Saturday, 22 November 2008

Control Panel Applets and Shortcuts

We can open the Control Panel by clicking Start --> Control Panel. If it's not on your Start Menu, it's easy to add:
  1. Right-click the Start button and choose --> Properties.
  2. On the Start Menu tab, make sure the first (non-classic) Start Menu option is selected and click --> Customize.
  3. Click --> Advanced tab.
  4. In the Start Menu Items list under the Control Panel section, select either Display As Link or Display As Menu. The former (the default) simply displays a Control Panel option on the Start Menu; the latter displays the Control Panel option with a cascading menu providing direct access to each Control Panel applet.
  5. Click OK twice to exit.

Note: If want to see the Control Panel in My Computer? You can add it via the Folder Options dialog (open any folder, choose Folder Options from the Tools Menu, click the View tab and select the option).

Below is the Common Control Panel applets direct call to the specific Control Panel.


Common Control Panel applets


Accessibility Options access.cpl
Add New Hardware hdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs appwiz.cpl
Date/Time Properties timedate.cpl
Display Properties desk.cpl
FindFast findfast.cpl
Fonts Folder control fonts
Folder Properties control folder
Internet Properties inetcpl.cpl
Joystick Properties joy.cpl
Keyboard Properties main.cpl keyboard
Modem Properties control modem.cpl
Mouse Properties main.cpl
Multimedia Properties mmsys.cpl
Network Properties ncpa.cpl
Power Management control powercfg.cpl
Printers Folder control printers
Regional Settings intl.cpl
Scanners and Cameras control sticpl.cpl
Sound Properties mmsys.cpl sounds
System Properties sysdm.cpl
User Setting nusrmgr.cpl



For example, to open Internet Properties dialog you click Start --> Run, type: inetcpl.cpl

and click OK.


How, then, do you gain access to a specific tab in that dialog box? You use an extended form of the Control command:

control applet.cpl,@applet_number,tab_number

The applet_number is rarely required. There are a couple of cpl files which give access to multiple applets and in those cases you use the applet_number to identify which one you're calling. For example, main.cpl provides access to both the Mouse and the Keyboard properties. The numbering starts at 0, so control main.cpl,@0 opens the Mouse Properties, control main.cpl,@1 opens the Keyboard Properties. If you don't include an applet_number, @0 is assumed.

The tab_number is the number of the tab you want selected in the dialog box, with numbering starting from 0 from the left.

If you want to use a tab_number but want to omit the applet_number (or leave its value at 0), insert an extra comma before the tab_number to indicate the missing value. Thus:

control main.cpl,,3

opens the Mouse Properties dialog to its fourth tab.

So to open the Sounds and Audio Device Properties dialog with the Sounds tab already selected, click Start --> Run and enter the command:

control mmsys.cpl,,1


Create a shortcuts

Create a desktop shortcut for your want and then stick them in the Quick Launch bar or wherever else you want.

  1. Right-click the desktop and choose New --> Shortcut.
  2. Type the appropriate command in the Create Shortcut dialog and click Next. For example:
    control appwiz.cpl,,1 (this will open the Add Or Remove Programs dialog with the Add New Programs section selected).
  3. Type a name for this shortcut, such as Add New Programs, and click Finish.




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Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows

Windows system key combinations
  • F1: Help
  • CTRL+ESC: Open Start menu
  • ALT+TAB: Switch between open programs
  • ALT+F4: Quit program
  • SHIFT+DELETE: Delete item permanently


Windows program key combinations

  • CTRL+C: Copy
  • CTRL+X: Cut
  • CTRL+V: Paste
  • CTRL+Z: Undo
  • CTRL+B: Bold
  • CTRL+U: Underline
  • CTRL+I: Italic


General keyboard-only commands
  • F1: Starts Windows Help
  • F10: Activates menu bar options
  • SHIFT+F10 Opens a shortcut menu for the selected item (this is the same as right-clicking an object
  • CTRL+ESC: Opens the Start menu (use the ARROW keys to select an item)
  • CTRL+ESC or ESC: Selects the Start button (press TAB to select the taskbar, or press SHIFT+F10 for a context menu)
  • ALT+DOWN ARROW: Opens a drop-down list box
  • ALT+TAB: Switch to another running program (hold down the ALT key and then press the TAB key to view the task-switching window)
  • SHIFT: Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert a CD-ROM to bypass the automatic-run feature
  • ALT+SPACE: Displays the main window's System menu (from the System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the window)
  • ALT+- (ALT+hyphen): Displays the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) child window's System menu (from the MDI child window's System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the child window)
  • ALT+F4: Closes the current window
  • CTRL+F4: Closes the current Multiple Document Interface (MDI) window
  • ALT+F6: Switch between multiple windows in the same program (for example, when the Notepad Find dialog box is displayed, ALT+F6 switches between the Find dialog box and the main Notepad window)


Windows Explorer shortcuts (Shell objects and general folder)
  • F2: Rename object
  • F3: Find all files
  • CTRL+X: Cut
  • CTRL+C: Copy
  • CTRL+V: Paste
  • SHIFT+DELETE: Delete selection immediately, without moving the item to the Recycle Bin
  • ALT+ENTER: Open the properties for the selected object


General folder/shortcut control
  • F4: Selects the Go To A Different Folder box and moves down the entries in the box (if the toolbar is active in Windows Explorer)
  • F5: Refreshes the current window.
  • F6: Moves among panes in Windows Explorer
  • CTRL+Z: Undo the last command
  • CTRL+A: Select all the items in the current window
  • BACKSPACE: Switch to the parent folder


Windows Explorer tree control
  • Numeric Keypad *: Expands everything under the current selection
  • Numeric Keypad +: Expands the current selection
  • Numeric Keypad -: Collapses the current selection.
  • RIGHT ARROW: Expands the current selection if it is not expanded, otherwise goes to the first child
  • LEFT ARROW: Collapses the current selection if it is expanded, otherwise goes to the parent



