Friday, October 31, 2008

How to create a icon? Can I use my photo as an icon?

It's very simple dear friends.

An icon is a small 32x32(pixels)image.
The file name extention is '.ico'
Example : word.ico, games.ico, mydocuments.ico, myphoto.ico

The 'Paint' software is more than enough to create an icon.
(Paint is free with Windows)

To convert your photo as an icon

Start -> Run -> mspaint
open -> (your photo)
image -> attributes -> pixels -> width 32 -> height 32
file -> save as -> myphoto.ico

That's all. Now your photo is ready as an icon.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Can I have a Chat room in my blog?

It's simple, easy and free!

Now Widgets are very popular concept, helps a blogger to have everything in his/her blog for FREE. You can have free animated chat room, online counter, clocks, score boards and weather checks. Select and Click that's enough!

For a free Chat room in your blog. (for Video Cam Chat)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

How do I clear my address bar history in Internet Explorer?

There are two methods Manual and Automatic

Manual Delete
Open Internet Explorer
Select "Tools" menu,
Click "Internet Options",
Click "Delete Files" or "Delete" button.
Click OK

Automatic Delete
Open Internet Explorer
Select "Tools" menu,
Click "Internet Options",
Click Advanced
Under security section Check "Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed"
Click OK

How to set tabs in MS Word?

Generally tabs are used to set Tabular columns. Here I am presenting two different tips to set tabs.

Tabs Using the Ruler Toolbar

  1. Go to the View menu and select Ruler.
  2. Locate the small box at the left end of the ruler. Click the box until the type of tab you want to insert (left, right, center, decimal) appears. If you can't tell what a tab is from the picture on the button, press the right mouse button and hover over the box.
  3. Click on the horizontal ruler in your document window in the position where you want to place the tab. A tab mark appears on the ruler.
  4. Press the Tab key to advance to your new tab stop.

Set Tabs Using the Tabs Command in the Format Menu

  1. Select the text to which you want to apply tabs.
  2. Go to the Format menu and select Tabs.
  3. Select the alignment you want for the tabs you are setting (left, right, center, and so on).
  4. Enter a number in inches in the Tab Stop Position box.
  5. Click the Set button to set the new tab stop.

My computer takes 5 minutes to shutdown. Please help me

Tip #1 : Too many unnecessary programs running in the background

Try to stop unnecessary programs during booting.

1. Open your Start menu.
2. Click Run
3. In the command screen type "msconfig.exe"
4. In the system configuration utility,click either service or startup tab.
5. Uncheck all programs that your are no longer want to run in the background.
6. Click OK

Tip # 2 - Disorganized and fragmented files

When you shutdown the computer tries to read all the files running in the background, before stopping them. But when you delete, rewrite, copy or move a file very frequently that may slow down the computer to read files. So de-fragmentation is necessary.

To defragment :
1. Open the Start Menu
2. Click on My Computer
3. Right Click your C: drive or your hard drive image.
4. Scroll down to the Properties and Click
5. In the Properties Menus, Open the Tools menu.
6. Choose Defragment Now.

Tip #3 : Paging file (Pagefile.sys) size may be too large

paging file (Pagefile.sys) is a hidden file on your computer's hard disk that Windows XP uses as if it were random access memory (RAM). Therefore this file can be huge. On shutdown it must be cleared. This can cause very slow computer shutdown. We can avoid this by instructing our computer to not close this file during shutdown.Warning this a a dangerous tip because you to edit your manually registry. This can cause serious damage. A registry cleaner may be able to perform this function for you.

To instruct XP to not to close pagefile.sys
1. Click Start
2. Click Run
3. Type regedit.exe
4. Find the folder: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerMemory
5. At this point you will see a list of files, Double click on Clear Page File At Shutdown
6. Change the value of the paging file to "0"

Tip #4: Check Your Device Drivers

When your computer shutdown, the operating system must disengage from all your hardware devices. This action allows the devices to power off. If the device has error or cannot be find the device, Windows will have a very slow shutdown or even hang forever. Updating the driver or troubleshooting it may eliminate this problem.Check your device drivers for any errors which are indicated by an yellow exclamation mark or an X. Following the below instructions to evaluate the driver::

1.Click “Start”
2.Click “Control Panel”
3.Click “System”
4.In the System menu, click the “hardware” tab
5.Click Device Manager to bring up a full list of installed
hardware drivers.
6.Right click and choose “Properties” to evaluate the status and troubleshoot the hardware device.

At this point, you can either delete the driver or update it. If you choose to delete the driver, when you restart your computer, Windows will search for a driver to replace it. It may replace it with a more suitable driver or request that you download a new one.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My computer monitor screen is shaking from this morning. What is the reason?

Before knowing the reasons, just check the follwing.
Recently did you move any electrical devices, just next or close to your monitor? Like . . .
  • Printer power supply transformer
  • Electric fans
  • Flourescent desktop lamps
If YES that's the reason. Unplug them and keep them in a distance.
If NO then the length of monitor cable to the system, could be very long.

Reason & Tips:
  • The new electrical devices could cause magnetic interferences to your monitor. Which will lead to colours in the corners, or jumping colour pixels or monitor shake.
  • So whenever you attach a new electrical device, keep them in a reasonable distance.