Sunday, August 21, 2011

Windows XP tricks

Creating Shutdown Icon or One Click Shutdown:

Navigate to your desktop. On the desktop, right-click and go to New, then to Shortcut (in other words, create a new shortcut). You should now see a pop-up window instructing you to enter a command line path.
Use this path in "Type Location of the Item"
SHUTDOWN -s -t 01
If the C: drive is not your local hard drive, then replace "C" with the correct letter of the hard drive. Click the "Next" button. Name the shortcut and click the "Finish" button. Now whenever you want to shut down, just click on this shortcut and you're done.

Making Google the Default Search Engine in Internet Explorer

Open registry editor by going to Start then Run and entering regedit and navigate to following three keys separately and change it as shown below:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Search Page"=""
"Search Bar"=""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search]
"SearchAssistant"="" .

Presentation On Ubuntu

I had a presentation on ubuntu. If you want to refer this presentation then you can download from this link,

Linux softwares

Description of the program, executed taskWindowsLinux
1) Networking.
Web browserInternet Explorer, Netscape / Mozilla, Opera [Prop], Firefox, ...1) Firefox.
2) Galeon.
3) Konqueror.
4) Opera. [Prop]
5) Google Chrome.
6) Nautilus.
7) Epiphany.
8) Links. (with "-g" key).
9) Dillo.
10) Encompass.
Console web browser1) Links
2) Lynx
3) Xemacs + w3.
1) Links.
2) ELinks.
3) Lynx.
4) w3m.
5) Xemacs + w3.
Email clientOutlook Express, Netscape / Mozilla, Thunderbird, The Bat, Eudora, Becky, Datula, Sylpheed / Claws Mail, Opera1) Evolution.
2) Netscape / Mozilla/Thunderbird messenger.
3) Sylpheed / Claws Mail.
4) Kmail.
5) Gnus.
6) Balsa.
7) Bynari Insight GroupWare Suite. [Prop]
8) Arrow.
9) Gnumail.
10) Althea.
11) Liamail.
12) Aethera.
13) MailWarrior.
14) Opera.
Email client / PIM in MS Outlook styleOutlook1) Evolution.
2) Bynari Insight GroupWare Suite. [Prop]
3) Aethera.
4) Sylpheed.
5) Claws Mail
Email client in The Bat styleThe Bat1) Sylpheed.
2) Claws Mail
3) Kmail.
4) Gnus.
5) Balsa.
Console email clientMutt [de], Pine, Pegasus, Emacs1) Pine. [NF]
2) Mutt.
3) Gnus.
4) Elm.
5) Emacs.
News reader1) Agent [Prop]
2) Free Agent
3) Xnews
4) Outlook
5) Netscape / Mozilla
6) Opera [Prop]
7) Sylpheed / Claws Mail
8) Dialog
9) Gravity
10) BNR2
1) Knode.
2) Pan. 
3) NewsReader.
4) Netscape / Mozilla Thunderbird.
5) Opera [Prop]
6) Sylpheed / Claws Mail.
7) Pine. [NF]
8) Mutt.
9) Gnus.
10) tin.
11) slrn.
12) Xemacs.
13) BNR2.
Address bookOutlook1) Rubrica
Files downloadingFlashget, Go!zilla, Reget, Getright, DAP, WgetWackGetMass Downloader, ...

Tips & Tricks on Ubuntu

1. Get lightning fast and clever at the command line
You can use keyboard shortcuts and other command line tricks to make entering commands easier and faster. You might already know about the ‘tab’ key which completes partial commands and even file and directory names.

Here are some other keyboard shortcuts you can use within terminal:

Ctrl-aMove to the start of the line.Ctrl-eMove to the end of the line.Alt-] xMoves the cursor forward to the next occurrence of x.Alt-Ctrl-] xMoves the cursor backwards to the previous occurrence of x.Ctrl-uDelete from the cursor to the beginning of the line.Ctrl-kDelete from the cursor to the end of the line.Ctrl-wDelete from the cursor to the start of the word.Ctrl-yPastes text from the clipboard.Ctrl-lClear the screen leaving the current line at the top of the screen.Ctrl-x Ctrl-uUndo the last changes. Ctrl-_Alt-rUndo all changes to the line.Alt-Ctrl-eExpand command line.Ctrl-rIncremental reverse search of history.Alt-pNon-incremental reverse search of history.!!Execute last command in history!abcExecute last command in history beginning with abc!nExecute nth command in history^abc^xyzReplace first occurrence of abc with xyz in last command and execute itAlso don’t forget to check out 4 websites where you can learn cool command line tricks

2. Launch Ubuntu Linux Applications with keyboard
There are two ways you can achieve this:

  • Use applications like Launchy or Gnome-Do that make it easier to launch applications by typing a few characters of the application’s name.
  • Or you can summon gconf editor (Alt+F2 then type gconf-editor and hit enter), and navigate to apps > metacity > global_keybindings, double click on any of the run_command_N and type in the keyboard shortcut you want to assign to an application then make a mental note of the number N. Then go to apps > metacity > keybinding_commands and double click on command_N (N being the number you used above) and type in the command you want to run. As an example if you wanted to run Firefox you would type in firefox.

Also check out these Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts you might not know about.

3. Start from wherever you left off

You can make Ubuntu remember the applications you had open when you last logged out, so that when you log back in again you’ll find all those applications running and you can resume right from where you left off.

To achieve this go to System > Preferences > Startup Applications, then go to the options tab and check "Automatically remember running applications when logging out"

4. Create a Separate Ubuntu Linux Home Partition

New versions of Ubuntu arrive every 6 months. Although you can upgrade to the latest version via the update manager, sometimes the upgrade doesn’t work as expected so some users like to do a fresh clean install.

The disadvantage with that of course is that you lose data you had in your home directory. To overcome this you can create a separate Home partition when you are installing Ubuntu, size it according to your requirements and then when you decide to install Ubuntu the next time, simply specify this partition as the Home partition (by choosing /home as the mount point).

All your files and data on the Home partition will be preserved even after a fresh install.