Mouse click/keyboard modifier combinations for shell objects
  • SHIFT+right click: Displays a shortcut menu containing alternative commands
  • SHIFT+double click: Runs the alternate default command (the second item on the menu)
  • ALT+double click: Displays properties
  • SHIFT+DELETE: Deletes an item immediately without placing it in the Recycle Bin


Accessibility shortcuts
  • Press SHIFT five times: Toggles StickyKeys on and off
  • Press down and hold the right SHIFT key for eight seconds: Toggles FilterKeys on and off
  • Press down and hold the NUM LOCK key for five seconds: Toggles ToggleKeys on and off
  • Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK: Toggles MouseKeys on and off
  • Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN: Toggles high contrast on and off


Microsoft Natural Keyboard keys
  • Windows Logo: Start menu
  • Windows Logo+R: Run dialog box
  • Windows Logo+M: Minimize all
  • SHIFT+Windows Logo+M: Undo minimize all
  • Windows Logo+F1: Help
  • Windows Logo+E: Windows Explorer
  • Windows Logo+F: Find files or folders
  • Windows Logo+D: Minimizes all open windows and displays the desktop
  • CTRL+Windows Logo+F: Find computer
  • CTRL+Windows Logo+TAB: Moves focus from Start, to the Quick Launch toolbar, to the system tray (use RIGHT ARROW or LEFT ARROW to move focus to items on the Quick Launch toolbar and the system tray)
  • Windows Logo+TAB: Cycle through taskbar buttons
  • Windows Logo+Break: System Properties dialog box
  • Application key: Displays a shortcut menu for the selected item




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Tuesday, 11 November 2008

How Fast is Your Internet Connection

Have many free services web that test the speed of your internet connection, I am collect the popular site test the speed of your internet connection.


  • Speedtest.net is a free broadband speed test with servers located all over the world. Compare your results with others and easily share them. Global Stats : How does your ISP perform compared to others, Analyze broadband speeds around the world, Moving? See which ISPs rank best at your destination.
  • Promos.mcafee.com/speedometer find out how fast or slow your Internet connection is with our Internet Connection Speedometer. You could be using your network connection at work, or at home using a dial-up modem, ISDN connection, a cable modem, or a digital subscriber line (DSL). Whatever the device or technology you're using to surf the Web, we'll tell you the speed of your Internet connection
  • Performance.toast.net this tool is used to test your internet connection speed. You can test both upload and download speeds. Result will display average bandwidth result from other ISP users that use this testing site. This will give you something to benchmark your broadband internet.




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Thursday, 30 October 2008

Speed up Mozilla Firefox

Have many way to Speed up Mozilla Firefox, I am collect the best popular tweaks speed up Mozilla Firefox.
  • Type 'about:config' in the address bar field.
  • Set the value of network.http.pipelining to 'true'.
  • Set the value of network.http.pipelining.maxrequests to '100' (default for FF3 is 4).
  • Set the value of network.http.proxy.pipelining to 'true'
  • Set the value of nglayout.initialpaint.delay to '0' (not available in newer versions)

Beside for these tips, have more other tips for tweaks speed up Mozilla Firefox such as modify network.http.proxy.pipelining, network.dns.disableIPv6, content.notify.interval, content.interrupt.parsing, browser.cache.memory.capacity, etc, no suggestion in this site because for enough modify.



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Thursday, 16 October 2008

Tips For Microsoft Word

This I have collect tips for Microsoft Word, have an advantage.

  • Quick zoom in and out of a Microsoft Word document by hold down CTRL button and scrolling the wheel on your mouse.
  • Quick create hyper links in Microsoft Word, Excel, by highlighting text and pressing 'CTRL + K'.
  • Close all open Microsoft Word and/or Excel files by holding down the shift key and clicking 'File' and then click 'Close All'.
  • Quick enlarge text in Microsoft Word by first highlighting the text and pressing CTRL + Shift + > or press and hold CTRL + Shift + < .
  • Quick undo mistakes in Word and/or Excel files by pressing CTRL + Z.
  • Use F4 key in Microsoft Office 2000 and above allows the user to repeat the last used action.
  • Select print area, to do this highlight portions of text you wish to print and click print. In the printer dialog window under Page Range choose the option Selection. It is important to realize that not all programs or printer drivers support this feature.
  • Quick open the recent files by first pressing 'ALT + F' to open the file Menu and press 1, 2, 3, or 4.
  • Type '=rand(4,6)' (without the quotes) and press enter, Microsoft Word automatically generate a bunch of text that can be used to test page formatting, fonts.



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Friday, 3 October 2008

Best Firefox Extensions

I have collect popular best firefox extensions which make your browsing, downloading and navigation in Firefox as easy as possible, while harnessing the full power features of Firefox.


  • Colorful Tabs - Colors every tab in a different color and makes them easy to distinguish while beautifying the overall appeal of the interface.
  • PDF Download to do whatever you like with PDF files on the Web. Regain control of them and eliminate browser problems, view PDFs directly in Firefox as HTML, and use the all-new Web-to-PDF toolbar to save and share Web pages as high-quality PDF files.

  • Video DownloadHelper - The easy way to download Web videos from hundreds of YouTube-like sites, audio and picture galleries.
  • ForecastFox - Get international weather forecasts from AccuWeather.com, and display it in any toolbar or statusbar with this highly customizable and unobtrusive.
  • NoScript - The best security you can get in a web browser! Allow active content to run only from sites you trust, and protect yourself against XSS attacks.
  • FoxyTunes - Do you listen to Music while surfing the Web? FoxyTunes lets you control almost any media player and find lyrics, covers, videos, bios and much more with a click right from your browser.
  • Flagfox - Displays a country flag depicting the location of the current website's server and provides quick access to detailed location and webserver information.
  • Fast Video Download - Download video files from popular sites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Break.com and more. 100% Free!
  • WebMail Notifier - checks your webmail accounts and notifies the number of unread emails... Supports : gmail, yahoo, hotmail, daum, naver, empas, nate and more.
  • DownThemAll - The first and only download manager/accelerator built inside Firefox!
  • CoolPreviews - (formerly known as Cooliris Previews) gives you the power to browse and share Web links and rich media faster. Just mouse over any link, and the preview window immediately appears to show you the content. To email it, just click.
  • FoxClocks lets you keep an eye on the time around the world - or just your local time - by putting small clocks in your statusbar.

