Showing posts with label Windows. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Windows. Show all posts

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Add custom background to firefox New Tab


Download this tutorial in pdf format If you are a Mozilla Firefox user then you might be aware of New Tab page in Firefox which shows your recently visited web pages as 3x3 grid of tiles. But the Backgroud of this page is White. You can change the background of New Tab Page to whatever image you want. You can also change the Background of Firefox Homepage (about:home).
Here is the Screen shot of New Tab Page after applying Custom Background to New Tab Page:

Getting Started

To Add custom Background to Firefox New Tab and Homepage we will require a firefox addon called Stylish.

Okay, Now that you've downloaded Stylish, let's add custom background to firefox New Tab page

Step 1

Open firefox and go to tools--> Add-Ons tab (or Press Ctrl+Shift+A).

Step 2

Now you can see in the left pane, "User Styles", Click on "User Styles" tab.

Step 3

In the Right pane there is a button "Write New Style", click on it. Name it whatever you want and in the code window paste the following codes:
/*wallpaper for the about:newtab*/ @-moz-document url("about:newtab"){#newtab-scrollbox{background:url("file:///c:/panda.jpg") no-repeat !important; background-size:100% !important;} }

Replace "file:///c:/panda.jpg" with the location of the image you want to use.
Save it! Done!

You can also change the HomePage (about:home) background too. To change Home Page background add the following codes:
/*wallpaper for the about:newtab and about:home*/ @-moz-document url("about:newtab"), url("about:home") {/*for the new tab page*/ #newtab-scrollbox {background : url("file:///c:/panda.jpg") no-repeat !important; background-size : 100% !important; } /*for homepage*/ body{background: url("file:///c:/panda.jpg") no-repeat !important; background-size :100% !important;} #launcher {background-color : rgba(0,0,0,0.8) !important;}}

Home Page screen shot:

Now Save it! Done!

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Activate God Mode in Windows 7


What is God Mode?
If you haven't heard of God Mode then God Mode is a feature in Windows 7 which brings together a long list of customization settings allowing you to change all your settings from one place.
Here's a screen shot of how God Mode looks:


Let's Do it

Step 1: Create a folder in your computer.
Step 2: Name your New Folder to this:

Step 3: Now your folder should look like this:
Now you have succesfully activated the God Mode.
Open the GodMode folder and you can see a huge list of controls!!!

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Saturday, 5 October 2013

CMD tricks Collection

Awesome CMD tricks

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For most people command prompt seems boring. But with these command prompt tricks/codes it won't seem that boring as before.
Here is the list of cmd commands:


With this command you can change the current Title of the command prompt window. For exmaple :
title hellboundgeeks

will change the title of the cmd window to "hellboundgeeks".


Sets the default console foreground and background colors. For example:
color [attribute]

Color attributes are specified by TWO hex digits -- the first corresponds to the background; the second the foreground. Each digit can be any of the following values:
0 = Black 8 = Gray
1 = Blue 9 = Light Blue
2 = Green A = Light Green
3 = Aqua B = Light Aqua
4 = Red C = Light Red
5 = Purple D = Light Purple
6 = Yellow E = Light Yellow
7 = White F = Bright White

produces light green on black background.

Watch Star Wars in ASCII

You can watch "Star Wars Episode IV" in command prompt. But it would be of completely in ASCII texts. To watch Star Wars Episode IV, in cmd type the following:

Note: In Windows 7, by default, you can not watch "Star Wars" because telnet is not activated. You have to activate telnet in order to watch "Star Wars".


Tree command Graphically displays the folder structure of a drive or path.
TREE [drive:][path] [/F] [/A]

/F Display the names of the files in each folder.
/A Use ASCII instead of extended characters.
tree c:\

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Friday, 4 October 2013

How to Change Drive Icon in Windows

How to Change Drive Icon

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drive icon

Are you bored with your predefined drive icons? If yes then this tutorial will help you Change the Drive Icon in Windows.


1.Notepad or any text editor
2.Icon file


Open Notepad and type the following text

Note: Here myicon.ico is the name of my icon file, you can change this name as your icon file's name.

Now save the file as autorun.inf (Go to file menu--> Save As..--> then select All files in save as type drop down menu.)


Now copy the autorun.inf file and icon file both in the drive, you want to change the Icon.


Now It's Done! Just Restart your Computer and See the Changes!
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Monday, 30 September 2013

How to Change Drive Letter

How to change Drive letter in Windows

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Do you want to change you predefined drive letter in Windows?
If you're interested in changing the drive letter then read on this tutorial.
There are two ways you can change the Drive letter in windows computers.

1. By Command Prompt (command line or text mode).
2. By GUI mode (from Disk management utility)

By Command line

Step 1
Press win+R to bring up Run command. In the Run command type
to bring diskpart.exe window (command line).
Step 2
Now in the Diskpart command line type
list volume
This will list all the volumes followed by volume number (see screen shot).


Step 3
Now type
select volume #

Here # is the number, of the volume, of which you want to change the letter.
Step 4
Now type
remove letter D

Here I want to change the letter "D" so I've typed "remove letter D". Replace D with your drive letter, which you want to change. Now type
assign letter P

Replace "P" with your desired letter. Now type

Done! You've Successfully changed the Drive letter.
Note: You can not change Drive letter of system volume or boot volumes.

By GUI method (Disk management)

Step 1
Press win+R and type
in the Run command box. The Disk Management Window will pop up.( see screen shot)


Step 2
Now Right click on the Drive you want to change the letter and then click on "Change Drive letter and Path". A new window will pop up. Now click on the button "Change..." and select any one letter from the drop down menu. Click on OK.
Hope you all enjoyed this!
If you have any problems or have any suggestions then please leave a comment or PM me.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Change Splash Background of photoshop

How to change Photoshop Splash Background

Hello Friends!
In my previous article I showed you How to change Calc.exe menu items using Resource Hacker. Now in this Article I'm going to show you How to change Photoshop Splash Background using Resource Hacker. If you don't have this awesome tool then you can download it from the following link.

