Have your programs Run as Administrator

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There are some programs that need to be run in Administrator Mode in order to function properly. Here are just some examples of the types of programs that would need to do this:

  • Programs that access protected areas of your computer such as the System and Windows folders, and even the C Drive
  • Any Spyware / Adware / Malware / Virus removal programs
  • Any Disk or Performance Utilities

Aside from typing the program in the Windows Start Menu Search bar and pressing Ctrl+Shift+Enter, you can have a program always run in Administrator Mode.

To do this, right click the program and choose properties. Click on the Compatibility tab near the top.

Select “Run this program as Administrator” and click Apply.

That’s it! You never have to go through the hassle of right clicking and choosing Run as Administrator each time. This is very useful if you use a program launcher such as Launchy, and are unable to right click the program icon.

What if I can’t find the Compatibility Tab?

No worries. The icon you have selected is probably a shortcut, so you would have to find the original .exe file. It shows up for most shortcuts, but sometimes it doesn’t and I have no idea why.
Anyways, if you can’t find the Compatibility tab at the top, select the Shortcut tab anyway.

Select everything except the quotation marks in the “Start in” box and copy it.

Then open your Start Menu, click on Computer, paste the information in the address bar and press Enter.

Once you are at the directory, look for the .exe file. Right click it and choose properties, and the compatibility tab should be there.

Start Google Chrome directly in incognito mode

If you are impressed with the incognito mode in Google Chrome , you can directly make Chrome start in incognito mode instead of manually selecting incognito window.

About incognito window:

Pages you view in this window won’t appear in your browser history or search history, and they won’t leave other traces, like cookies, on your computer after you close the incognito window. Any files you download or bookmarks you create will be preserved, however.

Going incognito doesn’t affect the behavior of other people, servers, or software. Be wary of:
Websites that collect or share information about you
Internet service providers or employers that track the pages you visit
Malicious software that tracks your keystrokes in exchange for free smileys
Surveillance by secret agents
People standing behind you

Here is how you do it:

1. Right click your Chrome icon on the desktop.

2. Select properties

It will show the path of chrome.exe

E.g: c:\users\…..\chrome.exe

3. Now just add /incognito after chrome.exe in the link

i.e.: d:\users\…..\chrome.exe / incognito

Now whenever you click the Chrome link, Chrome will start directly in incognito mode.

Start Google Chrome directly in incognito mode

If you are impressed with the incognito mode in Google Chrome , you can directly make Chrome start in incognito mode instead of manually selecting incognito window.

About incognito window:

Pages you view in this window won’t appear in your browser history or search history, and they won’t leave other traces, like cookies, on your computer after you close the incognito window. Any files you download or bookmarks you create will be preserved, however.

Going incognito doesn’t affect the behavior of other people, servers, or software. Be wary of:
Websites that collect or share information about you
Internet service providers or employers that track the pages you visit
Malicious software that tracks your keystrokes in exchange for free smileys
Surveillance by secret agents
People standing behind you

Here is how you do it:

1. Right click your Chrome icon on the desktop.

2. Select properties

It will show the path of chrome.exe

E.g: c:users…..chrome.exe

3. Now just add /incognito after chrome.exe in the link

i.e.: d:users…..chrome.exe / incognito

Now whenever you click the Chrome link, Chrome will start directly in incognito mode.

The Google SMS Channel

The official site of the Google sms channel says:

Google sms channels is a service that enables channels/groups on SMS. It’s a free service that enables you to get premium content published by Google publishing partners, Google popular products (Google News, Blogger and Google Groups) and websites with RSS/Atom support for free. SMS Channels allows you to create your own channel(s) to publish content that other users can subscribe to. You can also create groups over SMS to communicate with your friends, family, and co-workers.

I have created a channel for this site. I will post a review of it once I get enough input about its working, reliability and hassle free operation. You can try subscribing to it and see it you receive updates from this site.

Map Windows Key to “Start” in Ubuntu

If you thought that your “windows” key would be worthless in Ubuntu, rethink!!!