  • FlashGot - Download all the links, movies and audio clips of a page at the maximum speed with a single click, using the most popular, lightweight and reliable external download managers.
  • FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP servers.
  • GooglePreview - Inserts preview images (thumbnails) of web sites into the Google and Yahoo search results pages.
  • IE Tab - an extension from Taiwan, features: Embedding Internet Explorer in tabs of Mozilla/Firefox.

  • Me.dium - Be social when you surf the web. With Me.dium, you and your friends can chat and check out the same web pages at the same time. Me.dium also includes a handy place for all your Facebook needs without the hassle of applications, newsfeeds and ads.
  • StumbleUpon - discovers web sites based on your interests, learns what you like and brings you more.
  • ToolbarMS - is a Firefox toolbar created to provide a quick navigation menuing system for the MySpace website. It not only provides quick links to the most popular features of MySpace but also has a dynamic menuing system that can expand and adapt.
  • gTranslate - With gTranslate you can translate any text in a webpage just by selecting and right-clicking over it. The extension uses the Google translation services to translate the text.




Free Tools For Download YouTube Videos

This is a top tools for download Youtube videos and other site.

  • VideoDL - is a quick AJAX application which allows you to download online video into your computer. It supports top 3 video sites - YouTube, Google Video, and Break.com.
  • KeepVid - Download and save any video from Youtube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, iFilm and more!
  • Downloader9.com - downloader lets you grab videos from Google Video, Bolt, iFilm, MySpace, DailyMotion, Blip.tv and Break.com.
  • YouRipper - is a small, easy to use utility which enables the end-user to download video from the YouTube website (want to install software).
  • Download FLV Player (Play YouTube video), Riva FLV Encoder (for convert Youtube video to AVI, MPEG, WMV and more).
  • TubeSock - download YouTube video and convert to your video iPod, Mac or PlayStation Portable (want to install software).

Top Site Collect YouTube Videos and Images :

  • PureVideo - collect top Video search and Image search.
  • Youtube top-rated - a coverpop with the 1,001 top rated videos from YouTube updated every week.
  • Vidspedia - is a collection of the best Google and YouTube videos, submitted and rated by users.

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Unlimited Free File Storage



The MyBloop is a service for unlimited free file storage. Give anyone the ability to upload all their files and share them with anyone else for free, can upload files directly from the website or can install the BloopLoader application to upload files by dragging and drop from your desktop. The BloopLoader is available for Windows and Mac (Intel-based PC.)

Not only MyBloop let you upload unlimited files, but you can also search the service for any file that has been uploaded by other users, although each file has to be smaller than 1GB. Still, that should be big enough for most people and big enough to fit a ripped DVD.


Note :
Now MyBloop signups are currently open only to United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand users.




Sunday, 21 September 2008

Open Word, Excel, Power Point 2007 in Older Versions

Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power Point 2007 file which you cannot open in your older version of Microsoft Office 2000, Office 2003 or Office XP? It is important to be aware that your might not open in older versions.

This Problem can fix by Download the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack (27.5 MB) which will let you open, edit, and save documents, workbooks, and presentations in the file formats new to Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Power Point 2007.

After installing the Compatibility Pack, you can easily use Microsoft Office 2000, Office XP, or Office 2003, to open, edit, and save files using the file formats new to Word, Excel, and Power Point 2007. Remember to install all High-Priority updates from Microsoft Update before downloading the Compatibility Pack.

Why new Office 2007 can’t open in older versions?
Microsoft has added new 'Office Open XML Formats' to Microsoft Office Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007 and Word 2007. The new formats help by improving file and data management, reducing file sizes, and improving recovery of damaged files. Office XML Formats uses a ZIP compression technology to store documents.



Saturday, 20 September 2008

Download Firefox 3 And Tips




You can download Firefox 3 from here.


Firefox 3 Tips & Tricks :


About Add-ons

The standard version of Firefox is full of features, of course, but why stop there? There are more than 5,000 Add-ons — little extras that customize Firefox — that you can download to enhance almost any task you can think of.

Go to Tools → Add-ons to open the Add-ons Manager and discover all the ways you can make Firefox your own.

Manage Your Downloads

If you’re a frequent downloader, you can use the download manager window to keep track of all your downloads. You can pause and resume downloads, and save yourself time by opening files directly from the manager.

If you need to track down a past download, go to Tools → Downloads and use the search box to find your file. Once you’ve found it, double-click on the file to open it, or right-click and choose "Copy Download Link".

Eliminate Every Trace

For security and privacy reasons, it's not good to leave a trail behind you as you browse (especially if you’re using a shared computer). Firefox lets you erase your browsing and download history, clear your cache and delete your cookies in a single click. Just go to Tools → Clear Private Data… to make it happen. Or, to be extra careful, go to Tools → Options → Privacy and select the "Always clear my private data when I close Firefox" option.

