Category Archives: Windows

Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows

Here are some of the useful keyboard shortcuts that are available  in Windows

  • Make all open windows transparent to view gadgets and icons on desktop
  • [Windows] + [Spacebar]
  • Show or hide the desktop
  • [Windows] + [D]
  • Minimize all but selected window (reverse by clicking the key combination again)
  • [Windows] + [Home]
  • Dock selected window to the left (or) right half of your screen
  • [Windows] + left arrow (or) [Windows] + right arrow
  • Maximize and restores the selected window
  • [Windows] + up arrow (or) [Windows] + down arrow
  • Maximize and restores selected window in vertical dimension only
  • [Windows] + [SHIFT] + up arrow (or) [Windows] + [SHIFT] + down arrow
  • Launch 3D representation of open windows  
  • [Windows] + [Tab] (Press [Tab] key to flip through them)

Windows & Taskbar

  • Flip window
  • [Alt] + [Ctrl] + [Tag] + left/right/up/down arrow
  • Cycle through open windows
  • [Alt] + [Tab]
  • Move focus to front or back of taskbar
  • [Windows] + [T] (or) [Windows] + [SHIFT] + [T]  (Press [T] again while holding the [Windows] key to cycle through items in the taskbar from left to right or, with [SHIFT] button held too, from right to left)
  • Puts focus on the ‘show hidden icons’ button on the system tray
  • [Windows] + [B]
  • Launch icon on taskbar (including items pinned to taskbar)
  • [Windows] + [1] THROUGH [Windows] + [9]
  • Starts new instance of respective taskbar icon
  • [Windows] + [SHIFT] + [1] THROUGH [Windows] + [SHIFT] + [9]
  • Opens jump list for respective icon
  • [Windows] + [Alt] + [1] THROUGH [Windows] + [Alt] + [9]

Multiple Monitors

  • Move selected window from one monitor to another. They will remain in the same relative location
  • [Windows] + [SHIFT] + right arrow (or) [Windows] + [SHIFT] + left arrow
  • Select presentation display mode
  • [Windows] + [P]

Magnifier

  • Activates Windows Magnifier to zoom in or out of screen
  • [Windows] + [+] (or) [Windows] + [-]
  • Switch to docked mode
  • [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [D]
  • Switch to lense mode
  • [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [L]
  • Switch from docked or lens mode back to full screen mode
  • [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [F]
  • Invert colors
  • [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [I]
  • Exit magnifier views
  • [Windows] + [Esc]

Free Cloud Storage and Comparisons : Dropbox vs GoogleDrive vs SkyDrive vs SugarSync

Cloud Storage is a model of networked stored online where the information’s are stored  in virtual space of storage that are hosted by third-parties. In this post we are going to see few cloud storage services GoogleDrive , Dropbox ,SkyDrive, SugarSync about their feature and are compared with one another.

GoogleDrive VS Dropbox VS SkyDrive VS SugarSync

 

Google Drive

DropBox

SkyDrive

SugarSync

Free Storage
5GB
2GB
(+ 0.5GB
per Referral up to 16 GB)
7 GB
(Free upgrade to 25GB.
If claimed on time)
5GB
(+0.5 GB per referral up to 32 GB)
Minimum Upgrade Price
25 GB at $2.49/Month
50 GB at $9.99/Month
(or)
$99/year
20 GB to your free storage at $10/year
30 GB at $4.99/month
(or)
$49.99/year
Monthly
Paid Space
25GB – $2.49
100GB – $4.99
200 GB – $9.99
400 GB – $19.99
1000GB – $49.99
50GB – $9.99
100GB – $19.99
20GB – $0.83
50GB – $2.08
100GB – $4.16
30GB – $4.99
60GB – $9.99
100GB – $14.99
250GB – $24.99
500GB – $39.99
File support
MS word ,Excel, PowerPoint, PDF
Photoshop, SVG ,
PostScript, XPS, ZIP, RAR, TIFF, Illustrator.
Photos , videos
MS word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Photos, Videos
Photos
Online File Manager
YES
YES
YES
YES
Desktop Access
Windows , Mac
Windows , Mac, Linux
Windows ,Mac
Windows ,Mac
Mobile Access
Android,
(ipad and iphone coming soon)
iphone ,
ipad,
Android , Blackberry
ipad ,
iphone ,
Windows Phone
iphone,
ipad,
Android ,
Windows Phone,
Symbian ,
Blackberry
Developer Tools
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Share Folder
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shared Folders with permission and Password
Yes
No
No
Yes
Limitations
(i)File Size
(ii)Bandwidth
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
20 GB/day/File
2 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
20 GB/day/File
Security
N/A
SSL AES-256 bit encryption
SSL
SSL AES-128bit encryption

