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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Trick To Block Websites Without Any Software On Windows Computer

Hi friends! You can use simple trick to block undesirable Websites without using any software but by using a very handy feature available in all versions of windows. So you can block undesirable websites at schools, colleges or offices to avoid unwanted websites browsing.
For this, you just need to edit windows hosts file to block undesirable websites without installing any extra software on your windows computer. Later on you can unblock these blocked websites as per your choice. Just follow simple step by step tutorial to block or unblock website on your windows computer as explained below.


  • For example you want to block website named www.yahoo.com
  • Go to My Computer and open the path as C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc
  • Here You will see a file named as hosts.
  • Right click on this file and select open with as Notepad.
  • You will see some text as show in below images.
block unwanted websites
Just below line 127.0.0.1 localhost Add another line 127.0.0.2 www.yahoo.com and so on to block more than one website.
  • Save the file. If you are not able to save this file, just save this file on desktop of your computer.
  • Now delete old hosts file from etc folder. Cut the new hosts file from desktop and paste in etc folder in place of older file.
  • Open any browser on your computer and try to open that particular website. You will see that website is not loading on your windows computer. Also you can unblock that website by just removing new added text line from hosts file.
  • In this way, you can block undesirable websites on your windows computer without using any software.

How To Make Screen Shot In Windows 7 And Windows XP Without Any Software

Hi friends!All Have you ever noticed, what is the purpose of the PrtSc key given on keyboard ?  Generally computer users consider this key as extra without any utilization.  Most of the computer user are not aware about the functions of this key. In fact this key can perform some very interesting tasks on your computers. This key can be used to take or capture screen shot of active window in Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows Vista. You can easily edit this screenshot to apply some formatting with the help of other utilities like MS Paint.
Although Windows 7 and Windows Vista has one new tool introduced by Microsoft for taking screenshots of any Active window on your computer called Snipping Tool. But this tool has some shortcomings like it can not take screenshot of Menus opened as displayed on the image given below.

But PrtSc key can take screen shot of Menus opened unlike Snipping tool as well. This Key used to take screen shot need very little knowledge of computers. Also this task takes less than one minute to take screen shot of any active window on your computer.
prtsc-take-screen-shot

Steps to capture screen shot without any software.

  • Open the window to which you want to capture.
  • Press PrtSc key on your keyboard. This will copy the screenshot of active window to clipboard on your computer.
  • Open any Image Editing application like Paint.
  • Click anywhere in the field of newly opened image editing application.
  • Press Ctrl+V or Select Paste from Edit Menu.
  • This will paste the captured image in Image editing application. Now you can edit this screenshot like any other image with the help the Image editing application opened by you.
  • Also you can save this screenshot in any format.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

How To Move Blogger Account To Another Account

Hi friends! You want to change Email account associated with your blogger account. You can easily transfer blogspot blog in new email address to move your all blogs. We all Know that blogger is one of the most popular blogging platform on internet. It provides great features required to run a successful blog. Blogger provides a free blogging platform to learn basics of blogging. Sometimes you need to change Email account associated with your blogger account. If you are already running some blogs on blogger account and it is not possible to start a new blogger account with new Email. So you need to transfer old blogger account to new Gmail account so that all blogs associated with old blogger email account are not affected. You can continue blogging on your blogger account now associated with new Email account without loosing valuable visitors. This will save your much precious hard work done on already running blogs. You can move blogger account to new Email account in simple steps as given below: -

How To Stop Blogger Country Specific URL Redirection.

Hi friends!Recently Blogger, a popular blogging platform has introduced Country Specific URL redirection. Due to this redirection same blogspot blog name.blogspot.com will be opened with name.blogspot.in in India and name.blogspot.ca in Canada. This redirection is called 302 Redirect, means country specific redirection not 301 that is a permanent redirection.
This country specific redirection may be introduced by blogger to monitor blogger blogs more effectively. For example blogger can block a specific blog in a particular country only, by using this country specific redirection. But the same blog will be accessible in other countries at the same time.

