Archive for April, 2011

Time Saving Windows Shortcut Methods

April 24th, 2011

Safely remove hardware

A great place to start saving a few seconds is the ‘Safely remove hardware’ dialog, which helps you disconnect USB devices without data loss. The default method to launch this is via a small icon in the system tray, which can be fiddly and awkward to use, especially if you’re in a hurry.
Here’s how to make a standard shortcut that does the same job. Right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose ‘New | Shortcut’. In the ‘Location’ box, type the following: RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll.
Provide a suitable name for the shortcut and then complete the wizard. Double-click the newly created shortcut, then select the specific device that you want to remove.

Install USB Ejector
If you want a bit more control, or you’d like to produce a shortcut that ejects a specific device, you can do so with the help of some additional software.
USB Ejector is free to use, and is available from. Download and install it.
When the software is launched, you can select the device to eject. By calling it from the command line, you can specify the drive letter you want to eject and then convert the command into a shortcut. Connect your USB drive to see what letter Windows assigns to it.
Now create a new shortcut with the following in the ‘Location’ box: C:\path-to\USB_Disk_Eject.exe / REMOVELETTER X, where ‘path-to’ is the full location of the program and ‘X’ is the letter of the USB drive. Complete the shortcut and you’ll be able to use it to eject your drive.

Launch a screensaver
If you want to launch a screensaver to obscure your screen, or just for fun, you can do so from the command line. If you convert this command to a shortcut, you can start a screensaver with a double-click.
To find the commands for the available screensavers, browse to the System32 folder, which is usually located at ‘C:\Windows\ System32′. Run a search for ‘*. scr’ and make a note of the screensaver file names.
Now return to the desktop and create a new shortcut with the full path to the screensaver of your choice, followed by the ‘/s’ switch. For example, to launch the Mystify screensaver, enter: C:\Windows\System32\Mystify.scr /s.

Enable and disable transparency at will

Some operations work best when Aero transparency is turned off, but doing so manually takes time. You can make shortcuts to disable and re-enable transparency quickly.
To disable it, enter the following into the ‘Location’ field: rundll32.exe dwmApi #104. To enable it again, create a shortcut with the following in ‘Location’: rundll32.exe dwmApi #102.

Mute hotkey
Many laptops include a mute key that lets you switch off Windows sounds easily when you’re working in a public place. However, if your laptop is missing such a luxury, you can always make your own.
Start by downloading and installing the free utility NirCmd.
Right-click on the desktop and choose ‘New | Shortcut’. In the location bar enter “C:\path-to\nircmd.exe” mutesysvolume 2, where ‘path-to’ is the full location of the ‘nircmd.exe’ program.
Complete the shortcut and launch it to check that it mutes the sound. Launch it again to restore sound.
Now right-click the shortcut and choose ‘Properties’. On the ‘Shortcut’ tab, set the hotkey you want to use to launch it. You can now mute Windows at will.

Copy file list to clipboard
If you need to produce a list of file names, typing them all out individually or even copying and pasting each name can be a tedious process. With a simple registry hack, you can produce a right-click menu item that copies all the file names in a folder automatically.
To try this, choose ‘Start’ and enter regedit in the search bar. Press [Enter]. Browse to this key: ‘HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ Folder\shell’.
Create a new key called ‘copylist’, and a subkey below this called ‘command’. In the ‘copylist’ key, right-click the default value and choose ‘Modify’. Enter Copy list to clipboard. Now right-click the default value in command and choose ‘Modify’. Enter the following for the value: cmd /c dir “%1″ /b /a:-d /o:n | clip.
Close regedit – you can now right-click any folder to see the new menu option.

Clear the clipboard

If you’ve recently placed a lot of data on the clipboard and no longer need it, or want it cleared for security reasons, this handy shortcut can help. It uses the ‘clip.exe’ utility, which is present in both Windows 7 and Vista.
To begin, right-click on the desktop and create a new shortcut. Type the following into ‘Location’: cmd /c “echo off | clip”. Call the shortcut ‘Clear clipboard’.
Right-click the new shortcut and choose ‘Properties’. On the ‘Shortcut’ tab, set ‘Run’ to ‘Minimised’. To help you remember what this particular shortcut does, you can give it a custom icon. Click ‘Change icon’ and browse to ‘%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll’.
There are lots of different system icons available here, so select one that looks like a clipboard.