You can map your “windows” key to “start” in Ubuntu by following these simple steps:

1. Go to the System Preferences Keyboard Shortcuts
2. Select “Show the panel menu”
3. Press the “windows” key when “New accelerator…” appears.
4. Close the window and DONE!!!

This is a very easy and useful thing to do with Ubuntu…

Map Windows Key to "Start" in Ubuntu

If you thought that your “windows” key would be worthless in Ubuntu, rethink!!!

You can map your “windows” key to “start” in Ubuntu by following these simple steps:

1. Go to the System \ Preferences \ Keyboard Shortcuts
2. Select “Show the panel menu”
3. Press the “windows” key when “New accelerator…” appears.
4. Close the window and DONE!!!

This is a very easy and useful thing to do with Ubuntu…

Create wifi connection between Vista and XP

How to setup a wifi / wireless / WLAN adhoc connection between Vista and XP:

After searching the net for a while, I have come across this useful tutorial which explains in simple words – step by step procedure for setting up a adhoc wifi connection between Windows Vista and Windows XP.

Entire source and credit – visit here

First switch on the WLAN adapter (Both notebook– people always forget this part) (there must be a button to activate the Wireless adapter)

VISTA NOTEBOOK

Open Network and Sharing Center in VISTA notebook

Click Manage network connections

In the Pop Up window

Double click LOCAL AREA CONNECTION

In the properties window

Select Tcp/Ipv4 and Click properties

Select OBTAIN IP automatically

Click OK to close the windows

Select Tcp/Ipv6 and Click properties

Select OBTAIN IP automatically

Click OK to close the windows

Repeat the same with WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTION

Close the window

On the Network and Sharing Center

You would find SHARING AND DISCOVERY on the page

SET

Network Discovery ON

File Sharing ON

Public folder sharing ON (optional)

Password protection sharing OFF

other options are optional (doesnt req)

Click Set up a Connection or Network ( From the left panel tasks)

Double click Set Up a wireless ad hoc (comp to comp) network

Click Next

Give A Network name (for your WLAN) For Eg… WLAN1

Select Security Type from the drop down menu as either WEP or No authentication(Open)

(WAP-2 is not supported in XP)(WEP is better for security reasons)

Give a security password if u select WEP (not req for open) Eg. password 12345

Select Save this network if u want to save the network

Click Next

Now Close the window YOUR network has been set up.

In the XP run Notebook

Go to My Network Places

Click View Network Connections

Double click LOCAL AREA CONNECTION

In the properties window Select Tcp/Ip and Click properties

Select OBTAIN IP automatically

Click OK to close the windows

Repeat the same with WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTION

Close the window

RightClick WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTION

Select View Available Wireless Connection

In the Window you would find the network you have set up in the VISTA notebook (EG.WLAN1)

If not, click the refresh button.

DoubleClick the available network

Insert the password you have selected (Eg.. 12345)

Finish the Set-Up process

Wait for 2 minutes

Now your network is ready to use.

If the Network is not working

In the Vista Notebook

Click DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR in Network and Sharing center (Vista)

If there is a problem

A window will pop up with options like

RESET ADAPTER

AUTOMATICALLY OBTAIN IP

do one of them and try the network again

if it is still not working

try both options

if still it doesnt work

Disable the adapter and then Enable it again

Connect the network and try again

The network should work

Sharing Internet connection through WLAN

First check out whether the net connection is Single USER or Multiple user

IF it is single user and also need authentication for each internet connection.. IT would be a

problem

If Multiple user, follow the following

Connect the Internet to the Vista Notebook

Open Network and Sharing Center in VISTA notebook

Click Manage network connections

In the Pop Up window

Select both THE LOCAL AREA CONNECTION and WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTION

Right Click the selection and select Bridge connection

Wait for 2 minutes

TRY the network again

You would get the internet in both the computers.

Enjoy your WLAN

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Also try these links:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/setup/adhoc.mspx

http://www.home-network-help.com/ad-hoc-wireless-network.html