Besides if you are running a blogger blog, this redirection may have some disadvantages also like -
Your blog Social stats like Facebook likes, Twiter counts may vary for different country specific blogspot URLs.
If somebody link to your country specific URL. This will not give Google backlinks juice to your blogspot.com URL properly.
So you need to stop country specific blogger url redirection to make your blogger blog more seo friendly. For this purpose, You can use simple script to stop blogger country specific url redirection as explained in this article.
Steps to stop Country Specific URL redirection for blogger blogs
Step1 – Go to your blogger dashboard. Go to template option for that particular blog for which you want to disable country specific url redirection.
Step2 – Click Edit HTML and Proceed. Press Ctrl+F and type </head> and hit Enter. Just paste the below given script code above </head> tag and Save Template.

<script type="text/javascript">
var blog = document.location.hostname;
var slug = document.location.pathname;
var ctld = blog.substr(blog.lastIndexOf("."));
if (ctld != ".com") {
var ncr = "http://" + blog.substr(0, blog.indexOf("."));
ncr += ".blogspot.com/ncr" + slug;
window.location.replace(ncr);
}
</script>
Now your blogspot blog will be opened with blogspot.com url every time in all the countries. You can see the changes in action. Put your blogspot blog url in address bar and hit enter. Now you will see your blogspot blog is not opened with country specific url this time.
In this way you can stop blogspot country specific URL redirection for your blogger blog. 

How To Publish Blog Posts To Google Plus Directly

Hi friends! Google Plus has gained much popularity in such a short period. Google Plus provides vast Variety of features to share your thoughts with others. Today Google plus is considered among the top social media web applications like Facebook or Twitter. Google plus enables you to connect with your friends or readers. You can easily create your own community to share your thoughts among friends or readers with Google Plus.
But if you are a blog writer, then it becomes very essential to create your own Google Plus community of followers like Facebook or Twitter followers. Which provides more exposer to your blog and enables you to spread your blog to more readers. It also helps to provide latest blog post updates to your blog followers. This automatically results in more traffic to your blog.

post-blog-to-google-plus-directly
When you write a new post it can be published on your blog Facebook Fan page and Twitter Profile automatically  with the help of some application or services available online. But you can hardly find any application or service on present time, which can auto publish your blog posts directly to your Google plus page just after publishing. But with the help of tutorial give below, you can easily publish your blog posts titles to Google Plus page directly for any blogger blog. There is no need to leave your Blogger Dashboard or login to your Google Plus account to publish a new post. You can easily publish new blog post to Google Plus page in easy way directly from your blogger dashboard.
Keep in mind this works only if you have activated New blogger interface for your blog. If you are using old blogger interface, then firstly switch to new blogger interface to use this feature. Also this method can publish only blog post title to your Google plus page.


  • Log in to your Blogger Account.
  • Go to Posts tab for your blog  from Drop-down menu in blogger Dashboard as shown in below image.
blog-list
  • You will see all your blog posts, published as well saved in drafts.
  • Just Hover over the post title which you want to share on Google Plus page.
  • You will see a share link just below each blog post as shown in image below.
google-plus-share
  • Click on share link.
  • This will open a pop up window as show in image below.
blogger-to-google-plus
It will also show the title of your blog post which will be published on Google Plus page.
Add people and circles to which you want to share this post from drop-down list opened.
You can also publish any message or comment in above box which you want to share with your readers or friends along with this post. You can share post with public, Friends,Followings etc.
In last just Hit share. That is it, you’re done. You have successfully published a blogger blog post to Google Plus page directly.

How To Reset Lost Administrator Password In Windows XP ANd Windows 7

Hi friends! Unfortunately If you forgot your windows XP or windows 7 administrator password, you want to reset  windows xp, windows 7 password. Here is the simple trick for this purpose.
reset-windows-xp-administrator-password

  • Firstly restart your computer and keep on pressing F8 key as the computer starts. Then windows xp  or windows 7 will display some modes in which you can start your windows xp. You should start windows XP or windows 7  in safe mode.
  • After starting windows XP  or windows 7 in safe mode, Go to start >> Run.
  • Type the following text without the quotes in the Runcontrol userpasswords2
  • Now you will have full access to all user accounts on your computer including Administrator account.
  • Just select Administrator user account and Select the option Reset password.
  • Just enter the new administrator password and confirm the same password. Finally press OK.
In this way, you will be able to log in to your computer if you have lost your Windows XP or windows 7 administrator password.