Note : For more Tips of Firefox 3 can see at : http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/tips


Other Tips :

  • Quickly bookmark any web page in all major browsers by pressing Ctrl + D on your keyboard.
  • Quickly get to the address bar in Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox by pressing the F6.
  • Quickly save any media including embedded content to an alternate source by right-clicking on a page click "View Page Info", click the Media tab, locate the media file you wish to save and click the Save As button.
  • Quickly open a new Tab by pressing CTRL + T.
  • Quickly open a new Window by pressing CTRL + N.
  • Press and hold Ctrl + # where # is 1 - 9 to switch between tabs in the open window.
  • Hold down CTRL while clicking a link to open that link in a tab or hold SHIFT while clicking a link to open that link in a new window.
  • Export or Import your Bookmarks by --> Click on the 'Bookmarks' menu and select 'Organize Bookmarks' --> tab 'Import and Backup'
  • Get new add on --> menu tools --> Add-ons
  • Add on 'Download Helper 3.2.2' for help download video and image from any site.
  • Add on 'Live PageRank' for help display PageRank for active URL.
  • Press Ctrl + Shift + T to undo a close tab. Pressing this more than once will undo multiple closed tabs.
  • Quickly access the full configuration menu in Firefox by typing "about:config" in the address bar.

Remark : Many People in the World said Firefox is faster, safer than IE, in many time my experience use browser can sure Firefox is faster than IE.


Monday, 15 September 2008

Free Photo Sharing Site and Storage

  • Photobucket - Upload your photos, videos, and images for free. Make photo slide shows to share pics with friends. Host and share videos with us - most popular video hosting sites in the world. Plus, find and share the best MySpace icons for profile layouts.
  • Flickr - Online photo management and sharing, Flickr is a way to get your photos and videos to the people who matter to you.

  • MyPhotoAlbum.com - MyPhotoAlbum is a photo and video sharing service offering the most extensive features for creating highly-unique, personalized online photo albums and photo keepsakes.
  • Shutterfly - Share Your Photos Online with Friends & Family Everyone loves their family photo albums. You can easily create an online photo album that can be shared with family and friends.
  • Photobox - PhotoBox is the UK’s number one destination for online photo sharing, storing and printing.

  • ContakMe - Make friends and share your pictures, chat create video and photo albums.
  • Snapfish - Online photo sharing, storage, and editing tools and software are free, and customers can even create private group rooms for event sharing with friends and family.
  • Zorpia - Zorpia is like Myspace with some more photo features.
  • Picasa - Free web album from Google.com
  • SlideShare - SlideShare is the best way to share your presentations with the world.
  • Webshots - Share photos, videos and slideshows on Webshots and your personal website.
  • Zooomr - Store, share, sort, and search all your photos and those of other users at Zooomr.





Saturday, 6 September 2008

Good Freewares

  • Comodo Free Firewall Complete protection from Hackers, Spyware, Trojans and Identity theft, Malware Scan Feature checks your computer for viruses, spyware and trojans before you install Comodo Firewall Pro, Free Download. No charges or license fees ever. Download Comodo Firewall

  • IrfanView IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista. It is trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals. Download IrfanView

  • Foxit Reader Foxit Reader is a free PDF document viewer, with incredible small size (only 2.55 M download size), breezing-fast launch speed and rich feature set. Foxit Reader supports Windows Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7. Download Foxit Reader

  • AIMP Classic An advanced multimedia player that includes an Audio Lirary, Sound Recorder, Audio Converter/CD Grabber and Tag Editor, Support for large number of formats and playlists, Work with multiple playlist immediately, creation of bookmarks, playback queue and more.

  • CDBurner XP Pro CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface. Everyone, even companies, can use it for free. It does not include adware or similar malicious components. Download CDBurner XP Pro
    Key Features :
    - burn all kinds of discs.
    - audio-CDs with or without gaps between tracks.
    - burn and create ISO files.
    - data verification after burning process.
    - create bootable discs.
    - multi-language interface.
    - bin/nrg → ISO converter, simple cover printing and much more!.
    - Operating Systems: Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista.


  • TV v2.1 Watch 300+ live worldwide TV channels, on your PC freeTV is an award winning (2005-2008) freeware application for Windows®Now you can watch 300+ LIVE worldwide TV channels on your PC.TV is an extremely easy to use application and anyone can find theirstations on TV. Music, News, Educational, Sports & Shopping channelsare sorted in a very easy to find way, together with TV in English, Spanish,German, French, Portuguese & Arabic sections.You may also browse world TV by regions or by country name.The intuitive & user friendly interface will give you a pure Plug n' Play!Experience. All you have to do is easily find yourdesired station, click on the station's name, then sit back & relax…TV emulates the regular Television set on your PC,by using the broadband Internet connection. Download TV v2.1

  • Notepad++ 4.12 Notepad++ is a free source editor and Notepad replacement with the syntax highlighting (supported language for the moment: c/c++/Java/html/xml/php/asp/vb/vbs/SQL/Objective-C/javascript/ini/makefile/MSDos Display ).It also gives the extra functionality to the general user: colorize the user defined words. You can print your source code in color (or whatever you want) if you have a color printer (WYSIWYG). Furthermore, Notepad++ includes the multi-view feature, which allows the user to edit the different documents at the same time, and even edit the same document synchronously in 2 different views. Download Notepad++ 4.12

  • 7-Zip 7-Zip is open source software. You can use 7-Zip on any computer, including a computer in a commercial organization. High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression. Supported formats:
    Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
    Unpacking only: RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, LZH, CHM, MSI, WIM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB and NSIS, For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip and more. Download 7-zip



Free Online Video Converter


  • Vixy.net This site service allows you convert a Flash Video / FLV file (YouTube's videos,etc) to MPEG4 (AVI/MOV/MP4/MP3/3GP) file online. Rating by MCom is a good.



  • Zamzar Free online file conversion : Not only video converter, It can convert document, images and audio files. Convert files up to 100 MB. Zamzar will send converted files to your inbox email. Rating by MCom is a good.


  • Media-Convert Media-Convert is the best manner of converting audio files, video, presentation, document, spreadsheet, etc.Access from everywhere in the world through Internet. You can use Media-Convert at the office, in a cybercaf√©, or with the PC of a friend, and then download the result quietly to your cell phone, mp3 reader or any other hardware. And this site service can change many language interface. Rating by MCom is a good.

  • ConvertTube Video converter and downloader with sleek website interface.

  • Video Downloader Allows you to download videos (to your computer) directly (and easily -just one click-) from most video sites.