Copy text file contents
You can also make a registry edit to add a right-click menu option that copies the full contents of a text file to the clipboard without you having to open it.
Click ‘Start’, enter regedit into the search bar and press enter. Browse to this key: ‘HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\txtfile\shell’. Create a new key here called ‘copytoclip’ and set its default value to Copy file contents.
Now you need to create a subkey within this key, called ‘command’. Modify this subkey’s default value to this: cmd /c clip < "%1_. Close regedit and right-click a text file to test the new menu item and copy the text to the clipboard automatically.

Create a new folder quickly
Press [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [N] in any Windows Explorer window using Windows 7 to create a new folder. To do the same thing in earlier versions of Windows, download and install bxNewFolder.
When you install the program, right-click and run the installer as administrator. This makes the [F12] key create a new folder.

Hibernate
If you leave your PC for more than a minute or so, you can save power by putting it into hibernation. Creating a shortcut that does this job means you can do this more easily, and even assign a hotkey to it.
Right-click the desktop and choose New, Shortcut. Enter the following as the location: C:\ Windows\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll, SetSuspendState 0,1,0.
Call the shortcut ‘Hibernate’. Right-click the new shortcut and choose ‘Properties’. On the ‘Shortcut’ tab, you can then assign a hotkey and browse for a suitable icon.

Eject CD/DVD
If you install the freeware NirCmd utility, you can create a shortcut that opens your CD/DVD drive tray. Set the following as the location of the shortcut: “C:\ path-to\nircmd.exe” cdrom open D:.
Replace ‘path-to’ with the location of the ‘nircmd.exe’ file. To make a shortcut to close the CD tray, use the same location but change ‘open’ to ‘close’.

Switch power plans quickly
You can create a shortcut to switch to any Windows power plan if you find its GUID. The shortcut location is: powercfg -setactive . Replace ‘‘ with the string of characters that Windows applies to that scheme.
You can find this out by opening a command prompt and entering powercfg -list. Right-click the background of the command window and choose ‘Mark’. Select the GUID that you want to use and copy it to the clipboard.

Shutdown shortcut

Instead of going to the ‘Start’ menu to shut down your PC, why not create a shortcut that does the job in one operation? Set this as the location: Shutdown.exe -s -t 00.

Restart shortcut
You can do exactly the same thing to produce a shortcut that restarts your PC. Just change the shortcut location to: Shutdown.exe -r -t 00.

Lock workstation
Finally, if you want to lock your PC, there’s a ‘lock workstation’ shortcut. Enter the following as the location to create it: Rundll32.exe User32. dll,LockWorkStation

World Earth Day.. Today April 22nd

April 21st, 2011

World Earth Day.. Today April 22nd

For over 40 years, Earth Day—April 22—has inspired and mobilized individuals and organizations worldwide to demonstrate their commitment to environmental protection and sustainability.

ISRO successfully launches three satellites

April 21st, 2011

ISRO successfully launches three satellites

Indian Space Resource Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) C16, carrying the remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2 and two auxiliary satellites, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre Wednesday morning.

“The mission was a grand success,” said Radhakrishnan, adding that the string of successes proved to the international community the reliability and cost effectiveness of the vehicle.

The PSLV-C16, launched at 10.12 am from the first launch pad, met all critical parameters and placed the satellites in their precise orbits, prompting the scientists to claim that the mission worked like clockwork.

PSLV-C16 launched RESOURCESAT-2, YOUTHSAT and X-SAT satellites. RESOURCESAT-2 built by ISRO – the primary satellite is an advanced remote sensing satellite weighing 1206 kg for facilitating the study and management of natural resources.

YOUTHSAT weighing 92 kg is a joint Indo-Russian satellite for stellar and atmospheric studies. X-SAT weighing 106 kg is a microsatellite for imaging applications built by Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

All the three satellites are functioning “extremely well” according to Dr T. K. Alex, Director, ISRO Satellite Centre, and the solar panels have been deployed successfully.

