Computer-Tips & Tricks

Discussion in 'Computer Science | IT | Networking' started by ms_cs, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. ms_cs

    ms_cs Apprentice

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    Here Post the computer tricks and tips:smile:. This can be any computer short cut keys, and locking mechanisms, software easter eggs, anything related to computers and internet.
     
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  2. ms_cs

    ms_cs Apprentice

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    Computer Science
    Getting system properties faster : [shortcut key]

    This tweak is for those of you who consider right-clicking on My Computer, and then going down to the properties menu, a bit time consuming. Instead, to bring up the System Properties menu faster, do the following:

    * Hold down the Windows Key on the keyboard, and then press Pause/Break. (WinKey + Pause *
     
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  3. Anil Jain

    Anil Jain Star

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    For Task manager:

    CTRL + SHIFT + ESC

    Very Very informative tHread... If we can handle this properly.

    -CB
     
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  4. ms_cs

    ms_cs Apprentice

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    Thank you CB

    Locking Folders without any third party software
    Consider you want to lock a folder named in your E:\, whose path is E:\.
    Now open the Notepad and type the following

    ren .{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}

    Where is your folder name. Save the text file as loc.bat in the same drive.
    Open another new notepad text file and type the following

    ren .{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}

    Save the text file as key.bat in the same drive.
    Steps to lock the folder:

    To lock the folder, simply click the loc.bat and it will transform into control panel icon which is inaccessible.
    To unlock the folder click the key.bat file. Thus the folder will be unlocked and the contents are accessible

    PS: This is not worked fine in my system. But My Friend still arguing with me that this trick is working fine for him. So I thought Posting it here will be useful for others.
     
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  5. ashutoshglamour

    ashutoshglamour Certified CEan

    window+u(2 times)
    this can be used for shutdown ur computer
     
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  6. ashutoshglamour

    ashutoshglamour Certified CEan

    window+click on computer icon
    this will fast ur computer.
     
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  7. Harshad Italiya

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    To Rename the Recycle bin - This is only for fun

    Type regedit in Run Command...
    Then go to :[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/CLSID/{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} and Change the Name.
    [/FONT]
     
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  8. RajdeepCE

    RajdeepCE Certified CEan

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    Change the Default Location for Installing Programs
    XP uses the C:/Program Files directory as the default base directory into which new programs are installed. However, you can change the default installation drive and/or directory by using a Registry hack. Run the
    Registry Editor and go to
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion
    Look for the value named ProgramFilesDir. By default, the value will be C:/Program Files. Edit the value to any valid drive
    or folder; XP will use that new location as the default installation directory for new programs.
     
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  9. shalini_goel14

    shalini_goel14 Apprentice

    Short cut for opening "Add or Remove Programs" window is

    1. Open Run
    2. Type appwiz.cpl
     
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  10. inbapuvi

    inbapuvi Apprentice

    Alt+ctrl+delete
    This is for task manager.
    Alt+tab
    This is for easy way of select next minimize window
     
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  11. ShrinkDWorld

    ShrinkDWorld Apprentice

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    keep it up we creat the good collection of shortcurs!!!
     
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  12. safwan

    safwan Apprentice

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    Use CTRL+C to Copy and CTRL+V for past
    simple that everyknows (haha!!)
     
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  13. ms_cs

    ms_cs Apprentice

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    How to Turn Your Num Lock On Forever?
    You can set your Num Lock to stay on by default when you logon your system.

    There are two different techniques to set Num Lock stay on by default.

    If you can use Registry Editor correctly then Click on start button and type Regedt32.exe in Run command. Here Navigate to HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard and change the value for InitialKeyboardIndicators from 0 to 2.

    You can do same by configuring the script to change the NUM LOCK state. Click Start button and then open Notepad. Copy the giving code and paste in Notepad.

    set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

    WshShell.SendKeys "{NUMLOCK}"

    Now save this file with name "num.vbs" must including the quotes. At the end copy this file to user startup folder. The path for this folder is Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.

    Now restart the computer. Num Lock should come on and stay on.
     
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  14. harshal000

    harshal000 Certified CEan

    ctrl+D gives u the desktop
    try it .
     
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  15. Harshad Italiya

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    Its WINDOW+D not Ctr+D
     
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  16. shalini_goel14

    shalini_goel14 Apprentice

    WINDOWS + E - Opens Windows Explorer window.
     
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  17. Anil Jain

    Anil Jain Star

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    This opens the dialog from where we can open task Manager. For direct Task Manager shortcut is SHIFT + CTRL + ESc

    How to do this... couldn't get you?

    -CB
     
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  18. safwan

    safwan Apprentice

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    Computer Science
    go to start button and go to run type cmd and it will give you comand dos.
     
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  19. vincent_lwh

    vincent_lwh Certified CEan

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    Mechatronics
    ctrl+w
    close a window or tab of a browser. =)
     
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  20. RadhikaDeshpande

    RadhikaDeshpande Certified CEan

    Engineering Discipline:
    IT
    Useful Run commands:

