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Tips & Tricks


How to Disable Control Pannel


The Best way is to create USERS with LIMITED rights just after you install the WinXP, this will help you to protect from any mischiefs activities.


other ways are…..


When double-clicking “My Computer” on the Windows XP desktop, you can toggle whether or not a link to the Control Panel appears. Some prefer the convenience; others would rather just see a list of drives and documents.


1. From “My Computer”, select “Tools” – “Folder Options”.


2. When the “Folder Options” multi-tabbed dialog box appears, select the “View” tab.


3. Scroll down to “Show Control Panel in My Computer” and uncheck or uncheck the box as desired.


4. Click “OK” to close the dialog box.




you could go to local security policy in the administrative tools in the control panel.
Then go to software restriction policy and make a new path rule to C:\windows\system32\control.exe and set to disallow then go to enforcement properties and set to “all users except local administrators”. If you want to disallow each individual applet do a search for *.cpl in windows\system32.


How to watch movies in MS PAINT


You can watch movies in MS paint.Unbelievable but true. I know we all used MS Paint way back in win 98 era and its kinda useless now but still it can be used atleast for watching movies. Here’s how:-


1) Open your favorite movie palyer and play the movie (e.g .dat in wmplayer)


2) Hit “Print Screen”, keep playing the movie in the player, don’t pause or stop it.


3) Open MS Paint.


4) Select “Edit>Paste” Or press “CTRL+V”


5) Thats it! You can watch movies in Paint!


But there are no Pause, Next, Previous, Stop etc. buttons.


Note that you still have to keep the video playing in the player in the background. So this isn’t a standalone trick but nevertheless does the job.


Change a word document into a PDF file
It is very easy to convert word document to PDF file. But you must have Adobe Acrobat. Follow these easy steps to change your word document to PDF:
Open the word document
Click file on the menu bar
Then click on Print
In the drop down box select Acrobat
Then click OK
This will open a ‘save PDF file as’ box
Rename the file and check the box for ‘.PDF’
Then click save.


Fix Printer Paper Jam


Printer paper jam is the most common error that everyone face some or other day, who use printers. But it should be done carefully or your printer will not work anymore. To clear the paper jam from your printer do this:
Turn the printer off and on to see if it can automatically clear some or all of the jam.
If your printer shows an error code, be sure and check the printer manual to see if that identifies the area of the printer where the jam occurred.
Remove any paper trays. Inspect them for wrinkled or damaged paper.
Open any other doors that give access to the printer’s paper path and to the toner or ink cartridge.
Remove the toner or ink cartridge. Place it in a bag or away from light to avoid damaging it.
If you find a piece of jammed paper, remove it by holding it with both hands and pulling firmly.
If several pieces are jammed together, try pulling out the middle piece first to loosen the jam.
If the paper does tear, try rotating the roller gears manually to free the paper. Do not forcibly pull it.
Replace the toner or ink cartridge and paper trays, close everything you opened and turn the printer back on.
If the printer paper jam message still appears, then there is still some paper in the printer.


Discover the secret commands of Excel 2007
All applications that make up the Office suite, starting with Excel, accept orders placed as a parameter to launch. These commands fix the application or impose a specific launch, different from the default. It can solve some critical problems that result in a systematic Excel crash on startup.
The commands which launches are the commands that alter the normal start of the application. These commands are often expressed in one or more letters preceded by the sign “/”.


To use them, two possibilities:


- Launch Microsoft Word from the Run menu, by pressing [Windows] + [R], and then typing:


- Launch Word 2007 from the Start menu of Vista or Windows 7 by opening the menu with a brief pressure on the [Windows] and typing in the search field:
The available commands are:


- EXCEL/safemode (or EXCEL/s)
Very handy when Excel fails to launch or crashes erratically, this command orders the spreadsheet to launch in a mode “without fail”, in which Excel does not support any extension, no macro and no configuration file in the folder XLStart.


- EXCEL name_of_file.xls
Launches Excel asking to automatically load the file specified as parameter. Very useful to create an icon for Excel always loading the same table in some alternative or launch a macro in another application of the Office suite.


