Dec 10, 2010

Disable useless repeating error notifications

Your computer may be at risk. Your virus protection status is unknown and many others.These are some notifications which windows gives to maintain computer security.

Security is a system of safeguards designed to protect a computer system and important data from damage or access by unauthorized persons. Different antivirus and firewall programs are used to manage the security of the computer. Some time this is build-in antivirus or firewall program in windows to maintain the computer security. But if your windows is not provided with any antivirus, firewall program and Automatic Updates, your windows security center will alerts you a message Your computer may be at risk. Your virus protection status is unknown with useless repeating reminder.

You can disable this message permanently by doing some changes in registry. Just follow these steps:

1). Go to run.

2). Type Regedit in Run option.

3). Now window will ask for your permission to continue, just click on continue.

4). Here locate the location to:

5). Now in right side panel, double click on AntiVirusDisableNotify and set its value 1.

6). Close the registry editor and restart your computer after any changes to go into effect.

Its done.

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Turn off all system Beeps - Cool Computer Tricks

wanna turn off all cpmputer beeps?? just follow these steps you need to do some changes in registry but its very simple. Follow these steps:
1). Open Run.

2). Type Regedit and press enter.
3). Now window ll ask for your perimission to continue just click on continue.
4). In registry editor window , browse to the following key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Sound

5). Here double click on Beep.

6). Now change the value of beep to No.

7). Close the registry editor and reboot your computer.

Its done.
Changes will be reflected after you reboot your computer.

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Disable the Blinking Cursor in Computer Applications

If you are using any computer application, for example MS Word or MS FrontPage and you did not like blinking of cursor. Now you can stop the cursor from blinking in these applications, for this you have to edit your computer registry keys, but be careful to work with computer registry. Its very simple just follow the given steps to stop cursor from blinking:

1). Click on Start button then type Regedit in Run option.

2). Here browse the location to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER>Control Panel>Desktop.

3). Now here add the string value.

4). Enter its name CursorBlink and value -1.

5). Reboot your computer.

Its done.

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Filter Web Surfing - Remove Ads, scripts and animation from websites

Most of websites displays lots of advertisement banners, pop up ads, animation etc. If you don't like these ads n all then you can remove all these undesirable things.


Webwasher is a proxy server application which allows user to filter out undesirable content that user specify, including ads, animations, scripts and more. It provides user a basic interface, made up of basic checkboxes with a few option windows. Click in front of check boxes which you want to filter out.

Pop-ups, misdirected URLs, large images, scripts, and animations can be easily set to not display. It also crush cookies. It can also be used to block some websites. It provides user a secure and safe search.

Webwasher is freely available on internet for personal use. However, you need to purchase it for using in enterprise(bussiness purpose).

Click here to Download

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Hide recently opened files and programs from Start Menu

Windows save list of recently opened files and show them in start menu. Its very convinient to find files. But if you wanna some privacy, if you don;t want others to see which files and programs you opened than you can hide recent files.

To remove recent items from start menu just follow these steps:

1). Right click on taskbar and click on Properties.

2). Click on start menu tab.

3). Uncheck the check boxes under privacy.

4). Click ok.

Its done.
Click on start menu and check recent items and recent programs, they must not be in start menu. Start menu will look like this figure.

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Disable display of Drives in My Computer

You can disable display of local and networked drives when you click My Computer. Try this trick on your friend's computer and see their reactions when they saw their is no drives. To disable dispaly of drives you have to make some changes in windows registry just follow these steps:
1) Go to RUN.
2) Type regedit and press Enter.
3)Then in Registry Editor window go to
4) Now in the right pane right click and create a new DWORD item and name it NoDrives.
5) Now modify it's value and set it to 1.
6) Press F5 to Referesh.

Its done. When you click on My Computer, no drives will be shown.

To enable display of drives in My Computer, simply delete this DWORD item.

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Shake your Browser - Cool Computer Tricks

Here is a computer prank to shake internet explorer.. Try it just paste this in address bar of Internet Explorer and press enter.

javascript:function Shw(n) {if (self.moveBy) {for (i = 35; i > 0; i--) {for (j = n; j > 0; j--) {self.moveBy(1,i);self.moveBy(i,0);self.moveBy(0,-i);self.moveBy(-i,0); } } }} Shw(6)

Enjoy shaking of it.. Its safe and will stop shaking in some seconds.

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Hide all Items from desktop - Cool Computer Tricks

Do you want to fascinate your friends?? Here is one cool trick by using this you can hide all Items from desktop including all files , folders and even system folders..
To hide all items just follow these steps:

1) Go to Run.
2) Type Regedit and press enter.
3) Then in Registry Editor Window go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Explorer
4) Now in the right pane right click and create a new DWORD item and name it NoDesktop.

