Blogger Tricks

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Hide all drives from My Computer

Step 1. Go to Start -> Run. 

Step 2. Type regedit

Step 3. Now go to:

Step  4. Now in the right pane, create a new DWORD item and name it NoDrives (it is case sensitive).

Step  5. Now modify it's value and set it to 3FFFFFF (Hexadecimal) .

Step  6. Now restart your computer. 

Step  7. So, now when you click on My Computer, no drives will be shown(all gone...).

To enable display of drives,simply delete this DWORD item that you created. Again restart your computer. You can now see all the drives again

Sunday, February 6, 2011

How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?

To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following digits
your phone:

* # 0 6 #

A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to

handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. when your phone

stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code.

will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes

SIM card, your phone will be totally useless.

You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that
stole it can't use/sell it either.

If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing

Yahoo Messenger Shortcut Keys

General Use Shortcut Key

  • Windows Key + Y – Bring Yahoo Messenger to Focus, works even if Yahoo Messenger is sitting in the system tray.
  • Ctrl + G – Buzzes the contact you are chatting with.
  • Ctrl + H – Show or Hide offline contacts in main messenger Window.
  • Ctrl + Shift + P – Open preferences window.
  • Ctrl + M – Provides a option to send a Instant message.
  • Ctrl + T - Provides a option to send a SMS message.
  • Ctrl + L – Provides a option to make a call.
  • Ctrl + K – Provides options to Call a phone number.
  • Ctrl + Y – Send a email message.
  • Ctrl + Shift + A – Provides options to add a contact.
  • Ctrl + Shift + 0,1 or 2 – Switches between different messaging formats provided by Yahoo Messenger 9 and above.
  • Esc key – Closes a active message window.
  • Ctrl + D – Sign out of Yahoo Messenger.
  • Ctrl + Shift + D – Sign out of Yahoo Messenger client and sign in to your mobile device.
  • Ctrl + Shift + F8 – Change your display Image.
  • Ctrl + Shift + C – Send you contact info in a active chat window.
  • Ctrl + Shift + M – Send you messenger friend list in a active chat window.
  • Ctrl + Shift + R – Request contact details in a active chat window.

Messaging Window Editor Shortcut Keys

  • Ctrl + B – Toggle bold on or off, or convert selected text to bold.
  • Ctrl + I - Toggle italic on or off, or convert selected text to italic.
  • Ctrl + U - Toggle underline on or off, or convert selected text to underline.

Yahoo Messenger Emoticons / Smiley Shortcut Keys

All the emoticons Yahoo has can be sent using your keyboard, most of the popular are :) for happy, :( for sad, ;) for winking, :D for big grin and so on. Yahoo messenger provides you with a complete list of shortcuts for typing in emoticons, in addition to the normal emoticons there are also several hidden emoticons which are not even available from Yahoo Messenger and requires you to use keyboard shortcuts.

10 Tips For Google Image Search

1. If you want to know if a person is a man or a woman and the name doesn't help, do a search for the name.

2. If you don't know the meaning of a word, the pictures may help you.

A better search for Flickr. Google uses information from other sites that link to Flickr photos, so you may find Google search better.

4. Find what's interesting about a site, by looking at the pictures included. For example:

5. Find a new wallpaper for your desktop by restricting your search to large images. You can automate this using an application.

6. Find random personal pictures, using standard file names from digital cameras.

7. Type the name of a painter and you can take an art class.

8. Install a Greasemonkey script so you can view the original version of the image directly by clicking on the thumbnail.

9. Find the color of a word. "Word Color is a windows program that uses Google Image Search to determine the color of a word or string of words. It goes out there, retrieves the top 9 images and loops through all pixels, calculating the average hue, which is later converted to a color."

10. If you want to grab search results, GoogleGrab is a tool that downloads images from Google Image Search. It even supports batch search.