Category Archives: Computer

How to Perform the Search for any Specific Format File in Bing or Google?

Instead just indexing the web pages, the search engines also indexes various file-formats, e.g. PDF Files, PPT Files, DOC Files, etc.

The following method is the most easiest method to get the search results from relevant file formats. filetype: [format_name] [your_query]

Lets say, if you want to get the search results for Microsoft Help and only look into the .doc file formats, then, you will have to enter the query as, filetype:doc Microsoft Help

Note : The pictures displayed here on Google, but you can search and try them all on Bing as well. If they would be having the relevant results, then of course, results will be shown.

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If you want to get the search results for Microsoft Help and only look into the .pdf document file formats, then,
you will have to enter the query as, filetype:pdf Microsoft Help

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If you want to get the search results for Microsoft research and only look into the .ppt document file formats, then, you will have to enter the query as, filetype:ppt Microsoft research

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This tricks works for most of the file formats, for example doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, txt, rtf, zip, pdf, most image, audio and video formats.

Hope it helps.

Enjoy!

How to Open Command Prompt Directly from a Folder Context Menu

Here is a nice trick which adds the option – Open with command prompt with every folder context menu.

Here is the procedure for doing that,

  1. Launch any folder, & visit Tools > Folder Options (provided in above menu options of Windows Explorer Panel)
  2. Now go to File Types as shown in the below photo, and select (NONE) Folder from the provided file types list,
    Another Way to Open Command Prompt Directly from a Folder’s Context Menu
  3. Then click the Advanced button link, and then click New. Now type cmd.exe in the Application used to perform action text field and Command Prompt in the Action text field. Click OK twice and exit the Folder Options window. Another Way to Open Command Prompt Directly from a Folder’s Context Menu

Now just right click on the folder and select Command Prompt, to launch the command prompt directly from a folders’ context menu.

Another Way to Open Command Prompt Directly from a Folder’s Context Menu

Enjoy yourself !

How to Use Bluetooth Proximity To Lock And Unlock Computer ?

Well Windows Locking is a nice feature presented by Microsoft.

According to this feature, if you are working on a Windows based Operating System, you can lock your PC by pressing Windows Key + L. But what if you need to lock your computer from some distance.

Imagine you are not at your office and suddenly it came in your mind that you forgot to lock your computer, what to do then?

Will you go back there and lock it?

Nopes! There no need to go there.

You can remotely lock your computer using any bluetooth enabled mobile phone handset and a bluetooth device attached to PC.

Bluetooth Proximity Lock (BtProx) is a nice software which locks the Windows Operating System – computer if it gets disconnected from the bluetooth area range, and again gets unlocks when you come back in that range.Use Bluetooth Proximity To Lock And Unlock Computer

You can also specify some command to locks or unlocks the computer.

You can download BtProx from here.

How to Save Facebook Chat History to Read that Later

Update : Now facebook stores each and every chat in the history as messages.

You can get the chat history by clicking on Message button on the desired profile page.

You can use desktop chat clients to save Facebook Chat History. Two most popular clients are Digsby and Chitchat.

or if you are using Mozilla Firefox Browser, then you can install Facebook Chat History Manager plugin add-on.

Just visit the Mozilla Firefox addons page to install that plugin and hit the Add to Firefox button. After you have installed the add-on(s), you will be needed to restart the Mozilla Firefox.

Now visit Tools > Get Facebook ID. If you are signed-in to the Facebook Account, it will open the Facebook Chat History Manager application, and ask you to provide permissions to it. Hit the Allow button.

If you’re not signed in, then you’ll be needed to sign-in to your Facebook account and provide access to it. Once you’ve done that, a dialog box will appear displaying your account’s Facebook ID. Copy that ID in notepad (This will be required later).

How to Save Facebook Chat History to Read it Later

Now visit Tools > Facebook Chat history Manager > Create Account.

Paste the copied Facebook account ID, and set a difficult password, which will be later used to access logs of your Facebook chat history.

Now all your chat history of Facebook will get saved and if you want to read them in future, just hit a combination of CTRL + ALT + F, and write the your Facebook credentials.

Here you go. An example is given below.

How to Save Facebook Chat History to Read it Later

How to Show Chat History In mIRC ?

Now a days when many of the chat applications like GTalk, Yahoo messenger etc. are providing the group chatting facility, only a few people are using the IRC for chatting.

Many newbies don’t even know what is an IRC!

Recently one TipsRing Reader asked about showing the chat history in mIRC (a very popular IRC client application).

Here is the procedure to do that,

  1. Open the options by clicking Alt + O.
  2. Now click on the IRC link to open a tree, then click on Logging as displayed in the below picture.
  3. Now select the Chats option from the Reload logs dropdown menu.How To Show Chat History In mIRC?
  4. Click the OK button.

And you’re done. This will immediately refresh the chat history for the present system server.