Start Excel without displaying the Welcome screen (the “splash-screen”) and without blank workbook open.


- EXCEL/p Folder Path
Start Excel by requiring the use of the folder as the default folder. This command is very useful to create several shortcuts in Excel for each project you work on making sure that Excel uses the default folder in the project said.


Starts Excel and ordered a new workbook contant not only XLM macro sheet.


- EXCEL/r name_of_file.xls
Starts Excel and request automatic loading of the specified file but Excel up mode “write”.


- EXCEL/a progID
Starts Excel and loads the extension (“add-in”) specified by the Automation ProgID the extension.


For example: EXCEL/a MyProgId.MyProgID2.1


Three steps to speed up PC


Remove unneeded startup programs. You have potentially dozens of programs running in the background that you don’t know about. These do nothing but suck up valuable RAM. In order to get rid of these you must use the “MsConfig” option or simple use a program to do it for you.
Run a disk defragmenter. Defragging your system will streamline the way computer accesses information. It will tie up loose ends and condense the data on your computer so it runs more efficiently. Microsoft recommends defragging your PC once a month. You can run this feature manually or use a program to automate it.
Clean up the registry. This is the most important step you can take to speed up PC performance. The registry is essentially “the engine” of your computer. When it is clogged up with junk and full of errors it will slow down your computer immensely. I do not recommend attempting to perform this step manually. The registry is extremely sensitive and if the wrong files are altered or removed it can cause severe damage.


How To Block Specific Websites In Internet Explorer


How to block all website & allow specific ones?


Here’s the answer :


Open Internet Explorer.


Click on Tools option from menu bar and select Internet Options.


Click on Content.


Click on Enable


Then a new window will pop-up, in that window, select approved sites.


Add the web address of the websites you want to approve.


Click OK


It will then ask for a new password, enter a password and click OK


You’re Done!


Turn On Your Pc In Just 10 Seconds
If you want to know that how to turn the pc on in 10 seconds (may vary) just follow the given steps.
Right Click on the start button then press R it will take u to Run well go to run
then type Regedit
press enter
this will open Registery Editor
now look for the key


HKEY_LOACAL_MECHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contr ol\ContentIndex


now there find the Key Called
“Startup Delay”
Double Click On It
Now where its Base
Click Decimal
Now its Default Value Is 4800000 (75300:hexadecimal)
Change The Value To 40000
here u go u have done it.


Now close the Registery Editor and Restart Your Computer


Get Linux UBANTU Cd’s That Will Be Posted To You Free Of Charge
I won’t believe at first but when i look at the details at this site, i wonder why these people are shipping Unbuntu to you.


The process is quite easy,create a new account and place order witlh appropriate reason like the one I have given, “Im big fan of unbuntu”.(Just a joke for placing the order, i am not a fan of unbuntu in reality ).


One of my friend placed a order and got 2 cds 6 months back and he’s using ubuntu for learning linux.


Though i am still waiting for my Cd’s, they will be coming soon.:




How to find the IP address of the sender in Yahoo! mail
When you receive an email, you receive more than just the message. The email comes with headers that carry important information that can tell where the email was sent from and possibly who sent it. For that, you would need to find the IP address of the sender. The tutorial below can help you find the IP address of the sender. Note that this will not work if the sender uses anonymous proxy servers.


Finding IP address in Yahoo! Mail


  1. Log into your Yahoo! mail with your username and password.
    2. Click on Inbox or whichever folder you have stored your mail.
    3. Open the mail.
    4. If you do not see the headers above the mail message, your headers are not displayed. To display the headers,
    * Click on Options on the top-right corner
    * In the Mail Options page, click on General Preferences
    * Scroll down to Messages where you have the Headers option
    * Make sure that Show all headers on incoming messages is selected
    * Click on the Save button
    * Go back to the mails and open that mail.
    5. You should see similar headers like this:Yahoo! headers : nameLook for Received: from followed by the IP address between square brackets [ ]. Here, it is is be the IP address of the sender!6. Track the IP address of the sender