Monday, November 19, 2012

Right Click for power options on Windows 8

This post will show you how to Lock, Restart, Shutdown and Sleep just by right clicking on any space. This can be done apart from the various other ways to get to the power options on Windows 8; Alt+F4, Win+I or the Charms. Steps below: 

Open notepad and paste the code given below in it. 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Lock Computer]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Sleep Computer]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Restart Computer]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Shutdown Computer]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Lock Computer\command]
@="Rundll32 User32.dll,LockWorkStation"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Sleep Computer\command]
@="rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Restart Computer\command]
@="shutdown.exe -r -t 00 -f"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Shutdown Computer\command]
@="shutdown.exe -s -t 00 -f"

Save the file with any name and add a " .reg " extension to it. Save it anywhere you want to.

Open the registry file by double-clicking on it and add it to the registry by providing "Yes" in the dialog box that will appear.

To remove it, follow the exact same steps as above but replace the code to that of which is given below: 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Lock Computer]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Sleep Computer]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Restart Computer]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Shutdown Computer]

Thanks to Rohit's Tech World. 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Galaxy Note ICS update in India

There are 2 ways of doing that. Via Samsung Kies and OTA (over-the-air)

The OTA method: 

Goto Settings --> About Phone --> Software Update --> Update. If you have Wifi then do so, or only GPRS, then uncheck the Wifi only option and update/download it.

The update file is around 36 MB, but if you haven't updated your Note for a while, you would get something higher than that.

As usual, it reboots a few times. 

If there are no more updates available and you are still on the old version (with a few minor changes to the UI) continue with the Kies method. 

The Kies method: 

Download Kies from here

And connect your phone. I din't succeed on Windows 8 CP. So I had to shift to Windows 7. 

Update Kies. You will probably see that a new firmware version is available for you device. Click Update. 

There is nothing much you will have to do. Just do not disturb the connections and if you have a slow or dodgy internet connection you will have a very hard time doing the upgrade. 

You will find that your phone has Ice Cream Sandwich. ICS is just as smooth as Ice Cream. ICS is very much different from GB, which means, you'll just have to dig deeper. 

I still haven't because I wanted to write about the success of upgrading after a war between me and my internet connection. 

Let me know if you had any problems, because I had a few myself, I'd love to solve it along with you.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Facebook- To do and not to do

     Now after Facebook IPO and Mark's marriage, I find "now" is the best time to write about what Facebook-ing is all about. 

     You'd probably love to be on Facebook, or be bored at times. But there are a few things you need to watch out when you are on it. There are so many things to be kept track of, lets start from the very beginning, a very good place to start, right ?

     Remember this page ? Yes this page is the first impression you'd make on the Facebook servers. Enter your name in the First name column and if you have a second name put it in the last name column or else just add in your father's name, its not very professional when you add adjectives or your college's name. Please do not segregate your name. As in Ra + hul 

     Next you find friends, and import or whatever. Or if you want to get out of that page click on the page links on the top of the page and reach your profile or home page. You can then find friends using the search. 

     Its always better when you add a picture of yourself. One in which you will be able to be identified by your friends, but not exposed. Revealing one's self is of great importance, because you know these days from recruiting to matrimony search everything happens via Facebook and other few networking sites. I've experienced the former. Take your time to fill out your profile. Because "YOU ARE WHAT YOUR PROFILE SAYS ABOUT YOU". Specially when you are adding strangers, it comes handy. Its not required that you fill in every part and provide so much detail, but the very important parts would do. 

     Finish off everything regarding your details and I'd suggest you add the very important/best friends and/or relatives first, and then via the feeds increase your network by adding those that talk sense. The next important thing is to put them in a list, might help you getting organised or just help at times. Add to Interest Lists -> New List. You're already on FB without lists? If you don't have a great list of friends you can still try adding lists. 

     After adding only people you know, check your privacy settings. you can Edit Settings and choose what is necessary. Its not very essential to keep your profile picture link to other profile pictures of yours. To remove the link, or hide the profile pictures album, Get into the album and change its visibility. Similarly for the other albums, choose edit album and edit the settings to what you require. 

     If you don't yet have the timeline, its about time you get it. Because the cover picture lets you add a cover for your profile and keep track of whatever you are doing on Facebook. The cover can also be used to know who you are, so choose wisely. Highlight posts, for people to know what you want them to know. 

     Spam is one thing that flourishes on Facebook, but its safe to keep yourself away from it. And how to do that ? you ask ? Sometimes its by experience and sometimes its by being over cautious, so as to click absolutely no links on Facebook. Either way you will be saved, but the former will make you rule. 

     Chat with people keeping your privacy in mind. Do not share phone numbers unless and until you know who you are giving it to. Sometimes you will not be chatting with someone who you think you are chatting with. Because the Facebook credentials (username/password) are now-a-days shared between 2 or 3 friends. Don't do that. 

     There are things that are supposed to be posted, comment, and messaged, upon post. You, my friend, are supposed to qualify things accordingly and comment on necessary ones and for the others you find good/bad, message the required person. This is of quite some importance because whatever you do will reach your friend's news feed. And if you have many friends, no one would like your (seriously) regular activity.

"Your status is who you are."
"Facebook can ruin you or teach you a lesson."

     I'm not sure what I've missed, if in case you have any queries, ask me in person at or comment right away.