  • FLV2MP3 FLV to MP3 Online Converter : Convert your FLV files or YouTube videos to MP3 fast.
  • Vconvert This service allows you convert an Online Video like 'YouTube videos' to more popular formats like wmv, mov, mp4, mp3, 3gp etc. vConvert.net converts FLV to the selected format faster and less lossy than a typical transcoder.


Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Hibernate Your Window XP



When you want to stop your work and shutdown(Keeping your programs open), you can do the following :

  1. Click start --> Turn Off Computer

  2. As the Turn Off menu comes up press 'Shift' and 'Stand By' changes to 'Hibernate'

  3. Click Hibernate (Shift Kept Pressed)

Your Window XP will save the work and shutdown, when you switch it on again it will resume it again and you will be resumed to your work.


Note : if your computer no haved open 'Hibernate' mode you can open befor use this mode by following :


  • Right click on desktop --> Properties --> select tab 'Screen Saver'

  • Click 'Power' --> tab 'Hibernate'

  • Click check box on 'Enable hibernation' click ok, ok



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Monday, 1 September 2008

Shutdown and Reboot Shortcut

You can create a shortcut to shutdown or reboot computer on your desktop is a easy by following in this step :

  1. Right click on the desktop --> New --> Shortcut
  2. For 'Type the location of the item', type -- > shutdown
  3. Click 'Next' --> 'Type a name for this shortcut', type --> Shutdown (depend on you), Click 'Finish'
  4. When you want Shutdown PC --> Double-clicking on shortcut it will shut down your PC

In 'Type the location of the item', you can add any combination of several switches to do extra duty, like this :


  • shutdown -r -t 01 -c "Rebooting your PC"

Double-click on that shortcut will reboot your PC after a one-second delay and display the message "Rebooting your PC."


The shutdown command includes a variety of switches you can use to customize it. See Lists on below :

  • -s (Shuts down the PC)

  • -l (Logs off the current user)

  • t nn (Indicates the duration of delay, in seconds, before performing the action)

  • -c "messagetext" (Displays a message in the System Shutdown window. A maximum of 127 characters can be used. The message must be enclosed in quotation marks)

  • -f (Forces any running applications to shut down)

  • -r (Reboots the PC)


This is an Example :

  • shutdown -s -t 03 -c "Shutdown PC"

(Shutdown PC with log off, delay 3 seconds, Displays a message "Shutdown PC")

  • shutdown -r -t 03 -c "Reboot PC"

(Shutdown PC with reboot after, delay 3 seconds, Displays a message "Reboot PC")



Note : You can change Icon of shortcut by right click on shortcut --> Properties , tab 'shortcut' --> click 'Change Icon'


Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Free Online Virus - Trojan Scan and Free Antivirus Programs

This all of free online virus scanner, Trojan Scanner and Free Antivirus Programs Download.


Online Virus Scanner
Trend Micro Housecall - will scan and remove threats

BitDefender Scan Online - will scan and remove threats

Ewido Online Scanner - (Now AVG) will scan and remove threats

F-Secure Online Scanner - will scan for rootkits as well

Jotti's Online Malware ScanKaspersky Online Scanner - appears to only scan for but not remove threats

Panda Activescan - appears to only scan for but not remove threats

McAfee FreeScan - appears to only scan for but not remove threats

eTrust Antivirus Web Scanner - will scan and remove threats

Symantec Security Check - will scan and remove threats

Windows Live OneCare safety scanner - will scan and remove threats ( And have full service scan to check everything. To help fix particular problems on your PC)

Kaspersky Online Virus Scanner - appears to only scan for but not remove threats

Dr.Web Online Check - user can upload and test for threats on particular files

VirusChief - upload file to scan, do not install software, using several antivirus engines


Trojan Scanner
TrojanScan by WindowsSecurity.com


Free Antivirus Programs to Download
ANTI-VIR

AVAST

AVG



Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Free Tools for Removing Spyware, Adware, and Malware

If you have been on the Internet for any length of time, you've probably ran across the topic of spyware, adware, or malware. This is software that has installed on your computer, many times without your permission, or accidentally by clicking on a popup ad, etc. The problem with these programs is they will slow your computer down, make changes to your desktop, homepage, search page, load programs into your taskbar tray and otherwise get in the way.

You can run a free removal program to remove these infections, Listed below are the best freeware programs available on the Internet for removing spyware, adware, and malware :

Adware and Spyware Removal
Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE 1.06

Spybot Search and Destroy 1.4

Microsoft Windows Defender

Ewido Anti-Malwarea² (a-squared) Scanner


Preventing the Installation of Adware and Spyware
SpywareBlaster 3.5.1SpywareGuard 2.2

Specialized Removal Programs
About:Buster - Removal of CWS HomeSearch Hijacker or res:// hijacker

CWShredder 2.19 - CoolWebSearch Removal Tool from Trend Micro

Elite Toolbar Remover

Kill2Me - Removal of Look2Me infections

OmegaKiller for removing hijackers likeOmegasearch.com Prosearching.com. Search200.com. Mysearchnow.com. Searchexe.com

Helpful Tools for Investigating Adware and Spyware Infections
HijackThis 1.99.1 by Merijn

SysInternals Process Explorer

Sysinterals RootkitRevealer

TCP/IP and Winsock Repair Utilities for Windows XP and 2000
LSPFix by Cexx.org

Winsock XP Fix

XP TCP/IP Repair utility

IEFix Utility for correcting Internet Explorer problems




Program To Remove Sensitive Data from Hard Drive

Eraser is an advanced security tool (for Windows), which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns. Works with Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 2003 Server and DOS. Eraser is Free software and its source code is released under GNU General Public License.
The patterns used for overwriting are based on Peter Gutmann's paper "Secure Deletion of Data from Magnetic and Solid-State Memory" and they are selected to effectively remove magnetic remnants from the hard drive.

