Posts Tagged by Tips
|3 May 2011||Posted by whiztech under Tips|
Quick tip. If you are using the Avira AntiVir Personal free antivirus, you probably noticed that there is an advertisement dialog popped up when the Avira AntiVir Personal is downloading the database update. Most users are happy with the free version of Avira AntiVir and don’t intend to upgrade to the premium version of the antivirus. Sometimes you might find the advertisement in Avira AntiVir is a bit annoying.
If you wish to disable the advertisement, there is a tool that allows you to do that in a simple way.
Antivir AD Disabler can help you to easily disable the Avira AntiVir Personal Free Antivirus update advertisement. After you installed Antivir AD Disabler on your system, you can run it and choose ‘Disable update-advertisement’. The tool can also disable Avira AntiVir splash screen.
Antivir AD Disabler is available for Windows XP, Vista and 7 (32 & 64 bit). This tool requires at least .NET Framework 3.5 and user account with administrative rights.
|1 May 2011||Posted by whiztech under Tips|
Sometimes you might think it is easier to pin a document or file that you always work on, for example, your to-do list, to your Windows 7 taskbar for quick access. If you ever tried that the usual way, you probably ended up pinning the program that associated with the document file. Here’s how you can pin documents or file directly to your Windows 7 taskbar.
1. Find the full path for your document/file. In this test, I will use “C:\Users\User\Desktop\todo.txt” as the example.
Note: You can find the path for your document/file by right clicking the file > “Properties”. “C:\Users\User\Desktop” (1) will be the location where the file is, and “todo.txt” (2) is the filename. So, the full path for the file will be (1) + (2), “C:\Users\User\Desktop\todo.txt”.
2. Next, find the full path for the program that associated with the file (the program that you use to open the document/file). In this example, I will use Notepad++, and the full path for Notepad++ on my system is “C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe”.
Note 1: Here’s how you can easily find the full path for the program. Go to Start Menu > All Programs and find the program that you use to open the document/file. Right click it, and choose “Properties” (3). Click the “Shortcut” (4) tab. The “Target” (5) will be the full path for the program.
Note 2: Sometimes, the “Target” will not display the full path for the program, for example, Microsoft Word. In this case, you will need to manually find the path for the program’s .exe file. Usually it is in the “C:\Program Files” folder. Look for the folder with name of the program or the manufacturer of the program. You should be able to find the .exe file for your program.
3. Right click on your desktop and choose New > Shortcut. The location of the item that you will need to enter is “full path of the program in step 2” + “full path of the file in step 1”. So, my path will be:
“C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe” “C:\Users\User\Desktop\todo.txt”
Note: You will need to enclose both the full path of the program and the full path of the document/file in quotes ” “.
Press “Next” (6).
4. Give a name for the shortcut (7). This name will be appearing when you hover over your pinned taskbar icon. Press “Finish” (8).
5. Next, right click the newly created shortcut on your desktop and press “Pin to Taskbar” (9). DONE! The shortcut directly to your document/file is pinned on your taskbar.
Extra: You can change the icon for the shortcut by right click the shortcut icon on the taskbar (10), right click on the name of the shortcut (11) and choose properties (12). In “Shortcut” (13) tab, click “Change Icon” (14).
|15 April 2011||Posted by whiztech under Tips|
Quick tip for Windows 7 users. Mastering Windows shortcuts will helps you to do work more quickly and be more productive. You can quickly switch between program by pressing Win key + <number 1 – 9, 0> on the keyboard. For example:
Pressing Win key + 2 will switches you to Mozilla Firefox, and pressing Win key + 5 will switches you to Opera. If the program is not running, pressing the Win key + <number that points to the program> will starts the application. You can use the number 0 to 9, and number 0 will activates/focuses the 10th icon on your taskbar.
For more list Windows 7 shortcuts, visit Lifehacker’s The Master List of New Windows 7 Shortcuts.
|28 January 2011||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
In my previous post, I have written 2 posts on how to download video from YouTube using Grab++ and YouTube Downloader. In this post, I will share another way to download videos from YouTube easily, so simple with only few steps involved.
JDownloader is a powerful download manager which simplifies downloading process especially from one-click hosting sites such as Hotfile.com and Rapidshare.com. While JDownloader is mainly for downloading from one-click hosting sites, JDownloader also supports downloading videos from popular video hosting sites like YouTube.com and MegaVideo.com. So in this post I will focus on that.
JDownloader will automatically capture and analyze any URL that you copied. JDownloader will then display all download links that it is able to download. JDownloader is able to download videos from YouTube including the high definition one.