5) Now modify it's value and set it to 1.
6) Press F5 to referesh.

Its done.
To enable display of Items , simply delete this DWORD item.

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Post a BLANK Orkut Scrap - Cool Computer Tricks

Here is a cool trick to send a blank scrap to your friend. Its very simple just follow given steps:

1) Open your friend's scrapbook.
2) In text message box type [i] or [b].
3) Click on post.
Its done.

It post a blank scrap in your friend's scrapbook.
You can also use this trick to post blank messages in communities.

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Make screen black - Funny keyboard trick

Here is a simple and funny keyboard trick which you can use to impress your friends. This is nothing but less known feature of the Windows. You have to basically turn on high constrant. Here are steps:
1) Hold Shift, Alt and Print Screen keys together.
2) Click on OK when a message appears (this enables high contrast on Windows system).
Now your screen should change to black.
3) To revert back screen to previous state press Shift, Alt and Print Screen again.

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Invert window screen - Cool keyboard trick

Here is cool trick to rotate your computer screen. you can rotate it by 90 or 180 or 360 angle. You can invert your window screen an d can impress your friends, This is one of the scariest tricks which turns Windows upside down. Here are steps:

Press Ctrl, Alt and then any of the four arrow keys .
Down arrow key rotate by 180 degree, invert screen.
Left arrow key rotate by 90 degree.
Right arrow key rotate by 270 degree
Up arrow key make it normal again.

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Move Mozilla Firefox Automatically- Cool Computer Tricks

Do you want to have some fun and want to impress your friends?? If yes, then this trick is for you. By using this you can move your Firefox window automatically.
Here are steps:

1). Open firefox browser.

2). Just copy the following javascript and paste it to address bar and hit enter.

javascript:a=0;x=0;y=0;setInterval("a+=.01;x=Math.cos(a*3)*2; y=Math.sin(a*2)*2;moveBy(x,y)",2);void(0)

3). To stop moving, just refreash the window or press f5.

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Switch Mouse Clicks - Cool Computer Prank

Here is a cool prank to switch mouse keys. It will switch the actions of click, Right click will work like left click and left click will work like right click. You can switch mouse clicks in absence of your friend and then can see him struggling on using mouse.

Follow these steps to switch mouse keys:
1). Open control panel.
2). Double click on Mouse in control panel, This will open mouse properties window.
3). Now in mouse property window go to buttons tab and click on switch primary and secondry buttons under mouse configration.

4). Click OK.
Its done.
To make it normal, follow these steps again and unclick switch primary and secondry button.

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Computer prank to Pop out cdtray continously

Wanna impress your friends or wanna have some fun with them?? If yes then try this computer prank on your friend's computer. It will popout cdtray of computer continously and make him crazy. Follow given steps for this trick:

1). Open notepad.

2). Copy paste below text into notepad.

Set oWMP = CreateObject("WMPlayer.OCX.7")
Set colCDROMs = oWMP.cdromCollection
if colCDROMs.Count >= 1
For i = 0 to colCDROMs.Count -1
For i = 0 to colCDROMs.Count -1
End If
wscript.sleep 5000

4). Save this file as cdtray.VBS.

Its done.

Double click on file if you wanna see it wrking.

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Record mouse postions and replay Movements and Actions

Now its really possible to record mouse positions, which allow you to replay movements and actions even in your absence. For this you need to download one utility software named Auto Mouse Move.

Auto mouse move is free software utility which record the mouse positions one by one as you move the mouse, and it can replay all the movements and actions (single click, double click, no action).

You can save the coordinate of the mouse pointer and the action you want (single click, double click, no action) and can start the program so that it can simulate as if there is a human sitting behind the computer. It will relieve you from many manual and daunting tasks. It can also save the records to a file so that you will not have to reenter the actions again and again.

Auto mouse move is freely available on internet. Its very easy to use, you can also prank your friends by using this..

Click here to Download

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Rotate desktop in random positions - Cool prank Software

Do you like to play pranks with your friends? If yes then try this prank, rotate their computer's machine in some random position. For this you need one software named Rotate.

Rotate is a joke or prank program intended to entertainment purposes only. This simple but effective prank rotates the user’s Desktop. It can randomly flip the desktop into weird positions. Each time, Rotate is run, the rotation is different and hence keep playing it.

To close rotate just press any key or click anywhere.

It supports Win7 Vista 2008 XP 2003 2000 98 95.

Rotate is freely available on internet. You can download it from anywhere.

Click here to download Rotate.

