Feb 24, 2011

Open a Command Prompt at any Folder

Command prompt fans will welcome this handy tip. With it, you can open command prompt at any folder when you are in Windows Explorer. Remember – Powertoys for Windows XP ?? One tool in this PowerToy was ‘Open Command Window Here’.

Now, you can get exactly the same interface by this simple unknown trick: Before right clicking any folder, hold down the Shift key and then you would see the ‘Open Command Prompt Here’ in the context menu on clicking on which you can start a command prompt session from that folder as shown below:

Feb 18, 2011

Windows Explorer Tips

Windows Explorer is the heart and soul of Windows interface ad overall it works quite well but you can make it much better.

Use Check boxes to select multiple files:

In order to select multiple files for tasks such as copying, moving, deleting, in Windows Explorer, you generally use the keyboard and mouse, CTRL-clicking every file you want to select. But if you are a mouse centric, there is a way to select multiple files in Windows 7 using only your mouse, via check boxes. To do it:

1. In Windows Explorer, click organize, and then select ‘Folder and Search Options.’

2. Click the View Tab.

Feb 14, 2011

Search the Internet from Start Menu

The start menu search box is convenient way to search through PC – but you can also use this search box to perform double duty by making to search the internet from well within the Start menu search. To enable this log on with an administrator account and perform this:

1. In the Start menu search box, type ‘gpedit.msc’ (without quotes) and press enter to run the Group Policy Editor.

2. Go to User Configuration –> Administrative Templates –> Start Menu and Taskbar.

Feb 12, 2011

Modify UAC (User Account Control)

The User Account Control security feature was one of the most reviled additions to Windows Vista, with good reason – its constant warning messages asking for permission to continue many operations drove the users around the bend. UAC has been improved upon a lot in Windows 7 so that it’s not as intrusive as in Windows Vista, but you can still tweak it if you like.

Feb 11, 2011

Nokia joins hands with Microsoft

Nokia, according to a release, will contribute its expertise on hardware design, language support, and help bring Windows Phone to a wide range of price points, market segments and geographies.
World’s largest cellphone maker Nokia and software giant Microsoft will form a broad strategic partnership, a move that will help them to fight stiff competition from rivals Apple and Google in the smartphone market.
The partnership, announced today, would see Nokia adopting Microsoft’s Windows Phone as its main smartphone platform.
The two entities would form a “broad strategic partnership that would use their complementary strengths and expertise to create a new global mobile ecosystem,” Nokia said in a statement.

Feb 10, 2011

Get a Power Efficiency Report

This is a must if you are using your laptop and you are puzzled that why your laptop’s battery drains so fast.

Windows 7 includes a built in hidden tool that will examine your laptop’s energy use and then make recommendations on how to improve it. To use it follw these steps:

1. Run the command Prompt as an Administrator. To do this , press Start button and type cmd and when the cmd icon appears, just right click on it and choose “Run as Administrator” as shown below:

Feb 9, 2011

Shake Your Desktop Free of Clutter

If you run multiple programs simultaneously, your desktop can get extremely cluttered. This can get annoying if you are working on one program and want to minimize all other open windows – In previous version of Windows, you have to minimize them individually thus taking your precious time, but Windows 7 have a built in feature – called Aero Shake, you can minimize all other open windows except the one in focus – that too all in a single step. Click and hold the title bar of the window you want to keep on the desktop and while still holding that window, shake it quickly back and forth until all other windows minimize to the taskbar. To make them return, shake the title bar again.

Tip: You can also perform the above step by holding the Windows key + Home key combination but that would not include much fun.

Get Hidden themes in Windows 7

Remembered one thing ?? When you first installed Windows 7, during the final setup phase, the interactive setup asked for your language, time and currency. Then based on your response, it installed wallpaper set and the corresponding themes based on your location. For example, if you choose, English (United Kingdom) for your time and currency format, then the available themes and backgrounds will include a United Kingdom section and it’s various wallpapers.

Now, the hidden themes, though, are background scenery and themes from other English-speaking countries – Australia, Canada, Great Britain and South Africa. Normally you can’t access those backgrounds or themes, but there is a simple way by which you can install and use them:

Feb 6, 2011

Prize Live

PrizeLive.com officially launched in May 2008 and has been paying out thousands of dollars in cash and prizes every month to its members (worldwide friendly). Best of all, ALL PayPal cashouts are processed instantly. The minimum to cashout is only $1 so it is very easily attainable. Prize Live has all sorts of contests (Offer, Referral, Forum, NBA, Most Popular, etc.). New offers are added daily (usually 5-10 new ones at least for USA members). There is also a monthly Jackpot that has been reaching at least $400+ per month, which is split amongst at least five members.