Other methods include the one defined in the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual of the US Department of Defence and overwriting with pseudorandom data. You can also define your own overwriting methods.

Erase files and folders securely.


Eraser Features :

Works with Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP (32/64),Vista (32/64), Windows Server 2003 and DOS. It works with any drive including IDE, SCSI and RAID, and CD-RW's.
Uses the Guttmann (Default), Pseudorandom Data and US DoD 5220-22.M methods.
Erases Files and Folders.
Erases Files/Folders that were only previously 'deleted'.
Erases all hard drives using 'Darik's Boot and Nuke' method.
Erases Index.dat on Reboot Erases Encrypted Files and Drives.
Erases FreeSpace on 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP and DOS.
Erases contents of the Recycle Bin.Erases Compressed Files and Drives.
Erases Network Files, Floppy Disks, CD-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW.
Erases Windows Temporary Files.
Erases Internet Cookies.
Erases Paging (swap) file.
Erases Internet Cache.
Appears as an 'Erase' option on the Context Menu of Windows Explorer and Recycle Bin.
Comes with an Eraser Scheduler that allows you to create user-defined tasks.
Defeats File Recovery software applications Hardware tools.
Supports FAT32 and NTFS Files Systems.
Eraser is easy to use and comes with a dedicated support network.

Here to Download Eraser

Note : Before use Eraser Delete Data be sure have backup or no want use the data in future, because this program when delete data no have unrecover program can recover your data.


Thursday, 21 August 2008

How To Protecting Your Privacy Online

Your computer needs to protections to secure and protect your privacy. A recent study on Internet security sponsored by America Online and the National Security Alliance found that while most people thought their computers were secure upwards of 80% contained monitoring software known as "Spyware." Spyware allows companies to download information from your computer without you even knowing it, This is method to protecting your privacy online .

  1. Use a Spyware removal program. Ad-Aware from Lavasoft is free for personal use. Suggestion: http://www.lavasoft.de/
  2. Use a Personal Firewall. In addition to using an Anti-Virus program, a personal firewall is mandatory as it will block unwanted connection attempts. Sygate's Personal Firewall is a good firewall and it's free for personal use. http://smb.sygate.com/products/spf_standard.htm2
  3. Change to a More Secure Internet Browser. An excellent free alternative is "Firefox" from Mozilla. Not only is it more secure, you get a built-in pop-up blocker and Google search tool: http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/
  4. Never provide the personal or financial information to a non-secure website. A "secure" website is indicated by "HTTPS" in the address bar, and a small padlock icon in the lower right-hand corner of your browser window: http://www.verisign.com/advisor/check.html is a free place to check your browser's security.
  5. Never provide confidential - financial information in response to an email request. Legitimate companies will never ask for personal or financial information over an insecure medium like email. Attempts to trick people into revealing personal and financial information through impersonated email messages is known as "Phishing." Some of these messages look very official and may come what appears to be a bona fide bank or company. Beware!. Phishing email messages may be reported to http://www.antiphishing.org/
  6. Read the fine print before typing in private personal information. Always read the privacy policy of a website to understand how they will use your information. Will they share or sell it? Be suspicious if no privacy policy is visible.
  7. Be wary and virus check all email attachments. Never open an unexpected email attachment, Their computers may be infected. Self-spreading worms can infect a computer and then send an infected email-attachment to everyone in the owner's address book.
  8. Never download or accept any file or program from an un-trusted source. Adware and Spyware are frequently bundled with "free" programs. You may download one program and find that your computer becomes infected with a Spyware programs.


Thursday, 14 August 2008

Screen Recording Software



Free software, called Debut, that is a complete video recording and capturing software.

Debut is a very simple and easy to use program that allows you to capture video directly onto your PC from multiple sources including a webcam, a digital video camera, or from a capture device. It can also record anything on your desktop screen, including playing videos.

The cool thing about this software is that you can use it to record anything on your screen or from an external video source. Also, the program has the option to save the video in numerous formats, including AVI, WMV, FLV, ASF, MPG, 3GP, MP4, MOV and more!
So if you want to make a how-to tutorial or instructional video by recording certain procedures on your computer, Debut can do it. If you want to make your videos from your webcam and add captions and effects, Debut can do it. If you want to connect your digital video camera to your computer and record the video to your computer or to a DVD, Debut can do it.
It can also record audio along with video if you are making a instructional video. You can also adjust the resolution and frame rate of the final output video. It even has the option to email the video once the recording is complete.

Other sweet features include the ability to automatically record to two locations at once, such as to your computer and to a backup device. It can also automatically transmit videos over the Internet using FTP.

And if you already have a USB Video Capture Device, Debut will detect it and allow you to record anything that you can connect to the video capture device!


Monday, 11 August 2008

How to Recover Deleted Pictures and Files from Memory Cards



Have you ever accidentally deleted pictures from your cameras’ memory card? Or pressed the “Format” button instead of delete button and wiped your card clean?
Perform a search on Google for “recover photos from memory card”, and you’ll find a ton of programs out there for sale. Most people don’t mind paying to recover some important pictures and that’s why those programs exist.


However, there are also a lot of good open source / freeware apps out there that can usually get the job done. And that’s where the nice people at CONVAR come in - offering a program called PC Inspector Smart Recovery, which can recover lost pictures for free. What’s even better is that it’s extremely easy to use and works well (based on my tests).
PC INSPECTOR Smart Recovery is a 100% free program, which can recover lost data from not only memory sticks, but also for any kind of memory device available nowadays (for the most part). If you’ve deleted any kind of file, you can usually rely on PC INSPECTOR Smart Recovery to recreate and reconstruct the file again, with great accuracy.