IPL – 4 Schedule 2011

April 6th, 2011

IPL – 4  TIME TABLE – WATCH OUT FOR  ANOTHER SUMMER SPECIAL

IPL 2011 Schedule

Indian-Premier-League-IPL-4-Schedule

Apr 8 8PM . Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Chennai

Apr 9 4PM . Deccan Chargers vs Rajasthan Royals Hyderabad

Apr 9 8PM . Kochi v Royal Challengers Bangalore Kochi

Apr 10 4PM . Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians Delhi

Apr 10 8PM . Pune Warriors vs Kings XI Punjab Navi Mumbai

Apr 11 8PM . Kolkata Knight Riders vs Deccan Chargers Kolkata

Apr 12 4PM . Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils Jaipur

Apr 12 8PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Bangalore

Apr 13 4PM . Pune Warriors vs Kochi Navi Mumbai

Apr 13 8PM . Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings Mohali

Apr 14 8PM . Deccan Chargers vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Hyderabad

Apr 15 4PM . Mumbai Indians v Kochi Mumbai

Apr 15 8PM . Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders Delhi

Apr 16 4PM . Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore Chennai

Apr 16 8PM . Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab Hyderabad

Apr 17 4PM . Rajasthan v Kolkata Knight Riders Jaipur

Apr 17 8PM . Pune Warriors v Delhi Daredevils Navi Mumbai

Apr 18 8PM . Kochi v Chennai Super Kings Kochi

Apr 19 4PM . Delhi Daredevils vs Deccan Chargers Delhi

Apr 19 8PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals Bangalore

Apr 20 4PM . Mumbai Indians v Pune Warriors Mumbai

Apr 20 8PM . Kolkata Knight Riders v Kochi Kolkata

Apr 21 8PM . Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals Mohali

Apr 22 8PM . Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings Mumbai

Apr 23 4PM . Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore Kolkata

Apr 23 8PM . Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab Delhi

Apr 24 4PM . Deccan Chargers v Mumbai Indians Hyderabad

Apr 24 8PM . Rajasthan Royals v Kochi Jaipur

Apr 25 8PM . Chennai Super Kings v Pune Warriors Chennai

Apr 26 8PM . Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore Delhi

Apr 27 4PM . Pune Warriors v Chennai Super Kings Navi Mumbai

Apr 27 8PM . Kochi v Deccan Chargers Kochi

Apr 28 4PM . Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab Kolkata

Apr 28 8PM . Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians Jaipur

Apr 29 8PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore v Pune Bangalore