To Download/ know more about the services click the link below:

Free Cloud Storage : Dropbox vs GoogleDrive vs SkyDrive vs SugarSync

Google Drive:

Google Drive comes with 5 GB of free storage . It also include an option to turn on OCR(Optical Character Recognition ) text scanning , which helps you to scan the images for text and make them searchable when you upload a image. In Google Drive you can add files by “Drag-and-Drop” method. Google Drive has a built-in editor feature . Google Drive is available for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS is still on progress. In Google Drive you can open up to 30 file right inside your browser.

GoogleDrive for PC

GoogleDrive for Mobile – Android only

Dropbox:

Dropbox comes with 2 GB of free storage on sign-up and you get 500MB of free storage for every referrals up to 16GB. So you can extend up to 16 GB of free storage for free account. The strength of the app is it’s API built on . The dropbox is the one of the most developer- friendly storage since it helps you to access your files everywhere. The files are secured with SSL AES 256- bit encryption. Dropbox offer 50 GB and 100GB of storage for $9.99 and $19.99 which is expensive when compared with other could storage’s. You can add file by Drag-and-Drop method. Dropbox is available for iphone ,ipad, Android ,Backberry , Windows , Mac , Linux.

Dropbox for pc

Dropbox for Mobile

SkyDrive:

SkyDrive comes with 7GB of free storage (Free upgrade of 25GB , if claimed on time). SkyDrive are very good at synchronizing when the documents are created using Microsoft Excel,Word , PowerPoint and OneNote. In SkyDrive you can share public links , view or edit public links. SkyDrive has a special feature known as “Skydrive’s Fetch” in which if you forgot to synchronize something and if you home computer is turned-on , you can still access the files.SkyDrive is available for Windows ,Mac ,ipad ,iphone ,Windows Phone.

SkyDrive for Pc- you need to sign-in to get the app.

SkyDrive for Mobile

SugarSync:

SugarSync comes with 5GB of free storage on sign-up and you get 500Mb of free storage for every referrals up to 32GB , So you can extend up to 32 GB on free storage for free account . SugarSync let you to pick folders all over the computer to synchronize, then let you to choose whether you want to synchronize  each folder to all the devices or to a particular device.You can password protect the file when you are sharing them . It is secured with SSL AES 128- bit encryption.SugarSync is available for Windows , Mac ,iphone,ipad,Android ,Windows Phone,Symbian ,Blackberry

SugarSync for Windows

SugarSync for Mac

SugarSync for Mobile

Click the link below to view the comparison table:

GoogleDrive VS Dropbox VS SkyDrive VS SugarSync

[How To] Lock PC or Laptop after a wrong or incorrect Password

When you are away from your PC or Laptop your friends or stranger might try to use your PC or Laptop .If you have password protected it they may try to log-in by guessing the password. So here is a trick to lock PC or Laptop after few attempts so that they cannot use them for a while(i.e) After 3 attempts they cannot log-in for about 30 minutes.

How to lock PC or Laptop after a wrong or Incorrect password?

1.Go to Start in Search box type Local Security Policy and Enter.

2.Under the Security Setting choose -> Account Policies  -> Account Lockout Policies.

3.In Account Lockout Policies , Select the Account Lockout Threshold .

4. Enter the Value .

(For example: 3 then select Apply )

5.Then the Suggested Value Changes box appears , Click Ok.

6.You can change the timing in the Account Lockout Duration which is in Account Lockout Policies.

7.Finally Click OK.

Now your Pc or Laptop will be locked for 30 minutes after a wrong or incorrect password.

Google Plus Shortcuts

Here are some Google Plus Shortcuts.