How to Enable Task Manager on Windows XP And Windows 7 Computer

Hi friends!Here we will share simple trick to Enable or disable Task Manager on Windows XP and Windows 7 computer. Sometimes task manager gets disabled on your computer accidently or due to any virus. You are unable to access task manager by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete. Which can create much inconvenience on your computer. Like You can not close non responding applications on your computer by using task manager.
Although you can read our another post Windows – End Not responding applications without Task Manager but If task manager is disabled on your computer, you will not be able to collect other valuable information provided by  task manager.

  • Go to Start >> Run You can also press Windows key along with R to access required menu.
  • Type regedit in Run. If windows prompt for your permissions to open registry editor, click yes.
  • Now Navigate in registry editor as  HKEY_CURRENT_USER >> Software >> Microsoft >> Windows >> CurrentVersion >> Policies >> System
  • Find DisableTaskManager or DisableTaskMgr (Windows 7) in right hand side panel.
  • Double click on this value. It will open a window as given below.
enable-task-manager
Change Value data as 0 to enable task manager. But if task manager is already enabled on your computer and if you need to disable task manager you can change this value to 1 to disable task manager.
Finally hit OK. Now press Ctrl+Alt+Delete. Now you will be able to access task manager on your computer.
In this way you can enable or disable task manager on your Windows XP, Windows 7 and other windows versions computer as explained in this tutorial.



Friday, November 30, 2012

Simple Trick to Make Windows Computer Startup Faster

Hi friends!There is a simple trick to make your Windows XP, Windows 7 computer startup process faster. Your computer will take only 10 seconds to complete startup process after implementing this trick on your windows computer. Generally a windows XP computer takes some time to complete startup process. Besides Windows 7 computer takes more time comparatively. You have to wait while starting your computer so that it completes startup process then you can continue your work.
Earlier we have discussed simple trick to Shut down computer instantly. There are simple settings in Windows XP, Windows 7 computers called StartupDelay which is set up to higher value by default. This causes some delay while making startup process on your computer. But you can assign lower values to make windows startup process faster.
You can follow simple steps given below to make your windows XP, Windows 7 computer startup process faster: -



make-computer-startup-faster

  • You will see a key named StartupDelay in right hand side panel. Double click on this key.
  • A new pop up settings window will open. By default, Here Value data is assigned some higher value which makes windows startup process slower. Change value data to some lower value like 30000.
start-windows-computer-faster
  • Now press OK.
Second Step.
Your computer initiates some processes automatically while starting windows. These programs takes some time to start and can make windows start up process slower. You can disable these extra programs which will not start automatically on windows startup.
Just follow these simple steps to disable extra programs: -
  • Go to Start >> Run
  • Type msconfig in it and press Enter.
  • A System Configuration settings windows will open. Go to General Tab and select Selective startup, Load System Services and Load startup items.
  • Now go to Startup tab. Deselect some applications or programs which you don’t want to start automatically on windows startup.
system-configuration
  • Finally press Apply and OK.
  • Reboot your computers. Now It will start in approximately 10 seconds.
In this way you can make your windows computer startup process faster which will take only 10 seconds to complete startup process.


How to Disable Command Prompt (CMD) on your Windows Computer

Hi friends! You can easily Disable Command Prompt in Windows XP, Windows 7 computer. Command Prompt provides some great and must have features on any windows based computer like you can use CMD to execute batch files, ping remote servers etc. Besides these beneficial features sometimes Command Prompt can also be used by anybody stranger to harm your computer when you are sharing your PC with other users.


To overcome these problems, you need to disable Command Prompt on your computer. So you can follow these simple steps to disable command prompt on your windows computer as given below: -


  • Go to Start >> Run or press Windows key along with R
  • Type regedit in Run and hit enter.
  • Browser as Local Computer Policy >> User configuration >> Administrative Templates >> System
  • You will see an item named Prevent access to the command prompt as shown in below image.
Disable-Command-Prompt-on-Windows-computer


  • Double click on this value. This will open a pop up window.
  • Select Enabled tab from this window to disable command prompt on your windows based computer.
  • Restart your computer. Now command prompt will be disabled on your computer.
  • In this way you can disable command prompt on your Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows Vista computer to make its more secure.