Apr 30 4PM . Kochi v Delhi Daredevils Kochi

Apr 30 8PM . Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab Mumbai

May 1 4PM . Rajasthan Royals v Pune Warriors Jaipur

May 1 8PM . Chennai Super Kings v Deccan Chargers Chennai

May 2 8PM . Delhi Daredevils v Kochi Delhi

May 3 8PM . Deccan Chargers v Kolkata Knight Riders Hyderabad

May 4 4PM . Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals Chennai

May 4 8PM . Pune Warriors v Mumbai Indians Navi Mumbai

May 5 4PM . Kochi v Kolkata Knight Riders Kochi

May 5 8PM . Deccan Chargers v Delhi Daredevils Hyderabad

May 6 8PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab Bangalore

May 7 4PM . Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings Kolkata

May 7 8PM . Mumbai Indians v Delhi Daredevils Mumbai

May 8 4PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kochi Bangalore

May 8 8PM . Kings XI Punjab v Pune Warriors Mohali

May 9 8PM . Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings Jaipur

May 10 4PM . Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians Mohali

May 10 8PM . Deccan Chargers v Pune Warriors Hyderabad

May 11 8PM . Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore Jaipur

May 12 8PM . Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils Chennai

May 13 8PM . Kochi v Kings XI Punjab Indore

May 14 4PM . Mumbai Indians v Deccan Chargers Mumbai

May 14 8PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders Bangalore

May 15 4PM . Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils Dharamsala

May 15 8PM . Kochi v Rajasthan Royals Indore

May 16 8PM . Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians Kolkata

May 17 8PM . Pune Warriors v Deccan Chargers Pune

May 18 4PM . Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore Dharamsala

May 18 8PM . Chennai Super Kings v Kochi Chennai

May 19 8PM . Pune Warriors v Kolkata Knight Riders Pune

May 20 8PM . Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals Mumbai

May 21 4PM . Kings XI Punjab v Deccan Chargers Dharamsala

May 21 8PM . Delhi Daredevils v Pune Warriors Delhi

May 22 4PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings Bangalore

May 22 8PM . Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals Kolkata

May 24 8PM . Qualifier 1 Mumbai

May 25 8PM . Eliminator Mumbai

May 27 8PM . Qualifier 2 Chennai

May 28 8PM . Final Chennai

IPL 2011 Schedule
Apr 8 8PM . Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Chennai
Apr 9 4PM . Deccan Chargers vs Rajasthan Royals Hyderabad
Apr 9 8PM . Kochi v Royal Challengers Bangalore Kochi
Apr 10 4PM . Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians Delhi
Apr 10 8PM . Pune Warriors vs Kings XI Punjab Navi Mumbai
Apr 11 8PM . Kolkata Knight Riders vs Deccan Chargers Kolkata
Apr 12 4PM . Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils Jaipur
Apr 12 8PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Bangalore
Apr 13 4PM . Pune Warriors vs Kochi Navi Mumbai
Apr 13 8PM . Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings Mohali
Apr 14 8PM . Deccan Chargers vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Hyderabad
Apr 15 4PM . Mumbai Indians v Kochi Mumbai
Apr 15 8PM . Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders Delhi
Apr 16 4PM . Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore Chennai
Apr 16 8PM . Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab Hyderabad
Apr 17 4PM . Rajasthan v Kolkata Knight Riders Jaipur
Apr 17 8PM . Pune Warriors v Delhi Daredevils Navi Mumbai
Apr 18 8PM . Kochi v Chennai Super Kings Kochi
Apr 19 4PM . Delhi Daredevils vs Deccan Chargers Delhi
Apr 19 8PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals Bangalore
Apr 20 4PM . Mumbai Indians v Pune Warriors Mumbai
Apr 20 8PM . Kolkata Knight Riders v Kochi Kolkata
Apr 21 8PM . Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals Mohali
Apr 22 8PM . Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings Mumbai
Apr 23 4PM . Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore Kolkata
Apr 23 8PM . Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab Delhi
Apr 24 4PM . Deccan Chargers v Mumbai Indians Hyderabad
Apr 24 8PM . Rajasthan Royals v Kochi Jaipur
Apr 25 8PM . Chennai Super Kings v Pune Warriors Chennai
Apr 26 8PM . Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore Delhi
Apr 27 4PM . Pune Warriors v Chennai Super Kings Navi Mumbai
Apr 27 8PM . Kochi v Deccan Chargers Kochi
Apr 28 4PM . Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab Kolkata
Apr 28 8PM . Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians Jaipur
Apr 29 8PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore v Pune Bangalore
Apr 30 4PM . Kochi v Delhi Daredevils Kochi
Apr 30 8PM . Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab Mumbai
May 1 4PM . Rajasthan Royals v Pune Warriors Jaipur
May 1 8PM . Chennai Super Kings v Deccan Chargers Chennai
May 2 8PM . Delhi Daredevils v Kochi Delhi
May 3 8PM . Deccan Chargers v Kolkata Knight Riders Hyderabad
May 4 4PM . Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals Chennai
May 4 8PM . Pune Warriors v Mumbai Indians Navi Mumbai
May 5 4PM . Kochi v Kolkata Knight Riders Kochi
May 5 8PM . Deccan Chargers v Delhi Daredevils Hyderabad
May 6 8PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab Bangalore
May 7 4PM . Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings Kolkata
May 7 8PM . Mumbai Indians v Delhi Daredevils Mumbai
May 8 4PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kochi Bangalore
May 8 8PM . Kings XI Punjab v Pune Warriors Mohali
May 9 8PM . Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings Jaipur
May 10 4PM . Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians Mohali
May 10 8PM . Deccan Chargers v Pune Warriors Hyderabad
May 11 8PM . Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore Jaipur
May 12 8PM . Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils Chennai
May 13 8PM . Kochi v Kings XI Punjab Indore
May 14 4PM . Mumbai Indians v Deccan Chargers Mumbai
May 14 8PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders Bangalore
May 15 4PM . Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils Dharamsala
May 15 8PM . Kochi v Rajasthan Royals Indore
May 16 8PM . Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians Kolkata
May 17 8PM . Pune Warriors v Deccan Chargers Pune
May 18 4PM . Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore Dharamsala
May 18 8PM . Chennai Super Kings v Kochi Chennai
May 19 8PM . Pune Warriors v Kolkata Knight Riders Pune
May 20 8PM . Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals Mumbai
May 21 4PM . Kings XI Punjab v Deccan Chargers Dharamsala
May 21 8PM . Delhi Daredevils v Pune Warriors Delhi
May 22 4PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings Bangalore
May 22 8PM . Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals Kolkata
May 24 8PM . Qualifier 1 Mumbai
May 25 8PM . Eliminator Mumbai
May 27 8PM . Qualifier 2 Chennai
May 28 8PM . Final Chennai


ICC World Champions 2011 – TEAM INDIA

April 3rd, 2011

Dhoni and Gambhir lead India to World Cup glory

THE CUP OF GLORY

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JAI HO INDIA – we are the champions