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Reverse direction of Mouse cursor - Cool Computer Prank

Do you wanna play some prank with your friend? If yes then try Sakasa Mouse, It is a cool pogram by using this program you can change direction of mouse cursor. This is just a joke program created only for fun.Run it on your friends computer and laugh to see him attempting to control his PC.

Sakasa Mouse will reverse the mouse direction, if you move the mouse to the left, the cursor will move to the right. The same happens in the opposite direction, and also up and down.

You can terminate the program from system tray icon.

Its a free program, very small in size and it is easily available on Internet. You can download it by clicking here.

Click here to download Sakasa Mouse

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Remove all software Computer Prank - Cool computer prank

Here is one cool Computer prank to play on experienced users. This is so real, that it will shock the most of the experienced user. It's name is Add/Remove.

Add/Remove is a cool prank that makes it appear that all of your software on your computer is being removed using the Windows Add/Remove Program feature. It is so realistic, because it displays all of the software that is installed on the computer it is ran from. When you first run Add/Remove there is only one option OK, and as soon as you click on that the fun begins. It starts removing all installed softwares.

It shows you windows deleting softwares, but actually it does not delete anything just display those dialog boxws.

To close click the Close button after it has completed pretending to remove all of the software on your computer.

It supports window 98, 2000, NT, XP, Vista , 7.

Its a freeware software, you can download it easily from internet.

Click here to Download.

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Kill tasks without using task manager

Now you can kill a task or a process without using task manager. you can do it in command Prompt. To see process details and their pid type "tasklist" in command prompt. it will display list of all tasks. now you can kill any process just by typing taskkill /pid with its pid. suppose you want to kill a process whose pid is 2690 then you have to write "taskkill /pid 2690" If this process id is not valid id then it will give an error message otherwise it will kill that process instantly.

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Hide data in notepad

Do you know that you can hide data in a notepad file. You can save any of your confidental data in a notepad file in such a way that noone is able to see it except you. just follow these steps:

1) Open command Prompt (type cmd in run).
2) You may change to any directory where you want to save that file.
3) Type notepad filename.txt:StoreHiddenData then press enter. here filename is name of file for example if i want to create a notepad file of name secret then i will write notepad secret.txt:StoreHiddenData. This will create a text file secret.txt.

4) A message will be pop up Cannot find the D:\secret.txt:StoreHiddenData.txt file. Do you want to create a new file?, click OK button to proceed create the new file.
5) A notepad will be pop up. Type data that you want to hide from others. Save the file and you are now successfully creating hidden data for this file.

6) close cmd.

A notepad file secret.txt is successfuly created which contains hidden data. When you open secret.txt, it seems empty. Actualy your data is hidden so you are not able to see it, if you want to see your hidden data then open cmd and type notepad secret.txt:StoreHiddenData. A notepad file will be pop up which contains hidden data.

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Stop Restart OR Shutdown Process

In Window XP, Sometimes it gives an autorestarting warning with no option for postpone on it, Window vista gives that warning with postpone option. Sometimes its very annoying, If you use XP and doing some urgent work and you dont have enough time and at that moment, If it gave that autorestart warning, then you can do nothing except wait for it to restart but now here is one solution, By using this you can abort that restarting process. Just follow these steps:

1) Open command Prompt.
2) Type shutdown -a.

It will abort shutdown process. You can also abort it by simply writing shutdown -a in run window.

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Make a folder named "CON" or "PRN" - Cool Computer Tricks

Do you know that you cant make a folder named as "con" or "prn". If u dnt believe then try to rename a folder give its new name con. It will give error that 'Specified Device name is invalid'. There are many words like con. Some of are them PRN, AUX, CLOCK$, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5,COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6,LPT7, LPT8, LPT9.
These words are windows inbuilt reserved device names. so we cant use them.

But here I provide you a trick by which you can name a folder by any of the above specified names, So go n challenge your friends and prove your superiority..

Here is solution, follow these steps:

1) Open Command Prompt (Type cmd in Run).
2) Type md \\.\d:\con to create a con folder in d drive, You can replace d with any drive .
Its done.

Now for deleting it Type
rd \\.\d:\con

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Access your folders as drives - Cool Computer Tricks

You can create Virtual Drives in your Computer. Now you can access your Favorite Folders as a drive in My Computer.
Just Do The Follwing :
1) Start >> Run
2) Type cmd and hit Enter.
This will open Command Prompt.
3) Type subst Z: E:\picture and hit Enter key.
Here Z: is your desired New Drive Letter (Do not use existing Drive letters) and E:\picture is path of your favorite folder.
4) Now, type exit.
Its done.
This will create a new drive ! When you open this , it will open your folder !!!

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