    To Access….
    Run Command
    Accessibility Controls
    access.cpl
    Accessibility Wizard
    accwiz
    Add Hardware Wizard
    hdwwiz.cpl
    Add/Remove Programs
    appwiz.cpl
    Administrative Tools
    control admintools
    Adobe Acrobat (if installed)
    acrobat
    Adobe Designer (if installed)
    acrodist
    Adobe Distiller (if installed)
    acrodist
    Adobe ImageReady (if installed)
    imageready
    Adobe Photoshop (if installed)
    photoshop
    Automatic Updates
    wuaucpl.cpl
    Bluetooth Transfer Wizard
    fsquirt
    Calculator
    calc
    Certificate Manager
    certmgr.msc
    Character Map
    charmap
    Check Disk Utility
    chkdsk
    Clipboard Viewer
    clipbrd
    Command Prompt
    cmd
    Component Services
    dcomcnfg
    Computer Management
    compmgmt.msc
    Control Panel
    control
    Date and Time Properties
    timedate.cpl
    DDE Shares
    ddeshare
    Device Manager
    devmgmt.msc
    Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)*
    directx.cpl
    Direct X Troubleshooter
    dxdiag
    Disk Cleanup Utility
    cleanmgr
    Disk Defragment
    dfrg.msc
    Disk Management
    diskmgmt.msc
    Disk Partition Manager
    diskpart
    Display Properties
    control desktop
    Display Properties
    desk.cpl
    Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected)
    control color
    Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility
    drwtsn32
    Driver Verifier Utility
    verifier
    Event Viewer
    eventvwr.msc
    Files and Settings Transfer Tool
    migwiz
    File Signature Verification Tool
    sigverif
    Findfast
    findfast.cpl
    Firefox (if installed)
    firefox
    Folders Properties
    control folders
    Fonts
    control fonts
    Fonts Folder
    fonts
    Free Cell Card Game
    freecell
    Game Controllers
    joy.cpl
    Group Policy Editor (XP Prof)
    gpedit.msc
    Hearts Card Game
    mshearts
    Help and Support
    helpctr
    HyperTerminal
    hypertrm
    Iexpress Wizard
    iexpress
    Indexing Service
    ciadv.msc
    Internet Connection Wizard
    icwconn1
    Internet Explorer
    iexplore
    Internet Properties
    inetcpl.cpl
    Internet Setup Wizard
    inetwiz
    IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration)
    ipconfig /all
    IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents)
    ipconfig /displaydns
    IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents)
    ipconfig /flushdns
    IP Configuration (Release All Connections)
    ipconfig /release
    IP Configuration (Renew All Connections)
    ipconfig /renew
    IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS)
    ipconfig /registerdns
    IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID)
    ipconfig /showclassid
    IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID)
    ipconfig /setclassid
    Keyboard Properties
    control keyboard
    Local Security Settings
    secpol.msc
    Local Users and Groups
    lusrmgr.msc
    Logs You Out Of Windows
    logoff
    Malicious Software Removal Tool
    mrt
    Microsoft Access (if installed)
    access.cpl
    Microsoft Chat
    winchat
    Microsoft Excel (if installed)
    excel
    Microsoft Frontpage (if installed)
    frontpg
    Microsoft Movie Maker
    moviemk
    Microsoft Paint
    mspaint
    Microsoft Powerpoint (if installed)
    powerpnt
    Microsoft Word (if installed)
    winword
    Microsoft Syncronization Tool
    mobsync
    Mouse Properties
    control mouse
    Mouse Properties
    main.cpl
    Nero (if installed)
    nero
    Netmeeting
    conf
    Network Connections
    control netconnections
    Network Connections
    ncpa.cpl
    Network Setup Wizard
    netsetup.cpl
    Notepad
    notepad
    Object Packager
    packager
    ODBC Data Source Administrator
    odbccp32.cpl
    On Screen Keyboard
    osk
    Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed)
    ac3filter.cpl
    Outlook Express
    msimn
    Paint
    pbrush
    Password Properties
    password.cpl
    Performance Monitor
    perfmon.msc
    Performance Monitor
    perfmon
    Phone and Modem Options
    telephon.cpl
    Phone Dialer
    dialer
    Pinball Game
    pinball
    Power Configuration
    powercfg.cpl
    Printers and Faxes
    control printers
    Printers Folder
    printers
    Private Character Editor
    eudcedit
    Quicktime (If Installed)
    QuickTime.cpl
    Quicktime Player (if installed)
    quicktimeplayer
    Real Player (if installed)
    realplay
    Regional Settings
    intl.cpl
    Registry Editor
    regedit
    Registry Editor
    regedit32
    Remote Access Phonebook
    rasphone
    Remote Desktop
    mstsc
    Removable Storage
    ntmsmgr.msc
    Removable Storage Operator Requests
    ntmsoprq.msc
    Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof)
    rsop.msc
    Scanners and Cameras
    sticpl.cpl
    Scheduled Tasks
    control schedtasks
    Security Center
    wscui.cpl
    Services
    services.msc
    Shared Folders
    fsmgmt.msc
    Shuts Down Windows
    shutdown
    Sounds and Audio
    mmsys.cpl
    Spider Solitare Card Game
    spider
    SQL Client Configuration
    cliconfg
    System Configuration Editor
    sysedit
    System Configuration Utility
    msconfig
    System Information
    msinfo32
    System Properties
    sysdm.cpl
    Task Manager
    taskmgr
    TCP Tester
    tcptest
    Telnet Client
    telnet
    Tweak UI (if installed)
    tweakui
    User Account Management
    nusrmgr.cpl
    Utility Manager
    utilman
    Windows Address Book
    wab
    Windows Address Book Import Utility
    wabmig
    Windows Backup Utility (if installed)
    ntbackup
    Windows Explorer
    explorer
    Windows Firewall
    firewall.cpl
    Windows Magnifier
    magnify
    Windows Management Infrastructure
    wmimgmt.msc
    Windows Media Player
    wmplayer
    Windows Messenger
    msmsgs
    Windows Picture Import Wizard (need camera connected)
    wiaacmgr
    Windows System Security Tool
    syskey
    Windows Update Launches
    wupdmgr
    Windows Version (to show which version of windows)
    winver
    Windows XP Tour Wizard
    tourstart
    Wordpad
    write
     
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