How to Enable or Disable any Button on Ctrl+Alt+Del Options Screen





















Hi friends! All Windows user are well familiar with Ctrl+Alt+Del button functions on Windows computer. Ctrl+Alt+Del options can be accessed in all versions windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows Vista by pressing these three keys simultaneously. These options provide various functions like Lock computer, Log Off, Shut down, Change password and task manager etc. These functions provide various features to run any windows computer more effectively.
Related: - Enable Registry Editor on Windows Computer 100% working.
Sometimes you want to edit Ctrl+Alt+Del settings to enable or disable any of these different functions from the Ctrl+Alt+Del options screen. Your purpose may be for fun or for security purposes.


To implement this trick you need to follow simple steps as given below to edit Ctrl+Alt+Del options on your windows computer: -

  • Go to Start >> Run
  • Type regedit in Run and hit Enter
  • Browse as Local Computer Policy >> User configuration >> Administrative Templates >> System
  • You will see and item named Ctrl+Alt+Del Options in the right hand side panel. Double click on this item.
  • Now you will see other items as Remove Change Password, Remove Lock Computer, Remove Task Manager. Remove Log Off etc.
  • Double click on any one item which you want to edit in Ctrl+Alt+Del options.
  • A new pop up window will open. Just select Enabled tab to remove that specific button from the Ctrl+Alt+Del options or Vice-versa.
  • Restart your computer to see the changes.
In this way you can enable or disable different buttons on Ctrl+Alt+Del options screen for fun or for improving security on your Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows Vista computer.

How To Lock A Folder Without Any Software In Windows 7 And Windows XP



Hi friends!All Does your computer is used by more than one users? Do you use to store some confidential data on your computer? Do you want to secure this data from other users? If your answer to these question is yes, you can follow simple steps given ahead to lock a folder on your computer without any software. You don’t need to purchase any software.
Related: - How to Take screen shot in Windows 7, Windows XP without any software.
Although there are some trail versions available of folder lock software but these all come with an expiry period. So these can’t be used after some time. But by using the steps  explained here, you will be able to create a folder which can be locked by password. All the data placed in this folder will be password protected. So you can place all data which you want to hide from other users in this folder. This method works 100% on all versions of Microsoft Windows operating system. Just follow the simple steps given below:-

Open Notepad on your computer.
Paste the following code in Notepad

cls
@ECHO OFF
title Folder Locker
if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST Locker goto MDLOCKER
:CONFIRM
echo Are you sure u want to Lock the folder(Y/N)
set/p "cho=>"
if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
if %cho%==y goto LOCK
if %cho%==n goto END
if %cho%==N goto END
echo Invalid choice.
goto CONFIRM
:LOCK
ren Locker "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
echo Folder locked
goto End
:UNLOCK
echo Enter password to Unlock folder
set/p "pass=>"
if NOT %pass%==YOUR PASSWORD HERE goto FAIL
attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" Locker
echo Folder Unlocked successfully
goto End
:FAIL
echo Invalid password
goto end
:MDLOCKER
md Locker
echo Locker created successfully
goto End
:End

  •  Change the text YOUR PASSWORD HERE  in the above code with password of your choice.
  • Save As the document as XYZ.bat.  Just add .bat after file name like XYZ.bat You can assign any name instead of XYZ as per your choice.

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  • Double click on XYZ.bat file saved in above step.
  • This will generate a folder named Locker just besides the XYZ.bat file.
locker-folder



  • Place all the content in this Locker folder which you want to hide from other computer users.
  • After placing all the content which you want to hide, just double click on XYZ.bat file.
  • This will prompt for your permission to lock this folder. If you want to lock that folder, type Y otherwise type N and hit Enter.
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  • Locker folder will disappear.
  • Whenever you want to see the content hidden in locker folder, just double click on XYZ.bat file.This will prompt you to enter password assigned in earlier steps.
folder-lock-without-software

  • Just put the password and hit Enter.
  • Locker folder will appear again. Open Locker folder to see the content contained in it. You can add more content which you want to hide.
  • Try to keep this XYZ.bat file created above at a place which is not easily accessible to other users. You can place this .bat file in Windows system folders contained in C drive. because most of computer user don’t like to explore C drive as it contains windows system files.
  • Also try to assign a name to .bat file similar to windows system files. so this file will be ignored by a strange user like other windows system files.
  • So Hide your all valuable data in a password protected folder on your computer without any software on all versions of Windows computers. Don’t forget to share this simple trick with your friends or colleagues.