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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 Play .avi Files in Windows Media Player on Windows

You might be knowing that Windows Media Player can’t open / play the .avi files.
This is just due to the reason that the codecs needed for playing the .avi files doesn’t comes installed with the Windows Operating System.

So, the easier solution to this problem would be to install the necessary codecs.

Now there are two ways,

1. Download the K-Lite Codec Pack, which is basically the combined combination of several media packs. And in terms of productivity it is the best solution to play almost any media file using the Windows Media Player.

2. The second method could be downloading the Divx Codecs, which could be used to play the .avi files onto the Windows Media Player.

Enjoy Yourself.

How to Lock The Taskbar Permananetly in Windows ?

We always lock the taskbar by the below displayed method,

How To Lock The Taskbar Permananetly in Windows

but if someone else changes it on our own computer, we get irritated, and want something like, to hide the lock the taskbar button, so that no one else could change your preference.

And yes, there a way to do so.

First of all apply all the desired changes on your windows taskbar. Now right click anywhere on the taskbar and hit Lock the Taskbar.

How To Lock The Taskbar Permananetly in Windows

Then perform the below steps,

  1. Go to Start > Run, enter regedit and hit the OK button.
  2. Look for the key,
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  3. Create a new DWORD Value by right clicking anywhere in the pane, as,  New > DWORD Value. Now create a LockTaskbar key.How To Lock The Taskbar Permananetly in Windows
  4. Then open the newly created entry by double clicking on it and set the Value of it as 1.How To Lock The Taskbar Permananetly in Windows
  5. Exit the regedit – registry editor.

And you’re done.

To confirm, right click on the windows task bar and you’ll see that Lock the Taskbar is disabled.

How To Lock The Taskbar Permananetly in Windows

This trick is applicable to the current logged in user. If you have several user accounts, you have to do this procedure separately for all of them. So, to get rid of this and apply this as global setting (for all users on the computer), you will have to create LockTaskbar key (as explained above), in this

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

In future if you need to edit the taskbar settings, just reset the value of the LockTaskbar key to 0 (which was set to 1).

How to Stop Annoying Balloon Tips in the Windows Notification Area ?

No one likes the annoying balloon tips which often comes in our windows operating system.

There is a very easy way to get rid of them.

Here is the procedure for disabling these balloon tips:

  1. Go to Start > Run, enter regedit, (start the registry editor)
  2. Search for the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
  3. See the DWORD value EnableBalloonTips in the registry editor right pane
    • If it is available, give it hexadecimal value of 0 (zero) by double clicking on it.
    • If you don’t see this key, create a new DWORD value, and name it as EnableBalloonTips. Now give it hexadecimal value of 0 by double clicking on it.

    Stop Those Annoying Balloon Tips in the Notification Area of Windows

  4. Hit the OK button and close the regedit – registry editor.

From now onwards, you won’t get the annoying balloon tips.

Enjoy!

Select, Copy And Paste Text In Cmd/Command Prompt

Most of the times we want to copy, paste on the command prompt, but there is no shortcut working on it like CTRL+C and so on.

But here is the simplest way to select, copy and paste from/to the windows command prompt.

Follow the procedure described below.

  1. Open the Windows Command Prompt.
  2. Perform a Right click on the command prompt window’s title bar, and hit the properties option.Select, Copy And Paste Text In Cmd/Command Prompt
  3. Now select the QuickEdit Mode option.Select, Copy And Paste Text In Cmd/Command Prompt
  4. Hit OK, a confirm dialog will appear. Select Save properties for future windows with same title option, and hit the OK button.Select, Copy And Paste Text In Cmd/Command Prompt

It will enable the command prompt Quick-Edit mode.

Now, the way to select, copy and paste from a quick edit mode enabled command prompt window is explained below:

To copy something from the command prompt, just use the pointer to select the text (just like you’re selecting the text from a Word Page), and perform a right click or hit the Enter button thereafter. It will copy the selected text.

Select, Copy And Paste Text In Cmd/Command Prompt

Now, to paste anything into command prompt, just perform a right click on the location in command prompt where you want the text to be pasted.

Enjoy!

All about Windows God Mode

As the title of this article signifies, you can become GOD of your Windows Operating System, by activating the Windows GOD Mode on your Windows Vista (32 bit) or higher versions like, Windows 7 and Server 2008 (32 bit) Operating Systems.

Here is the procedure for activating the Windows GOD Mode on your PC.

  1. First of all, create a new folder on your computer (e.g. on the desktop area)
  2. Name it as, GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Right after renaming the folder, the icon for this will convert to the Windows GOD Mode icon. Now open Windows GOD Mode, by double clicking on that icon. You will get a screen just as shown below in the picture,

All About Windows God Mode
Now you can perform any task as you’re the GOD of your computer.

Notice – Please do not try it on Windows Vista (64 bit Edition), otherwise your windows explorer will get into a never ending crash loop. If you have gone into the never ending crash loop, then just delete that folder (which you just created) using command prompt.