  • Google Plus supports Drag and Drop,so you can share links,photos,videos by directly dropping them into Share box.
  • To mention someone in your or other comments use + or @ Symbol before writing their name.
  • Google Plus doesn’t have private messages but you can share a post with only specific friends and don’t forget to disable Reshare.
  • To get permalink of any post click on the time-stamp of that post.
  • Public and Private posts are differentiated  by colors Green = Public Blue = Limited to circles.
  • To Underline the text write the text in-between two  Underscores  ( _exapmle_  ) – example.
  • To make the text BOLD write the text in-between two Asterisk   ( *example* ) – example.
  • To Display the text with a Strickthrough write the text in-between two Negative sign  (-example-) – example

      Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Space               =Scroll Down
  • Shift+Space  =Scroll up
  • J                        =Single Post Down Scroll
  • K                       =Single Post Up Scroll
  • Q                       =Jump to Chat
  • Return            =Start Comment

[How To]Make Portable Version Application

Cameyo is an application which is used for making Portable Version Application for any Software. The main use of Cameyo is to make portable application , so that they can used whenever required without any installation process. This application is a freeware.

How To Make Portable Version Application:

1.Go to Cameyo.com and download it.

2.Install or Run the program.

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3.Choose the Capture Installation option.

4.Now it starts recording the Installation process.

5.Then install the program for which you want to create a Portable Version.

6.After Installation Choose the Install done Option.

7.After few minutes a portable version of your installed application will be displayed .

8.Go to Online.cameyo.com and  Creating an account (if you don’t have) and Log-in.

9.Then Upload the file that you have created .

10.After a few minutes you will receive a mail from Cameyo with your portable version application.

11.Finally download it .

That’s it ,now you can use this application whenever required without any application.

Access Desktop Remotely using Google Chrome

Chrome  Remote Desktop is an extension which is used for accessing the desktop remotely. This application works only in Google chrome browser. With this application you can share and access computer remotely.

How to use Chrome Remote Desktop?

1.Go to the link Chrome Remote Desktop.

2. Install the add-on.

3.Launch the application and choose Continue .

4.Log-in using your GMail ID.

(Choose Allow Access)

5.Select to get the access code.

6.To Enter the Access Code choose Access a Shared Computer .

Support : Windows, Mac,Linux.
NOTE:

*Both the user’s must be online in order to share and access remotely.

Split or Join Files Using HJ-Split

HJ-Split is an excellent application for split and recombine archive file. For Instance if you want to send a file of 50MB through mail and if the limit is 10MB then you can use HJSPLIT you can split the files into 5 file and send them easily . If you have backup a file of about 10GB , you can split the file in to 2 or 3 and burn them into CD/DVD.

This is a portable software so no need of any installation.

This application is freeware. 

How to Split files? Read the rest of this entry

[How To]Find Keylogger On Your PC

What is Keylogger?

Keylogger is application which is used for tracing the keystrokes of the keyboard. With this application one can easily trace the activities in your the computer. This program is mainly used for monitoring the activities in the computer .

How to find Keylogger on your PC?

  • Start-> Run->type msconfig.
  • Go to Startup tab in the System Configuration window. You will see numerous programs which can be enable or disabled.
  • Disable all the programs , after that Turnoff the firewall and shut down the antivirus program.
  • Then again go to the msconfig window, if you see any program that are enable automatically then it is the keylogger application.
  • Remember the name of the program and location and remove it.
  • If you didn’t find any program enabled in the msconfig window then you are free from Keylogger.
  • Finally turn on the firewall , antivirus and all the program that were disabled in the msconfig window.
  • Close all the program and restart the computer.

NOTE :

*The user’s are at their own risk and are not responsible in case any malfunctions or errors.

[How To]Minimize Window In Windows OS

In Windows with the miniMIZE application you can minimize all windows as a thumbnail in your desktop ,So that you can easily identify them easily .This application is free and it supports Windows XP/Vista. You can even save the applications on desktop so whenever you start your PC the application will start automatically during start-up .You can even change the size of the thumbnail , adjust according to the desktop.

Sample Image:

TO DOWNLOAD: miniMIZE