PC INSPECTOR Smart Recovery runs on all Win 9x, ME, NT 4.0, XP and Windows™ 2000 systems and supports the following picture formats: .jpg, .amr, .tif, .bmp, .gif, Canon .crw , Fuji .raf , RICOH .raw, Olympus .orf (E-XX), Olympus .orf (C5050), Nokia 3gp, Kodak .dcr, Minolta .mrw, Nikon .nef (D1H/D1X), Nikon .nef (D2H/D2X), Nikon .nef (E5000/E5700), Sigma - Foveon .x3f, mp4, QuickTime .mov (Konica Minolta). Video files in .avi, QuickTime .mov format and audio files in .wav, .dss format can also be recovered.


Sunday, 10 August 2008

10 Warning Signs: Are You Infected Spyware?

It’s been estimated that over 60% of all computers have some kind of spyware installed and most of their owners are unaware! If you are tired of your PC running slow and filling your screen with those nasty pop-up then you will want to read the 10 warning signs listed below. Afterwards check out my “action plan” and what you can do to rid yourself of your spyware infestation.

  1. Browser Hijacks - When I used to get a call from a customer saying that their homepage had suddenly changed, without them doing anything, I knew to bring my anti-spyware fighting software. Malicious programmers love to change your browser settings to transfer your homepage to their “client’s” websites.
  2. PC is Crashing - Without warning, your PC starts crashing, freezing or locking up, but you haven’t added any new software or updated anything recently.
  3. Pop-Ups - You open your browser to visit your favorite blog site then “WHAM!” You are suddenly drowning in pop-ups! Your screen is full of brightly colored lures to porn, gambling or gaming websites. You click on the “Close” or the “X” to shut it down…uh, oh something is downloading to your machine!
  4. Strange Favorites - You notice that there is a strange looking icon in your favorites. You click on it out of curiosity. You are caught in a webring of girly webpages…drat it, you’re at work!
  5. Strange Icon on Desktop or in Systray - You know notice a “winking” red light on the bottom-right in your Systray display. It says you have been infected. You hurriedly click on it to see what is wrong. Then a pop-up appears that says it is downloading an “anti-virus killer”…uh, oh.
  6. Strange New Files Appear - You are poking about in your files and you notice that some odd, spyware-killer software has a folder on your hard drive. Where did that one come from?
  7. Strange Emails - While searching for a note you dropped to the boss, you notice that you have lots of strange emails in your “Send” folder. You didn’t send them, especially the ones in a foreign language.
  8. Strange Toolbars - You open up your browser and now you have 3 toolbars instead of just one. What gives? When you try to remove, or change the settings, they keep coming back no matter what you do.
  9. PC runs sluggish or slow - Granted your computer may not be the newest kid on the block but lately it has been moving slower than the Street Dept fixing a pothole. It takes several minutes for it logon and go out on the web. And it takes forever for you do to the simplest things anymore.
  10. Hard Drive is running all the time - You have noticed that your hard drive is running all the time now. Even when nobody is on the machine! You can see the activity light blinking away and you can also hear the drive being accessed. Huh?
    Action Plan - What to do next…


Download from the Net or buy a good anti-spyware software package. For free try Ad-Aware or SpyBot’s S&D. Or use SpySweeper if you need an industrial strength cleaner.Scan your hard drive and follow any instructions on removing items.Install a good personal firewall program to slow down pop-ups and other nastiness.



Thursday, 7 August 2008

Speed Up Computer (Win XP), Part5

IMPROVE SWAPFILE PERFORMANCE

If you have more than 256MB of RAM this tweak will considerably improve your performance. It basically makes sure that your PC uses every last drop of memory (faster than swap file) before it starts using the swap file :


  1. Go to Start --> Run -->Type "msconfig" then ok
  2. Click on the System.ini tab --> Expand the 386enh tab by clicking on the plus sign
  3. Click on new then in the blank box type "ConservativeSwapfileUsage =1" Click OK
  4. Restart PC


MAKE YOUR MENUS LOAD FASTER

This is one of my favourite tweaks as it makes a huge difference to how fast your machine will ‘feel’. What this tweak does is remove the slight delay between clicking on a menu and XP displaying the menu :

  1. Go to Start then RunType "Regedit" then click Ok
  2. Find "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\ Select --> "MenuShowDelay"
  3. Right click and select "Modify"
  4. Reduce the number to around "100" This is the delay time before a menu is opened
  5. You can set it to "0" but it can make windows really hard to use as menus will open if you just look at them - well move your mouse over them anyway. I tend to go for anywhere between 50-150 depending on you decide


MAKE PROGRAMS LOAD FASTER

This little tweak tends to work for most programs. If your program doesn’t load properly just undo the change. For any program :

  1. Right-click on the icon "shortcut" you use to launch the program
  2. Select propertiesIn the 'target' box, add '/prefetch:1' at the end of the line
  3. Click "Ok"
  4. your programs will now load faster.


How to Promote Web Site, Part2

The other way to Promote web site is a create text link, or anchor text from anyway have a high Page Rank.

Linking from high Page Rank(PR=4 is good) is have a many traffic and visitor can to see your web site .

Like this style in below, This is my style of text link or anchor text link put in to bottom of posts.


lingerie clothes | Discount Belt | Handbag | Comedy Book | Green Tea | Pampers Baby Wipes | Wallets & Billfold | Canon Powershot | Luvable Friends | New Balance Shoe | Bali Bars |Best Condoms | baby car seat | melissa & doug | Sonicare Toothbrush | Software Book | Logitech QuickCam | Yoga Mat


Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Speed Up Computer (Win XP), Part4

TURN OFF SYSTEM RESTORE

System Restore can be a useful if your computer is having problems, however storing all the restore points can literally take up Gigabytes of space on your hard drive. To turn off System Restore :
  1. Open Control Panel --> Click on Performance and Maintenance
  2. Click on System --> Click on the System Restore tab --> Tick ‘Turn off System Restore on All Drives’ Click ‘Ok’


DISABLE SYSTEM SOUNDS

Surprisingly, the beeps that your computer makes for various system sounds can slow it down, particularly at startup and shut-down. To fix this turn off the system sounds :
  1. Open Control Panel --> Click Sounds and Audio Devices
  2. Check Place volume icon in taskbar --> Click Sounds Tab
  3. Choose “No Sounds” for the Sound Scheme --> Click “No”Click “Apply”Click “OK”


