I want from the list shown.

Would you mind letting me know why you put the noun "list" before adjective "shown"?

I used to be able show the desktop
I would like to say to you that I was intending by "I used to show the desktop by....." as " I am accustomed to show the desktop by....."

Does yours"I used to be able show the desktop" convey the same meaning?
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1. Standard editing technique is to simplify: here, from finite clause to reduced clause.
2. That is the standard word order; it too is a reduced clause.
3. Ah, I see. No, it does not. That was not expected in a complaint. Very well—use this: 'I am accustomed to showing the desktop...'
Mister MicawberAh, I see. No, it does not. That was not expected in a complaint. Very well—use this: 'I am accustomed to showing the desktop...'
Thank you for continuing in replying.

I would like finally to ask you this:"I used to be able show the desktop" doesn't convey the same meaning for "I am accustomed to showing the desktop...", Does "used to" indicate a past event as in case "did"?

Could you give me a similar meaning for this I am accustomed to showing the desktop...' by unsung "used to"?
Is it "I am used to showing the desktop...' OR 'I used to show the desktop...' ?

I think the first.
I would like finally to ask you this:"I used to be able to show the desktop" doesn't convey the same meaning for "I am accustomed to showing the desktop...",-- That's right: the two convey different meanings.
Does "used to" indicate a past event as in case "did"?-- Yes.

Could you give me a similar meaning for this I am accustomed to showing the desktop...' by unsung "used to"? Is it

"I am used to showing the desktop.'.-- This is the same as 'accustomed to showing'.
OR 'I used to show the desktop...' ?-- This is not; this just refers to past events.
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Mister Micawber"I used to be able to show the desktop" indicates a past event as in case "did"?-- Yes.
Please forgive me, but the English is fairly difficult and question pulls another:

Do you not think that these sentences which are linked with a comma are not consistent in the tense [the one which is remarked with blue is in present and the other which is remarked with red in past?
'When I am on a website or inside a window of a program and I have to open a program or folder on the desktop, I used to be able show the desktop by clicking the desktop button in the bottom left-hand corner.

Can I not use "I was able to show the desktop" instead of "I used to be able show the desktop"?
1. The tenses are mixed, but it is a common utterance.
2. I used to be able to = I was able to

However, I would change to 'When I was on a website..and I had to...
Mister Micawber1. The tenses are mixed, but it is a common utterance.2. I used to be able to = I was able toHowever, I would change to 'When I was on a website..and I had to...
Thank you so much indeed. However, I would like to say to you that 'had to" indicates obligatory in the past. But I am not obligated to show the desktop by clicking that button. However, I prefer it.

Do you think this "When I was on a website.... and I was showing ..." would make sense?
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