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How To Change Screensaver Timeout Value in Windows Operating System

You might be knowing that, screensavers are the moving pattern which helps in protecting the computer monitor screen from burn-in due to the static text or image residing on it’s screen for longtime.

On the Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7, one can configure the timings for the screensaver to come in, which is set to 5 minutes by default.

So, to change that default timeout, perform a right click anywhere on your desktop and hit the Personalize option. Then click onto the Screen Saver, and change that default value present in the wait text field and hit OK at last.

Here you go, you just set the screensaver timeout value.

Top 5 Reasons for not Buying an iPad

If you have bought and iPad, then this article is not for you, but if you haven’t yet and planning to but it in the nearer future, then go through this article.

Why to go for an old one?

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  • In this modern generation, when hundreds of technological devices are launched every month, why should go for an old iPad? iPad is going to be outdated, and iPad 2 is coming.
  • In the nearer future, iPad-2 is about to come which would be having a lot of advanced features like USB Port, HDMI Port, Dual Core Display, Retina Graphics and 2 cameras (1 for video calling), while in the current version of iPad, it doesn’t consist of a single camera even.
  • iPad-2 could be announced in the beginning of next month (March 2011), in such case buying an old version won’t be a fair deal.
  • While coming onto the price band, iPad-2 could be considered of having less price as compared to the current iPad, due to high competition in the Tablet PC Market.

Galaxy Tab New Version will shine more

  • The main features of iPad consists of its User-Interface, Operating System and the Application storage.
  • Samsung Galaxy had given a strong competition to the iPad in the same market. However some people don’t prefer going android instead of iPad OS, but Samsung is ready to announce a new version of Galaxy Tab in this month itself. It is assumed that it would be having Android 3.0 which will take user experience to a new level.
  • Screen size would be same around 7 inch, and would be having Gorilla Display for the Scratch Resistant Screen.
  • Moreover, the new Galaxy Tab would be having Dual Core Processor, 8 Mega-pixel and 3 Mega-Pixel Cameras, 64 GB internal memory along with 1 GB RAM.
  • If you’re a fan of Android, and want some tablet PC like who would be the Daddy of iPad, then this is a smarter choice for you.

Do you want it really?

  • The solid reason to procrastinate buying an iPad is a simple question: Do you really need an iPad?
  • Will you be happy by taking a 10 inch screen along with you all the times, when it has several limitations like no USB port, no camera, and nothing except the Touch-Screen !
  • There are several 4 inch smart-phones are out in the market and feature wise, they are more superior than the iPad.
  • If you can think that the Smart-Phones (which can come into your Pocket) and the Netbook (Which can come into your bag) are appropriate, then why should go to waste your money?

Cheaper Tablets

  • The cheapest iPad will cost you about of Rs. 28000, with just Wi-fi equipped in it.
  • There are several Tablet Devices out in the market, which cost your almost half of it and will come along with the additional features like 3G Connectivity, Android Operating System and so on.

How to Untag Yourself From a Facebook Photo of Yours

Tagging is a nice feature used in the Facebook, but sometimes it seems annoying when your friends are posting stupid pictures (that you don’t like) on their Facebook Account/Profiles and tag you on those photos.

However they will show up in your Facebook profile pictures, no matter you like them or not. But there is a solution to this problem, i.e. Untagging yourself from those pictures.

Here is the procedure for untagging from a facebook photo of yours

How To Untag Yourself From a Photo on Facebook

Just visit your Facebook Profile page, and hit on the View photos of me button as provided just below to the facebook profile picture.

Now go to that photo which you don’t like, but was tagged with your name. Open that photo (link). See right below to this photo, the names of tagged people would be given there along with your name in it.

Find your name in it, and hit on the Remove tag option right after you name (present in the brackets)

Now you’re done with it.

You have just untagged yourself from a photo that you don’t like. Though that photo won’t appear in your pictures after you removed your name from it, but the photo will still exist in the photo album of your friend.

How to Rasterize Layers in Photoshop ?

I guess, you might have seen rasterization error in the Adobe Photoshop.

Well, it says, The pixels in a type layer cannot be edited with out first rasterizing the layer or can not complete request due to pixels in the layer type is not able to be edited without earlier rasterizing the layer, as shown in the below figure,

How to Rasterize a Layer in Photoshop?

It was displayed due to the reason that you tried to use the filters or the painting tools on some layer which consists of some vector data in it, for example – vector masks, shape layers and so on.

So you will have to rasterize the layer containing vector data, and use the filters or tools on the same, thereafter.

Rasterization of Photoshop layers is really easy.

To do so, just choose the layer(s) for rasterizing, then visit Layer > Rasterize > Layer.

How to Rasterize a Layer in Photoshop?

And here you go.

Enjoy!

How to Add Border around an Image in Photoshop

Adding image border in Photoshop is quite easy after following the below steps.

  1. Just launch the Photoshop Software, and open the desired picture in it. Now to select the whole picture area hit CTRL + A (If you wanna add borders to some particular part to that picture, then you can choose the Photoshop Selection Tool).
  2. After performing the selections, visit Select > Modify > Border, and select the size of the border which you want to be created around that photo.

    How To Add a Border Around an Image in Photoshop

  3. Thereafter, select the border color from the Photoshop Color Palette, and visit Edit > Fill, to make the borders.

And you’re done with adding borders.

Enjoy!

How to Draw An Arrow in Photoshop

Most of the Photoshop beginners ask about drawing the arrows by using photoshop software.

Well, it is really easy to do so, for that you will have to use a line tool in a following way.

  1. Launch the Photoshop Software, Open the desired image in it, and and create a new layer
  2. Choose line tool as shown below in the picture (from the tool box)
    How to Draw An Arrow in Photoshop
  3. Then just select the Shape Layers, and launch the drop-down menu,
    then choose the Arrowheads as the Start or End. Then arrow head will be drawn to your desired point. Moreover, you can change the weight to 3px or more based on your desire.
    How to Draw An Arrow in PhotoshopHere you go! So you can now easily create the arrows in the Photoshop itself, as shown below in the picture.

    How to Draw An Arrow in Photoshop

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial.