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Think twice no thrice before pressing Ctrl + C
August 26, 2007, 6:56 pm
Filed under: Tips and Tricks, Windows, Windows Vista

Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V are the most common keyboard shortcuts used by every computer users in today’s world. While filling forms or logins we find it easy to copy and paste the information like credit card number, password or user name instead of typing these manually where the chances of mistyping are more but these shortcuts can run you into serious trouble. how ?

Every time your copy something is copied to clipboard and site using combination of javascript and ASP (or PHP, CGI) can access your clipboard and get all the copied text from clipboard like passwords, user name or credit number etc. which you have copied and pasted while filling forms or for Web site login and this is enough for anyone to misuse your login id or rip of your hard earn money. Visit this site to know what’s in your clipboard the end of this post you will find my blogger login ID and Password access by the site from the clipboard)

Now how to tackle this problem ?
First we have to see what’s copied to clipboard, run Microsoft Word go to edit and select clipboard and clipboard appears to right side showing the copied data.

Using Windows Vista:
If you re using Windows vista then when you visit above mentioned site a pop up will appear “Do you want to allow this web page to access your clipboard” if you allow access then only this website access your data copied to clipboard otherwise not. So Windows vista takes care of this problem itself.

Think twice no thrice before pressing Ctrl + C

Using Windows XP, 2000:
But if you re using windows other than Windows vista i.e Windows XP, 2000 then you can easily tweak this problem.

  • Open Internet options
  • Select security tab
  • Choose custom level
  • And in security settings, select disable under Allow paste operations via scripts.

Now you can easily do Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V safely. Just joking………..nothing is there i.e. Blogger ID and Password.

Download unofficial logo and Wallpaper of Windows 7 (Vienna)
August 6, 2007, 4:23 am
Filed under: wallpapers, Windows

Download logo and Wallpapers of Windows Vienna

Windows Vienna (formerly Blackcomb) will be the successor of the Windows Vista operating system. Download unofficial wallpaper an logo of Windows 7 created by Frank (user of Deviant art site).

Download Windows Vienna Wallpapers in all sizes 1680×1050, 1920×1200, 1280×102, 1024×768 and 800×600 / Created by Frank

When Windows denies you to eject USB Drive
August 5, 2007, 4:47 pm
Filed under: Tips and Tricks, Tutorials, Windows

Problem Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device

It sometime happens When you click on the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon in the system tray to remove hardware, you may receive an error message ” can not remove it successfully “or “The device cannot be stopped right now. Try stopping the device again later “. The only option left is to shutdown the computer and eject the USB drive and then restart the system again but this process is lengthy. So why windows can’t eject the USB drive on some ocassions and shows an error message. Actually this occur due to open handles with any files in the USB Mass Storage Device are in use by another program which prevent the windows to eject the USB drive. There are two methods to eject the USB from Windows safely.

First Method:

Process Explorer: Process Explorer (Windows Vista compatible) is an advanced process management utility that picks up where Task Manager leaves off. It will show you detailed information about a process including its icon, command-line, full image path, memory statistics, user account, security attributes, and more. When you zoom in on a particular process you can list the DLLs it has loaded or the operating system resource handles it has open. A search capability enables you to track down a process that has a resource opened, such as a file, directory or Registry key, or to view the list of processes that have a DLL loaded.

The unique capabilities of Process Explorer make it useful for tracking down DLL-version problems or handle leaks, and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work.

Process Explorer
1 Download Process Explorer. Size: 1.5 MB

2 Click Find, Find Handle or DLL in the tool menu.

• Type the drive letter of the USB device in the Handle or DLL substring textbox, and press Search Button.
• Find the process and its PID in the following box.
• In system process tree view, find the process according to the Find Handle or DLL dialog box.
• Press Ctrl + H to show Handles in Lower Pane View.
• Find the File according with the drive letter , and right click it, choose Close Handle.

Second Method:

Unlocker: Unlocker (freeware/Windows Vista compatible) is a very useful utility which unlock the file or folder which is being used by the another progam(s). Here is some examples:

Unlock files and folders using Unlocker

Cannot delete file: Access is denied
There has been a sharing violation.
The source or destination file may be in use.
The file is in use by another program or user.
Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.

Unlock files and folders using Unlocker
Procedure to eject USB through Unlocker:

1. Simply right click the USB drive icon and select Unlocker.
2. If the folder or file is locked, a window listing of lockers will appear.
3. Simply click Unlock All and you are done. Download Unlocker

Improve Hard Disk(s) performance in Windows Vista and XP
June 27, 2007, 2:41 am
Filed under: Tips and Tricks, Windows, Windows Vista

Improve Hard Disk(s) performance in Windows Vista and XP You can get more out of your Hard Disk (SATA or PATA) by enabling write caching on the disk by default write caching is enable on the windows to improve performance and you have to enable it manually on the hard disk.

Follow these steps in order to enable write caching on Hard Disk.
1) Right click on “Computer”

2) Select Properties

3) Click on the “Device Manager”

4) Double Click on the Disk Drives to expand it

5) Right click on hard disk and select properties

6) Go to Policies tab

7) Check th box against “Enable advanced performance” and click OK

8) Restart computer and Done.
Though this setting further improves disk performance but it also increases the risk of data loss if the disk loses power and it is recommended only for disks with a backup power supply.

Control Mouse pointer by KEYBOARD
June 10, 2007, 6:45 am
Filed under: Tips and Tricks, Tutorials, Windows

It happens sometime while doing some important work on the computer some unexpected things happen which don’t want to occur at this point of time and harm your work progress such as your computer mouse goes out of order. Do not worry Microsoft’s Windows has nice utility that let you control your mouse pointer with your keyboard called ‘MouseKeys’ and its matter of enabling this feature and your work will be back on track. Now how to turn on MouseKeys ?

Press ALT key + Left Shift key + Num lock Key. A pop up box will appear with a system beep and clicking OK will enable the mouse keys and small mouse key icon will appear on left side of task bar. Now you can control mouse pointer by number keys and number 5 key will work as ‘Enter key’. You can change the default setting of MouseKeys by double clicking on the Mousekeys icon on the task bar such as speed of mouse keys or beep sound while enabling or disabling the mousekeys.

Control Mouse pointer by KEYBOARD
You can speed up or decrease the mouse key by pressing CTRL and SHIFT key respectively to speed up or decrease the speed of mouse key but first you have check the option ‘Hold down CTRL to speed up and SHIFT to slow down’ in mouse keys’ setting which is disable by default.

NOTE : I am using Windows Vista .

Give Cube effect to your Windows Desktop
April 29, 2007, 5:57 am
Filed under: Downloads, Technology, Windows

Give the Cube effect to your Windows Desktop

Yod’m 3D is a virtual desktop manager with the fashionable effect : Turns your Windows desktop into the cube. Yod’m 3D allows you to run four different desktops at once, and flick between them easily with mouse.

To rotate the cube with keyboard:

CTRL+SHIFT+Left/Right = Next/prev desktop

CTRL+SHIFT+Up = Activate and show a “far” view of the current desktop, Left and right to turn the cube.
CTRL+SHIFT+Down = Activate and show a “near” view of the current desktop, Left and right to turn the cube .
Hold down CTRL+SHIFT to use the mouse to turn the cube.

To move a windows to another desktop :

Click on the title bar of the window (not maximized if possible), hold down.

Push CTRL+SHIFT to activate the cube, hold down.

When the cube is activated, move the window on left or right Release CTRL+SHIFT.

To change the wallpaper of a desktop :

Just use Windows !

For each desktop, change the wallpaper using the windows display setting.

Switch to another application :

Click on the Yod’m 3D icon in the taskbar, the list of the windows opened in other desktop appear.

Click on the application to switch to the desktop.
Download Yod’m 3D virtual desktop manager (Size: 1.17 MB)

Windows Media Player plug-in for Firefox
April 22, 2007, 10:39 am
Filed under: Free Softwares, Windows

Play Windows Media files inside Firefox
Microsoft released Windows Media Player plug-in for Firefox that will allows you to play wmv audio and video files and other streaming formats inside Firefox.

It is backwards compatible with the old 6.4 Windows Media Player and Windows Media Player will now work with Firefox on Windows Vista also.

Download Windows Media Player plug-in for Firefox