Getting Started

First thing you need is Resource Hacker which I think you have downloaded from the above link. Now the second thing you need is Photoshop (I think you have it otherwise you wouldn't come here). In this tutorial we are using Photoshop CS4 but you can use another versions too.


Now that you've downloaded and Installed Resource Hacker let's move to interesting part.
Step 1:
Go to the directory where you've installed photoshop. Generally it can be found in C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop CS4. Find the file PSArt.dll and first backup this file.
Step 2:
Now Open Resource Hacker. Then from the File menu click Open and browse to the file PSArt.dll or you can drag and drop PSArt.dll to the Resource Hacker's Window.

Step 3:
Now Double Click on PNGF folder and search for "SPLASHARTBACKGROUND.PNG"if you're using CS4 or "SPLASHARTFEATHER.PNG" if you are using CS2, and double click on it. Now you will see something like 1033, click on it. Now you will get the splash background (see screenshot below).

Step 4:
Now go to Action from the menu bar and "save resource as binary file" and name it as something.png.
Step 5:
Edit the file (using photoshop or any other photo editing tool) you just saved to whatever you want. Have a look at my Splash screen background image.

Step 6:
Now go back to Resource Hacker and goto SPLASHARTBACKGROUND.PNG and right click on 1033 and click on Replace Resource a new window will pop up, just locate the edited png file and in the boxes below type the following:
Resource Type: PNGF
Resource Lnaguage: 1033

Click on "Replace" button and Save the dll file.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

How to change calc.exe menu using Resource Hacker

Hello friends!
Today I'm going to show you How to customize Windows from a small tool called "Resource Hacker".


Resource Hacker is a small but awesome tool to modify system files like DLL, EXE, CPL etc. Resource Hacker as its name suggests, hacks the resources of Windows and replace with customized ones.

You can download it using the following link.


Since it is only the beginning of our How to customize Windows so I'll only show you a basic customization in Windows Calculator .
Step 1: Download the Resource Hacker.
First Download Resource Hacker tool from the link provided above and Install it in your computer.
Step 2: Open Resource Hacker tool
Now open Resource Hacker by going All Programs--> Resource Hacker--> Resource Hacker.
Step 3: Backup Calc.exe
First backup your original Calc.exe file, which is located at %windir%:\WINDOWS\system32. %windir% is your system directory where Windows is installed.
Step 4: Open Calc.exe with Resource Hacker
Now Open calc.exe from Resource Hacker or you can drag and drop calc.exe to Resource Hacker's Window.
Step 5: Main Part: Editing
Now you can see in the left pane there is some folders.
Click on Menu folder and extend its contents and click on 106 folder. There you can see 1033 click on it.
Now you can see some codes in the Right Pane.
106 MENU
POPUP "&Edit"
MENUITEM "&Copy\tCtrl+C", 300
MENUITEM "&Paste\tCtrl+V", 301
POPUP "&View"
MENUITEM "S&tandard", 305
MENUITEM "&Scientific", 304
MENUITEM "D&igit grouping", 303
POPUP "&Help"
MENUITEM "&Help Topics ", 317
MENUITEM "&About Calculator", 302

Now replace "Scientific" or "Standard" with anything you want.
Remember put "&" before the letter which is not common in menu item.
Now Press "Compile Script" and Save your New (edited) file. Done!
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Thursday, 19 September 2013

Hide file in Photo

How to hide a file in Photo/Image

fileWant to hide any executable file in an image? Hiding a file in an image is very simple process. All you need to have a computer (windows/Linux) and some basic knowledge.
1. The image (image.gif) file into which we'll be hiding our file.
2. Files which we'll be merging with the image file.
Now before we start compress your files (which will be merged with image) to
Open command prompt and move to the folder (by cd command) where the files are present (image.gif and and type the code:
copy /b newfile.gif
Open terminal. Move to the directory, where both files are present. And type the following code:
cat image.gif

Done! If you open the file with image viewer the file will act like an image. Now there are two ways to access the files either change the extension of new file to .zip or open the file with a zip extractor.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Start windows in 10 seconds

Start Windows in 10 seconds(may vary)

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Does your Windows Computer takes much time to start/boot? Do you want your Windows Computer to boot fast? Then follow the steps below:
Click on windows button and goto Run. Now type regedit in Runcommand box. Then find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM \CurrentControlSet\Control\ ContentIndex
Now there find the Key Called "Startup Delay" Double Click On It. Now where its Base. Click Decimal Now its Default Value Is
4800000(75300:hexadecimal) Change The Value To 40000
Here you go. You have done it! Now close the Registery Editor and Restart Your Computer You'll See The Result.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Extend Window 7 Trial period

extend window 7 trial period
Hello friends, Today we are going to talk about how to extend window 7 30 day trial to 120 days.


Microsoft window 7 trial can be downloaded free of cost from their site, but after installing that the countdown starts and after 30 days we are forced to buy the activation key!
But fortunately we can extend this 30 day trial period to 120 days (4 months) by a tool called slmgr (Software Licencing Manager). Below are the steps to do this:


Step 1:Go to Start -- All Programmes --and right click on CMD and select Run as Administrator.
Step 2: Now Type "slmgr -rearm" (without quotes). Done!
Now your 30 day trial of windows 7 has extended to 30 more days. To extended windows trial to 120 days have to do Step 2 after the end of the trial.
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