Posts Tagged ‘Change’

Customize the Google country-specific search in Firefox

Perhaps you have noticed that by default google.com redirects you to a country-specific version of google based on your IP. This is extremely noticeable when you are travelling or using a proxy. We will see two solutions to the problem.

The first solution is to type http://www.google.com/ncr in your address bar. This sets a cookie in your browser, which on the other hand tells google not to redirect you. This solution however is not the best, since you completely disable the country-specific search and if you delete your browser cookies you will have to repeat the procedure.

Note: This solution is not Firefox-specific and can be implemented with every browser.

The second solution is a bit more elegant, as it allows you to use multiple country-specific versions of google search, it is not cookie based and it doesn’t change the default behavior of google.com.

The second solution utilizes the Firefox search bar:

By default all searches made from the search bar use google.com, however it can be extended to support multiple country-specific google flavors. Let’s show how we can modify it to use google.de as well.

Of course you may ask “What is the point of that? I can always type google.de in my browser”. True, but by extending the search bar, you can finally have a uniform way for doing searches, which makes searches a lot easier.

But let’s see how we can extend the Firefox search bar. Navigate to the searchplugins subdirectory of the Firefox directory (usually C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\searchplugins). You can see several xml files there:

Copy the google.xml file to google.de.xml. Move google.de.xml to the Firefox profile folder\searchplugins (C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<your Firefox profile name>\searchplugins on Windows 7)

Now change google.de.xml in such way.

Old:

New:

You can see that we have changed the ShortName, the template argument of the second URL tag and the SearchForm.

Restart Firefox and now you can see Google.DE in your search options:

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How to disable Power Management in Windows 7

Whether you are running a desktop computer or a laptop, you probably don’t want it to go to sleep automatically. This goes double if you have a Windows 7 virtual machine. So why not disable this little power management feature. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to temporarily lock your PC after a given number of incorrect password entries in Windows 7 using the command prompt

Are you worried that your Windows 7 login password is easy to guess and that it is possible to crack it only after a few attempts? Well if you are I have two things to say to you. First, change your password. I know you have probably heard it a thousand times, but having a “smart” password is essential these days. You won’t feel comfortable if a thousand other people unlocked their front doors with a key identical to the one you use for your own front door, would you?
The second thing I have to say is, why don’t you at least lock your PC after a few incorrect entries? Surely this will make the password guessing process a lot longer.
Note: It is a good idea to have a second administrator account which you can use to unlock your PC. Just in case someone decides to do a trick on you.
Note: In case of physical access to your PC this will not slow down the use of System Rescue CD, Ultimate Boot CD or Ubuntu Live CD for resetting your password.

First, open the Command Prompt under Administrator Mode.

To do that, open the Start menu, type cmd in the search box:
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How to insert a chart in MS Word 2007

This tutorial will show you how to insert a chart in MS Word
When it comes to presenting information nothing beats a good chart. Charts are an essential tool in most business analyses and most statistic reports. We will show you how to insert and edit any chart in MS Word 2007.
To start press the Chart button located in the Illustration group in the Insert tab on the Ribbon:
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How to use the Track Changes feature in MS Word 2007

Track Changes is a feature of MS Word that allows users to see changes made to the original document. This turns out to be quite helpful when multiple users are editing the document or when you need to revise a document. This solution is quite elegant compared to other popular “methods” like putting previous versions of a sentence in parentheses.

To start, open the document you want to keep track of. Then click the Track Changes button located in the Tracking group in the Review tab Read the rest of this entry »

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Create Starwars like Titles with Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker is very easy to use and helpful application which is integrated with your Windows. With Windows Movie Maker you can create visual effects and layout of you home videos using predefined transitions and effects for clips and text title. Next you can export final movie in raw uncompressed AVI format for later edit or just for making final video on DVD for home cinemas.

With this tutorial I will show you how to add well known Starwars like title in the beginning of your movie, where you can explain next scene, or short brief of the movie.

First let import the video into Collections, and next lets place the video into timeline like shown on the picture below: Read the rest of this entry »

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Change user password in Windows XP

In this tutorial we will demonstrate you one very fundamental feature in Windows XP, change user password.

There are many articles around the Internet for how to change the password for a specific user. In this tutorial I will show you one approach that I believe is better than the standard way from the Control Panel and yet is not so complicated for normal user. Not that command line tools are bad but just in nowadays command prompt scares most of our beloved visitors ;).

There is only one requirement to follow this tutorial and that is that you must have an user account with Administrator privileges. If your user is not an Administrator that I would recommend you the Control Panel way.

Ok now lets get to the essence. First step is to right click over My Computer icon on your desktop and click Menage menu option. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to transfer iTunes Music Video Movie to HTC Hero, HTC touch?

If you have an old iPod Touch, you often purchase songs or movie from iTunes online store, now you got a Christmas gift – a new HTC Hero Phone and want to transfer iTunes music to your HTC Hero Phone free of change, is it possible?. Read the rest of this entry »

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SQL Injections

What is SQL injection?

SQL injections are a way to modify your query to the database. MySQL, MSSQL or another is irrelevant. Here is a typical PHP example of SQL injection: Read the rest of this entry »

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How to change my MAC address in Fedora Core

In the following tutorial you will learn how to change the MAC address of your Network Interface Card (NIC) under Fedora Core Linux distribution.

I have waited for a long time to write this tutorial but just few days back I had to do it myself. I have bought a new laptop and wanted to use it in the office. In the office network all IP addresses are given by a DHCP server and I had to wait the network administrator to allocate and IP for my laptop. Unfortunately as we it is middle of the summer he was on a vacation and I did not want to bother him to do it remotely. Besides I simply cheated the DHCP server that my MAC address is the same as on my other laptop.

Anyway the reasons why you will need to change might be different for everyone who came on this page so lets cut the useless information and get to the point.

The next two commands will do the trick but you might need root privileges to the Fedora core system. For the purposes of this tutorial we have used Fedora Core 10 but this will work on every Linux distribution. Read the rest of this entry »

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