I'd like to let everyone especially know about the weekly Offer Contest that Prize Live has. The top ten members with the highest scores each week win cash prizes and Game Credits. Five random members with at least one completed offer will win as well. Check out the image below to see the prizes for it:

Feb 5, 2011

Shortcut Keys in Windows XP

Shortcut Keys for all Operations on Windows XP | Very useful and Easy !
CTRL + C (Copy)
 CTRL + X (Cut)
 CTRL + V (Paste)
 CTRL + Z (Undo)
 DELETE (Delete)
 SHIFT + DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing it in the RecycleBin)
 CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
 CTRL + SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
 F2 key (Rename the selected item)
(Move the insertion point at the beginning of the next word)
(Move the insertion point at the beginningof the previous word)
(Move the insertion point at the beginning of the paragraph below)

Feb 4, 2011

Create Password Protected Folder without Any Software

Just copy the below code and paste it into Notepad. Save it by giving it any name you choose. Assuming, the file is called secret.txt, change the extension to ‘.bat‘ so that the new name becomes secret.bat. What you get is a batch file. You could actually save one step by saving the file in Notepad directly as secret.bat by enclosing the file name like this: “secret.bat” . This batch file is the one that you need.
You can edit this batch file to change the folder name and the password. To change the name of the folder that is created, change the ‘Personal’ (in blue in the below code) to any another name you choose.
Likewise change the ‘pwd123' (in red in the code) to anything else to change the password.

Now let’s see how to use it. Place the file in the location where you would like to create your protected folder. Run the batch file by double clicking on it. This will create a folder named Personal in the same location as the batch file. You can now open this folder and place any files in it. Once you are finished, run the batch file again. You will be asked whether you want to lock the folder. Entry ‘Y’ (for Yes) and hit Enter. The folder becomes invisible. To retrieve the folder, run the batch file again. You will be prompted to enter the password. Enter the password, hit enter and voila! the folder appears

Feb 3, 2011

Top 10 Broadband service providers in India

Broadband in India has truly changed a lot of things in almost every field. It has not just touched and changed the lives of Indian people; it has also made an impact in almost every field. There are a number of Internet Service Providers providing Internet services throughout the country, however the top ten are chosen based on the quality of service, high-speed and the cost effectiveness and connectivity. The various services and products on offer by these various internet service providers in India are quite accommodating and flexible and also make sure that customer satisfaction is achieved.

The List of The Top 10 Broadband Providers in India :


Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) tops the list with a 2.32 million subscriber base and a market share of 53.15%. The facilities and infrastructure offered by BSNL are on par with any other advanced countries. Video multicasting, audio and video conferencing are all accessible to the subscribers through its Subscriber Service Selection System (SSSS).


MTNL is the next in line and has a rich subscriber base of 0.59 million and covers 13.56% of the market share. However, MTNL functions only in Delhi, Mumbai and NCR.

Feb 2, 2011

VLC Media Player V1.1.7

VLC Media Player 1.1.7 | 19MB

VLC Media Player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network

With VLC, there is no need to continually update many different codec packs. VLC comes with nearly every codec built in!

And whats more, VLC can play back your files, even if the media is damaged! Missing or broken pieces wont stop VLC. All the video and audio information that remains can be played

Rewrite of the playlist (tree structure, input preparsing ...)
Preferences improvements
XML parsers
Client-side SSL/TLS support
Massive Matroska improvements
Support for SOCKS proxy
Support for Shoutcast Meta-data
Support for (HE-)AAC raw-audio streams
TiVo demuxer
Samba (Windows shares) access module

Feb 1, 2011

God Mode in Windows 7™

Recently, God Mode, a secret feature of Windows 7 was discovered. As the name suggests, You will have all powers to customize and change functions/behavior or execute any of the administrative tools of your system from one place. GodMode gives you almost all capabilities and make feel like God with all tweaks inside a folder, this is among the not so known features of Windows 7. What is God Mode? God Mode is basically a feature from you can access all major any minor controlling features which are by default in Administrative Controlpanel at one place. How to enter God Mode in Windows 7 RTM? Create any Folder and rename it as 
*Note: Copy paste the above code as the name of the folder and hit enterand soon you will notice that the icon of that folder is changed and looks like Control Panel of your Windows 7. Double click that icon to enter God Mode in Windows 7. How to use God Mode in Windows 7?
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