How to Download YouTube Videos Using JDownloader
1. Install and run JDownloader. Make sure the JDownloader is running.
2. Find the YouTube video that you want to download using your web browser.
3. Copy the URL of the YouTube video. JDownloader will automatically capture and analyze the URL that you copied just now. You might need to wait for a while till JDownloader finished analyzing the URL.
|27 January 2011||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
If you are a frequent web surfer, your bookmarks will be one of your important piece of data. Usually for most of us, when we are planning to reinstall the operating system that we use, we tend to forget to backup the web browser bookmarks and other data such as saved passwords, extensions, etc. (at least for me, and most of my friends). Unless you are using web browser synchronizing services such as Opera Link or XMarks, backing up and restoring your bookmarks manually is pretty much not a user friendly step.
FavBackup is a free simple program that allows you to easily backup and restore your web browser bookmarks. FavBackup supports backup and restore the bookmarks for major web browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Google Chrome and Flock).
Other than bookmarks, FavBackup is also able to backup full web browser profile and data such as cookies, saved passwords, site preferences, search engines and many more. This will ease the backup, restore or migration process of your web browser profile to another system.
By default, FavBackup will automatically list the profiles of the web browser that installed on your system. If you want to backup a portable web browser, FavBackup has the ability to select custom web browser profile location.
|16 September 2010||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Sometimes, you might want to run multiple copies of Mozilla Firefox for some purposes. For example, if you are playing Mafia Wars on Facebook, you have many Mafia Wars profile and you want to run *ahem* Mafia Wars Autoplayer Script *ahem* with different settings on each profile.
One of the easiest ways to run multiple copies of Mozilla Firefox is to use the Mozilla Firefox Portable Edition. But still, if you are trying to run multiple copies of Mozilla Firefox Portable on Windows, the default setting will prevent you from doing so and you will get the “Another instance of Firefox is already running. Please close other instances of Firefox before launching Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition.” error. You can actually enable the option to run multiple copies of portable Mozilla Firefox in a few easy steps.
1. Extract Mozilla Firefox Portable as you normally would. In this example, I will use “E:\whiztech\App\FirefoxPortable-01\” as the path.
|31 August 2010||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
If someone sent you an image URL from Facebook, or image file saved directly from Facebook, you can actually get the uploader’s profile ID from the image file name/URL. This post will tell you how to get the uploader profile of a picture from Facebook.
So, back to the basic, every Facebook profile has a unique profile ID. If you look at a Facebook profile URL, http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=n, n is where the unique profile ID for a Facebook profile is located. The unique profile ID is actually embedded in the file name and URL when a user uploads a picture to Facebook.
For example, let’s take a look at this picture URL from a Facebook profile.
As you can see, the filename for the picture is “24713_413931002118_604502118_5121698_1325306_n.jpg”.
The 3rd number from left in the filename (in this case, 604502118) is actually the unique profile ID of the uploader.
So, the Facebook profile URL for the picture uploader is http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=604502118.
Via: Reddit (I lost the original comment URL, sorry)
Thank you kulll for letting me use his Facebook profile in the example
|23 July 2010||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Quick tip. Sometimes, you might want to capture and save entire web page as an image file. Normally, if you take a screenshot using the ‘Print Screen’ key, you can only capture what is displayed on your screen. If you are a Google Chrome user, you are lucky because there is a helpful extension available to help you to save entire web page as an image.
Webpage Screenshot, an extension for Google Chrome, will let you save a web page as image. The extension will save a long web page as a single image. Because the extension ran on the browser itself, you can actually save a web page that requires you to log on.
|22 July 2010||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
For most average computer users, the most passive mouse button is usually the middle one. The middle button is usually used to scroll documents or web pages, and almost for nothing else. In case you are wondering if you can put the middle mouse button to a good use, you might want to try MouseExtender.
MouseExtender is a small program that ran on the system tray and it will display a nice menu that contains shortcuts to file, program, folder and URL by clicking the middle mouse button. You can group shortcuts which belong in same category using tabs.
By default, MouseExtender will override other programs’ function that uses the middle mouse button. For example, clicking the middle button on webpage in a web browser will gives you the ability to scroll the webpage using the cursor, and when you’re running MouseExtender, it will bypass this function and displays shortcuts. However, MouseExtender allows you to exclude programs from displaying the shortcuts and let the program uses its default middle click function.
|15 June 2010||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Windows only. If you are looking for a way to mount your frequently accessed folder as a drive (and you don’t feel like having a shortcut on your desktop), Visual Subst might be the application for you. Visual Subst is a simple and small application that will let you mount any folder as virtual hard drive easily.
How to use Visual Subst to mount a folder as a virtual drive
1. Choose the drive letter that you want to point to the folder. (1)
2. Select the folder that you wish to mount as virtual drive. (2)
3. Click the add button to mount the folder. (3)
Visual Subst is freeware and available for Windows. Portable version available.