Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Windows needs your permistion to continue - if this annoy you in your Vista

I don’t know if you like this or not and I will not explain if it is good or bad, however Vista is shoing us from time to time this dialog box:

It is very healthy to disable it, especially for the guys that have a patience to open the some files or applications.

Talking about Control Panel, to disable that message you always receive you will need to go to Control Panel > User Accounts and Family Safety > User accounts (if you will copy "Control Panel\User Accounts and Family Safety\User Accounts" in your address bar of your windows explorer window you will get there and if you'll use the quick find from the start menu by typing "user" you will get there).
And here we have a magic link Turn User Account Control on or off (it is one of the options with the little shield at the left). If you will press it you will be asked again by windows for your permission to do this task (and hopefully it will be the last time)

A reboot will be needed after for the magic to happen or at least a log off from Windows.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Show desktop in your quick launch bar of your Windows

How can we delete the show desktop icon from the quick launch? It is easy, just right click on it and press Delete or just drag it into Recycle Bin. The question is why would you delete it? A reason could be that you use more the keyboard and to reach the desktop you just press Win+M (this one is like pressing the minimize button for every opened window) or Win+D (in this case is just like pressing the Show Desktop icon - it will show the desktop and on the next Win+D you will get back to your window). Another reason is the space that you think should be filled with more useful application and not with this useless icon.
Now you get tired of the keyboard, or just tired, or just lazy, or you just bought a wireless mouse that you can use as a remote from the bed from which you have a decent distance to the table, and you want to see the desktop, but you will get annoyed to minimize all 10 windows that you have opened with the pictures and your email, and your task list, and a movie, and you need now desperately the show desktop icon, and you want it back. The steps are described in this Microsoft knowledge base article (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/190355):
1. Click Start , click Run, type notepad, and then click OK.
2. In Notepad, type the following text on individual lines:

3. On the File menu, click Save As, and then save the file to your desktop as Show Desktop.scf. To keep the right file extension you should use the All files on the Save as type field. If the file was well named you will see the right icon on the desktop (I mean the icon of Show desktop).
4. Now just drag it on the quick launch

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Change the size of the quick lanch icons in Windows XP

I found it very useful after I changed the orientation of my taskbar (I was used with a normal screen and on the wide one the taskbar had too much of the vertical size, so I decided that a vertical taskbar will give me the most useful space for the windows).
Getting back to the quick lauch icons - I will use the words from the article I found on WinXPtutor: "You can set the Quick Launch bar icon size to either Large or Small. Right-click an empty area on the Task bar and uncheck Lock the Taskbar option. Now, right-click exactly on the Quick Launch drag handle and select View menu. You can choose between the two options namely Large Icons and Small Icons. Once selected the required option, Lock the taskbar again."

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Firefox and IE - browsers vulnerabilities

In the 4th of jun Michal Zalewski made public at http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2007-June/063712.html a list of 4 vulnerabilities of Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
There is one critical problem at the IE with the access to the cookies of some pages by third part pages. A major problem in Firefox with the iframes that could include javascript injection. Ant other two midium problems, one for the browser provided by Mozilla and the other for the Microsoft's browser.
You will find interesting the last one, here is a demo of how you can be triked that you are visiting the real cnn page.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Nokia - 10 interesting facts

1) The name of the town of Nokia originated from the river which flowed through the town. The river itself, Nokianvirta, was named after the old Finnish word originally meaning sable, later pine marten. A species of this small, black-furred predatory animal was once found in the region, but it is now extinct.

2) Nokia is sometimes called aikon (Nokia backwards) by non-Nokia mobile phone users and by mobile software developers, because "aikon" is used in various SDK software packages, including Nokia's own Symbian S60 SDK.

3) Unlike other modern day handsets, Nokia phones do not automatically start the call timer when the call is connected, but start it when the call is initiated. (Except for Series 60 based handsets like the Nokia 6600).

4) Nokia was listed as the 20th most admirable company worldwide in Fortune's list of 2006 (1st in network communications, 4th non-US company).

5) In Asia, the digit 4 never appears in any Nokia handset model number, because 4 is considered unlucky in many parts of Southeast/East Asia.

6) The Nokia corporate font (typeface) is the AgfaMonotype Nokia Sans font, originally designed by Eric Spiekermann. Previously in advertising and in its mobile phone User's Guides Nokia mostly used the Agfa Rotis Sans font.

7) The "Special" tone available to users of Nokia phones when receiving SMS (text messages) is actually Morse code for "SMS". Similarly, the "Ascending" SMS tone is Morse code for "Connecting People," Nokia's slogan. The "Standard" SMS tone is Morse code for "M" (Message).

8) Nokia is currently the world's largest digital camera manufacturer, as the sales of its camera-equipped mobile phones have exceeded those of any conventional camera manufacturer.

9) The world's first commercial GSM call was made in 1991 in Helsinki over a Nokia-supplied network, by Prime Minister of Finland Harri Holkeri, using a Nokia phone.

10) The ringtone "Nokia tune" is actually based on a 19th century guitar work named "Gran Vals" by Spanish musician Francisco Tárrega. The Nokia Tune was originally named "Grande Valse" on Nokia phones but was changed to "Nokia Tune" around 1998 when it became so well known that people referred to it as the "Nokia Tune."

Salesforce Group Edition - new service for business

It's solution for Google AdWords customers. It will provide easier way to manage the "clickers" of their ads and grow the number of customers. It is available for free (only for 7 days), but the prices are affordable for smaller companies that advertise on the net using Google services.
This is a common effort of Salesforce and Google, and the product should be useful for the target client.
See more about this upgrade of the Team Edition on Salesforce website.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Widows user can copy files faster with TeraCopy

I don't now the etymology of the name of this application, but it is easy to guess. Tera, i think, comes from the the amount of data that could be managed with the help of this utility, and copy comes from the feature it provides.
So.. the application can help you to copy much faster the files from one hard drive to another, to make this process in several times by put it on hold and continue it when you want, integrate with the shell. Very useful when Windows wants more space on a drive (you know that Low disk space message), and the time is always important, so the delay in the work process because of copying files.
You can find this product on codesector page ,I think I'll try it too.