IMPROVE BOOT TIMES

A great new feature in M’zoft Windows XP is the ability to do a boot defragment. This places all boot files next to each other on the disk to allow for faster booting. By default this option in enables but on some builds it is not so below is how to turn it on :
  1. Go to Start Menu and Click RunType in “Regedit” then click ok
  2. Find “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Dfrg\BootOpt imizeFunction”
  3. Select “Enable” from the list on the rightRight on it and select “Modify”Change the value to “Y to enable”
  4. Reboot


Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Speed Up Computer (Win XP), Part3

REMOVE THE DESKTOP PICTURE

Your desktop background consumes a fair amount of memory and can slow the loading time of your system. Removing it will improve performance.
  1. Right click on Desktop and select Properties
  2. Select the Desktop tab --> In the Background window select None
  3. Click Ok


REMOVE FONTS FOR SPEED

Fonts, especially TrueType fonts, use quite a bit of system resources. For optimal performance, trim your fonts down to just those that you need to use on a daily basis and fonts that applications may require.

  1. Open Control Panel --> Open Fonts folder
  2. Move fonts you don’t need to a temporary directory (e.g. C:\fontbackup) just in case you need or want to bring a few of them back. The more fonts you uninstall, the more system resources you will gain


DISABLE UNNECESSARY SERVICES

Because Windows XP has to be all things to all people it has many services running that take up system resources that you will never need. Below is a list of services that can be disabled on most machines :


Alerter

Clipbook

Computer Browser

Distributed Link Tracking Client

Fast User Switching

Help and Support - (If you use Windows Help and Support leave this enabled)

Human Interface Access Devices

Indexing Service

IPSEC Services

Messenger

Netmeeting Remote Desktop Sharing (disabled for extra security)

Portable Media Serial Number

Remote Desktop Help Session Manager (disabled for extra security)

Remote Procedure Call Locator

Remote Registry (disabled for extra security)

Remote Registry Service

Secondary Logon

Routing & Remote Access (disabled for extra security)

ServerSSDP Discovery Service - (Unplug n’ Pray will disable this)

Telnet

TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper

Upload Manager

Universal Plug and Play Device Host

Wireless Zero Configuration (Do not disable if you use a wireless network)

Workstation

To disable these services:


Go to Start and then Run and type “services.msc”Doubleclick on the service you want to changeChange the startup type to ‘Disable”



Monday, 4 August 2008

Speed Up Computer (Win XP), Part2

OPTIMIZE YOUR PAGEFILE

If you give your pagefile a fixed size it saves the operating system from needing to resize the page file.

  1. Right click on My Computer --> select Properties --> Select the Advanced tab
  2. Under Performance choose the Settings button --> Select the Advanced tab again and under Virtual Memory select Change
  3. Highlight the drive containing your page file and make the initial Size of the file the same as the Maximum Size of the file


Windows XP sizes the page file to about 1.5X the amount of actual physical memory by default.

While this is good for systems with smaller amounts of memory (under 512MB) it is unlikely that a typical XP desktop system will ever need 1.5 X 512MB or more of virtual memory. If you have less than 512MB of memory, leave the page file at its default size. If you have 512MB or more, change the ratio to 1:1 page file size to physical memory size.


OPTIMISE YOUR INTERNET CONNECTION

There are lots of ways to do this but by far the easiest is to run TCP/IP Optimizer.

  1. Download TCP/IP Optimizer --> (www.speedguide.net/files/tcpoptimizer.exe) and
  2. install --> Click the General Settings tab and select your Connection Speed (Kbps)
  3. Click Network Adapter and choose the interface you use to connect to the Internet
  4. Check Optimal Settings then Apply
  5. Reboot


RUN BOOTVIS - IMPROVE BOOT TIMES

download from(MajorGeeks.com - Download Freeware and Shareware Computer Utilities.) BootVis will significantly improve boot times

  1. Download and Run
  2. Select Trace
  3. Select Next Boot and Driver Trace
  4. A Trace Repetitions screen will appear, select Ok and Reboot
  5. Upon reboot, BootVis will automatically start, analyze and log your system’s boot process. When it’s done, in the menu go to Trace and select Optimize System
  6. Reboot
  7. When your machine has rebooted wait until you see the Optimizing System box appear. Be patient and wait for the process to complete


Sunday, 3 August 2008

Speed Up Computer (Win XP), Part1

DISABLE INDEXING SERVICES

Indexing Services is a small little program that uses large amounts of RAM and can often make a computer endlessly loud and noisy. This system process indexes and updates lists of all the files that are on your computer. It does this so that when you do a search for something on your computer, it will search faster by scanning the index lists. If you don’t search your computer often. To disable do the following :
  1. Go to Start --> Control Panel --> Double-click Add/Remove Programs
  2. Click the Add/Remove Window Components
  3. Uncheck the Indexing services
  4. Click Next


OPTIMISE DISPLAY SETTINGS

Windows XP can look sexy but displaying all the visual items can waste system resources. To optimise :

  1. Go to Start --> Control Panel --> Click System
  2. Click Advanced tab --> In the Performance tab click Settings
  3. Leave only the following ticked :
  • Show shadows under menus
  • Show shadows under mouse pointer
  • Show translucent selection rectangle
  • Use drop shadows for icons labels on the desktop
  • Use visual styles on windows and buttons


SPEEDUP FOLDER BROWSING

You may have noticed that everytime you open my computer to browse folders that there is a slight delay. This is because Windows XP automatically searches for network files and printers everytime you open Windows Explorer. To fix this and to increase browsing significantly :

  1. Open My Computer --> Click on Tools menu --> Click on Folder Options
  2. Click on the View tab --> Uncheck the Automatically search for network folders and printers in check box
  3. Click Apply --> Click Ok
  4. Reboot Your Computer