And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.
Monthly Archives: November 2011
All of us use Facebook these days, have you ever though about being able to see your own profile as a single website with all the pages and images and your status messages which you have put up till now, messages received, Friends, notes, photos, videos, everything.. and moreover, this can be stored offline on your laptop.
Actually you can do this, there is an option to download a copy of your Facebook data:
how many of you did know that all the searches you do on Google are actually stored and can be viewed too.!! ?
Shocked? It’s true. You can view your Google search history by clicking on this link:
This search history will be associated with a Gmail account i.e only those searches will be saved here which are done by you when you were actually logged-on to Google through any of the Google’s products and will be linked to your Gmail account. How to know that you are logged on or not? Simple – go to www.google.com and see at the top there will be something like this :
there will be your name at the top right side (This is for the new look of Google in which they have integrated it with Google+)
many users won’t be too happy on knowing that their history and actions are being recorded and saved by Google (for privacy or whatever reasons) so, for them there is an option to turn of this feature by clicking on the ‘Pause’ button in the Web history option as shown below.
Optionally you can also delete all of your previous history (by clicking on Remove all web history) or only some selective items (by clicking on Remove)
In the screenshot above, it shows “Your current search history is currently empty” because I had paused the feature of web history and hence no history was being saved.
Here are some cool shortcuts which you might use for a faster access and effortless navigation on windows 7.
Win key + Left arrow/Right arrow:
docks/undocks the active window to the left or right of the screen.
Win key + Up arrow
maximize the active window.
Win key + Down arrow:
minimize the active window or restore it if it is maximized.
Win key + M:
minimize all the windows.
Win key + D:
toggle Show desktop.
Win key + R:
opens the Run command window, which is by default hidden in the start menu in windows 7.
Win key + Home key:
minimize/restore all the windows, except the active window.
Win key + G:
show gadgets (if enabled).
Win key + (+) or Win key + (-):
open the magnifier and zoom in/ zoom out the current(active) part of the screen.
Win key + # (#=number):
open(or minimize if it’s already open) the program number (#) on the task bar. For example to open Google chrome, I would press windows key and the 3 key on the keyboard.
Win key + T:
sets focus on the task bar icons, you can now press left and right keys to navigate and click enter to open the selected program. For example following is a screenshot with the Windows media player in focus, to open it, just press enter.
Win key + Alt key + # (#=number):
access the jump list of task bar icon number (#).
>>jump list is the menu which opens when you right-click on an icon on the task bar.
## another way to access the jump list is by clicking and slightly moving the mouse in the upwards direction on that icon.
Display the old context menu on task bars:
you can display the old context menu on the task bar icons by pressing Shift key while right clicking on them.
Run as administrator shortcut:
usually you have to right-click and select run as administrator to do so, you can easily do that by pressing Ctrl and Shift key while double clicking the program to run it as administrator.
Open extended context menu:
by pressing the shift key while right clicking on any file and folder, you will be able to open the extended context menu which provides some useful features which are not there on the normal context menu, like:
more options in the Send to sub menu, open command window here option when clicking on a folder, open in a new process etc.
Search from the Start menu:
you can add a search internet option in the start menu itself (it will search using your default browser):
how to do this?
- press Win + R (to open the Run command window)
- type GPEDIT.MSC and press enter to open the Group Policy Editor.
- In the left pane, go to User configuration > Administrative Templates > Start menu and Taskbar
- In the right pane, right-click on “Add search internet link to Start Menu” and click on Edit, then click on Enabled. and then Apply > Ok.
there are many other useful functions in here you can try to explore them (**at your own risk)
Here is a unique photo.
Can you guess what is this photo of?
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
Trick#5: Google Guitar
This is my favorite Google trick and it is in fact an interactive Google doodle made as a Tribute to Les Paul on his 96th birthday.
- Go to www.google.com
- Type “google guitar” in the search box (without the quotes)
- Click on I’m feeling lucky
You will go to the Google Guitar Doodle page directly: Read the rest of this entry
Trick #4: Recursion
Hey guys, the Google trick for today is recursion its a very small trick, and for those of you who do not know what recursion means, this might help. It’s basically a thing or a function which repeats over itself again and again.
So, go to www.google.com
type “recursion” in the search box. (without the quotes)
and press enter.
notice how Google will give a suggestion to you like this:
why is that? you have typed the spelling correctly still it is giving you a spell check suggestion? click on the suggestion, you will notice that nothing happens and you get back to the same page with the spelling suggestion still being shown.
This is a trick by Google in which it shows recursion in the search. as, clicking on recursion will again lead you to the same page and will still keep you giving the spelling suggestion even though your spelling is correct – i.e. recursion.