Category Archives: Windows

Super Control Panel on Windows

Windows, the OS that dominates the mass by its largest user base. Though the settings in any version of windows were spread in different areas across the OS. Mainly ‘Control Panel’ holds all the settings options, but not everything. This simple trick will reveal all the possible settings of Windows OS you can change from single place. Curious?? Here is it.

  1. Create a ‘New Folder’ in your desktop.
  2. Rename it with the following.
SuperControlPanel.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Now, you can see the folder icon is changed in to ‘Control Panel’ icon and the folder name is changed to ‘SuperControlPanel’. Open the link, ta da, you got your Super Control Panel…. Great right!?

You can have this link in any name just by replacing ‘SuperControlPanel’ to anything of your liking. Other than Vista 64 bit edition, this trick works charmingly in all version of Windows.

Browsing In Public Computers? How To Bookmark Online

This is simple trick for begginers. You can skip to next paragraph if you know what bookmark is. Bookmarking helps us to save/organize the link of a page that contains  helpful information while we browsing through and access it in the future. If you have your own computer(PC), then you can just bookmark the page in your browser, by clicking the “star” in the right side or the URL bar (where you type the address like ‘www.google.com’) and can access it anytime.

What if we want to bookmark something when we are in a public computer (say public library, college, etc ).  I would like to share one solution (out of many) using Google Bookmarks. You can access your online bookmark here  https://www.google.com/bookmarks/ (You have to login with your gmail credintials). You can bookmark any of the page you browsing and that will be stored in cloud and you can access it anywhere.

 How To Bookmark?

This link will help you https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/100215?hl=en

In short, drag this link (click the link, hold, move it towards the bookmark bar, and release it) Book Mark This Page, If you can’t find your bookmark bar, first enable the view of bookmark bar.

Now whenever you want to bookmark a page, just click the link. A pop up will come to the view, add up the details, click save. Thats all. Don’t forget to “Sign Out” if your browsing session is over. Soon after you get signed out, no one can access your bookmark on that public computer.

How To Manage Your Multiple Network Connection Settings In One Click

Wherever we go, we want to be connected to the internet. Smartphones are always connected to the internet through cell network. Unlike smartphones, laptops (or of it’s kind) need to be connected through WiFi AP, LAN, VPN etc etc.

Whenever switching between these network involves change in configurations. For example, In home you may have to use DHCP to assign the IP automatically, but in another place, say your office, there you need to switch to static IP, and connecting to LAN may need another configuration. The usual way to handle this is going to control panel, network settings and then configuring.

The problem lies in here is, you have to do this configuration often. Here is the wonderful solution I wish to share. Actually the wonderfulness lies in the simplistic steps involved in changing the settings, in other words with couple of clicks. NetSetMan is the software which makes it possible.

Once configured, you can change to the desired setting whenever you want to. NetSetMan for Windows resides in notification area (system tray), just by clicking it and choosing a predefined setting, you can connect to your new network in few seconds.

Most of you need this. try it.

Windows 8 – Tweaking Tools

It’s been quite a while since I’ve started enjoying Windows 8 on my PC. Plethora of Windows 8 reviews by many critics and reviewers are available on web, so I think there’s no need of yet another review here. But I want to tell one thing here. Reviews are always a view of a person, it’s purely based on the reviewer’s perspective, not yours. So give Windows 8 a try, it’s really worthy. 

Coming to the point, Windows 8 is more customizable than its predecessors, but still some of them are inaccessible or requires change in ‘Registry’. Though its a long process (and little difficult for naive users) when compared to Windows default custom options, registry editing unleashes the hidden power and more than thousands of possibilities of Windows customization.

Not everyone feels comfortable with the windows registry editing method. For those who need a GUI (Graphical User Interface) kind of editing for doing those tweaks, here is a site which hosts hundreds of useful, small software’s. More importantly it’s free.

When Google-d for a registry tweak to change some features of my start screen  (yes,in Metro UI) animations, I found this “Start Screen Animations Tweaker”. Here’s the Entire List of Tweakers hosted by WinAero.