Soumen Halder

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How to Download, Install and Manage Fonts in Windows

How to Download, Install and Manage Fonts in Windows

If you are a graphic designer or a multimedia professional, you must need different kinds of fonts for your projects. Unfortunately, Windows does not have a variety of fonts installed by default. Even though there are quite a lot of fonts installed by default in Windows, if you are looking for some variety, you will […]

A Quick Guide to Windows Registry

A Quick Guide to Windows Registry

Windows registry is nothing but a system defined database where various system components and applications store their configuration data. Whenever you install or remove a program in Windows, the registry is changed. More precisely, the values of certain keys are changed. Think of registry editor as a large table where the system configurations and application […]

Memonic: A Web Clipping Tool to Capture And Share Web Content

Memonic: A Web Clipping Tool to Capture And Share Web Content

Suppose you are reading a webpage with long paragraphs of content and want to share it with your friend. The good old way of sharing content is shorten the URL and send to your friend via Twitter, Facebook or Email. But there is a problem when your friend opens the webpage and starts reading. He/she […]

Favitt: Add Useful Features to Your Browser Start Page

Favitt: Add Useful Features to Your Browser Start Page

Quite some days back, we showed you how to spice up your browser’s start page. The article described how you can use browser extensions to add useful features to your browser’s start page and increase productivity. But what if you work on multiple computers every day? What if you use your home computer, portable laptop, […]

Explorer++: A Better Alternative for Windows Explorer

Explorer++: A Better Alternative for Windows Explorer

The default Windows explorer is very basic and you can perform only a handful of operations. In the past few years, Windows have upgraded their operating system several times but there are still some useful features lacking in Windows Explorer. For example, all the hard drives are shown at the top, you can double click […]

How to Auto-reply to Email Messages Using Gmail Canned Responses

How to Auto-reply to Email Messages Using Gmail Canned Responses

Over the past few years, I have used quite a few web mail programs. At first, I used a Yahoo account, then I switched to Gmail and then Google Apps. This is because Gmail and Google Apps developed quite fast and provided better services than other webmail services, I can use these services to organize […]

How to Perform Encrypted Google Searches From Firefox and Google Chrome

How to Perform Encrypted Google Searches From Firefox and Google Chrome

Quite some days back, Google introduced encrypted Google searches. The concept of encryption comes into play when Internet services use secure socket layers, better known as SSL connections to encrypt the information that travels between your computer and their service. An encrypted service is recognized by a web address that starts with “https” and this […]

A Quicker Way to Kill Non-Responsive Programs in Windows

A Quicker Way to Kill Non-Responsive Programs in Windows

While working with too many programs in Windows, you must have encountered the famous dialog box “This program is not responding”. After this dialog box is shown, the desktop freezes for a while and may be the screen goes black. Next, you are shown an option to end the program, clicking which terminates the program […]

2 Extensions to Spice Up Google Chrome’s Startup Page

2 Extensions to Spice Up Google Chrome’s Startup Page

Google Chrome is one of the fastest and easiest to use browsers developed till date. With a pile of useful Chrome extensions developed every day, nothing beats Google Chrome when it comes to customizing the browser and using it the way you want. We have earlier discussed some Chrome extensions which help you spice up […]

5 Ways to Protect Your Twitter Account

5 Ways to Protect Your Twitter Account

Last week we discussed some safety tips on Gmail and how you can completely secure your email account from getting hacked. Twitter is not an exception and you should be very careful with your Twitter activity. There are a lot of “phishing scams” spreading on Twitter and other social networking sites everyday. People use insane […]

7 Ways to Protect Your Gmail Account From Getting Hacked

7 Ways to Protect Your Gmail Account From Getting Hacked

Email is the most invaluable asset of anyone’s identity on the web. You use email everyday and have all the important information stored in your inbox. All your social networking accounts, website registrations, Paypal accounts etc are connected and controlled by your email and thus it makes sense to completely secure your Gmail account and […]

8 Sites to Find Stunning Wallpapers For Your Desktop

8 Sites to Find Stunning Wallpapers For Your Desktop

If there is one thing which adds a personal touch to your computer, it’s the Wallpaper on your desktop. Wallpapers breathe life in a desktop and sets the right mood for computing. There is a wallpaper for everyone – may be you are a writer, a designer, a student, a musician, a teacher or a […]

How to Add Tags in Windows Files For Quick and Easy Searching

How to Add Tags in Windows Files For Quick and Easy Searching

Searching for files or folders in Windows can be a bit tricky, if you are not aware of the location where the file or folder is stored.¬†You can use the search box from Windows start menu and search for a file, folder, program etc, but there are some problems with the default Windows file search: […]

Snippet: Remove the Username from Windows XP Start Menu

Snippet: Remove the Username from Windows XP Start Menu

Previously, we have written how you can change the look and usability of Windows XP start menu and make it look like Windows Vista. By default, the start menu in Windows XP shows the name of the logged in user at the top. This is fine, but may lead to problems when you are working […]

7 Useful Google Chrome Extensions For Social Media Addicts

7 Useful Google Chrome Extensions For Social Media Addicts

A few days back, we discussed some useful Google Chrome extensions that help you stay focused and be more efficient. If you are a social media addict and find it difficult to manage your social media profiles from the desktop or from the web, here are some Google Chrome extensions that might help. All these […]

How to Lock Your Windows PC Using Your USB Drive

How to Lock Your Windows PC Using Your USB Drive

Have you ever watched geeky movies in which some tech guy uses a USB stick to log in and out of his PC? Wasn’t that great? So much like you I also fascinated to do something similar on my office PC as there is always someone who keeps peeking when I’m not at desk. Predator […]